A Guide for Researchers
Accessing the collections at the National Archives is guided by various types of finding aids. Researchers may browse the detailed listings provided below to locate items of interest.
Assessment Rolls - Register of land ownership in Trinidad 1880-1947
Carnival and Calypso Collection - Carnival and Calypso Publications including magazines, souvenir books and programmes covering Carnival from 1938-2002
East Indian Immigration Records (Excerpt) - List of Ships which transported East Indian Immigrants to Trinidad 1845-1917
Journal Collection - An ad hoc group of local and regional journals 1887-1994
Newspaper Collection - All Newspapers published in Trinidad and Tobago 1821-2007
Photographic Collection: East Indian Indentureship - A small collection of photographs of East Indian Labourers and the vessels which transported them to Trinidad
Photographic Collection: Official Visits - Photographs recording the visits of various dignitaries to Trinidad and Tobago 1959-1963
Photographic Collection: Port of Spain - Photographs depicting Port of Spain during the nineteenth and twentieth century
Photographic Collection: Tobago - Photographs of places of interest, opening ceremonies and visits to Tobago by the first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Eric Williams
Reference Collection - Published works which may help researchers to locate information in the primary archival material
Special Collection - A collection of rare books which cover history, culture, geography, flora and fauna, and other aspects of the heritage of Trinidad and Tobago.
Tobago Records - A small collection of Tobago records on microfilm (1781-1885).
Trinidad Royal Gazette / Trinidad and Tobago Gazette - The official publication of the British Colonial Government then the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. It contains new and amended legislation, appointments to Parliament, the Police Service and the Military, notices concerning deaths and estates of the deceased, divorce, insolvency, legal disputes, liquidations and business transactions.