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Andrew Lochhead Papers

Identifier: SC28


The collection consists of correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, periodicals, newspaper clippings, a map and an architectural drawing. This collection contains material on social services in the West Indies Federation. It also contains material on social services in Trinidad and Tobago, including reports on children by the Save the Children Fund as well as material on education extension services. Violence between gangs in the late 1950s which was related to the emergence of the steelbands is covered as well. There is also information on the resettlement of ex-servicemen in Maracas Valley after World War II.


  • Creation: 1940-1974

Biographical / Historical

A.V.S. (Andrew Van Slyke) Lochhead served as advisor on social services to the government of Trinidad and Tobago in the late 1950s. Born in the United Kingdom in 1911, he was Organising Lecturer and Tutor in Social Science at University College, Cardiff in Wales. He first came to Trinidad and Tobago in 1955 when the government invited him to undertake a study on social services in Trinidad and Tobago. This led to the publication of a report in 1956 entitled 'Administration of the Social Services in Trinidad and Tobago with Special Reference to Co-ordination'. He was subsequently appointed on three-year contract as Advisor on Social Services.


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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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