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The Joseph J. Williams, SJ Ethnological Collection is known for its wealth of material about the Caribbean and Africa, including maps, wills, ship logs, and stories of the folk character Anansi. But even the most well-used archival collections can contain … Continue reading
The John J. Burns Library is home to the formerly named Nicholas M. Williams Ethnological Collection, now known at the library simply as the Williams Ethnological Collection. A large and important amount of material with especial strengths in Carribeana and … Continue reading
In the wake of the racially fueled Civil War, a distinct interest in the cultures of the formerly enslaved peoples came to the fore of American interest. As the boundaries of race relations began to shift, a general lack of … Continue reading
Mapping and Mercantilism in the Caribbean Cartography in Britain, and much of Europe in general, revolved around naval commerce and travel during the early modern period. Cartographers like Thomas Jefferys (1719 – 1771) created these maps within a competitive economic … Continue reading
Time consuming and laborious, hand-written letterbooks were employed to keep a record of correspondence before modern technologies such as photocopiers, scanners and computers became commonplace tools. As part of the Williams Ethnological Collection, the Burns Library holds two letterbooks that … Continue reading