What is the Vodou Archive?

The Vodou Archive

The Vodou Archive is a branch of the University of Florida Digital Library that houses documents, photographs, video files, and audio files pertaining to Haitian Vodou, Haitian Creole, and Haitian culture. The goal of the archive is to curate and share the sources of Vodou religion and culture. The founders of the archive, Benjamin Hebblethwaite and Laurent Dubois, received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in 2012 to expand the archive in order to “improve the understanding of a central Haitian and Haitian-American spiritual tradition, the Vodou religion.”

The purpose of this site is to share the videos, photographs, and essays that we have gathered pertaining to Haitian Vodou and to provide a forum for our researchers to address a variety of questions and topics within Vodou that may help elucidate some of the errors in the many misconceptions surrounding Vodou.

For more information about our work, please visit our Archive, our Vimeo page, or our Facebook page.