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Carter, Professor Frank Collection (1964-2001)

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Professor Francis (Frank) William Carter (1938-4 May 2001) was Head of the Department of Social Sciences at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) at University College London (UCL) and Honorary Fellow of the UCL Geography Department. After attending Wulfrum College of Education in Wolverhampton, he studied at the universities of Sheffield and Cambridge and the London School of Economics. He lectured at King's College London before joining UCL in October 1966, where he researched primarily the historical geography of the Balkans and Eastern Europe, covering themes such as agriculture, migration, city development and the environment.

(Sources: Clout, Hugh 'In Memorium Francis William Carter 1938-2001: An Appreciation' in 'Nations, Nationalism and the European Citizen' / 'Foreign Direct Investment and Regional Development in East Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union: A Collection of Essays in Memory of Professor Francis 'Frank' Carter' (Ed. Turnock, David 2005) and Turnock, David 'Obituaries: Francis William Carter 1938-2001' in 'The Geographical Journal' Vol. 169, No. 3 (Sep. 2001) pp. 275-276)


The collection consists of around five thousand 35mm photographic slides taken by Professor Carter between 1964 and 2001 during his extensive travels around Eastern Europe showing views of geographical features, cities, towns, villages, landscapes, industrial and agricultural locations; as well as slides of graphs, maps, archives and other historical data relating to cities and regions of Eastern Europe.

Additionally, the collection includes slides of data on subjects such as agriculture, the environment and foreign direct investment (FDI).

The slides have been arranged by country or geographical subject into eleven series: Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Eastern Germany, Poland, Romania, Yugoslavia, Eastern Europe, collective farming, the environment and FDI.


Carter, F. W. 'An historical geography of the Balkans' (London, Academic Press, 1977)

Carter, F. W. 'An industrial geography of Prague: 1848-1921' (Michigan, Ann Arbor University Microfilms International,1984)

Carter, F. W. and Turnock, D. 'Environmental problems in Eastern Europe' (London, Routledge, 1993)

(Language) English

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