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Andrew Lochhead Papers

Identifier: SC28
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1940-1974

Andrew Pearse Collection

Identifier: SC31

The material (books, serials, papers, reel-to-reel audio tapes and a film) relates broadly to the subject of Caribbean Popular Culture, including the following themes: development of steelbands; kalenda; canboulay and carnival; Caribbean folk songs; cultural history of the islands of Tobago and Carriacou.

Dates: Circa 1800-1950

Anthony de Verteuil papers

Identifier: SC116
Scope and Contents

The papers contain poems by Sylvester Devenish; short stories by Léon de Gannes; and music by I. Umilta McShine. The materials were accumulated by Fr de Verteuil while doing research for three of his biographies: Léon de Gannes : Trinidad's Raconteur, The McShines of Trinidad, and Sylvester Devenish: Trinidad's Poet.

Dates: 1866 - 1983

Biological drawings.

Identifier: SC85
Scope and Contents The drawings include the original sketches which were done for the publications 'A checklist of the marine macroalgae of the republic of Trinidad and Tobago" and "Fact of interest on some of the plants of Trinidad and Tobago." The drawings give a three-dimensional picture of the specimens and are important adjunct to the herbarium records. Macroalgae project: In 1980 a project designed to record the marine macroalgae of Trinidad and Tobago was initiated in the Dept of Life...
Dates: 1980-2006

Botanical notes for Carlisle Chang's orchid collection.

Identifier: SC79

The document provides information on the types of orchids grown by Carlisle Chang. Carlisle Chang is known for his work as an artist and his involvement in many aspects of Caribbean culture. Little is known of his hobby in orchid culture. The document presents another view into the life of this individual, and highlights his meticulous collection of data for his hobby.

Dates: 1989-1990

Rudranath Capildeo Letters

Identifier: SC41
Scope and Contents The collection comprises twenty-eight (28) letters, fifteen (15) of which were written by Capildeo himself while he was a lecturer at University College, London. Capildeo wrote thirteen of these letters to Alloy Lequay, then secretary of the DLP. Vernon Jamadar and Thomas Bleasdell, DLP parliamentarians, were the other two recipients. The letters lend an insight into Capildeo as politician. They reveal his difficult and ultimately unsuccessful attempts to lead the party from faraway Britain....
Dates: 1966

Caribbean charts and engravings

Identifier: SC88

The Caribbean Charts and Engravings 1555-1818 collection comprises fifty-five framed items that showcase the archipelago as well as individual islands drawn from the perspective of cartographers at that time. In addition to statistical data, topography and local history, several of the maps have unique illustrations which provide more information on the cultural aspects of the islands. It is a good resource to study cartography in the Caribbean.

Dates: 1555-1818

Caribbean Performing Arts: Programmes and Ephemera

Identifier: SC112
Scope and Contents

The Caribbean Performing Arts: Programmes and Ephemera, holds items collected over the years about theatre productions. The items were part of the Vertical File collection at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus.

Dates: 1944-

Caroni Swamp

Identifier: SC57
Scope and Contents

The collection covers the campaign led by Professor Bacon and the Blue River Action Committee against the attempt by Shell Trinidad Limited to transport liquified propane gas by barge through the Caroni Swamp which had been designated as a bird sanctuary. The collection consists of two folders with mainly letters and newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1969-1976

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...
Dates: 1988-1989

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