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Valerie Sammons Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS Group 315

Scope and Content

This collection consists of materials gathered or created by Valerie Sammons, a registered nurse, on a goodwill visit to Grenada in 1983. The collection contains newspapers, T-shirts, pamphlets, and photographs. Most of the material dates from Sammons' time in Grenada. However, there is some historical information on the New Jewel Movement and Maurice Bishop. The photographs were taken by Sammons.

Dates

  • 1983

Creator

Access

The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1979, the New Jewel Movement of Grenada, led by Maurice Bishop, overthrew President Eric Gairy. The generally peaceful revolution established the People's Revolutionary Government of Grenada (the PRG). Bishop was killed in a 1983 coup by members of Grenada's armed forces, which culminated in a US led invasion and occupation.

Extent

0.2 Linear feet (1 flat box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Newspapers, T-shirts, pamphlets, and photographs gathered or created by Valerie Sammons on a goodwill visit to Grenada in 1983.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Acquisition Information

Gift of Valerie Sammons.
Title
A Guide to the Valerie Sammons Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by Alexandra von Mering
Date
June 2012
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

Contact:
George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America
352-273-2755