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Carter Slide Collection

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0369 CTR
Held at: School of Slavonic and East European Studies
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Full title: Carter Slide Collection
Date(s): 1964-2001
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 10 boxes containing c. 5000 photographic slides
Name of creator(s): Carter | Francis (Frank) William | 1938-4 May 2001 | academic
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Professor Francis (Frank) William Carter was Head of the Department of Social Sciences at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) at University College London (UCL) and Honorary Fellow of the UCL Geography Department. After attending Wulfrum College of Education in Wolverhampton, he studied at the universities of Sheffield and Cambridge and the London School of Economics. He lectured at King's College before joining UCL in October 1966, where he researched primarily the historical geography of the Balkans and Eastern Europe, covering themes such as agriculture, migration, city development and the environment.
Sources: Clout, Hugh 'In Memorium Francis William Carter 1938-2001: An Appreciation' in Nations, Nationalism and the European Citizen; 'Foreign Direct Investment and Regional Development in East Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union: A Collection of Essays in Memory of Professor Francis 'Frank' Carter (Ed. Turnock, David 2005) and Turnock, David 'Obituaries: Francis William Carter 1938-2001' in The Geographical Journal Vol. 169, No. 3 (Sep. 2001) pp. 275-276


Scope and content/abstract:

The collection consists of 35mm photographic slides taken by Professor Carter showing views of geographical features, cities, towns, villages, landscapes, industrial and agricultural locations in Eastern European countries, as well as slides of graphs, maps, archives and other historical data relating to cities and regions of Eastern Europe. Additionally, the collection includes slides of data on subjects such as agriculture, the environment and foreign direct investment (FDI).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The slides have been arranged by country or geographical subject into eleven series: Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Eastern Germany, Poland, Romania, Yugoslavia, Eastern Europe, collective farming, the environment and FDI.

Conditions governing access:

Unrestricted access. Researchers wishing to consult the archives or seeking further information should contact UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) Library, 16 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Librarian. Copyright in some cases belongs to Audio-Visual Productions

Finding aids:

Online catalogue available on the UCL Archives website; Some of the slides are accompanied by lists produced by Audio-Visual Productions.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000, and AACR2.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Compiled Sep 2009

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