Links

The following pages are excellent resources for
either general information or artifacts from the Carribean:

Association Description Link
Digital Library of the Caribbean The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a cooperative digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean. dLOC provides access to digitized versions of Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections. UCF is a proud contributor to the Digital Library of the Carribean http://web1.dloc.com/ufdc/
British Library The British Library's online exhibit "Caribbean views: the full collection" contains over 1,200 images, maps and texts from the 18th and 19th centuries reveal contrasting experiences of life in the former British colonies. Be sure to check out the curator's choice section where Carole Holden highlights some of her personal favourite items from the collection http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/carviews/
University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries A PDF overview of the Caribbean Collections in Special Collections April 15 - June 30, 2005. This collection is no longer on exhibit at UF; however, this pdf of the collection contains some very informative images and text that may be of interest to those seeking additional information about the Carribean. http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/exhibits/caribbean.pdf
University of Miami Libraries: Digital Initiatives This webpage provide access to thematic digital exhibits prepared by University of Miami archivists and librarians and featuring resources held in the University of Miami Special Collections and the Cuban Heritage Collection. Of particular interest is the "Rare Map Collection," "Treasure of the Florida Libraries," and "Tresaures of the Americas" collections - all of which feature artifacts from the Carribean. http://merrick.library.miami.edu/digitalprojects/exhibits.php
The Culture and History of the Americas: The Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress This online exhibition features fifty highlights from the more than 4,000 rare books, maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts that make up the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress. Like the collection itself, the exhibition focuses on the early Americas from the time of the indigenous people of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean through the period of European contact, exploration, and settlement. This exhibition explores several themes, including the pre-Columbian cultures of Central America and the Caribbean as revealed in sculpture, architecture, and language; encounters between Europeans and the indigenous peoples; the growth of European Florida; and piracy and trade in the American Atlantic. http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/kislak/kislak-home.html