The Reglamento (Regulatory document) for Cabildo Africano Lucumí, 1910

I spent months reading the documents submitted to Havana Province’s Registry of Associations available at the Archivo Nacional de Cuba. The Registry ran from 1881 until 1976, and organisations (religious or otherwise) that met regularly were supposed to submit paperwork to the government. This mostly meant that organisations run by men were supposed to do this. But, sometimes, women emerge in interesting leadership roles in the Registry.

The printed version of Cabildo Africano Lucumí’s documentation from 1901 is available through a few United States libraries. I will note that a colleague found this document from 1910 for me at the National Archives and photographed it for me, and when I went back to look for it, I never found it cited in the catalogues there. I wonder if there are other pages. It looks like there should be.

Reglamento de Cabildo Africano Lucumí, 1910

Reglamento de Cabildo Africano Lucumí, 1910
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Front page

3 thoughts on “The Reglamento (Regulatory document) for Cabildo Africano Lucumí, 1910

  1. Intriguing document! I wonder if there are more pages that detail the regulations? I see just a short statement on this with the signatures of the members. Also, wouldn’t it be fabulous to map these addresses to have a sense of where the community lived? If only we had more than 24 hours in a day. 🙂

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