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  1. The Brothersof Christian InstructionsHaitian Library

  2. The Brothers of Christian InstructionsHaitian Library History Collection of documetns (newspapers, fiction, non-fiction, valuable + pics) Budget + Institutional Support Number of visits Equipment and Services New accomplishmentssince2012 Digitized documents Training (Florida and National Archives) Goals

  3. HISTORY The Brothers of Christian Instruction’s Haitian library, is the second oldest library in the country. It was founded in Port-au-Prince in 1912 exclusively particular for its own students. It became a public library in 1920. BHFIC operates on limited business hours due to lack of financial and human resources. Operations are Monday to Friday 9:00AM – 3:00PM. Our staff includes: an Executive Director, a Secreteray, a Technician in Digitization and an Office Clerk. Ernest Dion, the founder of BHFIC, decided to begin the historical documentation of Haiti’s history on the people, their culture and legislation, geography, flora, rich religious history, education and medicine. Library has numerous collections of rare newspapers from the 19th century as well as the 20th and 21st centuries that can be accessed for research.

  4. Collection of documents (1) The BHFIC has nearly10,000 documents. (this number does not include the newspapers that are over two hundred titles). The majority of the documents are about the pre-Columbian period, the Spanish occupation of Haiti (1492-1697), relations with Santo Domingo, the heroic struggles, the general revolt with heroes like Dessalines, Christophe, Petion, the official reports on the American occupation (1915 - 1934), complete collections of writers such as: CoriolanArdouin, Thomas Madiou, Georges Corvington, Roger Gaillard, Leslie Manigatand many others. For Haitian literature, the library has more than 1,200 works of fiction, La Ronde, Haiti Littéraire et Sociale.

  5. Collection of documents(2) It is important to note “Le Temps”, a magazine of years 1932 – 1940 printed in 15 strong volumes, real mines of literary texts, biographies of writers and various analysis. Our volumes of Haitian legislation, including 63 codes and 200 volumes of the “Moniteur” attract particularly students, professional or private individual looking for a law, decree or notice of divorce.

  6. Newpapers (1) Haïti-Journal :1930 – 1970 (41 years) L’Action Nationale :1936 – 1937 (2 ‘’) L’Elan : 1935 (1 ‘’) L’Essor : 1917 – 1927 (11 ‘’) L’Humour : 1897 (1 ‘’) L’Informateur haïtien : 1919 (1 ‘’) L’Information : 1934 – 1935 (2 ‘’) L’Opinion : 1935 – 1936 (2 ‘’) L’Opinion nationale : 1861 – 1865; 1891 – 1893 (8 ‘’) La Poste : 1922 – 1926 (5 ‘’) La Presse : 1929 – 1931 (3 ‘’)

  7. Newspapers (2) 12) La Vérité : 1886 – 1889 ( 4 years) 13) Le Courrier du Soir : 1919 – 1921 (3 ‘’) 14) Le Courrier haïtien : 1920 – 1922 (3 ‘’) 15) Le Lien : 1928 – 1931 (3 ‘’) 16) Le Matin : 1907 – 1984, 2004 – 2013 (87 ’’) 17) Le Mouvement : 1935 – 1941 (7 ‘’) 18) Le Nouvelliste : 1899 untilnow (exc.1914) ( 115 ‘’) 19) Le Papyrus : 1933 – 1936 (4 ‘’) 20) Le Soir : 1899 – 1908 ( 10 ‘’) 21) Le Télégraphe, gazette officielle: 1821 – 1839 (19 ‘’) 22) Le Temps : 1922 – 1932 (11 ‘’)

  8. Collection Items Money/Currency: countlessbanknotes and coins (about twothousand) are storedin boxes. Manyhave no identificational documentation. Photographs: photos of former presidents, politiciansand otherhistoricpersonnalitiesof the Haiti. Collection of stamps: more than a thousandstamps are storedin boxes. Other/Misc.:there are artifactssuch as; swords, arms, macaroon of former presidentswhichare valuablemuseums collections.

  9. Budget BHFIC has a budget of 1,000,000 (one million) gourdes per year. ( about $20.000 us) The budget consist of all capital expenditures of the library including: painting, boxes of paper, cartridges for printers and copier, water, telephone and internet subscription, antivirus for computers, equipment for cleaning, and unexpected (light bulbs or toilet repair, grilled fan to replace ...), staff salaries and purchases of new books. BHFIC’s budget in unable to cover all the costs. Fundingremains a challenge for the library.

  10. Help fromother institutions Unibank: Since 1997, Unibank provides us with a monthly grant of 2,500 G. ($55 us). After the earthquake in 2010, the subvention increased to 4,000 gourdes. ($ 90 us). Fokal: In 1998, Fokal provided assistance in the amount of 60,000 G ($1.300 us) and after the earthquake of 2010, $ 10,000 to repair the library. In summer 2013, they paid the training in Florida for one of our employees. National Archives: In the summer 2013, the National Archives has agreed to pay for training for one of our employees. C3 Editions: Since 2013, “Editions C3 regularly” sends us their new published titles. Others: Authors and researchers bring us new titles that expand our holdings.

  11. Total visits: 960 Library Usage

  12. Library Usage Total Visits: 1.227

  13. Equipment and Services Equipment 3 desktops 1 laptop 1 small scanner (8.5’’ x 11’’) 1 photocopier 1 scanner for newspaper / big format (fromdLOC) Services Consultation on site Photocopy Scan

  14. 2012-2014 New Accomplishments Mail address : bhfic1912@gmail.com BHFIC logo Facebook page : BHFIC Piece of furniture for the new books New stands for books and newspapers Register of grievances ( to know about researchers feelings) Laminatedmemberscards Water for employees Flower pots New employee (Jan 2013) Phone number(+509 3770 9642) Office identifiedwith the name of the library Air conditioning in the ExecutiveDirector’s office Security cameras Fireextinguisher New room for digitization

  15. Digitized documents Small documents : 197 GB Books Les Bigailles :1901 Haïti Littéraire et scientifique : 1912 Haïti Littéraire et sociale : 1905 La Ronde :1898 Zobope :1944 Newpapers : 500 GB Haïti Journal: 5 years – from 1940 to 1945.

  16. Employers’ training Florida summer 2011: Training on digitization in partnershipwithdLOC. Florida summer 2013: Training on Advanced topics, large format materialswithdLOC. National Archives (Haïti) november 2013: In partershipwithdLOC, in the National Archives, weparticipate in a training based on digitization of big format.

  17. Goals Digitization Camera + Lamps Computer New employee Salary New conference room Chairs (50) Table Projector White board Air conditioning Conferencestand Access to the database Ncomputing Separate computers Fairthatlasts one year BHFIC on line

  18. Reading room Pre-columbian stones Equipment for digitization

  19. Stamps Swords Money

  20. Marie-France GUILLAUME ExecutiveDirector +50936025420 duffrance@gmail. 180, Rue du Centre Port-au-Prince / Haïti Tel.: +509 3770 9642 P.B.: 1758Facebook: BHFIC