Inventory of the
Hans Carol fonds

Inventory #F0283

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0283
Title:Hans Carol fonds
Dates:1948-1971, predominant 1962-1971
Extent:9.0 m of textual records
ca. 155 maps
ca. 75 slides
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Hans Carol (1915-1971), educator and author, was appointed professor and chair of the Department of Geography at York University in 1962. He remained chair until 1967 when he took up an appointment as director of the Graduate Programme in Geography, remaining in that post until shortly before his death. His early interest was in African geography and the urban geography of Zurich, but he became increasingly interested in the theory and methodology of geographic study in his later years.
Scope and Content:

The fonds contains Hans Carolís lecture notes, examinations, course outlines and evaluations, bibliographies, student essays, and related material for courses taught in the Department of Geography (Africa, Urban, patterns of land use, methodologies) and Social Science (1962-1971).

In addition, there are copies of several articles by Carol and others dealing with topics in geography, research notes on field trips in the Arctic, Africa and Europe (Zurich, London, Paris), manuscripts and drafts of chapters for one or more studies of African geography (1963-1970). There is correspondence relating to publications, professional activities and related material. There are also maps and charts of the following regions: Zurich, with regard to urban planning; African geography, including physical, social, agricultural, demographic and related maps; urban planning and land use in Ontario regions (Metropolitan Toronto, Hamilton). The fonds contains several boxes of newspaper clippings relating to Africa (1954-1971), Canada (1962-1970), the USSR, China and allied countries (1959-1964), Regional Government and Development in Ontario (1966-1971), and related topics in several countries.

Language of material note: There is some German-language material in the fonds, including research notes and publications.
Restrictions on
Access and Use:
Access is partially restricted. The following files are restricted: Accession 1971-002, Box 32 files 190-196, Box 33 files 197-203.
Finding Aid: File list available for accession 1993-040.
URL of Finding Aid:http://archivesfa.library.yorku.ca/fonds/ON00370-f0000283.pdf
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1971-002, 1993-040. Further accruals may be expected.
Related Records: See records of the Department of Geography in the York University, Faculty of Arts fonds (F0055), for related material.
Provenance Access Points:Carol, Hans, 1915-1971

Date of creation: 2002/04/04
Date of last revision: 2003/04/16
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