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Inventory of the Moisés Hassan M. papers
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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Moisés Hassan M. papers
    Dates: 1930-2007
    Collection Number: 2002C4
    Creator: Hassan M., Moisés
    Collection Size: 4 manuscript boxes (1.6 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: The Moisés Hassan M. papers contain materials relating to Nicaragua during and after the Sandinista revolution of 1979. Moisés Hassan Morales was a prominent figure in the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) and participated in the armed struggle against the Somoza dictatorship. He occupied a number of posts in the Sandinista government formed after the overthrow of Anastasio Somoza, and subsequently served as mayor of Managua. Hassan Morales later broke with the FSLN and its leader Daniel Ortega over what Hassan Morales perceived to be the increasingly authoritarian and corrupt tendencies of the Sandinista government. His collection consists of personal correspondence; speeches and writings; correspondence and other documents relating to his time in government; and photographs.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: Spanish

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Moisés Hassan M. papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2002, with some materials added subsequently.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Related Materials

    José Ovidio Puente papers, Hoover Institution Archives
    María Haydeé Terán papers, Hoover Institution Archives

    Biographical/Historical Note

    1942 Born
    1968 Receives doctorate in physics from the University of North Carolina at Raleigh
    1979 Fights as a Sandinista commander in the uprising against the rule of Anastasio Somoza
    1979-1985 Holds various posts in the Nicaraguan government. Makes official visits to Czechoslovakia, East Germany, and the Soviet Union
    1985-1988 Serves as mayor of Managua
    1988 Resigns from the Sandinista National Liberation Front
    2009 Author, La maldición de Güegüense

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Moisés Hassan M. papers contain materials relating to Nicaragua during and after the Sandinista revolution of 1979. Moisés Hassan Morales was a prominent figure in the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) and participated in the armed struggle against the Somoza dictatorship. He occupied a number of posts in the Sandinista government formed after the overthrow of Anastasio Somoza, and subsequently served as mayor of Managua. Hassan Morales later broke with the FSLN and its leader Daniel Ortega over what Hassan Morales perceived to be the increasingly authoritarian and corrupt tendencies of the Sandinista government. His collection consists of personal correspondence; speeches and writings; correspondence and other documents relating to his time in government; and photographs.
    The small correspondence series includes a 1985 letter addressed to the Sandinista commander and minister of the interior, Tomás Borge, in which Hassan Morales enumerates his criticisms of the Sandinistas for fostering what he describes as an atmosphere of "opportunism and servility." The disillusionment of Hassan Morales with the Sandinistas is described in more detail in his memoirs, drafts of which can be found in the Speeches and Writings series of the papers. They also provide a broader account of the role played Hassan Morales in the uprising against Somoza, his participation in the post-revolutionary Junta of National Reconstruction, and his time as mayor of Managua. The memoirs were published in book form in 2009 as La maldición de Güegüense.
    Materials relating to the period in which Hassan Morales participated in the Sandinista government are collected in the Government of Nicaragua file. These are arranged in a general file, as well as by governmental department, and include routine correspondence, reports, and a small number of Ministry of the Interior case files. There are also a few country dossiers produced by the Department of International Relations. Documents pertaining specifically to the FSLN are grouped in the Sandinista National Liberation Front file and include correspondence, instructions, reports, and organizational plans.
    The prints in the Photographs series of the papers record a number of foreign visits made by Hassan Morales in his capacity as a Sandinista official. There are also numerous prints that depict the final stages of the Sandinista revolution, including scenes of FSLN fighters entering the town of Léon and the capital Managua.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged in six series: Correspondence; Speeches and Writings; Government of Nicaragua file; Sandinista National Liberation Front file; Subject file; and Photographs

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Nicaragua--Politics and government--1979-1990.