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Central American Historical Institute Records

Identifier: SCPC-DG-174


Primarily reference files on Central America in the 1980s; most material is about El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua; in English and Spanish.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1980-1993


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Physical Access Note

All or part of this collection is stored off-site. Contact Swarthmore College Peace Collection staff at at least two weeks in advance of visit to request boxes.

Historical Note

Central American Historical Institute (CAHI); established in 1982 as an independent educational and research center based at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.; affiliated with the Instituto Historica Centroamericano, a 25 year-old documentation center of the Jesuits of Central America; worked in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama; ceased operation around 1993.


12.5 linear ft. (25 boxes (estimated at 6" each))

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Legal Status

Copyright to the Central American Historical Institute records created by the organization has been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Copyright to all other materials is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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