Raymond Quevado Collection
Raymond Quevado, the son of a Trinidadian mother and a Venezuelan father, was educated at St. Mary's College in Trinidad. After leaving school he continued to educate himself by reading the literary classics. He later became a calypsonian, Atilla the Hun, who used the literary grandeur of the classics for his calypsoes. In 1946 he entered politics, was President-General of the Trinidad Labour Party and won a seat on the Port of Spain City Council. He effectively merged his two roles as calypsonian and politician.
The collection consists of 262 items, of which 138 are manuscripts. Included in these are manuscript copies of his book entitled Atilla's kaiso: A short history of Trinidad calypso (1983) and manuscript of short stories by Quevado and others. Seventy-five (75) letters written by Quevado in various capacities are also included.