Preserving the Local Archives of Mutual Aid Societies in Santiago, Chile (1853-1930) (EAP1283)

Aims and objectives

The aim of this project is to preserve the archives of a group of mutual aid societies in Santiago, Chile. These organisations were part of the first worker’s associations in Chile that provided social security (pensions and health insurance) before the advent of compulsory welfare programmes in the early 20th century. These societies are today in a precarious financial situation and, therefore, their archives, given their age and conditions, are endangered.