Federal Archives Fonds
Documentary heritage submitted by Barbados and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2009.
The West Indies Federation (1958-1962) was a political federation of ten territories in the Anglophone West Indies that signaled the beginning of a new era of decolonization in the post-World War II period. The history of the West Indies is inextricably linked with the histories of other former British colonies. Hence, these records are of international significance as they reflect the interconnectivity of these histories and document one of the decisive periods of twentieth century history when territories, under the colonial rule of the British Empire, first flexed their 'political muscles' and sought to become self-governing nation-states.