Inventory of the Moisés Hassan M. papers

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Inventory of the Moisés Hassan M. papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
David Jacobs
Date Completed:
2011
Encoded by:
Machine-readable finding aid derived from Microsoft Word and MARC record by Samira Bozorgi.
© 2011 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

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.
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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.

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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.


Collection Contents

Box: 1

Correspondence, 1980-1990

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters and enclosures, arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Alvarez, Javier, 1988

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Borge, Tomás, 1985

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Carter, Jimmy, 1989

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Embassy of the United States, Consular section (Managua, Nicargua), 1989

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Koch, Edward I., 1988

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Morales S., Jorge A., 1987

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Ortega Saavedra, Daniel, 1981-1989

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Ortíz Sequeira, Pedro, 1987

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Riza, Iqbal, 1990

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

Wheelock R., Jaime, 1981

Box: 1-2

Speeches and Writings, 1980-2005

Scope and Content Note

Contains articles, monograph, and speeches, arranged chronologically
Box/Folder: 1 : 12

"A cuatro meses del triunfo Sandinista," En marcha, 1980

Box/Folder: 1 : 13

Speech commemorating Sandinista Revolution, Managua, Nicaragua, 1980 March 2

Box/Folder: 1 : 14

Speech on natural resources in Nicaragua, 1980 April 23

Box/Folder: 1 : 15

Speech on social security, 1980 July 17

Box/Folder: 1 : 16

Speech on Latin American economy, 1980 December 4

Box/Folder: 1 : 17

Speech on role of physical education and sports, Managua, Nicaragua, 1983 March 12

Box/Folder: 1 : 18

With William Ratliff, "Breaking Nicaragua's Cycle of Failure?", 2001 December

Box/Folder: 1-2

La maldición de Güegüense, 2004-2007

Box/Folder: 1 : 19-26

First draft, 2004

Box/Folder: 2 : 1-2

Second draft, 2007

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

Typescript, 2007

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

Compact disc containing text of draft, 2007

Box: 2-3

Government of Nicaragua file, 1979-1986

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence, itinerary, lists, and reports, arranged in a general file by physical form, and dossiers, case files, and correspondence, arranged by government department, and by physical form thereunder
Box/Folder: 2-3

General, 1979-1986

Box/Folder: 2

Correspondence, 1979-1983

Box/Folder: 2 : 3

1979

Box/Folder: 2 : 4-7

1980

Box/Folder: 2 : 8

1981-1983

Box/Folder: 2 : 9

Itinerary, 1980

Box/Folder: 2 : 10

Lists of government ministers, 1979-1980

Box/Folder: 3

Reports, 1980-1981

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

Sugar industry, 1981

Box/Folder: 3 : 2

Tourism, 1980

Box/Folder: 3

Department of International Relations, 1986

Box/Folder: 3

Country dossiers, 1986

Box/Folder: 3 : 3

Belgium, 1986

Box/Folder: 3 : 4

North Korea, 1986

Box/Folder: 3 : 5

Soviet Union, 1986

Box/Folder: 3 : 6

Spain, 1986

Box/Folder: 3

Ministry of the Interior, 1979-1980

Box/Folder: 3

Case files, 1979-1980

Box/Folder: 3 : 7

Acosta, Edgar, 1979

Box/Folder: 3 : 8

Mendoza López, Joaquín, 1980

Box/Folder: 3 : 9

Silva Morazón, Carlos, 1979

Box/Folder: 3 : 10

Correspondence, 1979-1980

Box: 3

Sandinista National Liberation Front file, 1979-1982

Physical Description: 3

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence, instructions, plans, reports, and a pamphlet, arranged by physical form
Box/Folder: 3 : 11

Correspondence, 1979-1982

Box/Folder: 3 : 12

Instructions, plans, and reports, 1979-1980

Box/Folder: 3 : 13

Pamphlet, 1980

Box: 3-4

Subject file, 1979-1997

Physical Description: 3-4

Scope and Content Note

Contains campaign literature and reports, arranged by subject
Box/Folder: 3 : 14

Frente Patriótico Nacional, 1979

Box/Folder: 3 : 15

Managua (Nicaragua)--Economic policy, 1979-1980

Box/Folder: 4 : 1

Movimiento de Acción Renovador, 1990-1997

Box/Folder: 4 : 2

Movimiento de Unidad Revolucionaria, 1989

Box/Folder: 4 : 3

Nicaragua--Economic conditions, 1979-1992

Box/Folder: 4 : 4

Nicaragua--Politics and government, 1990

Box: 4

Photographs, 1930-1980

Physical Description: 4

Scope and Content Note

Contains prints arranged by subject and chronologically thereunder
Box/Folder: 4

Hassan M., Moisés, 1979-1980

Box/Folder: 4 : 5

With Daniel Ortega, Sergio Ramírez, and other Sandinista leaders, 1979

Box/Folder: 4 : 6

With fighters of the Sandinista National Liberation Front, 1979

Box/Folder: 4 : 7

With Fidel Castro, other Cuban officials, and members of the Nicaraguan delegation visiting Cuba, Havana, Cuba, 1979 July 25

Box/Folder: 4 : 8

With other delegates at the inaugural meeting of COPPPAL (Conferencia Permanente de los Partidos Políticos de Latinoamérica y del Caribe), Oaxaca, Mexico, 1979 October 12

Box/Folder: 4 : 9

With Rainer Offergeld, Managua, Nicaragua, 1979 November 14

Box/Folder: 4 : 10

With Fidel Castro, Daniel Ortega, Humberto Ortega, Sergio Ramírez, and other Nicaraguan officials, Managua, Nicaragua, 1980

Box/Folder: 4 : 11

With Pham Van Dong, Daniel Ortega, and other Nicaraguan officials, Managua, Nicaragua, 1980

Box/Folder: 4 : 12

With Tomás Borge and various officials during a visit to Czechoslovakia, 1980

Box/Folder: 4 : 13

With Yasser Arafat, Managua, Nicaragua, 1980

Box/Folder: 4 : 14

With Humberto Ortega, Tomás Borge, and various officials during a visit to the Soviet Union, 1980

Box/Folder: 4 : 15

With Humberto Ortega, Tomás Borge, and various officials during a visit to East Germany, 1980 March

Box/Folder: 4 : 16

With Alexander Lilov, Managua, Nicaragua, 1980 December 23

Box/Folder: 4

Others, 1930-1979

Box/Folder: 4 : 17

Sandino, Agusto, 1930

Box/Folder: 4 : 18

Protest against the rule of Luis Somoza, New York City, 1959

Box/Folder: 4 : 19

Somoza, Anastasio, Managua, Nicaragua, 1979

Box/Folder: 4 : 20

Various scenes of the Nicaraguan Revolution, including Sandinista fighters, 1979