Edric and Pearl Connor papers


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Edric and Pearl Connor papers

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The collection comprises documents, correspondence and photographs from both Edric and Pearl Connor. The items from Edric include several drafts of Edric Connor's autobiography, photographs, several of which illustrate his film career and many music scores that he possessed. The photographs also depict the evacuation of the northwest peninsula of Chaguaramas in Trinidad which Connor helped to organize on behalf of the U.S. Military in the early 1940s. There are also early photographs of the steelband showing the transition from biscuit tins to oil drums.

The Pearl Connor material covers the period 1977-1978 when she was based in Trinidad. It comprises newspaper clippings and correspondence, pamphlets depicting her involvement in various aspects of Trinidad and Tobago culture, her efforts as a cultural activist, involvement in Carifesta, attempted development of a local film industry, also her work as a columnist with the Trinidad Guardian.



4.0 Linear feet (5 boxes)


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