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Lawrence Scott’s Archives are being deposited at:

West Indiana & Special Collections Division
The Alma Jordan Library
The University of the West Indies,
St. Augustine
Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.

Glenroy Taitt (Dr.)
Senior Librarian II & Head, West Indiana & Special Collections Division
Lorraine Nero - Senior Librarian/Special Collections Librarian

At the moment the archives pertaining to Witchbroom, Aelred’s Sin and the short story collections Ballad for the New World and Leaving by Plane Swimming Back Under Water have already been deposited with the West Indiana & Special Collections Division.

You can access the Witchbroom archives on this link: - Link

"Researchers have already used this set of materials." Lorraine Nero - Senior Librarian/Special Collections Librarian.

The other deposited archives can only be accessed once they have been processed:

"Researchers will be welcome to consult the material once it has been processed." Lorraine Nero - Senior Librarian/Special Collections Librarian.

The other archives are similar to the Witchbroom archive in composition, in that they are organised in similar categories: manuscripts, correspondence (personal, agents, publishers acceptances and rejections of manuscripts) reviews and academic articles, records of awards, photographs, publicity records.

Manuscripts of the short story collections include some of the earliest writings of the author with responses from different writers, mentors and peers.

The Aelred’s Sin archive includes texts, which were important research materials and influences for the author at the time of writing.

The Night Calypso Archive contains recorded interviews with ex-patients and medical staff of the Chacachacare Leprosarium.

It is the intention of the West Indiana Collection, when it is possible, to archive other deposits from time to time covering other published novels: Night Calypso, Light Falling on Bamboo, Dangerous Freedom and the non-fiction book, Golconda Our Voices Our Lives. It is the intention also to house not just archives of present literary works but also those to be written by Lawrence Scott; to archive the life of the author, through notebooks and other correspondence together with personal and family memorabilia.


Launch of the Witchbroom Archive - Link

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Feature Speech for Witchbroom Archive Handover Ceremony - Geraldine Skeete, PhD - Link

Translating Witchbroom - Christine Pagnoulle - Link




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