Monday, 7 February 2011

Miss Lou's archive goes to Canadian university

Title: Miss Lou's archive goes to Canadian university
Author: Jamaica Information Service (JIS)
Date published: Sunday | February 6, 2011
Source: Jamaica Gleaner
URL: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20110206/ent/ent2.html


Abstract:
The article reports on the decision to donate Miss Lou's papers and writings to a Canadian university for digitization. This action will take place at a presentation during an event dubbed, 'Walk Good: A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Miss Lou', to be held at the McMaster University's DeGroote School of Business, Ron Joyce Centre. The rationale for why the papers are being donated to the university is given by one of the persons responsible for Miss Lou's estate, Judge Pamela Appelt.



Excerpt:
"Judge Pamela Appelt, who served as co-executor of Miss Lou's estate, said the gift to the university will consist of all of Miss Lou's papers, photos and works in her possession when she died in July 2006, in Canada, where she resided for many years.

"We are talking about some 80 boxes of materials," said Appelt during a recent interview with JIS News.

"The university will digitise all the material that they will receive and it will be available for anybody around the world to see and learn more about Miss Lou," she added."

2 comments:

Blibrarian said...

I look forward to the day when we - information professionals, writers, researchers, artistes, policy makers, cultural activists, government and the general public - will see the value of keeping our Caribbean heritage in the Caribbean.

M. Scale said...

Follow up articles to this story:

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/letters/McMaster-University--all-of-Miss-Lou--Dat-nuh-true_8376085#ixzz1E7hg03qx

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/editorial/The-Louise-Bennett-archives--What-is-this-country-worth-_8383696

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/letters/The-Miss-Lou-archives_8387586