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A Bolivian in Holland

The papers of the late Consuelo Maria Quiton Daza were acquired in 2011. She was born in 1947 in Cochabamba, Bolivia. She started to study architecture when students were inspired by the Cuban Revolution and Che Guevara, and she was a member of the Frente Revolucionario Universitario Católico. She fled from the Bolivian dictatorship to Europe around 1970, settled temporarily in the Netherlands, and started to study city planning. She found a job working for the province of South Holland and studied the history of planning in the first decades of the twentieth century. She noted differences between men and women im public space planning. She was also active in the Dutch Bolivia Komitee, and visited family and friends in Bolivia many times.

Her papers contain correspondence from the Bolivia Komitee with other solidarity groups and correspondence and other documents on political prisoners in and refugees from Bolivia in the 1970s.  Also included are research documents on the position of women in Cochabamba in the late 1970s, press clippings and other documents on the coup d'état in Bolivia on July 17, 1980, solidarity declarations with the Bolivian people from other committees and organizations, and documents on political prisoners in and refugees from Chile from 1973-1974. After her death a small memorial booklet was published in 2008.

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6 March 2012