Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4462/R
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: WALTER RODNEY MEMORIAL TRUST
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.25 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Walter Rodney Memorial Trust
Academic, historian and political activist, Walter Rodney, was assassinated in Guyana on 13th June 1980, aged 37 years old. A close friend of Eric and Jessica Huntley, Walter Rodney had also published two books through Bogle - L'Ouverture publications, The Groundings with my Brothers which had been fundamental to the launch of Bogle - L'Ouverture in 1969 and How Europe Underdeveloped Africa in 1972. In the wake of his death the Huntleys organised a public memorial held on 25th July 1980 and also founded the Walter Rodney Memorial Trust on 29th July 1980.
The trust was established to serve as a memorial to Walter Rodney's "profound contribution to the growing awareness and emancipation of the Caribbean working class." Its primary objective was to promote, encourage and organise "the documentation of the history and activity of the black working class in Britain, Africa, the Caribbean, North America and other parts of the world" (LMA/4462/R/03/001).
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the Walter Rodney Memorial Trust, including correspondence; publicity material; receipt books; and papers relating to events including photographs and programmes. Also DVD "Remembering Walter Rodney", research and commentary by Dr Margaret Andrews with contributions from Eric and Jessica Huntley, 2010.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
These records are arranged into three series:
LMA/4462/R/01 - CORRESPONDENCE;
LMA/4462/R/02 - FINANCE;
LMA/4462/R/03 - EVENTS PHOTOGRAPHS AND PRINTED MATERIAL.
Conditions governing access:
These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to these records rests with the depositors.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Their archive collections were the first deposit from the African-Caribbean community to be made to the London Metropolitan Archives, in 2005, with additional deposits since that time.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: November 2009 to February 2010