Our mission is to use new technologies to rescue and promote Colombia’s manuscripts and early printed books, for free. In this way, we digitise the holdings of endangered archives and libraries without charging them to do so and we make the resulting images available to everyone without charge, because we don’t want money to be an obstacle that prevents this valuable material from being preserved and studied.

We have developed processes and technologies to make digitisation as efficient and economical as possible, but it still has a cost. We have to build scanners, purchase software, pay for services, and cover legal, administrative, and transportation expenses that are essential for us to carry out our mission, and for this we rely on donations.

Our activities are possible only as a result of the generosity of people and institutions like you.

How to donate

To make a donation online using a credit or debit card please use the Paypal form below. Please note that The Colombian Archives Initiative is not yet a registered UK charity, although we hope it will be soon.

If you are a Colombian resident and taxpayer you may be entitled to tax benefits if you make a donation to Fundación Histórica Neogranadina in Colombia directly. Please click here to contact us for details.

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