Recovering Peru’s agrarian archive for the bicentennial (EAP1415)

Aims and objectives

This project aims to ensure that the historical documents produced between the sixteenth and the twentieth century in landed estates around Peru and collected during the 1969-1973 agrarian reform are preserved and made available for general discussion and specialised study. They are held in parlous conditions at the National Archive of Peru – currently largely uncatalogued and out of circulation – and include diverse materials from land titles to documents on workers, crop production animal husbandry, alongside many other types of agrarian records including photographs that were all produced before the1960s, with the majority from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.