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Percival J. Patterson Collection

Rupert Lewis Collection

Ambassador Dudley Joseph Thompson (1917 – 2012) was a politician, diplomat and Pan-Africanist famed for his work in the trial of Kenyan nationalist Jomo Kenyatta which brought the political situation in Kenya under the international spotlight. The papers of Dudley Thompson were donated to The UWI Mona in 2018 and is housed at the Mona Library. With content covering the late 1940s through to 2012, researchers can access speeches, correspondence and interviews among other material with Thompson and political leaders such as Nelson Mandela and Michael Manley.  


The West Indian Sportsman was a magazine, published between the 1950s and 1970s. Edited and published by Alva Ramsay, the West Indian Sportsman was printed by the Gleaner Company. The magazine was known for its riveting discussions about the prospects of in horse racing, boxing, football, track and field athletes, skateboarding and a myriad of other sports. The content of the West Indian Sportsman largely featured contenders across the English-speaking Caribbean. The magazine’s content was quite diverse, not only did it make its own “Sportsman” and “Horse” of the year predictions, it occasionally ventured into other areas with articles on music such as Jamaican Ska.




Edward Philip George Seaga was the fifth Prime Minister of Jamaica  serving  from 1980 to 1989 and  was  Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party from 1974 to 2005. He served as leader of the opposition from 1974 to 1980 and again from 1989 until January 2005. His retirement from political life marked the end of Jamaica's founding generation in active politics; he was the last serving politician to have entered public life before independence. Mr.Seaga also played a major role in the development of the Jamaican music industry, as a record producer and record company owner. The Edward Seaga Papers includes documents, books, scrapbooks,  photographs and other memorabilia accumulated during his years in public service. The Edward Seaga Papers are in the process of being digitized and are being made assessible via the Library's Search and Discovery platform UWILINC.   To date over 550 files of correspondence, reports and policy documents are  accessible  both in print and in digital  format.  Scrapbooks of  press reports about Jamaica collected from newspapers  world wide  during the period when Mr.  Seaga  was Primo Minister  are also being made assessible

The Letterbook comprised “Transcripts of letters, written to his family and friends from Spanish Town, Jamaica, BWI between 1802 & 1807”.

This collection is a multicultural one with an emphasis on Caribbean subjects collected over time by Dr. Cherrell Shelley-Robinson. The papers cover a wide range of topics relating to children and young adult literature, some of which include Indigenous children’s literature, Publishing in the Caribbean, Books and reading in Jamaica, Caribbean text books for children, Gender balance in children’s literature, Sexism in children’s books, Racism, Censorship, Caribbean poems and Reviews. The format is varied and includes correspondence; magazines; press clippings; conference papers; published and unpublished articles by different authors, as well as, photocopies of Dr. Shelley-Robinson’s published research papers, among others.

Cassidy Collection

The collection of the late Prof. Frederic Cassidy was donated by his family to the Mona Library in 2001. This collection includes a number of valuable manuscripts by Prof. Cassidy including that of The Dictionary of Jamaican English. The collection, which holds published and unpublished research into the various dialects across the Caribbean spans the 1920s – 1990s. This list represents items that have been scanned and available.


2021 Updated List of Available Cassidy Collection Folders


Below is a link to the materials identified for digitization by the University of the West Indies, Mona Library.


Proposed List of material to be digitized


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