Document Queries provide users with access to primary documentary material from the Jessups, New River, and Spring Village sites on the islands of Nevis and St. Kitts. Currently, primary source material is not available for other sites in the Archive.

    1. Document Query 1: Basic Document Search

Returns data on primary documentary sources, including transcriptions and document images.  Search by date, plantation name, document type, or key word.

Citing Your Query
The data in DAACS are freely available to all researchers. We encourage the use of DAACS data in published papers, theses and dissertations, class assignments, and other research projects. DAACS website content is under copyright. DAACS data, like any published material, should be cited.

Please provide the following information in a bibliography when citing data from DAACS.

  1. The query from which data was used, e.g. Artifact Query 1.
  2. The date the data was downloaded, e.g. May 22, 2013.
  3. The Archive name and website address.

For additional information on citing other DAACS website content, see Guidelines.

Why Documenting Your Query is Important.
The DAACS database is periodically updated to include data from newly analyzed archaeological sites. Since data in the database may change after an update, it is important for a researcher to record the database version used when querying.

Notification of updates will be posted on the What’s New page. If you would like to be notified of updates to the Archive, please contact us. We’d be happy to put your name on our mailing list that notifies researchers of database updates, new content, fellowship announcements, and other DAACS-related news.