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The University Archives & the Archives Regional Database

As a result of the nature of The UWI, the archives are decentralised, meaning that they are located on the campus where they are created. The aim of the Regional Database is to bring together, in time, information on The UWI’s archival holdings with a location code indicating where they can be found and consulted. For the start, the Regional Database consists of records in the University Archives itself at Mona.

What Information can be found in the University Archives?

The holdings of the University Archives represent the work of the University College of the West Indies (1947-1962) and The University of the West Indies (1962-).  Additionally, related-university materials, such as papers of prominent University Luminaries, Associations, and Entities form part of the rich collections of the University Archives.

For full holdings description see Holdings Description of the University Archives according to ISADIAH


How to access the records in the University Archives

Access to archival records in the University Archives will be provided in a supervised reading room, the Elizabeth Williams Reading Room. While walk-ins are welcomed, we do encourage consultations by appointments.


There may be some records that would require perquisite permission from the offices of creation or origin. Please be advised that such approvals must be received before accessing records.


Users will be required to fill out a Request Form  of selected records in order to have access.  At all times, adherence to the Rules of the Reading Room will be required.


Where is the University Archives 

The University Archives is located in the eastern wing of The UWI Regional Headquarters building, opposite the main entrance way to the Mona Campus, Kingston 7 Jamaica. Reference services are provided in the Elizabeth Williams Reading Room.  




Ms Elizabeth Williams served as University Archivist from 2002 right up until her untimely death in 2007. She was instrumental, inter alia, in revising the proposal and securing the funds from university administration for a permanent repository for the University Archives.  This repository, she felt, would improve the quality of archival services to the university. It is for this reason, the room where such services are provided, has been named in her