Details of the MRG Conzen Collection - School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

The bulk of the Collection is held in Birmingham. Records of a more personal and domestic nature are held by Michael P Conzen in Chicago.

 

School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences

(Contact Jeremy Whitehand)

  •  CORRESPONDENCE - Professional
  • LECTURE MATERIALS
  • PUBLICATIONS - by M.R.G.C.
  • RESEARCH MATERIALS
  • Individual research projects (Alnwick, Whitby, Newcastle, Ludlow, etc.)
  • Japanese castle towns
  • Bibliographic index cards
  • PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION - Professional (English countryside, student excursions)
  • SLIDE COLLECTION - (estimated 5-6,000 slides; predominantly urban; many world areas)
  • BOOK COLLECTION (Reference, general, philosophy, human geography, settlement geography, urban geography & history, urban morphology, local history, architecture & planning)
  • PAMPHLET COLLECTION
  • LARGE-FORMAT ATLAS COLLECTION (general, historical, regional, urban)
  • MAP COLLECTION (estimated 50,000 maps; possible 25,000 of them town plans)
  • Historic town plans (printed, blue-prints, tracings)
  • Topographic map series (various scales, esp. Britain, Europe, Japan)
  • Urban plans (city engineer-type, cadastral, architectural)
  • POSTCARD COLLECTION (pre-domestic urban views, numerous countries)

Chicago

( Contact Michael P. Conzen. Access possible)

  • DIARIES (1926-1998)
  • ADDRESS BOOKS
  • CORRESPONDENCE (personal)
  • EXCURSION NOTEBOOKS (March 1930 - Jan. 1958)
  • FIELD BOOKS (1944-1958)
  • SKETCH BOOKS (1944)
  • DRAWINGS (landscapes, still lifes, persons - especially cartoons)
  • MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS
  • PHOTOGRAPHS (personal, family)
  • CARTOGRAPHICAL EQUIPMENT (1940s-1970s)
  • FINANCIAL/HOUSEHOLD RECORDS