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Caribbean collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1780

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence; government documents, including legal cases, decrees, reports and proclamations; church documents; published illustrated materials; and writings from the Caribbean islands (Cuba, Jamaica, Santo Domingo, Barbados, and the Virgin Islands). The collection is arranged by accession; the original accession is arranged by country, and by date within the country. The description of each item includes, when possible, its author, title, place of origin, and a summary of its contents. When an item is a copy of an original, it is arranged by the date of the original. The date field, however, contains the date of the copy itself, not the original. The date of the original is included in the summary description of the item.

Dates

  • 1500-1935

Language of Materials

The collection is mainly in Spanish; Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad, and Virgin Islands materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

The entire collection, except Accession 2012-M-067, Accession 2013-M-021, and Accession 2017-M-014 is available on microfilm. Patrons must use FILM HM 253 instead of the originals.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown, though much of the material in this collection is likely in the public domain. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials have been assembled from various collections and acquired from several individuals. They include materials transferred from the Latin American Collection Curator, Yale University Library.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by accession; the original accession is arranged by country, and by date within the country.

Extent

23.0 Linear Feet (11 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1780

Overview

A collection of correspondence; government documents, including legal cases, reports, decrees and proclamations; church documents; published illustrated materials; and writings from the Caribbean islands (Cuba, Jamaica, Santo Domingo, Barbados, and the Virgin Islands) on civil, military, religious, economic and social topics.

Existence and Location of Copies

The entire collection, except for Accession 2012-M-067, Accession 2013-M-021, and Accession 2017-M-014 is available on microfilm from Gale Group, Farmington Hills, Michigan.
Title
Guide to the Caribbean Collection
Author
compiled by Philip S. MacLeod and Christine Weideman
Date
December 2001
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • October 2016: finding aid revisiion description not supplied

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven CT 06520-8240 US
(203) 432-1735
(203) 432-7441 (Fax)