World Wide Diplomatic Archives Index: Cuba


There is legislation that provides for the National Archives and the transfer of documents, but there is no legislation that governs access or freedom of information. In general, much pre-1959 documentation is available and post-revolution records are not.


National Archives: Calle Compostela, No. 906, esq. San Isidro, Habana Viejo, Ciudad de La Habana.


Foreign researchers must obtain a letter from a sponsoring Cuban institution as well as a special visa for researchers. For researchers wishing to consult pre-1959 documents, contact the National Archives. For post-1959 records, researchers may try to contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.