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Socorro Juridico Arzobispado (IDHUCA) San Salvador records

Identifier: COU:1490

Scope and Contents

The case files and the reports and publications received from Socorro Jurdico Arzobispado (IDHUCA) arrived in the form of loose paper in boxes. Post-it notes had been used to divide the loose paper according to months and years, but the post-it notes did not always indicate if the files represented asesinados, capturados, or desparecidos. Quite often the post-it notes had fallen off and were loose in the boxes.

There is considerable duplication of material in these files. The materials have been arranged as follows:

I. Case Files - Topics: Asesinados; Capturados; Desaparecidos; Expediente; Libres; Otros; and Persecusion Represion - "L" Case Files (from "Libros"?) - "T" Case Files (from "Testimonios"?)

II. Reports and Publications


  • 1977 - 1987

Conditions Governing Access

All material in this is CLOSED TO ALL RESEARCH ACCESS AND USE, in keeping with ethical and legal guidelines of the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, the Society of American Archivists, and the University of Colorado Boulder Archives due to the sensitive nature of the material. Researchers wishing to access restricted files must obtain permission from the University of Colorado Boulder Institutional Review Board. Contact for more information.

This collection contains or may contain private and personally identifiable information (PPII). Researchers must sign the University Libraries’ Private and Personally Identifiable Information Agreement in advance of access to collection materials. Contact for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers may not make notes, reproductions (including photographs), or other record of any private and personally identifiable information (PPII) located in this collection and may not publish, publicize, or disclose that PPII to any other party for any purpose. Exclusions may apply to researchers who have obtained authorization from the University of Colorado Institutional Review Board to produce human subject research records in de-identified form. All researchers must sign the University Libraries’ Private and Personally Identifiable Information Agreement indicating their understanding of the use restrictions for PPII found in this collection. Contact

Copyright Statement

The University Libraries do not own the copyright to this collection. Researchers are responsible for contacting the copyright holder(s) for this material and obtaining permission to publish or broadcast. The University Libraries will not grant permission to publish or broadcast this material and are not responsible for copyright violations resulting from such use.


15 linear feet (30 boxes)

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian


Case files in Spanish documenting killings, extrajudicial executions, disappearances, and other human rights abuses in El Salvador 1977-1987. The case files contain biographical information about the victim including the date and place of the event, who is held responsible, and a description of the circumstances surrounding the report. Reports and publications in Spanish also document the human rights situation in El Salvador.


I. Case Files II. Reports and Publications

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Socorro Juridico Arzobispado, San Salvador in 1997.

In Progress
Processed by Harvey N. Gardiner, February 26, 1999
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80503 United States