Archivo de la Oficina del Historiador de la Ciudad de La Habana
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calle Tacón, 1 e/ Obispo y O’Reilly, Habana Viega, Ciudad Habana, Cuba
Schedule & hours
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Spanish is necessary.
(description of reading rooms, store rooms, etc)
(how to find the archive)
Description of holdings
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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
Future of the archive
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Required passport and letter from employer (University) on headed paper describing reason for research. Approval took several days.
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Permitted and prohibited items
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Ordering classified material
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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.
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(people you've found particularly helpful; no invective)
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In the building
- Camillia Cowling's entry at Archives Made Easy.