1840 January 28
Archival activity, preventive and curative conservation, and historical research.
Compostela 906, Esquina San Isidro, Habana Vieja
(53) 7862 9436
(53) 7866 8080
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Person in chargeMSc. Martha Marina Ferriol Marchena. Directora General -
Other members of the Executive
Lic. Elvira Corbelle Sanjurjo, Dra. Yolanda Díaz Martínez, Ing. Alberto Hernández Mengana, MSc. Amilkar Torres, MSC. Enis Pérez, MSc. Bárbaro Frómeta.
Objectives of the institution
The fundamental objective of the National Archive of the Republic of Cuba is to safeguard the historical memory of the Cuban nation, for which it guarantees the processing, conservation, use, access and dissemination of the documentary funds it has under its custody.
Heritage documents under its protection
Numerous documentary collections linked to slavery, maroons, and the slave trade, in Cuba and the Americas, etc; a large percentage consists of original documents.
No single state of conservation may be stated. The state of conservation depends, generally speaking, on the historical period in question. In certain cases the condition should be termed as bad because of the deterioration caused by time and the materials used at the time, others are in better condition. In general, conservation standards are applied to avoid further deterioration and the documents that are damaged are being restored progressively.
The Archive offers services in a reading room to specialists and state institutions, as well as private individuals who request such service.
Periodicals published by the institution
Bulletin of the National Archive. Established in 1901 it is considered one of the earliest in the Americas. In its pages one may find general information and articles of interest regarding the archives, conservation and historical research. A digital version of the bulletin is currently being developed.