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Title: Digital Archive of the Guatemalan National Police Historical Archive (AHPN) | Digital Archive of the Guatemalan National Police Historical Archive

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Description:Digital Archive of the Guatemalan National Police Historical Archive
... timely resource for the study of Guatemalan history and human rights in the region spanning a broad array of topics from Guatemala s armed conflict between 1960 and 1996 to the sexually transmitted disease experiments performed at the behest of the United States government in the 1940s This site currently includes over 10 million scanned images of documents from the National Police Historical Archive This digital archive mirrors and extends the physical archive that remains preserved in Guatemala as an important historical patrimony of the Guatemalan people There are three main resources users can access from here to assist in making the research process with the AHPN digital archive as productive as possible First some brief instructions and sample search strategies can be found on the About this Site page For more in depth research we suggest taking some time to read our AHPN Digital Archive User Guide which includes numerous examples of how to locate specific types of documents Ultimately productive research in the archive will require an in depth understanding of the organizational structure and functions of the National Police and its many constituent units The single best source for this information is the book From Silence to Memory Revelations of the AHPN This is not a full text search engine like Google but rather a digital iteration of what you would encounter working in the massive paper archive in Guatemala When you go to an archive you will seldom find the exact document you are looking for right away It will often take many hours of investigation to find relevant documents if they exist at all This Archive is arranged in accordance with the professional archival principles of provenance and original order to reflect the Guatemalan National Police administrative structure and understanding that structure is a valuable...

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