Haitian Government documents, 1947-1953.


Haitian Government documents, 1947-1953.

The Haitian Government Documents, 1947-1953, consists of diplomatic correspondence and documents pertaining to Haiti's relations with neighboring Dominican Republic between 1947 and 1950, and to the planning and implementation between 1948 and 1952 of a United Nations technical assistance mission to Haiti. The collection documents the Haitian side of the negotiations leading to the Pact of Bogota agreement of June 1949, and to the OAS Investigating Committee report adopted unanimously by the OAS Permanent Council on April 8, 1950. Included are communications between the Department of Foreign Affairs in Port-au-Prince and Haiti's representatives in the Dominican Republic and at the OAS; Dominican Ambassador Joaquin Salazar's countercharges translated into French; and two reports on Haitian-Dominican relations and on the 1937 massacre of Haitians in the Dominican Republic. Other documents pertaining to Haitian-Dominican relations include a seven-page letter by Dominican ambassador and author Manuel Peña Batlle, with attachments, concerning Price-Mars' appointment as ambassador to the Dominican Republic. The collection also documents the various steps leading to the deployment of an economic and technical mission from the UN Economic and Social Council to assist the Estimé government in setting up a comprehensive development framework for Haiti. The UN Technical Assistance file comprises correspondence and other documents exchanged between the Haitian representation at the UN on the one hand, and President Estimé and Col. Antoine Levelt, a member of the Military Executive Committee that succeeded Estimé in power in 1950 on the other. Other documents pertain to a $4 million loan from the Export-Import Bank to finance an agricultural development project in the Artibonite Valley (1949); to Walter White, National Secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; and to efforts to develop a ceramics village in 1947. There is also a correspondence file between Ambassador Joseph D. Charles in Washington and the General Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Max H. Dorsinville in Port-au-Prince.

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SNAC Resource ID: 6931593

New York Public Library System, NYPL

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