Buchanan, Keith. Papers
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Keith Buchanan gained a BA with first class honours in Geography from the University of Birmingham in 1940. From then until 1946 he held a Research Fellowship with that university, moving the Natal University College and then, in 1948 to University College of Ibadan, Nigeria as head of geography, took a post at the London School of economics in 1951 and was appointed in 1953 as the founding Professor of Geography at Victoria University of Wellington. He held this post until his resignation in 1975 after which he taught briefly in Canada, Europe and Britain.
His major areas of research were China, South-East Asia and the Third World and he developed a reputation for presenting an alternative view.
He was founding editor (1960) of Pacific Viewpoint (later Asia Pacific Viewpoint) and in 1961 won the Murchison Award of the Royal Geographic Society.
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120 linear_centimeters (5 transit, 1 small grey pamphlet box and a large folder of posters (Map J1))
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- NRAM: The Community Archive entry Subject Source: Local sources
- Political parties -- Great Britain Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Political posters Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Propaganda, Communist -- China Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Papers of Keith Buchanan
- J.C.Beaglehole Room - archives and manuscripts
- Bronwyn Goggin
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