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Title: Digital Library of the Caribbean : Protecting Haitian Patrimony Initiative ( Presentation Slides for Haitian Studies Association )
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Language: English
Creator: Wooldridge, Brooke
Publisher: Florida International Libraries
Place of Publication: Miami, FL
Publication Date: November 12, 2010
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Digital Library of the Caribbean


DLOC is an international initiative dedicated
to preserving and increasing access to
Caribbean research materials, promoting
and supporting Caribbean Studies, and
fostering a collaborative digital library
community in the Caribbean region.


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Staff of the National Library of Haiti
February 15, 2010






The PHP Initiative Goals



o Encourage communication across institutions
working to assist Haiti's libraries.

o Coordinate technical and in-kind assistance
for Haiti's libraries.

o Raise money to support specific
collection/archival recovery and
preservation projects in Haiti







Haitian Patrimonial Collections

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Archives Nationales d'Hai'ti, which
houses civil and state records as well
of those of the Office of the President
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Haitian Patrimonial Collections


Bibliotheque National d'Haiti, established in
1 939, holds a small collection of historical rare
books, manuscripts and newspapers, and
offers current publications, research support
and study space.


* Addressing the needs of the main library, three fallen
municipal libraries and other collections in need
* Collection boxed and construction on main library is underway
* Coordinating with national and international groups for aid
* Many staff are receiving additional training in the Caribbean


























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BibliothBque haiitienne des Freres de
I'lnstruction Chr6tienne, founded in 1912 by
the Christian Brothers serves as repository for
Haitian imprints and one of the most
significant collections of newspapers.

* Building was damaged but can be repaired
* Shelves were bent and most likely unsalvagable
* Approximately half of the collection is boxed
* Curator receiving one student per day
* Limited staff (one curator, part time secretary inadequate to
care for the collection)
* Significant support provided by FOKAL for repairs





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Bibliotheque haiitienne des Peres du Saint-
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Holy Spirit holds documents chronicling the
history of Haiti, French colonization, slavery
and emancipation and 20th century records.
Only one of the public patrimonial libraries in
Port-au-Prince to completely collapse
Collection evacuated in small boxes
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library (100 sq. meters)
Budget for relocation of materials 1 5K, currently, no
staffing budget






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The Revolution of 1946
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Matthew J. Smith
Matthew i. Smith Ph.D. is
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Haill Department of History and
rhaeology at the Univrslty of
the west lines Mona. Jamaica.
He is the author of Red and Black
In Haiti: Rdcal. n. Conflt,
and Polltkical Change. 191l4-15 7.
Color andclas conflictsin the country deepened under the
leadership of Eie Lescot, who succeeded President Strnio
Vincent in 1941. Lescot ruled with a firm hand and like Vincent
relied heavily on the Garde d'Hall to retain his rule. StiI, he
was unable to contain the radical impulses unleashed by the
victory of the Alled forces in 1945. Young Marlsts in Haiti
drew much inspiration from the Russian Revolution. the Spanish
Civil War. FrenchM arris. Anr Bretonand the Surrealist
movement and the previous generation of Haitian communists.
particularly the celebrated Mar*ist poet Jaques RoUmain.
whose renown and legend grew after his sudden death in 1944.
Defiantly revolutionary in their outlook, these Marxist students. Le Derpir Moments
which inclutdd the gifted writers Jacques Stephen AleAs. Ren# De la Pr&iidlnce do'lie Liaot
Depestre. and Cirald Bloncourt. were not ;i,. wanted rl., r
abuse of political power, but also the riniri f.r-. of Frh. _. 1 '.'
United States in Haitian politics and economy diurng WWMI. In ** .--
the 1946 New Veat's edition of their oargnto PutSe. they .. "
called for a dramatic reorientation of Haitian politics and an ... .. '
end to dictatorship in Haiti. Lecol' forced closure of hep i" p '
prompted a mass student protest led by members of the La ,i * r -
Ruche tollectre. Within days the student protest swelled to a .. .
larte countrywide strike, A helpless Lescot was forced to ,. i. r .. r ...
resign. ........ .."','- .. "
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period of Intense radical activity. For the first time in the ...., i .
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Navigate through
history, page by
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Learn from export
commentary by past
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How can you help?


o Go to to
register as a Volunteer

Donate Financially
Organize a Fundraiser
Contribute Materials
Pack or Ship Materials
Travel to Haiti to Assist


Elizabeth Chen, Occidental College, and
University of Florida students performed
traditional Haitian Dance at the UF Hand in
Hand Concert Benefit. Raised over $2,000.


" French Speakers Join the dLOC/CIFNAL group to assist in
translation, digital curation, training in Haiti
" Encourage your library to digitize rare Haitian materials and make
available online




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