Collection ASM0214 - Haitian Women of Miami (FANM) records

Marleine Bastien

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Haitian Women of Miami (FANM) records


  • 1991-2011 (Creation)


9 boxes.

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Haitian Women of Miami-Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami (FANM) was founded in 1991 to work for the "social and political empowerment" of Haitian women and their families. FANM is an advocacy and social service agency in Little Haiti and serves the needs of low income women and their families as well as victims of abuse, neglect, violence, discrimination and racism.

The records include correspondence, flyers, posters and educational publications as well as photographs of rallies and events from the Haitian Women of Miami.  Scrapbooks and newspapers from Haiti and the diaspora- such as "Le Floridien" and "The Haitian Times"- document political events and ongoing activism of women organizations, immigrant activists as well as local community happenings. The collection also includes substantial documentation of the activism of one of the organization's most notable activists, Marleine Bastien.

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Series I -  FANM

Series II - Marleine Bastien

Series III - Topical Files

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The collection is open for research.

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Items from this collection are kept on-campus and may be requested from the first floor Kislak Center in the Otto G. Richter Library at University of Miami.

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University of Miami does not own copyright. It is incumbent on the user to obtain copyright from the original creator.

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  • English
  • French
  • Haitian

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Gift of the Haitian Women of Miami - Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami (FANM)

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Related archival materials

American Committe for Protection of Foreign Born records, 1968-1992

Haitian Diaspora Oral History Collection, 2010-2013

Micheal L. Carlebach Photography collection, 1971-2008

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