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The project is an effort to preserve some 600 fragile book jackets of the H.D. Carberry Collection of Caribbean Studies in Special Collection of the library of the University of Illinois at Chicago and to provide access for scholars and general readers through the digitization of its images. Collected over the period from the 1940's through the nineties by Jamaican nationalist poet and Supreme Court Justice H.D.Carberry, the Carberry Collection is comprised of 1000 volumes, two thirds of which are literature and about one third history and politics. Almost all of these volumes are first editions and some of the literary works are inscribed. Despite wide distribution at the time of publication and often multiple reprint editions of especially the literary works, a large number of these volumes are now out of print and unavailable. This project was made possible through the generous gift of the Janice and Gary Buslik Fund for Caribbean Studies and of the skill and time of Richard A. Stack.
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