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Cleveland, Les

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: clel


The collection consists of Dr. Cleveland's research papers on various subjects, his notes to do with early use of computers, and material to do with his teaching experience at the university.

In addition to his own records, Dr. Cleveland has donated collections of electoral pamphlets and clippings, examples of early slide media, and archives collected during the course of his research. These collected archives have been described under the names of their various creators: Compton and Kirkwood, Angus McCurdy, Alan Robinson, Burnett's Face Athenaeum and Crown Hotel, and the Political Science Department at Victoria University of Wellington.


  • Creation: Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Biographical/Historical note

Cleveland, Francis Leslie (1921-2013)

MA (Victoria), PhD (Victoria)

Political Science and Public Administration: Teaching fellow, 1966-68; Lecturer, 1969-70; Senior lecturer, 1971-79; Reader, 1980-1987; Retired, 1987.

Dr. Les Cleveland (Francis Leslie), born in 1921, is a former journalist and WWII veteran who was also a significant photographer in the 1950s. As well as photography, Cleveland's creative interests have included collecting and performing folk-songs. In the 1960s he completed a PhD in Political Science, looking into newspapers in politics, at Victoria University of Wellington, before becoming a lecturer there in 1969. He had an interest in pressure groups, which became one of his teaching areas. He retired from full-time academic work in 1987.


100 linear_centimeters (Hutt Valley Independent and Upper Hutt Advertiser (2009.044) has been given a call number (DU401.1 H982) and is located on the Atlas shelving.)

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Administrative Information

All text and images are copyright to Victoria University of Wellington. Enquiries for re-use should be made in the first instance to the J C Beaglehole Room, VUW Library.

Papers of Les Cleveland
J C Beaglehole Room - archives and manuscripts
In Process
Lydia Whiting, Nicola Frean and Sue Hirst
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Repository Details

Part of the Tapuaka Heritage & Archive Collections - JC Beaglehole Reading Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library Repository

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