Take lead from Dame Olga!
Sat, May 12, 2012 - 12:06 AM
Barbadians have been urged to follow the likes of Dame Olga Lopes-Seale and leave their documents in the care of the University of the West Indies.
Speaking at the official handover of more than 5 000 pieces in Dame Olga’s fonds [French word for archive] at the Cave Hill Campus yesterday, librarian Elizabeth Watson said volume did not matter.
“Sometimes somebody has ten pieces but they are ten critical pieces in the history of Barbados that our grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be able to look back and see what we were about, who we were as a people then, and understand from whence they came, because that is also important.
“It is not only who we were, but an understanding of what it was that formed them, that contributed to them as a people and to the island’s development and so on,” Watson told the SATURDAY SUN.
She hoped the public handover would set people thinking that the university was a good place “so we can be compliant with the words of our National Anthem – to be craftsmen of our fate and guardians of our heritage”. (YB)
Read the full story in today's SATURDAY SUN.
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