We Preserve and Organize Sources
Cataloguing and Preservation of Documents

The Documentary Heritage program is in charge of organizing, classifying and cataloguing the existing documents in the institutional archives of the human rights organizations that comprise the program, as well as our own archives that have been received as donations or produced in our office. At the same time, the program collaborates in recuperating private archives and making them accessible for public consultation.
Cataloguing and Preservation of Testimonies

The Oral Archive of Memoria Abierta catalogues and preserves- in accordance with international standards- the interviews realized by the Oral Archive of protagonists from our country's recent past.
The testimonies (which are stored in a space that has the adequate temperature, humidity and security for their correct preservation and conservation) are catalogued according to categories (only available in Spanish) that allow for access to the voices and experiences of different social actors, and shed light on the different dimensions and practices through which the repressive politics of State terrorism are articulated.
Digitalisation of the CONADEP Collection Photographs

During the year 2003 we incorporated into the archive more than two thousand images that the CONADEP took in 1984. The photographs, taken by photographer Enrique Shore, were taken during the project of recognition carried out nation-wide by the CONADEP to confirm the denouncement of the use of certain places as clandestine detention centers.
Incorporation of Photography Collections

Collections of Other Institutions
The photographic archive includes collections from institutions taht work with Memoria Abierta and others that come to us in the form of direct donations or through third parties. Some of them are: CeDinCi (Center for Documentation and Research on the Culture of Leftists in Argentina), Argra (Association of Graphic Reporters in the Republic of Argentina), and the newspapers Pagina/12, El Cronista Comercial, La Razon and Noticias.
The collections approach an ample historic period that, although it focuses on Argentina's recent past, extends throughout the political history of Argentina.
Personal Collections
Personal archives permit us to complete the portrayal of situations and perspectives that press and institutional or formal photography do not approach. For that reason we include in the archive collections that have been facilitated by family members of the disappeared, photographers, and general collectors. Among them are the Adeline de Alaye Collection (Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo) and the Hector Puchi Vázquez Collection (Photographer from El Descamisado and the newspaper Noticias).