National Archives Launches New Database of Records
As its contribution to the Nobel Laureate Festival 2017, the National Archives seeks to enable teachers, students, media practitioners and other researchers to have greater access to records pertaining to Saint Lucia that are currently preserved at the National Archives in the United Kingdom.
A press statement issued this week by representatives of the National Archives reads: “As a colony of Britain, our History is intertwined with that of the Motherland and as we seek to understand our past, our access to the records preserved in the United Kingdom is crucial. We do not have many of these records at the National Archives in Saint Lucia since our copies were destroyed by the fires of 1927 and 1948.
“We were able to use digital imaging to capture information from various record series. We replicated records which we believed were important and relevant to researchers based on their research history. Some of these include the fires of 1927 and 1948, various enquiries into the Police Force, the political situation in Saint Lucia between 1950 and 1979, development of agriculture, annual reports and various economic plans for Saint Lucia.”
This database of records pertaining to Saint Lucia will be unveiled on Wednesday, January 25th at 10:00 a.m. at the National Archives, Vigie, Castries.