Over the years spent editing the Caribbean Series volumes, the Marcus Garvey
and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers project has incurred an
unusually large number of institutional, intellectual, and personal debts. The
preparation of the volumes would never have been possible without the con-
tinuing support and assistance of a wide array of manuscript librarians, archi-
vists, university libraries, scholars, funding agencies, university administrators,
fellow editors, and friends.
While the debts thus accrued can never be adequately discharged, it is still
a great pleasure to acknowledge them. They form an integral part of whatever
permanent value these volumes possess. We would like to acknowledge our
deep appreciation to so many for contributing so greatly to this endeavor. In a
real sense, these volumes represent the fruition of the efforts of many hands
that have worked selflessly to assist in documenting the story of the Garvey
movement in the Caribbean.
We would like to begin by thanking the many archives and manuscript
collections that have contributed documents as well as assisted the project by
responding with unfailing courtesy and promptness to our innumerable queries
for information: Archives of the Episcopal Church, Austin, Texas; Archivo
General de Centro América, Guatemala City, Guatemala; Archivo Histórico
Provincial de Camagüey; Archivo Historico Provincial de Santiago de Cuba;
Archivo Nacional de Cuba; Belize Archives Department; Bermuda Government
Archives; Columbia University, New York; Department of Archives, Black
Rock, St. Michael, Barbados; Department of Archives, Nassau, The Bahamas;
Federal Archives and Records Center, East Point, Georgia; Foreign and
Commonwealth Office, London; Jamaica Records and Archives Department,
Spanish Town, Jamaica; National Archives of Guyana, Georgetown, Guyana;
National Archives, Washington D.C.; Royal Archives, Windsor; Schomburg
Center for Research in Black Culture, New York; St. Kitts-Nevis National
Archives, Basseterre, St. Kitts; St. Lucia National Archives; St. Vincent and the
Grenadines National Archives.
A large number of libraries and their staffs have rendered extraordinarily
valuable service in response to the project’s flow of requests for bibliographical
data as well as for historical and biographical materials. We wish to
acknowledge and thank for their assistance: Bodleian Library, Oxford
University; National Library of Jamaica; New York Public Library; Panama
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