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Decolonizing the Caribbean record : an archives reader

Author: Jeannette A Bastian; Stanley H Griffin; John A Aarons
Publisher: Sacramento, California : Litwin Books, 2018.
Series: Series on archives, archivists, and society, number 8
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"A collection of forty essays by archivists and academics within and outside of the Caribbean region that address challenges of collecting, representing and preserving the records and cultural expressions of former colonial societies, exploring the contribution of these records to nation-building"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeannette A Bastian; Stanley H Griffin; John A Aarons
ISBN: 9781634000598 1634000595
OCLC Number: 1021288867
Description: pages cm.
Contents: Introduction : decolonizing the Caribbean record / Jeannette A. Bastian, Stanley H. Griffin, John A. Aarons --
Historical developments in Caribbean archives and record keeping / John A. Aarons and Sharon Alexander-Gooding --
Puerto Rico's archival traditions in a colonial context / Joel Blanco-Rivera and Marisol Ramos --
The return of the historical archives (1661-1975) from the Netherlands to Suriname / Rita Tjien Fooh --
The National Archives of Barbados : making lemonade with limes --
my archival life / Christine Matthews Rocheford --
National Archives of the Bahamas, an interview with Gail Saunders --
Working at the National Archives of Guyana : experiences, challenges & lessons / Hugh (Tommy) Payne --
The British Virgin Islands Archives experience : frustrations and obstacles / Verna Penn Moll --
The Jamaica Archives : reflections on changes over the years / John A. Aarons --
Information Rights (IRs) and recordkeeping in the Commonwealth Caribbean / Cherri-Ann Beckle --
The records of West Indies Federation and the acquisition of the archives by the University of the West Indies (UWI) / Sharon Alexander-Gooding --
Frameworks for managing government records : a case study of Trinidad and Tobago / Helena Leonce and James Lowry --
Recordkeeping, strategic priorities, and governance in small island Caribbean communities / Victoria Lemieux --
Records in geopardy : natural disasters, disaster planning and recovery in Montserrat / Gracelyn Cassell --
Reparations and the historical record : the Barbados Department of Archives in the reclaiming of the historic past / Pedro Welch --
Making the West Indian Archive accessible : Ken Ingram's archival cartography / James Robertson --
Battling the ailment of sameness : innovative approaches to archiving at the National Archives Authority of Saint Lucia / Margot Thomas --
Preserving archival collections in the 21st century : the Caribbean experience / Racquel Stratchan-Innerarity --
Which court is the ball in now? A case study of archival outreach in St. Kitts / Victoria Borg-O'Flaherty --
Unearthing societies with secrets in the Anglophone Caribbean through archival research / Allison O. Ramsay --
Maroons in the archives : the uses of the past in the French Caribbean / Laurent Dubois --
Private archives --
"An untapped treasure" : the view from Jamaica / John A. Aarons --
Capturing personal stories, oral histories and microhistories : a case study from Montserrat / Gracelyn Cassell --
Putting up ah resistance" : Rastafari records, struggles, and triumphs / Stanley H. Griffin --
Play Mas' : carnival in the archives and the archives in carnival : records and community identity in the United States Virgin Islands / Jeannette A. Bastian --
Breaking the silence : the case for establishing sound archives in the Caribbean / Elizabeth F. Watson --
The monument as public archive / Verene Shepherd --
Building an inclusive past, democratizing heritage : an evaluation of community recordkeeping in Trinidad and Tobago / Roma Wong Sang --
The reggae archives : confessions of an accidental archivist / Roger Steffens --
Forgetting is not democratic : the digital archive of Radio Haiti-Inter, a case study / Laura Wagner --
Documenting Trinidad and Tobago's Mas / Lorraine Nero --
Jamaican Tai-no symbols / Ivor Conolley --
Reading historical remains : a museum perspective / Suzanne Francis-Brown --
Never catch me : land and law in attending to the Haitian past / Winter Schneider --
Authenticating heritage / Karl Watson --
Is we speak to we now : the making of Caribbean Archives in London / H.J.M. Ishmael --
Researching Anglophone Caribbean literature : archival encounters and hidden histories in the Atlantic world / Alison Donnell --
Records of the Moravian Church in the Caribbean / Paul Peucker and Thomas J. McCullough --
Genealogy and family history in the Caribbean : an archivists toolkit / Guy Grannum.
Series Title: Series on archives, archivists, and society, number 8
Responsibility: edited by Jeannette A. Bastian, John A. Aarons, Stanley H. Griffin.

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"A collection of forty essays by archivists and academics within and outside of the Caribbean region that address challenges of collecting, representing and preserving the records and cultural expressions of former colonial societies, exploring the contribution of these records to nation-building"--

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