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Edward B. and Maureen Henry cultural collection

Identifier: SC11

Scope and Contents

The collection consists mainly of programmes for dramatic and musical performances. Included are programmes for the biennial music festival, choral and solo performances, operas and operettas, The Lydians, Recital Club concerts, National Youth Orchestra, the Trinidad Theatre Workshop as well as programmes for steelband events. The collection also contains material on the Recital Club, which was formed in 1973 to revive interest in classical music: its constitution, newspaper clippings, minutes and correspondence.


  • 1963-2003

Biographical / Historical

Edward Barrington Henry (1934-1997) was a professional musician with a strong interest in drama. Born in San Fernando, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago, he was active in music as a performer, accompanist, teacher and as a member of the San Fernando Drama Guild as well as a founding member of the Recital Club. He adjudicated at the Arts Festivals and steelband competitions in Trinidad and Tobago from the 1960s to the 1990s. He also adjudicated at Music Festivals in the neighbouring islands of Grenada and St. Vincent. A lover of the arts, Maureen Henry is a former Deputy Campus Librarian at the Main Library, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. She worked at the Main Library from 1963 to 1996.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Originally collected by Edward B. and Maureen Henry. Mrs. Henry donated the collection to The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, in April 2003.

Edward B. and Maureen Henry Cultural Collection
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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
868-662-2002 Ext 82132
868-662-9238 (Fax)