Haitian Heritage Month 

A display of books related to Haitian heritage.

Haitian Heritage Month is celebrated annually during the month of May to commemorate the vibrant history, culture, and rich traditions of Haiti and its people. This celebration extends beyond Haitian Flag Day on May 18th, serving as a profound tribute to patriotism both in Haiti and across its Diaspora. 

This display highlights selected print books from the LACC’s circulating collection.

Selected books in the Latin American & Caribbean Collection 

Archival collections

The LACC offers access to archival collections that are related to the Haitian Revolution.

  • Donatien Marie Joseph de Vimeur Rochambeau Papers: correspondence, decrees, microfilm, maps and other documents regarding Saint Domingue and Toussaint Louverture. The collection contains information on the history of Saint Domingue (Haiti), Santo Domingo, Jamaica and Martinique. It covers population, commerce, laws, customs, roads, buildings, agriculture, and especially the uprisings that occurred in Haiti around 1801-1803. Some content from the collection is digitized and available in UFDC.
  • Saint-Domingue and Haitian Autograph Collection: includes seventeen autograph letters written to or by individuals in Saint-Domingue, or Haiti. The letters are dated 1769-1802, spanning the last years of French colonial rule and the Haitian revolution.
  • Edmond Mangonès Collection: comprised of a selection of historical Haitian documents from the private collection of Edmond Mangonès. The documents include letters, reports, speeches, and miscellaneous manuscripts and writings. Some of the materials are digitized and available in UFDC.

Browse the library catalog and our Haitian Special Collection guide to find additional resources.