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Peggy Antrobus Papers
Public Policy Papers
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circa 1970-2006
3 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-3


Peggy Antrobus is a feminist author and activist from the Caribbean. The Peggy Antrobus Papers include written reports, correspondence, and conference talks from the breadth of Antrobus' career, as well as writings from her academic career.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The Peggy Antrobus Papers document Antrobus' career as a feminist activist and academic. The papers include written reports and correspondence from the breadth of Antrobus' career, as well as writings from her academic career and a particular emphasis on conference talks and lectures. In addition to academic and professional writing, there are career retrospectives and tributes, and a small amount of poetry and other personal reflections.

Collection Creator Biography:


Peggy Antrobus is a feminist author and activist from the Caribbean. Born in Grenada, Antrobus was educated in St. Lucia before attending Bristol University, the University of Birmingham, and the University Of Massachusetts, Amherst where she earned a doctorate in education in 1998. After her appointment as Advisor on Women's Affairs to the Government of Jamaica in 1974, Antrobus was head of Women and Development Unit (WAND) within the School of Continuing Studies at the University of the West Indies (UWI) through 1995. Additionally, Antrobus was involved in the United Nations World Conferences on Women.

Collection History


The collection was donated by Peggy Antrobus in 2021. The accession number associated with this donation is ML-2021-015.


No materials were separated from this collection.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Will Clements in September, 2021. Some materials in accordion files and other enclosures were rehoused in archival folders. The finding aid has been organized into series, but no physical arrangement was done at this time.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use, except for three folders of personal corresponence in Box 2 which are restricted until 10 years after Antrobus' death.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Peggy Antrobus Papers; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1-3