Irma Goldstraw Papers


Title of collection or material

Irma Goldstraw Papers

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Creation dates

circa 1940-2000

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General notes

Irma Goldstraw is a former librarian who worked at the Main Library, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus.

Content notes

The collection is a valuable resource for information on the activities of the artists, playwrights, and other members of the Art community in Trinidad and Tobago. It includes items such as exhibition catalogues, theatre programmes, Alfred Codallo and J. Newel Lewis prints, magazines which showcase the cultural life of Trinidad and Tobago; several items about Carlisle Chang, Derek Walcott, Beryl Mc Burnie; and recipe books. The materials were donated over the period 2003-2008 by Mrs. Irma Goldstraw, a former librarian who worked at this library. Mrs. Goldstraw has been a long standing friend of Derek Walcott and her husband Lawrence Goldstraw also performed in several of Walcott's productions.



6.0 Linear feet


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