Haiti Resource Guide

Visit the Raynor Memorial Libraries Haiti Guide for more comprehensive Haiti academic information.

Earthquake Relief Efforts

Video of Haiti Earthquake and Presidential Palace
This video gives information on the background of the Presidential Palace in Haiti and shows stunning live video from the earthquake.

Catholic Relief Services
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the U.S. Catholic community. CRS is providing ongoing relief in Haiti and updating its web page with the latest information about the efforts.

Partners in Health
Partners in Health (PIH) works to bring modern medical care to poor communities in nine countries around the world. PIH has been working on the ground in Haiti for over 20 years and operates a free hospital.

U.S. Department of State - Haiti Earthquake Page
The United States Government has mobilized resources and people to aid in the relief effort. This page gives an overview of their activities and key facts about the tragic event.

Background Information on Haiti

Haiti Country Study – Library of Congress
The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems of countries throughout the world.

Teaching the Haitian Revolution – Why it is Important
This article by Valentina Peguero of UW – Stevens Points articulates the importance of teaching about the Haitian revolution and how Haiti’s history fits into the larger context of world history.

Selected Authors and Books on Haiti

Jean-Betrand Arstide

Jean-Bertrand Aristide is a Haitian politician and former Roman Catholic priest who served as Haiti's first democratically elected president. He was briefly President of Haiti in 1991, prior to a September 1991 military coup, and was President again from 1994 to 1996 and from 2001 to 2004.


Patrick Bellegarde-Smith


Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat is a Haitian born author. Her novels and short stories have been critically acclaimed and she is a strong advocate for issues affecting Haitians abroad and at home.


Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer is an American physician and anthropologist. He has written numerous books on Haiti and global health and is one of the founders of Partners in Health (PIH), a worldwide health organization that operates a free hospital in Haiti.