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Guardia newsletters, 1930-32
LA guardia nacional de nicaragua
 

     This page providES access TO THE GUARDIA NACIONAL'S "NEWS LETTERS" —  right now, 108 newsletters comprising 1,929 pages of text, covering most of the 27 months from October 1930 to December 1932.  

     These are interesting & useful documents, very limited in some ways and very rich in others.  Filled mainly with the comings & goings of regiments, batallions & squads — who's coming & going where & when — they also contain what apparently were considered exemplary or especially important patrol & combat & intelligence reports, along with other odds & ends.  Their intended purpose was likely to help nurture a sense of collective identity amongst the Guardia troops by providing a common textual reference for soldiers to turn to & find out what their buddies were up to, what a model patrol report looked like, what the latest "dope" showed about the "bandits" — and more broadly, to provide a common vocabulary & conceptual framework for the institution as a whole.  Oddly, these Guardia Newsletters appear only in English.  It is possible, if unlikely, that a Spanish-language version was produced but not archived, or that I simply haven't found it yet.  After January 1933 and the US military withdrawal, these News Letters morphed into a wholly different kind of text:  the Guardia Nacional Boletines, a much slicker and openly political  text that nonetheless offers very little specific information about what was happening where.

     These newsletters brim with data, altogether offering thousands of data points on thousands of discrete events.  They would make it possible, for instance, to track the movements of most every Guardia unit in space & time.  A content analysis would reveal significant regional variations and offer a good proxy for where the Sandino rebellion found its strongest bases of social support, among other things.  The many combat, intelligence & other reports included in these newsletters also convey much valuable information.  Unless indicated otherwise on the document itself, the default citation for these PDF files is Record Group 84, Microfilm 1273 (M1273), Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of Nicaragua, 1930-1944, reels 21-23.  The others were photographed in the National Archives in Washington D.C. (RG127) and stitched into PDF files.

       This project is indebted to Arnold Experiential Grant-funded Lebanon Valley College student-researchers Melissa A. Zellner and Erica Laufer for their excellent work creating & preparing many of the digital images published here; the Arnold family of Lebanon, PA, for their generous grant to LVC that helped to make this work possible; and the Arnold Grant Selection Committee for deeming this project worthy of funding. 


1930

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 1  •  missing 

 

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 2  •  missing 

 

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 3  •  missing 

 

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 4  •  missing 

 

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 5  •  missing 

 

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 6  •  missing 

 

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 7  •  missing 

 

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 8  •  missing 

 

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 9  •  missing 

 

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 10  •  missing 

 

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 11  •  missing 

 

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 12  •  missing 

 

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 13  •  missing 

 

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 14  •  missing 

 

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 15  •  missing 

 

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 16  •  missing 

 

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 17  •  missing 

 

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 18  •  missing 

 

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 19  •  OCT 24-30

(8.4 MB, 9 PGS.)

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 20  •  OCT 30 - NOV 7

(12.7 MB, 12 PGS.)

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 21  •  NOV 7-14

(17.4 MB, 16 PS.)

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 22  •  NOV 13-21

(10.4 MB, 10 PGS.)

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 23  •  NOV 19-28

(6.7 MB, 7 PGS.)

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 24  •  NOV 28 - DEC 5

(11.7 MB, 11 PGS.)

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 25  •  DEC 3-12

(7.5 MB, 8 PGS.)

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 26  •  DEC 10-21

(9.0 MB, 9 PGS.)

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 27  •  DEC 20-25

(7.3 MB, 7 PGS.)

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 28  •  DEC 23 - JAN 3

(11.0 MB, 11 PGS.)

1931

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 29  •  JAN 2-8

(13.9 MB, 13 PGS.)

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 30  •  JAN 8-15

(21.7 MB, 19 PGS.)

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 31  •  JAN 13-22

(27.3 MB, 25 PGS.)

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 32  •  JAN 21-30

(13.6 MB, 13 PGS.)

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 33  •  JAN 29 - FEB 6

(16.3 MB, 15 PGS.)

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 34  •  FEB 3-14

(14.9 MB, 14 PGS.)

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 35  •  FEB 9-21

(14.8 MB, 14 PGS.)

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 36  •  FEB 17-26

(16.4 MB, 15 PGS.)

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 37  •  FEB 28 - MARCH 6

(20.9 MB, 19 PGS.)

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 38  •  MARCH 3-12

(21.5 MB, 19 PGS.)

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 39  •  MARCH 12-20?

(20.6 MB, 18 PGS.)

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 40  •  MARCH 19-28

(13.3 MB, 12 PGS.)

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 41  •  missing 

 

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 42  •  APRIL 1-11

(12.9 MB, 12 PGS.)

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 43  •  APRIL 9-15

(19.6 MB, 18 PGS.)

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 44  •  missing 

 

GUARDIA NEWSLETTER NO. 45  •  APRIL 20-30

(40.7 MB, 42 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 46  •  April 30 - May 9

(12.2 MB, 21 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 47  •  may 6-16

(6.6 MB, 12 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 48  •  May 14-23

(8.7 MB, 17 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 49  •  May 17-30

(14 MB, 25 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 50  •  May 28 - June 5

(12.1 MB, 21 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 51  •  june 4-12

(11.2 MB, 20 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 52  •  june 11-20

(14.8 MB, 26 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 53  •  JUNE 18-26

(10.3 MB, 11 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 54  •  june 25 - july 2

(14.4 MB, 27 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 55  •  july 2-8

(10.6 MB, 19 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 56  •  july 8-17

(11.6 MB, 20 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 57  •  july 16-24

(12.9 MB, 22 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 58  •  july 23-31

(13 MB, 22 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 59  •  july 29 - aug 6

(11.7 MB, 23 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 60  •  aug 3-13

(17.3 MB, 29 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 61  •  aug 13-20

(11.5 MB, 20 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 62  •  aug 20-28

(7.9 MB, 14 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 63  •  aug 27 - sept 4

(21.5 MB, 29 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 64  •  sept 3-11

(11.1 MB, 18 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 65  •  sept 9-18

(19.9 MB, 16 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 66  •  sept 13-25

(40.4 MB, 31 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 67  •  sept 23 - oct 2

(32.8 MB, 29 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 68  •  oct 1-8

(34.6 MB, 28 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 69  •  oct 7-16

(28.4 MB, 24 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 70  •  oct 14-23

(26.3 MB, 22 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 71  •  oct 22-29

(11.2 MB, 13 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 72  •  oct 22 - nov 6

(11.2 MB, 25 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 73  •  nov 5-13

(20.9 MB, 24 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 74  •  nov 11-27

(18.4 MB, 21 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 75  •  nov 19-27

(26.8 MB, 21 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 76  •  nov 25 - dec 4

(25.1 MB, 22 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 77  •  dec 1-11

(26.4 MB, 27 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 78  •  dec 10-19

(19.6 MB, 19 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 79  •  dec 16-25

(19 MB, 20 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 80  •  dec 19-31

(16.4 MB, 20 PGS.)

1932

Guardia Newsletter No. 81  •  dec 28, 1931 - jan 8, 1932

(22.5 mb, 23 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 82  •  jan 7-15

(8.8 mb, 14 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 83  •  jan 12-23

(11.3 mb, 15 pgs)

Guardia Newsletter No. 84  •  jan 19-28

(10.5 mb, 16 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 85  •  jan 25 - feb 5

(9 mb, 11 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 86  •  feb 1-12

(8.1 mb, 11 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 87  •  feb 9-19

(15.6 mb, 19 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 88  •  FEB 18-26

(15.5 MB, 15 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 89  •  FEB 22 - mARCH 4

(17.9 mB, 16 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 90  •  missing

 

Guardia Newsletter No. 91  •  missing

 

Guardia Newsletter No. 92  •  missing

 

Guardia Newsletter No. 93  •  MARCH 22 - APRIL 2

(16.4 MB, 17 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 94  •  MARCH 29 - APRIL 8

(8.3 MB, 9 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 95  •  APRIL 7-16

(12.8 MB, 13 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 96  •  APRIL 12-22

(15 MB, 14 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 97  •  APRIL 17-29

(17.5 MB, 17 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 98  •  april 27 - may 7

(12.1 mb, 17 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 99  •  may 3-13

(11.4 mb, 14 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 100  •  may 10-20

(14.1 mb, 19 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 101  •  may 18-26

(8.9 mb, 13 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 102  •  may 26 - june 2

(13.3 mb, 15 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 103  •  june 2-9

(8.4 mb, 14 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 104  •  june 8-17

(13.3 mb, 20 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 105  •  JUNE 15-24

(14.6 MB, 18 PGS.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 106  •  june 23-30

(11.9 mb, 17 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 107  •  june 23 - july 8

(11.6 mb, 17 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 108  •  july 7-15

(12.3 mb, 18 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 109  •  july 14-22

(16.3 mb, 22 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 110  •  july 19-29

(17.1 mb, 24 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 111  •  july 27 - aug 5

(9.4 mb, 10 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 112  •  aug 1-12

(19.6 mb, 25 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 113  •  aug 9-19

(15 mb, 23 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 114  •  aug 17-26

(12.1 mb, 20 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 115  •  aug 24 - sept 2

(12.1 mb, 18 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 116  •  auG 31 - sept 9

(11.2 mb, 19 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 117  •  sept 6-16

(10.9 mb, 18 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 118  •  sept 10-23

(19.6 mb, 26 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 119  •  sept 21-30

(12 mb, 18 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 120  •  sept 28 - oct 7

(12.2 mb, 17 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 121  •  oct 5-14

(8.7 mb, 12 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 122  •  oct 9-21

(10.9 mb, 14 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 123  •  oct 15-28

(12.7 mb, 17 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 124  •  oct 25 - nov 4

(14.2 mb, 21 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 125  •  nov 1-11

(17.2 mb, 22 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 126  •  nov 7-18

(14.9 mb, 21 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 127  •  nov 14-25

(10.2 mb, 13 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 128  •  nov 23 - dec 2

(11.9 mb, 16 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 129  •  nov 29 - dec 9

(9 mb, 14 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 130  •  dec 3-16

(7.6 mb, 11 pgs.)

Guardia Newsletter No. 131  •  dec 15-23, 1932

(9.3 mb, 10 pgs.)
   

nEWS LETTERS AFTER dECEMBER 1932: 

SEE THE GUARDIA NACIONAL BOLETINES