Preserving Antigua and Barbuda’s Pre- and Post-Emancipation History Through Archival Training and Digitisation (EAP1287)

Aims and objectives

This project seeks to survey the holdings of the Antigua and Barbuda National Archives to create as complete and accessible a catalogue as possible for researchers, and to train the local staff in digitization techniques by working with a collection of wills and deeds that date from 1668 to 1900. These documents are fragile and poorly housed. They contain crucial information on the nation’s colonial past and the broader economic and social changes that took place during slavery and after, and are important to both academic researchers and local family historians alike.


Changing circumstances have meant that this project was not able to start. It is hoped that a survey of these archives will be possible in the near future.