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OLIVER, Dr John Leonard

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 JLO
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: OLIVER, Dr John Leonard
Date(s): 1948-1960
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Oliver | John Leonard | fl 1945-1948 | geographer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1945-


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of John Leonard Oliver, 1948-1960, including Oliver's MA thesis for University of London, 1948, 'An investigation into the efficacy of outdoor work in improving the attainment of Training College students in, and their attitude towards, the subject of geography'; photograph of Oliver with W.R. Mead and press cuttings of articles written by/about Oliver, 1954-1960.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Accessed via the Foyle Reading Room. Free of charge for Fellows, Members and those with valid academic identification. All other users pay a charge and must bring identification in order to register on arrival.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopying at the discretion of the Archivist, and subject to completion of an 'application for copies' form. No reproduction or publication without the permission of the RGS-IBG Archivist.

Finding aids:

Hand list available in the Foyle Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated by the author 1 April 1985 and by the author's widow, 1989.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Plan of the city of Cantu (Italy) - Map Collection and popular postcard book of Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic) Picture Library.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by an Archives volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
ISAD(G) ed. 2, name authority NRA.

Date(s) of descriptions:
31 May 2001; Aug 2008.

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