Cape Vrede Collections

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African Collection


Documentation of neighbouring countries which share strong bonds with Cape Verde, such as Saint Tome and Principe, through the papers of the Guardianship of Services and Colonists (from 1900 to…

Judiciary Collection


This collection holds documents of the Cape-Verdean Court of Justice: all the civil and criminal proceedings between citizens and public institutions. This includes the papers of the Regional Court of Ribeira Grande, the Court of…

Taxes and Customs Collection


This collection has great value for the analysis of historical foreign trade relations with Cape Verde, including papers from the former taxes and customs authorities, such as the islands of São Nicolau,…

Ministerial Collection


Includes documents which belonged to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (from 1975), the Ministry of Economic Coordination, Justice, Culture, Infrastructure and Transports (from several years), including provincial departments (Source) 

Church Registers Collection


This collection is the most important for genealogical research and holds Catholic Church registers of christening, marriage, and death from all islands. Civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths began in 1867; the HNA keeps among its collections the…

Eugénio Tavares


The purpose of this website is to make known all the facts of the life and work of Eugénio Tavares, the great Cape Verdean poet, who was also a journalist,…