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NEWS November 3rd, 2015
We are pleased to announce that our newest dLOC partner collection from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives is now accessible in dLOC. The Records of the Dominican Republic Settlement Association (DORSA), 1939-1977 collection exhibits more than fifty files about the role of the JDC in assisting refugees from Nazi Europe to settle in the Dominican Republic and establish agricultural colonies, in particular the settlement at Sosua. The collection records in dLOC link back to the digital collection of the JDC Archives, where users can download pdfs of the documents.This collection is a valuable addition to dLOC that will continue to develop Caribbean research material particularly in the understudied areas.More about JDC Archives.
Partnership with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is also a new collaboration with the Jewish Diaspora Collection.
The Enrique Hurtado de Mendoza Collection of Cuban Genealogy was acquired by FIU Libraries Special Collections in 2012 and includes rare 17th and 18th century books, handwritten and typed letters, long out-of-print publications and periodicals, photos and other primary documents relating to Cuba and Cuban genealogy, collected over four decades by Felix Enrique Hurtado de Mendoza. The online collection of select materials, digitized by the Cuban Genealogy Club of Miami, makes thousands of unpublished family genealogies and manuscripts available for research online.
Thank you to the following institutions who have already joined to support dLOC with membership for this year. dLOC relies on the institutional support of its partners and the financial support of institutional and personal members to continue to sustain and grow this important resource.
Executive dLOC Members: Florida International University Libraries, University of Central Florida, University of Florida Libraries, Latin American Research Resources Project*
Sustaining dLOC Member: Duke University Libraries, Florida International University Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida State University, University of Miami,University of Virgin Islands
Supporting dLOC Members: Belize National Library of Heritage Service
Contributing dLOC Members: Brown University John Hay Library, University of South Florida, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Princeton University Library, National Library of Jamaica
* This funding is to support the digitization of Noticias de Hoy.
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