Digitial rasanblaj of Haitian Archives (EAP1367)

Aims and objectives

This project surveys and digitises a sample of the most significant repository of post-independence Haiti (from 1804 onwards) housed at the National Archives of Haiti (ANH). This collection contains 2,500 account registers, letter books and 3,000 document bundles comprising correspondence, reports, legal texts, photos, maps and plans. Following damage caused by disasters including the 2010 Haiti earthquake, 2016 Hurricane Matthew and flooding, this collection has been identified as at-risk and top priority for digitisation. This project continues the project of rasanblaj, Haitian-style methods of reconstruction after disaster to salvage and piece back together endangered patrimony.