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Barbara A. Atkinson collection of TecNICA records, circa 1984-1990.
BANC MSS 2007/191 Box 1; BANC MSS 2007/191 Carton 1; BANC MSS 2007/191; BANC MSS 2007/191
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Barbara A. Atkinson collection of TecNICA records, circa 1984-1990
Technical Support Project to Nicaragua records


Atkinson, Barbara A., creator


Technical Support Project to Nicaragua


Contains records of TecNICA member Barbara Atkinson including memos, policies, correspondence, programs, fliers, handouts, membership lists, newsletters and other documents relating to TecNICA; correspondence of Barbara Atkinson including letters to and from friends and family while working in Nicaragua for TecNICA, letters from others who worked in Nicaragua, and letters to and from the United States Congress concerning aid to the Contras; speeches and reports on Nicaragua including energy sources, food and housing, economics, technology, the Nicaraguan Constitution, and the military. Also includes pamphlets, fliers and handouts on other organizations relating to Nicaragua and Central America, and published articles and reports on Nicaragua.


1984 (issued)


Atkinson, Barbara A -- Correspondence
Energy policy -- Nicaragua
Nicaragua -- History -- 1979-1990
Nicaragua -- Economic conditions
Nicaragua -- Foreign economic relations
Nicaragua -- Social conditions
Nicaragua -- Technology
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Collection processed at folder level in 2007.
Barbara A. Atkinson collection of TecNICA records, BANC MSS 2007/191, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of Barbara Atkinson; in 1995.
The Technical Support Project to Nicaragua or TecNICA matches projects in Nicaragua with specialists in the United States ranging from computer programmers to machinists. The project was set up to help fill the gaps created when Nicaragua's trained personnel left the country after the Sandinista Revolution in 1979. The project was started in the San Francisco Bay Area as "an experiment in people-to-people diplomacy."
In English and Spanish.

Physical Description:

1 box and 1 carton (1.65 linear ft.)




BANC MSS 2007/191 Box 1
BANC MSS 2007/191 Carton 1
BANC MSS 2007/191
BANC MSS 2007/191