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  • The Eric Williams Memorial Collection (EWMC) is held at the Alma Jordan Library (AJL), UWI, St. Augustine.


  • The EWMC consists of the Personal Papers of Trinidad & Tobago's first Prime Minister, Dr. Eric Eustace Williams, inclusive of his extensive Personal Library as well as a museum dedicated to him.



  • The EWMC was opened 22nd March, 1998 and inscribed on UNESCO's International Memory of the World Register in 1999.

Remembering Dr Eric Williams 40 years later...

  • Photo of the replica of Dr Williams' private study at home. Courtesy Trinidad Newsday. See Article
  • The Williams' Thesis became Capitalism and Slavery and has been translated into nine (9) different languages.

Dr Eric Eustace Williams (1911 - 1981)

Dr Williams was a world-renowned scholar and leader of the government of Trinidad and Tobago for 25 years.

Opening of the EWMC in 1998


From the left (front row): Campus Principal Prof. Compton Bourne, Honourable Prime Minister Basdeo Panday, Mrs. Erica Williams-Connell, United States Secretary of State Colin Powell.  From the left (back row) Prof. Rex Nettleford.

Opening Ceremony for the Dr. Eric Williams Memorial Library

Eric Williams Memorial Lecture moves to University of Texas 2021

Eric Williams Memorial Lecture and online exhibit, Celebrating Eric Williams by the University of Texas with images supplied by the Eric Williams Memorial Collections, Alma Jordan Library.

Contact Us

Call 868-6622002 ext 83361, 84420 or 82243 to book appointments. 

Aisha Baptiste 

Library Assistant

Eric Williams Memorial Collection


Dr Karen Eccles


West Indiana and Special Collections


Lorraine Nero

Head, West Indiana and Special Collections


Libguide created and maintained by Aisha Baptiste.