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Archivo General de Centro América (Guatemala)

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Archivo General de Centro América (Guatemala)

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Dates of existence

1846-

History

The Archivo General de Centro America (General Archive of Central America) was founded in Guatemala City, Guatemala to hold the government records of this region. These records outline the conquest and governance of Central America by Guatemala and its provinces: Chiapas, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The archive in Guatemala contained records which were deteriorating from the effects of moisture and insects. In 1970, at the urging of Dr. John Browning, then Associate Professor of Spanish at McMaster University, University Librarian William Ready, along with Business Manager Arthur Lawrence visited Guatemala. A contract was signed allowing the archives to be microfilmed for scholarly studies. This microfilming, done by McMaster University, was supplemented by microfilming done by the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints at an earlier date. In 2005 UMI/ProQuest made high-quality microfilm reproductions of the fonds.

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RC0831

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2015-06-18

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A. Wilson