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Civil War, Society and Political Transition in Guatemala : the Guatemala News and Information Bureau Archive, 1963-2000.

Location: Microfilm Room - F1461 . L27 2003


The Guatemala News and Information Bureau (GNIB) was an activist and solidarity group based in San Francisco, California, created in 1978 to support and inform the public about Guatemalan movements for peace and justice, indigenous rights, and labor rights. To support its activities, the GNIB systematically collected a wide variety of materials documenting all aspects related to the civil war in that country, including human rights abuses and the social and political responses to state sponsored violence.

The collection is divided into four major sections:

  • Ephemera – includes unpublished an published documents, correspondence, propaganda, bulletins, action alerts and clippings.
  • Serials – the runs of over 125 serials received and collected by GNIB.
  • Studies, Reports, and other Publications – consists mostly of pamphlets and reports on human rights and politics.
  • News Clippings – primarily from newspapers in Mexico, Guatemala, and the US.

This set of 112 reels is Series 5 of Latin American History and Culture : an Archival Record.

How to search the collection

Everything in this collection is cataloged in Truman’s Library Catalog.  You can search for items in Truman’s Library Catalog by keyword, subject, author and title.  In addition there is a guide called: The Civil War 1861-1865, Part One: The Bibliographic Guide to the Microfiche Collection (Microfiche Cabinet 58 Fiche AL-WS Guide).


See online Collection Guide for complete inventory

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Time Period: 20th Century  

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