Ricardo Santos, an administrator who maintains the archives at the State Department of Political and Social Order (DEOPS) for the State Secretary of Culture. The archives hold all investigations of civilians, social groups and social movements during the 20-year dictatorship (1 April, 1964 to 15 March, 1985) and includes images of thousands of people arrested on charges of subversion.
There are 13,500 folders or about 1.5km of documents when laid out. The red folders hold general information such as newspapers and books. The blue folders hold investigations of monitored social organisations and movements, including photographs of individuals. There are also folders of individuals who were investigated and monitored during the dictatorship.