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Chris Mana Waite's Carnival Research

Identifier: SC120

Scope and Contents

The collection contains interviews and field notes collected by Chris Mana Waite while pursuing his doctoral studies. The material covered include interviews with renowned persons who were practitioners of carnival arts at the time, cultural and social commentaries, and field notes on Orisha ceremonies. The PhD. thesis resulting from this work is Trinidad masquerades: performance, play and community in a post-colonial carnival / Christopher Mana Waite. Thesis (Ph. D.)-- University of Western Australia, 1994.


  • Creation: 1988-1989

Conditions Governing Access

There are restrictions for use and access to this collection. Copying of the fieldnotes is permitted. The interviews are for internal use only.

Conditions Governing Use

There are restrictions for use and access to this collection.


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Custodial History

Donated by Chris Mana Waite in 2012.

Chris Mana Waite's Carnival Research
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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)