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Etat des lieux des bibliothèques en Haïti

Informations recuillies sur le site http://repeatingislands.com le 06 février 2010 - All four of Haiti’s main libraries (Archives nationales d’Haïti, Bibliothèque haïtienne des Pères du Saint-Esprit / San Martial, Bibliothèque haïtienne des Frères de l’instruction chrétienne / Saint Louis de Gonzague, and the Bibliothèque nationale d’Haïti ) are standing. Contrary to widespread reports,  the library at Saint Louis de Gonzague (FIC) was NOT destroyed.

According to the director of the National Library, Mme Francoise Thybulle, the structures must be inspected before the local staff can assess the situation and prepare detailed plans that will certainly ask for international assistance.  While the buildings are standing, this does not diminish what will be the very real need for assistance once the local leadership is able to assess the situation.  All of the library directors have asked that interested parties work together to help preserve the collections and bring these libraries/archives back into service. Please see our post below about plans to help preserve the collections or go to www.dloc.com for information on the coordination of efforts.

Anne Eller (NYU) kindly sent Repeating Islands a report on the damage to the libraries in Port-au-Prince, which provide links instrumental to these reports on Haiti’s national patrimony.  Repeating Islands is most grateful to her for the information, which Repeating Islands  has  supplemented here through other available information and links to organizations who are organizing help to protect Haiti’s invaluable archives

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