from the National Archives restored
Specialists from the National
Archives of the Republic of Cuba recently completed
the restoration of the Máximo Gómez Documents
Collection, in particular the correspondence from
the General in Chief of the Liberation Army during
the wars of independence and up until his death.
Master in Sciences, Marilín Iris
Molina López, a specialist from the Communications
Group of the body, which is governed by the Ministry
for Science, Technology and the Environment,
explained to Granma that they are currently in the
process of restoring the original Constitution of
Jimaguayú, which was signed September 16 1895, as
well as the correspondence that forms part of a
series of documents from Tomás Estrada Palma.
Files, books, academic titles,
certificates, letters, dictionaries, honorary
diplomas and manuscripts belonging to Cuban figures
from across the ages have also been restored.
Among the wide range of services
offered by the institution, those relating to
studies on the microbiological quality of the air (only
stored in the National Archives) and how this
influences the environmental conditions for the
conservation of collections, as well as the health
of personnel working in heritage centers, is an area
that stands out.
So far the results of this important
work have benefited the Cuban Office of Industrial
Property in 2012, and most recently the Museo
Nacional de Bellas Artes.
Founded on January 28, 1840, the
National Archives was the fifth of its kind in Latin
America and holds thousands of treasured historical
documents from the sixteenth to the twentieth
centuries, in addition to image collections in
On the occasion of Cuban Archivist
Day, the XVIII Workshop on History and Archivology
took place November 3 at the headquarters of the
institution on Compostela 906, corner of San Isidro,
La Habana Vieja, an event that has been held
biannually since 1980. A congratulatory letter to
workers in the sector from Elba Pérez Rosa Montoya,
CITMA minister, was read at the opening session.