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Papers of Colin Clarke


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Papers of Colin Clarke relating to research begun in 1961 on the social structure, history and geography of Kingston, Jamaica, for his doctoral thesis (which later became a book) and research in 1964 on the social relations between the Creole and East Indian populations of San Fernando, Trinidad.


  • 1930-2006


7.0 Linear metres (43 physical shelfmarks)

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Conditions Governing Access

MS. 11874/40 is restricted.

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, MS. 11874 [followed by box and file number]
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MSS. 11874/1-43

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 11874, 12353


Papers of Colin Clarke relating to Trinidad and Jamaica.

Biographical / Historical

Colin Clarke was Lecturer and then Professor in Urban and Social Geography at the University of Oxford from 1981 to 2003, serving as Head of the School of Geography and the Environment from 1998 to 2002. He had previously taught at the Universities of Liverpool and Toronto.

His particular research interests were urbanization and ethnicity in Latin America and the Caribbean and he carried out numerous field investigations in the region. He served as Chairman of the Society for Caribbean Studies, President of the European Association for Research on Central America and the Caribbean and Chairman of the Society for Latin American Studies.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Professor Colin Clarke and Mrs Gillian Clarke in 2015.


Clarke, C.G., Kingston, Jamaica: Urban Development and Social Change, 1692-1962 (University of California Press, 1975); Clarke, C.G., East Indians in a West Indian Town: San Fernando, Trinidad, 1930-70 (Allen and Unwin, 1986); Clarke, C.G., Kingston, Jamaica: Urban Development and Social Change, 1692-2002 (Ian Randle Publishers, 2006); Clarke, C.G., Decolonizing the Colonial City: Urbanization and Stratification in Kingston, Jamaica (Oxford University Press, 2006); Clarke, C.G., Race, Class and the Politics of Decolonization, Jamaica Journals 1961 and 1968 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)
Catalogue of the Papers of Colin Clarke, 1930-2006
Finding aid prepared by Lucy McCann
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom