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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 1-4


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 copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

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 1-4