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Garnet Ifill Photograph Collection

Identifier: SC27


The collection consists of over one hundred (100) photographs dealing with Dr. Eric Williams, Founder of the People's National Movement and Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago during the period 1956 to 1977.

It includes photographs of the many activities in which Dr. Williams participated during his tenure in the government of Trinidad and Tobago. The photographs cover, inter alia, election campaigns, meetings with local and foreign dignitaries, state visits (e.g., with Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda and Mrs. Indira Ghandi) and visits to schools.


  • Creation: 1956-1977

Conditions Governing Use

Special conditions governing use and reproduction may apply.

Biographical / Historical

Garnet Ifill was born 8 February, 1935 in San Fernando, where he lived all his life except for a brief period when his father went to work at Brechin Castle, Couva, where he worked on the estate as a turner. He qualified as a professional photographer in Los Angeles in 1963.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The photographer, Garnet Ifill, sold the bulk of this collection to The University of the West Indies in September 2000. A few items were also donated by Mr. Ifill.

Existence and Location of Copies

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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)