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The Individual Research Archive: Hacking the “Papers of You”

When I finally leafed through it, I was both impressed by the depth and importance of the library’s Latin American holdings, and shamed that I had no idea what all was there until after I had moved on from graduate school in Albuquerque. … The collection, according to its description , includes: <blockquote>…research and teaching notes, maps and correspondence about the colonial history of Mexico, Yucatan and New Mexico, with some related material about the Caribbean, Central and Latin America. … We now have the possibility to construct and curate our research materials and process archives, what I call in the title of this piece the “Papers of You”, in real time, and make it immediately available to those without the resources to gain access to our eclectic collections. … I can think of a few things in no certain order, and would love to hear more: Making research process transparent would open to the world the mystical reality of what it is academic historians do with their time.

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world digital library and latin america

The World Digital Library is now up and running, and has some really interesting resources for teaching Latin American history. There are currently 320 items listed for Latin America and the Caribbean, second only behind Europe. Many of the images

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New National Security Archive Briefing Book on Guatemala

Government security services have employed assassination to eliminate persons suspected of involvement with the guerrillas or who are otherwise left-wing in orientation….” US State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, 1984 The National Security Archive, housed at George Washington University,

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