Digital Collections (Literature, History, Images, Maps)
dLOC – Digital Library of the Caribbean
The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a cooperative digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean. dLOC provides access to digitized versions of Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections.
Caribmap – A Cartographic History of the West Indies
Caribmap is a resource for exploring historical map images of Caribbean islands.Very user-friendly arrangement of historical maps of the Caribbean islands on a timeline.
Collect Britain – Caribbean Views
Over 1,200 images, maps and texts from the 18th and 19th centuries reveal contrasting experiences of life in the former British colonies.
Digital Collections of the National Library of Jamaica
currently four digital collections.
Picture Dis: National Online Album of Jamaica
Jamaica Unshackled: resources on three landmark popular uprisings in Jamaican history.
Digital Library of the Caribbean
Prestwidges of Jamaica
Collection of annotated antique maps of Jamaica from 1572 – 1910. Very large, printable and downloadable high-quality reproductions.
Other websites with maps and images related to the Caribbean can be found in Images (Art and Maps).
Historical documents (newspapers, pamphlets, books) published in Britain and the United States/Colonial America related to the Caribbean can be found in the section Britain and America: Historical (Con)Texts.
The National Archives: Caribbean Histories Revealed
The history of the British Caribbean is explored in this exhibition through government documents, photographs and maps dating from the 17th century to the 1920s and discovered during a cataloguing project at The National Archives of the United Kingdom.