Odette Mennesson Rigaud holdings
|Region / Country||
- International Organization > Haiti
|Year of Registration||2017|
|Possessing Institutions||Bibliothèque Haïtienne des Pères du Saint-Esprit|
|Management Institution||Bibliothèque Haïtienne des Pères du Saint-Esprit|
The 'Milo Rigaud/Odette Mennesson-Rigaud' holdings represent nearly half a century of ethonographic research carried out by Mrs Mennesson-Rigaud. This compilation of documet recollection the evolution of Haitian Vodou covers the vodou of Port-au-prince and other regions. It includes four hundred eighty-eight documents, notes and records songs, schoolbags, drawings .... and covers a very specific period in time 1944-1969 which correspond to ana anti-superstitious post-campaign period againt Vodou. Entrusted to the Bilblitheque Haitienne des peres du Saint-Esprit whose building was destroyed in the 12 January 2010 earthquake, the collection have been recovered, but are now in boxes stored in a shed.