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Caribbean Documents collection
- 1542-1959 (Creation)
11 Boxes and oversized items.
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Scope and content
This collection includes various types of documents pertaining to the historical and cultural production taking place in the Caribbean. Materials include correspondence, diaries, ledgers, property transactions including slave registers, reports, typescripts, from the various islands of the Caribbean such as Antigua, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, St. Christopher, Trinidad and Tobago from the 16th to the present. The collection is further enhanced by the acquisition of antique maps from cartographers such as Linschoten and Sanson.
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Conditions governing access
This collection is open for research.
Items from this collection are kept on-campus and may be requested from the first floor Kislak Center in the Otto G. Richter Library at University of Miami.
Conditions governing reproduction
Caribbean Documents Collection Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Selected materials from this collection have been digitized: https://merrick.library.miami.edu/specialCollections/asm0570/
Related archival materials
See also the Caribbean and South American Ephemera Collection (ASM0001), the Historical Documents Collection (ASM0566), the Latin America Documents Collection (ASM460), the Jamaica Manuscripts Collection (ASM0320), and the Florida Documents Collection (ASM0567).
Container list by Marcia Evanson and Grace Castro.
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