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New Donation Adds More Than 200 Items of Significance to the Caribbean Studies Collection

The Library is pleased to report the addition of more than two hundred monographs and pamphlets by way of a private donation. This donation brings the Library’s holdings to over 3,700 books, pamphlets, DVDs and video recordings relating to the Caribbean.

The donation includes an impressive variety of titles including a literary criticism on the poetry of Aimé Césaire, a discourse on Rastafarian music in contemporary Jamaica, and an economic history of Puerto Rico. The oldest item is Edgar Mayhew Bacon and Eugene Murray Aaron’s 1890 treatise The New Jamaica: Describing the Island, Explaining its Conditions of Life and Growth and Discussing Its Mercantile Relations and Potential Importance.  Several works date from the early 21st century including Talk Stories by Jamaica Kincaid and Jennie Marcelle Smith’s When the Hands are Many: Community Organization and Social Change in Rural Haiti. Historians, literary scholars, sociologists, and multi-disciplinary scholars interested in migration studies or postcolonial issues will all find something of interest in this new acquisition.

Photographs of pamphlets from the donation

For additional tips on finding Caribbean Studies resources at RULA, check out the guide for CHST222: History of the Caribbean and the general Caribbean Studies Guide. For more information about the donation, or to learn more about the Library’s Caribbean Studies collection, contact the subject liaison for Caribbean Studies, Val Lem.