Archivo de la Oficina del Historiador de la Ciudad de La Habana

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(give a brief summary comment about holdings here)

Contents

Orientation

Coordinates

Address

calle Tacón, 1 e/ Obispo y O’Reilly, Habana Viega, Ciudad Habana, Cuba

Website

Telephone

861 5001

Fax

Email

Schedule & hours

(include information about annual closures)

Working language(s)

Spanish is necessary.

Layout

(description of reading rooms, store rooms, etc)

Directions

(how to find the archive)

Holdings

Description of holdings

(a more extensive description (qualitative and/or quantitative) of the holdings and the state in which they are kept)

History of the archive

(previous location(s) of collection held there, and any information that might help researchers to navigate previous systems)

Catalogues & finding aids

Not online. Finding guides and indices are in books at the reading room.

Languages of materials

Primarily Spanish. Occasional items (ephemera) in English or French.

Restrictions & difficulties

Classified material

Inaccessible material

Future of the archive

(what direction is the archive going? what rumours have you heard?)

Research procedures

Access

Required passport and letter from employer (University) on headed paper describing reason for research. Approval took several days.

First visit

(what happens when you first come to the archives?)

Permitted and prohibited items

(if possible, account for laptop computers, cameras, scanners, phones, pens and pencils, loose papers, and so on)

  • Permitted:
  • Prohibited:

Document ordering

(how do you request documents? how many can you order at a time?)

Ordering classified material

(what special permission is necessary?)

Document delivery

It takes <30 minutes for most things to be brought to the reading room.

Photocopying, photography, microfilming

You may photograph pages yourself, but only while supervised by staff. Charges are CUC20 per volume you photograph from.

Key forms

(what are the main forms that the archive uses? if possible, provide links to copies or post copies directly)

Key individuals

Archive staff

(people you've found particularly helpful; no invective)

Scholars

(scholars who are familiar with this archive)

Bibliography

(published works based on research at this archive)

Practicalities

Food

Lockers

Washrooms

In the building

Transportation

Internet access

No

Funding

Bookstore

See also

  • Camillia Cowling's entry at Archives Made Easy.
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