Caribbean Collections

Anguilla • Antigua and Barbuda • Aruba • Bahamas • Barbados • Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba • British Virgin Islands • Cayman Islands • Cuba Curaçao • Dominica • Dominican Republic • Grenada • Guadeloupe • Haiti Jamaica Martinique • Montserrat • Puerto Rico • Saint-Barthélemy Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia • Saint Martin • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines • Sint Maarten • Trinidad and Tobago • Turks and Caicos Islands • United States Virgin Islands • West Indies

  • [Antigua]. Latin America Photograph Album, ca. 1920s. 132 b/w photographs and 9 picture postcards, few captions in English, of a an unnamed American couple on tour, beginning in Cuba and continuing on to Guatemala, El Salvador, and Antigua. Includes streets scenes, buildings, and local inhabitants, coffee, tobacco, and sugar cane plantations and manufacturing facilities. (Bernath Mss 326).
  • [Aruba]. Hiss (Philip Hanson) Photograph Collection, 1939-early 1940s. 120+ black/white professional photographs of people and scenes in Aruba, Bali, Bonaire, Curacao, Hawaii, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Martin, and Surinam, taken by Philip Hanson Hiss (1910-1988), ca. 1939-early 1940s. Hiss was a photographer, author, and world traveler who, during World War II, served in the Office of Strategic Service (OSS). (Bernath Mss 76).
  • Caribbean Photograph Album, ca. 1903. 184 black/white photographs taken during a cruise on the steamship Oceana (German-American Line), with images of St. Thomas (Virgin Islands), San Juan (Puerto Rico), Jamaica, Panama Canal, Venezuela, Trinidad, Martinique, Dominica, San Domingo, Santiago and Havana (Cuba), and Nassau (Bahamas). Includes coastal and city views, streetscapes, buildings, railroads and steamships in ports, and local men and women at work and at leisure. (Bernath Mss 184).
  • [Cuba]. Davis [George Wesley] Photograph Album, ca. 1895-1900. Album of George Wesley Davis, with images of the 1895 Santa Barbara Flower Show, other Santa Barbara locales, a newspaper clipping by Davis about a trip to Cuba around the time of the Spanish American War, and related commercial photographs of Cuba, some with captions. (SBHC Mss 80).
  • [Cuba]. Eagleton (George D.) Stereoview Collection, ca. 1860s-2004. The collection contains ca. 6708 stereoviews, 179 other photographic images (most photo postcards), one videotape about stereoviews, 11 stereoviewers, and related books and issues of Stereo World, assembled by George D. Eagleton. The stereoviews, some exceedingly rare, include images from many parts of the U.S, and other countries. They cover subjects such as children, the Civil War, farming, Indians [Native Americans], logging, mining, planes, presidents, Russo-Japanese War, ships, Spanish American War, Trains, and World War I. Most of the stereoviews in the collection were produced in the latter nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by the Keystone View Company and Underwood and Underwood (which sold the work of a number of photographers). Numerous other companies also are represented. The cards were intended to be viewed through equipment such as stereopticans, which produced a three-dimensional effect. (Mss 255).
  • [Cuba]. Gray [Ethel C.] California, Canal Zone, Cuba Photograph Album, 1935. Album, approx. 100 pages, recording Ethel C. Gray’s six-week rail trip from NYC to the western U.S. (including Yosemite, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego), then by ship (S.S. Virginia) to the Canal Zone and Cuba. Includes photographs, postcards, railroad timetables, hotel brochures, menus, and other ephemera. (Bernath Mss 46).
  • [Cuba]. Guantanamo Bay Collection, ca. 1959-1980s. Pamphlets, newsletters, blueprints, tracts, and other materials, mainly about the U.S. Naval Base (GTMO), including items issued by the U.S. and Cuban governments. (Bernath Mss 96).
  • [Cuba]. Latin America Photograph Album, ca. 1920s. 132 b/w photographs and 9 picture postcards, few captions in English, of a an unnamed American couple on tour, beginning in Cuba and continuing on to Guatemala, El Salvador, and Antigua. Includes streets scenes, buildings, and local inhabitants, coffee, tobacco, and sugar cane plantations and manufacturing facilities. (Bernath Mss 326).
  • [Cuba]. Sawyer (A. T.) Cuba Letter, 1839. (SC 1116).
  • [Cuba]. South America Photograph Album, 1914. 250+ b/w photos, with captions in English, mainly Bolivia, Chile, and Peru, also a few of Panama and Havana. (Bernath Mss 235).
  • [Cuba]. Spanish-American War in Cuba Photographs, ca. 1899. 11 mounted b/w photographs. (Wyles SC 977).
  • [Cuba]. Spanish American War Photograph Collection, ca. 1898-1901. 20 stereoviews and cabinet cards, mainly Cuba and Philippines. (Wyles Mss 131).
  • [Cuba]. Stevenson, Fernald & Co. Cuban Correspondence, 1884. Ten letters (ALS) from Cuban firms to Stevenson, re sugar and molasses trade. Bernath Collection. (Wyles SC 968).
  • [Cuba]. Suareaz [Margarita] Oral History, 1998-1999 [?]. Interviews with the executive director of Avanta (HPA related), member of the anti-Castro forces before the Bay of Pigs invasion, and licensed psychologist, specializing in grief therapy for children. (OH 89).
  • [Cuba]. Whitman [Ralph] Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Papers, 1904-1913. (Bernath Mss 300).
  • Cuba - Florida Scrapbook, 1942. Contents include black and white photographs, color photo postcards, booklets, flyers, cards, and receipts, often with typed captions, mainly from a January 1942 Havana trip, along with photo postcards from the return trip through Florida (Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach, Daytona Beach, and St. Augustine), North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania. (Bernath Mss 336).
  • Cuba / Haiti Photograph Album, ca. late 1920s. 109 b/w prints, most with captions in English, apparently compiled by an American sailor attached to the USS Wright on its visits to Cuba and Haiti during the late 1920s. Includes a number of photos of the Wright, its planes, and its officers and crew, as well as views of other naval vessels, some taken from the air. A few photos show scenes at Guantanamo Bay (including one of a baseball game). (Bernath Mss 40).
  • Cuba [Havana] Photographs, 1925. (Wyles Mss 111).
  • Cuba Photograph Albums, 1905. Two albums with 61 black and white photographs, some duplicates, some captions in English, apparently taken by an American tourist on a visit to Cuba. Includes images of Havana Harbor, boats, Havana coast, Moro Castle, Fort Cabanas, rural areas, banana plantations, local residents and everyday life, scenes around Matanzas. (SC 950).
  • Cuba Photographs, 1901. Three mounted black/white albumen photographs, pack mules transporting sugar cane after the Spanish American War. (SC 992).
  • Cuba – Spanish American War Stereoviews, 1898. Six images, Santiago and Havana, Cuba. (SC 902).
  • Cuba Subject Collection, ca. early 1900s. Maps, brochures, and other printed ephemera. (Bernath Mss 187).
  • Cuban Civil War Era Letter, June 15, 1863. 1 letter (ALS) to Daniel Rolfe of New York, describing the scarcity and high prices that could be obtained for goods such as ham, lard, butter, beans, and potates in Havana. (Wyles SC 996).
  • Cuban Resort Photograph Album, 1936. (Bernath Mss 107).
  • [Curaçao]. Venezuela and Curaçao Oil Industry Photograph Collection, ca. 1920s. 52 black and white snapshots, most in an album, several of the Curaçoische Petroleum Industrie Maatschappij (CPIM) oil refining facility, and oil rigs and workers at the Venezuelan lake of Maracaibo; also street scenes, shops, local population, port, ships. (Bernath Mss 359).
  • [Dominican Republic]. Thomas [Norman] Photograph Collection, 1948-1964 [bulk dates 1958-1964]. Several thousand b/w prints and negatives, taken by photojournalist Norman Thomas, who was based in New Orleans in the late 1950s to early 1960s. The largest number of photos are from Mexico, with British Honduras, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and Panama also represented. Included are many images of people in everyday life, street and market scenes, factories, events and parades, and overhead views of villages and cities. There also is an earlier series of photos from the 1948 Nahanni Expedition to northern Canada, and some U.S. photos, including Cape Canaveral, Florida, and a Navajo Reservation Health Program. (Bernath Mss 97).
  • [Dominican Republic]. Hathaway [Charles Montgomery Jr.] Papers, 1895-1939. Papers of an American academic and diplomat who served in the Dominican Republic, England, Ireland, Budapest, Bombay, and Germany. Includes a 1933 dispatch re a visit to Dachau Concentration Camp. (Bernath Mss 9).
  • [Haiti]. Cuba / Haiti Photograph Album, ca. late 1920s. 109 b/w prints, most with captions in English, apparently compiled by an American sailor attached to the USS Wright on its visits to Cuba and Haiti during the late 1920s. (Bernath Mss 40).
  • [Haiti]. Eagleton (George D.) Stereoview Collection, ca. 1860s-2004. The collection contains ca. 6708 stereoviews, 179 other photographic images (most photo postcards), one videotape about stereoviews, 11 stereoviewers, and related books and issues of Stereo World, assembled by George D. Eagleton. The stereoviews, some exceedingly rare, include images from many parts of the U.S, and other countries. They cover subjects such as children, the Civil War, farming, Indians [Native Americans], logging, mining, planes, presidents, Russo-Japanese War, ships, Spanish American War, Trains, and World War I. Most of the stereoviews in the collection were produced in the latter nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by the Keystone View Company and Underwood and Underwood (which sold the work of a number of photographers). Numerous other companies also are represented. The cards were intended to be viewed through equipment such as stereopticans, which produced a three-dimensional effect. (Mss 255).
  • [Haiti]. One French military document (ADS), count of men (98) and rations (bread, fresh beef, pork, and rum). Port au Prince [Haiti], June 1795. (SC 810).
  • [Jamaica]. Caribbean Photograph Album, ca. 1903. 184 black/white photographs taken during a cruise on the steamship Oceana (German-American Line), with images of St. Thomas (Virgin Islands), San Juan (Puerto Rico), Jamaica, Panama Canal, Venezuela, Trinidad, Martinique, Dominica, San Domingo, Santiago and Havana (Cuba), and Nassau (Bahamas). Includes coastal and city views, streetscapes, buildings, railroads and steamships in ports, and local men and women at work and at leisure. (Bernath Mss 184).
  • [Jamaica]. Eagleton (George D.) Stereoview Collection, ca. 1860s-2004. The collection contains ca. 6708 stereoviews, 179 other photographic images (most photo postcards), one videotape about stereoviews, 11 stereoviewers, and related books and issues of Stereo World, assembled by George D. Eagleton. The stereoviews, some exceedingly rare, include images from many parts of the U.S, and other countries. They cover subjects such as children, the Civil War, farming, Indians [Native Americans], logging, mining, planes, presidents, Russo-Japanese War, ships, Spanish American War, Trains, and World War I. Most of the stereoviews in the collection were produced in the latter nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by the Keystone View Company and Underwood and Underwood (which sold the work of a number of photographers). Numerous other companies also are represented. The cards were intended to be viewed through equipment such as stereopticans, which produced a three-dimensional effect. (Mss 255).
  • [Jamaica]. Graham (Grace) and Katherine R. Spencer Jamaica and Africa Photograph Album, 1922, 1930. (Bernath Mss 265).
  • [Jamaica]. New Granada Canal & Steam Navigation Company Letter, 1855. One letter (ALS) from Henry Wells, president of the New Granada Canal & Steam Navigation Company of New York, 1855, to Captain Morrill of the Steamship Osprey, detailing the itinerary and business dealings for the ship’s voyage, to include stops in Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, and other ports in Latin America. (Wyles SC 296).
  • [Jamaica]. South America Photograph Album, 1926. 209 black and white photographs, captions in English, by unknown individual touring several South American countries. Many images of local residents, street scenes, buildings (cathedrals, residences), markets, and day to day activities, starting in Valparaiso (Chile), La Paz (Bolivia), Lake Titicaca, Cuzco (Peru - Inca palace and stone construction), Arequipa (Peru), Quayaquil and Quito (Ecuador), Panama City, and Jamaica, apparently enroute home to New York on the S.S. Pastores. (Bernath Mss 364).
  • [Jamaica]. Thomas [Norman] Photograph Collection, 1948-1964 [bulk dates 1958-1964]. Several thousand b/w prints and negatives, taken by photojournalist Norman Thomas, who was based in New Orleans in the late 1950s to early 1960s. The largest number of photos are from Mexico, with British Honduras, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and Panama also represented. Included are many images of people in everyday life, street and market scenes, factories, events and parades, and overhead views of villages and cities. There also is an earlier series of photos from the 1948 Nahanni Expedition to northern Canada, and some U.S. photos, including Cape Canaveral, Florida, and a Navajo Reservation Health Program. (Bernath Mss 97).
  • [Martinique]. de Chetelat (Enzo) Papers, ca. 1901-1980s [bulk dates 1920s-1960s]. Autobiography, correspondence, documents, maps, reports, black/white photographs and photograph albums, several thousand color slides, and artifacts of a Swiss-born mining geologist who visited or worked in many countries from the 1920s to the 1970s, including Albania, Algeria, Bali, Belgian Congo, Brazil, British Honduras, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Ceylon, Czechoslovakia, Dahomey, France, French Guinea, French Guyana, French Polynesia, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Macau, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Paracel Islands, Peru, Samoa, Senegal, Singapore, Somalia, Sumatra, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Upper Volta, Vietnam, and Yugoslavia. (Bernath Mss 316).
  • [Martinique]. Glass Lantern Slides, ca. 1900-1910. 231 glass lantern slides, a few color, firms including Chicago Projecting Co.; Detroit Photographic Co.; Levy & Ses Fils; McCormick (NY); Selig Polyscope Co.; T. H. McAllister (NY and Grt. Britain); Williams, Brown & Earle. Subjects include adobes, biblical reenactments and scenes, carriages and wagons, cattle, cowboys, horses, Martinique (Mt. Pelee eruption, 1902), Mt. Saint Helens and Ranier, Native Americans, ranches, St. Louis Exposition (1904?), Northwest scenes (Columbia River, Mt. Hood, Portland), Western scenes and inhabitants, Yellowstone, Yosemite; also scenes from abroad, including Great Britain (coronation of Edward VII, 1902), Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Turkey, Venice. (Mss 270).
  • [Puerto Rico]. Caribbean Photograph Album, ca. 1903. 184 black/white photographs taken during a cruise on the steamship Oceana (German-American Line), with images of St. Thomas (Virgin Islands), San Juan (Puerto Rico), Jamaica, Panama Canal, Venezuela, Trinidad, Martinique, Dominica, San Domingo, Santiago and Havana (Cuba), and Nassau (Bahamas). Includes coastal and city views, streetscapes, buildings, railroads and steamships in ports, and local men and women at work and at leisure. (Bernath Mss 184).
  • [Puerto Rico]. Nistal-Moret [Benjamin] Collection, ca. 1829-1979, 1993. Biographical material and research files re Nistal-Moret’s Esclavos Profugos y Cimarrones, Puerto Rico, 1770-1870, including documents from Puerto Rico, primarily pertaining to identification and registration of slaves and the apprehension of fugitives. (Wyles Mss 78).
  • [Puerto Rico]. Touton (Rush D.) Tobacco Collection, ca. 1924-1981 [bulk dates 1930-1960]. Includes material on tobacco industry in Puerto Rico and Sumatra; many photographs, mainly b/w and in U.S. (Bernath Mss 112).
  • [Trinidad]. Caribbean Photograph Album, ca. 1903. 184 black/white photographs taken during a cruise on the steamship Oceana (German-American Line), with images of St. Thomas (Virgin Islands), San Juan (Puerto Rico), Jamaica, Panama Canal, Venezuela, Trinidad, Martinique, Dominica, San Domingo, Santiago and Havana (Cuba), and Nassau (Bahamas). Includes coastal and city views, streetscapes, buildings, railroads and steamships in ports, and local men and women at work and at leisure. (Bernath Mss 184).
  • [Trinidad]. Siddell [Robert] Collection, ca. 1903-1922. More than 200 picture postcards from a 1909 trip to South America (Guyana – then British, Dutch, and French Guiana) and the West Indies (Antigua, Barbados, Bermuda, Dominica, Martinique, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Vincent, Trinidad, Virgin Islands – then the Danish West Indies), as well as Canada, the U.S. and Turkey (Constantinople). (Mss 110).
  • [Trinidad]. South America Photograph Album, ca. late 1930s. (Bernath Mss 295).
  • [Trinidad]. West Indies Photograph Album, 1937. 33 b/w photos of street scenes and countryside in Martinique, Barbados, St. Georges (Grenada), Caracas (Venezuela), Curacao, Cartagena (Colombia), Panama, Trinidad, and St. Thomas (Virgin Islands). (SC 837).
  • [Tobago]. Venezuela Photograph Album, ca. 1940. Approximately 243 black and white images, various sizes, captions in English, most of the area in and around Caripito, apparently taken by one of a group of oil workers. Includes photos of local population, living quarters, and street scenes, oil rigs, seismograph drilling, oil tankers, Tobago, loading coal at Puerta de la Cruz, views of Caracas, San Tomé, Guyaba Indians, aerial views, and U.S. Army planes at Quirequire airport, 1940. (Bernath Mss 363).
  • [West Indies]. Siddell [Robert] Collection, ca. 1903-1922. More than 200 picture postcards from a 1909 trip to South America (Guyana – then British, Dutch, and French Guiana) and the West Indies (Antigua, Barbados, Bermuda, Dominica, Martinique, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Vincent, Trinidad, Virgin Islands – then the Danish West Indies), as well as Canada, the U.S. and Turkey (Constantinople). Also, letters, photographs, and ephemera, some relating to the American College for Girls in Constantinople during and just after World War I. (Mss 110).
  • [West Indies]. West Indies Photograph Album, 1937. 33 b/w photos of street scenes and countryside in Martinique, Barbados, St. Georges (Grenada), Caracas (Venezuela), Curacao, Cartagena (Colombia), Panama, Trinidad, and St. Thomas (Virgin Islands). (SC 837).