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 Fact sheet
 Eric Williams Memorial Collection...
 Dr. Eric Williams, Scholar and...
 Cultivate the garden and the fruits...
 Conclusion
 Callaloo: leading American journal...
 University of Florida's Preservation...
 New York Times article
 Innaugural Program
 Eric Eustace Williams (photogr...
 EWMC Ribbon Cutting (photograph:...
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Place of Publication: St. Augustine Trinidad
Publication Date: 1998
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Table of Contents
    Invitation to opening of the EWMC
        Unnumbered ( 1 )
    List of information in media kit
        Unnumbered ( 2 )
    Fact sheet
        Unnumbered ( 3 )
    Eric Williams Memorial Collection Leaves Legacy for Students of the World
        Page 1
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Dr. Eric Williams, Scholar and Statesman: a legacy for the Twentieth Century
        Page 1
        Page 2
        Page 3
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Cultivate the garden and the fruits of labor will ripen richly
        Page 1
        Page 2
        Page 3
        Page 4
    Conclusion
        Page 1
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Callaloo: leading American journal dedicates special issue to Caribbean's foremost scholar
        Page 1
        Page 2
    University of Florida's Preservation Department Catalogues the work of Dr. Eric E. Williams on the World Wide Web
        Page 1
        Page 2
        Page 3
    New York Times article
        Unnumbered ( 24 )
    Innaugural Program
        Unnumbered ( 25 )
        Page 6
    Eric Eustace Williams (photograph)
        Unnumbered ( 27 )
    EWMC Ribbon Cutting (photograph: Erica Williams Connel and Colin Powell)
        Unnumbered ( 28 )
    Letter of transmittal from Dr. Margaret Rouse-Jones
        Unnumbered ( 29 )
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LIST OF INFORMATION IN MEDIA KIT




1. "DR. ERIC EUSTACE WILLIAMS -
SCHOLAR AND STATESMAN: A LEGACY FOR THE TWENTIETH CENTURY"
RELEASE: BIOGRAPHY OF DR. ERIC EUSTACE WILLIAMS.

2. "CULTIVATE THE GARDEN AND THE FRUITS OF LABOR WILL RIPEN RICHLY"
RELEASE: THE COLLECTION, EVENT AND SPONSORS OF THE ERIC
WILLIAMS MEMORIAL COLLECTION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF THE W'IT
INDIES, ST. AU(;USTINE, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO.

3. "A GRANDDAUGHTER'S TRIBUTE"
ESSAY AND COLOR PIECE: ERIN WILLIAMS-CONNELL, 1996, AGE NINE.

4. CALLALOOO: LEADING AMERICAN JOURNAL DEDICATES SPECIAL ISSUE TO
CARIBBEAN'S FOREMOST SCHOLAR"
RELEASE: ABOUT THE NOVEMBER 1997, ISSUE DEDICATED TO THE
WORK OF DR. ERIC E. WILLIAMS.

5. "UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA'S PRESERVATION DEPARTMENT CATALOGUES THE
WORK OF DR. ERIC E. WILLIAMS ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB"
RELEASE: INTERNET ACCESSIBILITY THROUGH THE PRESERVATION
DEPARTMENT, GEORGE A. SMATHERS LIBRARIES AT THE UNIVERSITY
OF FLORIDA.

5. REPRINT OF NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE
REPRINT OF NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF BOOKS WHERE
DR. ERIC E. WILLIAMS' WORK IS CITED AS THE BASIS FOR
CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH, NOVEMBER 30, 1997 ISSUE.

6. PHOTO OF DR. ERIC E. WILLIAMS.

8. FACT SHEET.


9. LIST OF INFORMATION IN MEDIA KIT.







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WHAT: THE ERIC WILLIAMS MEMORIAL COLLECTION
INAUGURAL DEDICATION
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, ST. AUGUSTINE,
REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO.


WHO: GENERAL COLIN L. POWELL, (USA) RETIRED

ACTING PRESIDENT GANACE RAMDIAL OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

PRIME MINISTER BASDEO PANDA OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

PRO-VICE CHANCELLOR AND CAMPUS PRINCIPAL (TRINIDAD)
COMPTON BOURNE

PRO-VICE CHANCELLOR REX NETTLEFORD (JAMAICA CAMPUS)

MRS. ERICA WILLIAMS CONNELL, DAUGHTER OF
THE LATE PRIME MINISTER DR. ERIC E. WILLIAMS



WHERE: THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, ST. AUGUSTINE


SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 1998


WHEN:












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ERIC WILLIAMS MEMORIAL COLLECTION
LEAVES LEGACY FOR STUDENTS OF THE WORLD




REPI'BLIC (0 TRINIDAD & TOBAGO...... (APRIL, 1998) THE IDEA OF ESTABLISHING

an on-going entity to honor the legacy and scholarship of the late Dr. Eric Eustace

Williams, one of Trinidad and Tobago's former Heads of Government for a quarter

century and its first Prime Minister, has spanned a generation. This seed bore fruit

Sunday, March 22, 1998, when The Eric Williams Memorial Collection was inaugurated at

the Library of the I university of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Republic of Trinidad and
Tobago.


THEi EVENT


TO MARK TIll Al SPICIOULS OC( SMO%, the noted American, General Colin L. Powell,

USA (Retired), dedicated The Eric Williams Memorial Collection. His remarks were

followed by a tribute delivered by Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Basdeo Panday.
Dr. Williams' daughter Erica Williams-Connell has been the driving force behind
The Eric Williams Memorial Collection. She acknowledged the many individuals and

organizations both at home and abroad who have shared her commitment to assuring the
conservation of Trinidad and Tobago's history.

One of her favorite quotations is that of a preservationist: "If we fail to maintain the

roadmarks of the past, the future begins to lose its points of reference." It is within the

garden of this spirit that Ms. Williams-Connell witnessed her dream flower to reality.











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Trinidad and Tobago's acting President Ganace Ramdial, Pro-Vice Chancellor and
Campus Principal (Trinidad) Compton Bourne; and Pro-Vice Chancellor Rex Nettleford,
(Jamaica Campus), were among the distinguished guests who attended the inauguration
ceremony. Trinidad Campus Librarian Dr. Margaret Rouse-Jones gave a brief overview of
the collection's history.


THE SPONSORS


THE ERIC WILLIAMS MEMORIAL COLLECTION has taken root since the respected

statesman's death on March 29, 1981, through the tenacity of individuals, universities and
corporations all over the world.
The Collection will serve as a resource to analyze the many contributions of this
famous son of the soil, based on sound principles of academic research and investigation.


Major Sponsors:

AMALGAMATED SECURITY SERVICES, LTD.; CL FINANCIAL, INTERNATIONAL
COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK; NATIONAL GAS COMPANY OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO,
LIMITED; TEXACO; TOURISM AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY OF TRINIDAD
AND TOBAGO LIMITED; and THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST INDIES, ST. AUGUSTINE
CAMPUS.


Without their help, this vision could not have become real.


THE COLLECTION


The Eric Williams Memorial Collection is housed in a three-room wing of the Library
at the University of the West Indies in St. Augustine. The physical configuration consists of
one large room that contains Dr. Williams' more than 8,000 books and papers. This











EWMC, PAGE 3



functional research room will be utilized for on-going scholarly investigations at a national,
Pan-Caribbean and global level. Adjacent to it is a small museum depicting the seven
decades of Dr. Williams' life, complete with the personal effects that distinguished his
prolific career.
The last room that forms part of the Collection Wing is an actual recreation of Dr.
Williams' personal study. With his jacket slung to the side of his well-utilized chair, the
exhibit fosters an air of immediacy and use, while highlighting the glorious chaos that
defined his inner sanctum. And its authenticity favorite pipe in ashtray to boot infuses
the visitor with a sense of Dr. Williams' knowledge and acceptance of his destiny, as he
navigated the turbulent seas that characterized a nation's transition from colonialism to
freedom, steering his countrymen to the safe harbor of Independence and unity within the
family of nations.
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus, is located in the Republic of
Trinidad and Tobago. The Campus Librarian is Dr. Margaret Rouse-Jones. For general
information, telephone numbers are (868) 662-2002 or (868) 663-1334. For library
information, telephone number is (868) 645-3232 ext. 3506 or 2008. The library fax is
(868) 662-9238.





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DR. ERIC EUSTACE WILLIAMS
SCHOLAR AND STATESMAN: A LEGACY FOR THE TWENTIETH CENTURY



REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO ...... (MARCH, 1998) DR. Eric Eustace Williams, the

scholar turned statesman who navigated the political life of the Republic of Trinidad and

Tobago, was a man of vision, erudition and passion. He was democratically elected every

five years for a quarter of a century.

Dr. Williams' vision forged the destiny of the twin-island British territory of

Trinidad and Tobago from the colonial dependency it was into the modern independent

nation it is. His tenacity about the idea of self-determination shaped his country's future as

a nation, vibrant within the Caribbean and the world.

Dr. Williams' erudition nurtured that vision. He was an historian of renown not

only in pan-Caribbean circles, but also of global importance. In England, at Oxford his

Ph.D. in History was conferred in 1935, and in the United States, at Howard University in

Washington, D.C., he was Assistant Professor of Political Science in 1939 and Professor of

Political Science in 1948. Beyond those academic milestones, however, his commitment to

research and study resulted in a prolific body of investigative and philosophical literature

that embedded his reputation in the annals of twentieth century intellectual culture.

Dr. Williams' passion dominated both his erudition and his vision and although

being an inward-looking man, this manifested itself in spearheading Trinidad and Tobago's

independence. This same fire fueled his leadership as the yoke of colonialism was cast aside

forever and a unified people emerged out of the ethnic callaloo that is Trinidad and

Tobago's population.









DR. ERIC EUSTACE WILLIAMS
SCHOLAR AND STATESMAN: A LEGACY FOR THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

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THE SCHOLAR

FROM middle-class origins in Trinidad, Eric Williams was born the eldest of twelve

children. Bright and curious, yet of a shy demeanor, the young Williams was educated at

Tranquillity School and Queen's Royal College in Trinidad, and at St. Catherine's College,

Oxford, England. He remained at Oxford to continue research in colonial history. He

earned his Ph.D. based on his highly controversial dissertation that focused on the abolition

and emancipation of British West Indian slavery.

In 1944, his expanded doctoral thesis was published by the University of North

Carolina Press as the book Capitalism and Slavery. More than half a century later, the

nucleus of his book that economic realities rather than humanistic concerns dictated the

demise of the West Indian slave trade is the genesis for on-going and new research on

slavery. Dr. Williams described it as "a study of the contribution of slavery to the

development of British capitalism." Capitalism and Slavery was a groundbreaking study

and is the classic in the field of West Indian colonial history.

A scholar, Dr. Williams continued to write prolifically even as head of government

for a quarter of a century. Outstanding among his works are the following: BRITISH

HISTORIANS AND THE WEST INDIES, published 1969, (West Indian history examined

through the eyes of British historians who masked simple prejudice with historical

objectivity); THE NEGRO IN THE CARIBBEAN, published 1942, (the role of the Caribbean

Negro scrutinized within the context of its historical panorama and challenges common to

the region); HISTORY OF THE PEOPLE OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, published 1962,










DR. ERIC EUSTACE WILLIAMS
SCHOLAR AND STATESMAN: A LEGACY FOR THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

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(the authoritative history of his native land written to celebrate its Declaration of

Independence on August 31, 1962); and FROM COLUMBUS TO CASTRO: THE HISTORY OF

THE CARIBBEAN, 1492-1969, published 1970, (the pivotal role that the history of sugar and

slavery played within the economic history of the Caribbean).

Eric Williams' statesmanship and intellect were recognized globally. He was made

a member of Her Majesty's Privy Council in 1964 and Companion of Honor in 1969. He

was an Honorary Fellow of St. Catherine's College, Oxford; and in 1965, an Honorary

Degree of Doctor of Civil Law was conferred by Oxford University. He was also an

Honorary LL.D. of the University of New Brunswick, Canada, and the only Pro-Chancellor

to date of the University of The West Indies.

He shared his insatiable pursuit of knowledge through publicly held fora at

Woodford Square, a park in Trinidad's capital Port-of-Spain. The masses gathered

eagerly to hear history made vibrant and intimate through Dr. Williams' lengthy talks.

And his talks were to the masses, not down to them, as he liberally spoke in local picong

- a sharp, witty and often acerbic play on words that appealed to the entire audience as he

"turned history into gossip" according to George Lamming, the noted Caribbean author.

Such public lectures, in what amounted to an intensive program of mass political

education, were legion between September 1954 and January 1966. That these were so

extraordinary and his information so compelling is evident in the moniker which came to

define this public education locale, "The University of Woodford Square."










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SCHOLAR AND STATESMAN: A LEGACY FOR THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

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THE STATESMAN

DR. ERIC E. WILLIAMS' academic pursuits in Caribbean studies brought well-

deserved recognition to his work, and by the mid-1940s he had emerged as the foremost

authority on Caribbean history. He was invited to join the staff of the Anglo-American

Caribbean Commission, a consortium formed by the United States, Britain, France and the

Netherlands to focus on the economic and social development of the Caribbean. He left it in

1955 in protest against its pseudo-colonialist policies. And in the same year, he entered

politics.

"I have dealt too much in the past years with the historical background of

problems and with the statistics: what I intend to do now is to see the living humanity

behind the statistics." In that spirit, Dr. Williams founded a new political party, the

Peoples' National Movement, and fostered a unique political focus: he advocated reason

over rhetoric at his public gatherings. In 1956, the PNM emerged as the majority party in

the legislature and he became the colony's first Chief Minister.

He gained even wider support by the vigorous campaign against the American naval

base at Chaguaramas. In the elections under a new self-government constitution in 1961,

the PNM won in increased numbers and Dr. Williams was made its Premier, only to become

Prime Minister when Trinidad and Tobago became independent from Britain the following

year. Upon Independence, Dr. Williams gave to the nation its motto: "Discipline,

Production and Tolerance." His positions as Head of Government were Chief Minister from

1956 to 1959; Premier from 1959 to 1961; and Prime Minister from 1962 to 1981.










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SCHOLAR AND STATESMAN: A LEGACY FOR THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

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Dr. Williams was a staunch advocate of the West Indian Federation which was

dedicated to the economic and political integration of all British colonies in the Caribbean.

It was a testament to his leadership and the nation's high standing that Trinidad was chosen

as the capital of the Federation. This enthusiasm was short lived, however, as dissension

among the islands brought about the collapse of the West Indian Federation. Dr. Williams

withdrew from it three months before Trinidad and Tobago became independent and

shortly after Jamaica severed its relationship in 1962.

Geography and geology buttressed the new independent nation's economic footing

due to its significant oil reserves. As a result Trinidad and Tobago enjoyed one of the

highest per capital incomes in the Caribbean and Latin America as skyrocketing oil prices

bolstered the economy in the 1970s. In view of his support for pan-Caribbean policies, and

in possession of the finances to act, Dr. Williams loaned substantial amounts to less

fortunate Caribbean neighbors. In spite of the high unemployment and social unrest that

characterized these maverick times, he forged a nation that was one of the richest and most

fully industrialized in the Caribbean. Indeed today, Trinidad and Tobago receives the

largest amount of foreign investment per capital in the Caribbean and Latin America.

His legacy as a statesman was in no way proportionate to the size of his country's

then 1.1 million people. Trinidad and Tobago, often referred to as "The Geneva of the

Caribbean", owed its unrivalled reputation as a country relatively unified in its

heterogeneous racial mixture to the "Architect of Independence" Dr. Eric Williams.

He guided Trinidad and Tobago through the various stages to political maturity, his

policies of inclusion being reflected in the motto he gave to his country, "Together We

Aspire: Together We Achieve."








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CULTIVATE THE GARDEN AND THE FRUITS OF LABOR WILL RIPEN RICHLY



REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO ...... (MARCH, 1998) THE IDEA OF ESTABLISHING an

on-going entity to honor the legacy and scholarship of the late Dr. Eric Eustace Williams,

one of Trinidad and Tobago's former Heads of Government for a quarter of a century and

its first Prime Minister, has spanned a generation. This seed will indeed bear fruit on

Sunday, March 22, 1998, when The Eric Williams Memorial Collection will be inaugurated

at the Library of The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Republic of Trinidad

and Tobago.

THE EVENT

TO mark this auspicious occasion, the noted American, General Colin L. Powell,

USA (Retired), will dedicate The Eric Williams Memorial Collection. His remarks will be

followed by a tribute delivered by Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Basdeo Panday.

Dr. Williams' daughter Erica Williams Connell has been one of the driving forces

behind The Eric Williams Memorial Collection. She will address the gathering and will

acknowledge not only her appreciation to the many individuals and organizations both at

home and abroad who have shared her vision over the years, but also those whose

commitment to assuring the conservation of Trinidad and Tobago's history has more than

amply been demonstrated.










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One of her favorite quotations is that of a preservationist: "If we fail to maintain

the roadmarks of the past, the future begins to lose its points of reference." It is within the

garden of this spirit that Ms. Williams Connell will witness her dream flower to reality.

Trinidad and Tobago's Acting President Ganace Ramdial, Pro-Vice Chancellor and

Campus Principal (Trinidad) Compton Bourne, and Pro-Vice Chancellor Rex Nettleford,

(Jamaica Campus), will be among the distinguished guests who will be attending the

inauguration ceremony. Trinidad Campus Librarian Dr. Margaret Rouse-Jones will give a

brief overview of the collection's history.



THE SPONSORS

THE Eric Williams Memorial Collection has taken root since the respected

statesman's death on March 29, 1981, through the tenacity of individuals, universities and

corporations all over the world. Partly as a result of the passion and commitment of Ms.

Erica Williams Connell, virtually every detail pertaining to her father's collection was

preserved.

It is a fitting tribute to Dr. Williams, historian-turned-politician, that one week shy

of the 17th anniversary of his death, a very small step, with untold benefits to the people of

Trinidad and Tobago and indeed, the wider Caribbean, will have been taken. The Eric

Williams Memorial Collection will serve as a resource to analyze the many contributions of

this famous son of the soil, based on sound principles of academic research and

investigation.

The challenge of initiating an institution of this sort a generation after Dr.

Williams' passing cannot be understated. Such efforts have succeeded with the active

support and encouragement from Trinidad and Tobago's corporate citizens:










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AMALGAMATED SECURITY SERVICES, LTD.; CL FINANCIAL; INTERNATIONAL

COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK; NATIONAL GAS COMPANY OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO,

LIMITED; TEXACO; TOURISM AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT COMPANY OF TRINIDAD AND

TOBAGO LIMITED and THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, ST. AUGUSTINE CAMPUS.

Without their help, this vision could not have become real.



THE COLLECTION

THE Eric Williams Memorial Collection will be housed in a three-room wing

of the Library at The University of the West Indies in St. Augustine. The physical

configuration consists of one large room that will contain Dr. Williams' more than 8,000

books and papers. This functional research room will be utilized for continuing scholarly

analysis at a national, pan-Caribbean and global level.

Adjacent to it will be a small museum depicting the seven decades of Dr. Williams'

life, complete with the personal effects that distinguished his prolific career.

The last room of the Collection Wing will be an actual recreation of Dr. Williams'

personal study. With his jacket slung to the side of his well-utilized chair, the exhibit will

foster an air of immediacy and use, while highlighting the glorious chaos that defined his

inner sanctum. And its authenticity favorite pipe in ashtray to boot will infuse the visitor

with a sense of Dr.Williams' knowledge and acceptance of his destiny, as he navigated the

turbulent seas that characterized a nation's transition from colonialism to freedom, steering

his countrymen to the safe harbor of Independence and unity within the family of nations.










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The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus, is located in the Republic

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information, telephone numbers are (868) 662-2002 or (868) 663-1334. For library

information, telephone number is (868) 645-3232 ext. 3506 or 2008. The library fax is (868)

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CALLALOO: LEADING AMERICAN JOURNAL DEDICATES SPECIAL ISSUE
To CARIBBEAN'S FOREMOST SCHOLAR



REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO ...... (MARCH, 1998) CALLALOO, the premier African-

American and Diasporic multi-disciplinary journal dedicated its November 1997 issue to

the work of DR. ERIC E. WILLIAMS. The idea of a tribute to the work of Dr. Williams

resulted from the Symposium "Capitalism and Slavery Fifty Years Later: Eric Williams

and the Post Colonial Caribbean" that was held for a week in September 1996, at The

University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus. The global interest in Dr. Eric E.

Williams' groundbreaking scholarship on this topic drew professors, writers and public

figures from the Caribbean, Europe, Japan, China and North America.

This special issue of Callaloo devoted to the late Prime Minister Eric Williams is a

first for the journal. Given the enormous political and cultural contributions Dr. Eric E.

Williams made not only to his country, but also his contributions to political thought in the

world, this issue is dedicated to his writings. To date Callaloo has never been devoted to the

writings of a political writer; all its writers are creative writers.

Callaloo is published quarterly by the Johns Hopkins University Press and is

sponsored by the University of Virginia. Its editor Charles H. Rowell, a Professor of

English at the University of Virginia, is committed to publishing works of poetry, literature,

critical essays and visual art of academics and people from throughout the African

Diaspora.










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For more information, contact The Johns Hopkins University Press, Journals

Publishing Division, P.O. Box 19966, Baltimore, Maryland 21211, USA. Telephone is

(410) 516-6987; Fax is (410) 516-6968. The Toll-Free Number is (800) 548-1784.











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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA'S PRESERVATION DEPARTMENT CATALOGUES
THE WORK OF DR. ERIC E. WILLIAMS ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB



REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO ...... (MARCH, 1998) UNDER THE DIRECTION OF Erich

Kesse, Chair of Preservation at the University of Florida, a site on the Internet's World

Wide Web facilitates immediate access to information about Dr. Eric E. Williams, former

Head of Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

The website is listed: "karamelik.eastlib.ufl.edu/williams" which circuits directly to

the University of Florida's George A. Smathers Libraries Preservation Department

homepage. Within the Preservation Department's formidable collection, the homepage

"ERIC EUSTACE WILLIAMS 1911-1981" is singled out, and is comprised of four categories:

"WORKS AUTHORED BY DR. ERIC EUSTACE WILLIAMS"; "WORKS ABOUT DR. ERIC

EUSTACE WILLIAMS"; "WORKS EDITED BY DR. ERIC EUSTACE WILLIAMS"; and

"MANUSCRIPTS OF DR. ERIC EUSTACE WILLIAMS". This latter site lists addresses,

broadcasts, brochures, forewords, interviews, journals, articles, lectures, messages,

newspaper articles, press releases, statements, and other miscellaneous writings. Items are

categorized based on information from a bibliography provided by his daughter Erica

Williams Connell.

ABOUT THE WEBSITE

In conducting a general search through the World Wide Web with the topic as

"DR. ERIC EUSTACE WILLIAMS" the user will access a site connected to the University of










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Florida that is a general biography of Dr. Williams. This particular listing is:

http://www.users.interport.net/-alana/eric.html which offers links to the Preservation

Department site as well as other links about Trinidad such as location information and

pertinent photographs.

No collection of works by or about Dr. Eric Williams would be complete without a

resource as a reference point. The Preservation Department of the University of Florida

has been able to catalogue information through the contribution of the Trinidad Guardian

newspaper and its parent company, the Trinidad Publishing Co., Ltd., as its resource.

The website for Dr. Eric Eustace Williams is dedicated to building a complete

collection of reports. Selection does not intend to reflect a bias in the politics of the

Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Indeed, articles are selected about political parties,

including Dr. Williams' own People's National Movement (PNM), on the basis of one simple

criterion: the publication of Dr. Williams' name in the article. Letters to the editor are not

selected, as these require additional copyright clearances.



ABOUT THE ERIC WILLIAMS MEMORIAL COLLECTION INAUGURAL DEDICATION

Erich Kesse, Chair, Preservation Department, is an American who has savoured the

philosophies and stirring rhetoric of Dr. Eric E. Williams since his boyhood. In the

commitment to maintaining pertinent information on Dr. Williams, he has directed that an

electronic archive of the Inaugural Dedication of The Eric Williams Memorial Collection at

The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, be created. Personal recollections,










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photographs and other information relevant to the full scope of Dr. Eric E. Williams' legacy

are solicited for this purpose and will be fully considered.



ABOUT THE PROCESS

As of March 1998, the Preservation Department of the University of Florida

has documented over 500 articles spanning January through April of 1981 alone. This high

volume of articles coincides with the former Prime Minister's passing. As a "mode of

operation" preservationists decided to begin at this point Dr. Williams' death- and work

backward chronologically through the paper. The preservationists' goal is to document and

produce over thirty years of articles from the Trinidad Guardian.

As no index exists for dates in the Trinidad Guardian, preservationists manually

and visually scan for select articles. This process often involves searching through entire

newspapers. Information is then entered into a database that contains the basic

bibliographic information about each piece, i. e., title, author, date, page, column and

illustrations or photographs.

For more information, contact: Mr. Erich Kesse, Chair, Preservation Department,

George A. Smathers Libraries, University Florida, P. O. Box 117007, Gainesville, Florida

32611-7007. Telephone is: (352) 392-6962. Fax is: (352) 392-6597. E-mail is:

preserve@mail.uflib.ufl.edu .


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REPRINT OF NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE
REPRINT OF NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF BOOKS WHERE
DR. ERIC E. WILLIAMS' WORK IS CITED AS THE BASIS FOR
CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH, NOVEMBER 30, 1997 ISSUE.



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THE UNIVERSITY
OF THE
WEST INDIES


PRO VICE CHANCELLOR
COMPTON BOURNE
PRINCIPAL OF THE ST. AUGUSTINE CAMPUS

Cordially invites



To the Opening Ceremony of the
ERIC WILLIAMS MEMORIAL COLLECTION

Guest of Honour:
GENERAL COLIN L. POWELL
U.S.A. (Ret.)

At the Main Library (2nd Floor)
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
At 3.30 p.m. on Sunday, March 22nd, 1998

(Note: Please bring this invitation
with you and be seated by 3.15 p.m.)


RS.V.P 662-2002 / 645-3234/5/6
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THE UNIVERSITY
OF THE
WEST INDIES


SIR SHRIDATH RAMPHAL
CHANCELLOR
SIR ALISTER MCINTYRE
VICE CHANCELLOR
AND
PRO VICE CHANCELLOR
COMPTON BOURNE
PRINCIPAL OF THE ST. AUGUSTINE CAMPUS

Request the pleasure of your company
at a Reception in honour of


GENERAL COLIN L. POWELL
U.SA (Ret.)

Sunday March 22, 1998

Immediately following the Formal Opening of
The Eric Williams Memorial Collection
at The Office of the Campus Principal
Wooding Drive, UWI Campus.


R.S.V.P. 662-3261/662-0600 662-0602
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Tel. No.: 662-2002 (Enquiries Ext. 2132)
Fax No.: 1-809-662-9238
E-mail: mainlib@library.uwi.tt

Ref: G.1423


1998/03/11


Dear Dr. Kesse,


Eric Williams Memorial Collection


The Eric Williams Memorial Collection will be
formally opened on March 22, 1998 and on the request of Mrs.
Erica Williams-Connell, an invitation is extended to you to be
present at the Opening Ceremony scheduled for 3.30 p.m.,
Second Floor of The University of the West Indies Library, St.
Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.

The Opening Ceremony will be followed by a reception
at the Office of the Principal. The official invitations will
be mailed to you.

I should be grateful if you would indicate by return
FAX (868 662 9238) whether you would be available to attend.



Yours sincerely,



(Dr. Margaret Rouse-Jo es)
Campus Librarian


Dr. Enrich Kesse
University of Florida
Gainesville, Fl. 32611
U.S.A.


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