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Irma Goldstraw papers

Identifier: SC86


The collection is a valuable resource for information on the activities of the artists, playwrights, and other members of the Art community in Trinidad and Tobago. It includes items such as exhibition catalogues, theatre programmes, Alfred Codallo and J. Newel Lewis prints, magazines that showcase the cultural life of Trinidad and Tobago; several items about Carlisle Chang, Derek Walcott, Beryl Mc Burnie; and recipe books. The materials were donated over the period 2003-2008 by Mrs. Irma Goldstraw, a former librarian who worked at this library. Mrs. Goldstraw was a long-standing friend of Derek Walcott and her husband Lawrence Goldstraw also performed in several of Walcott’s productions. She also wrote an annotated bibliography of Walcott's work.


  • Creation: circa 1940-2000

Biographical / Historical

Irma Goldstraw is a former librarian who worked at the Main Library, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The materials were received as gifts through the period 2003-2008.

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Repository Details

Part of the The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies Repository

St. Augustine
Trinidad and Tobago
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