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Emilio Rodríguez Demorizi

Emilio Rodríguez Demorizi

1904:1986

A Dominican native of the province of Sanchez and an intellectual, in the strictest sense of the word. With his rich bibliographical production he proposed to delineate all the contours of Dominicans through history, geography, literature, art, folklore, economics , and all the branches of the human sciences, as well as the noblest expressions of the spirit.

His life and his work speak of the solidity of his vocation as a historian, responsibly exercised through an indefatigable, generous and transcendent work as a documentary maker, which has turned his intellectual production into an unavoidable point of reference for the study or investigation of any subject Dominican.

His passion for Dominican history is reflected in the solidity of work that has earned him a fair recognition as a pioneer and father of contemporary Dominican history.

His paradigmatic work capacity has been translated into a rich bibliographic production that exceeds the hundred titles of books, brochures and articles in outstanding periodicals, organs of dissemination of national and international learned societies.

The versatility of his intellectual production constitutes an irrefutable proof of his respect for diverse manifestations of art and culture, as invaluable resources for interpreting history and contextualizing ideologies.

He knew how harmonize his responsibilities in leading positions in the government with his fruitful participation in learned institutions in the country and Ibero-America, of which he was a pillar. Among the national ones, the Dominican Academy of History, the Dominican Academy of Language and the Dominican Geography Society, of which he was its founder.

From 1986, INTEC decided to always remember him, designating the Library building with his name. In this way, the "Emilio Rodríguez Demorizi" Library, as an open door to information and documentation for the benefit of the nation's integral development, is the institutional body called to renew the commitment that we all have to pay perennial tribute to the generous work of intellectual and distinguished documentary makers.