Catalogue of the Oxford University Exploration Club

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2012

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Administrative Papers, 1927-2006
    A.1  Minutes and Committee Papers, 1933-2004
    A.2  Finance and Funding Papers, 1947-2004, n.d.
    A.3  Club Circulars, 1927-2004, n.d
B    Expedition Proposals, Reports & Correspondence, 1931-2005
C    Expedition photographs: Expedition to the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, 1955
D    Correspondence, 1927-2005
E    Academic Papers, 1924-96
F    Existing Finding Aids, 1921-2003


Papers of the Oxford University Exploration Club, 1924-2006

Abstract:
Proposals and reports from Oxford University expeditions, as well as O.U.E.C. administrative papers.

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 990-1052, d. 922-5, e. 534-5; MSS. Digital 1-5
Extent: 74 shelfmarks

Organizational History

The Oxford University Exploration Club (O.U.E.C.) was established in 1927 as an organising body for the general encouragement of exploration and scientific expeditions employing personnel drawn principally from Oxford University. It exists to encourage and advise potential explorers and, under the aegis of the Oxford University Expedition Council, makes recommendations to the Hebdomadal Council of the University as to which expeditions shall be entitled to use the name "Oxford University Expedition to...".

Scope and Content

The papers comprise Club and Expeditions Council minutes; correspondence and papers relating to expedition funding and grant-giving bodies; papers relating to the production of the O.U. Exploration Club Bulletin; academic papers and fieldnotes from O.U. expeditions; expedition proposals as well as preliminary and final reports and correspondence and papers relating to same; expedition photographs, correspondence and papers concerning medical and safety issues; general correspondence; printed matter (including termcards and club rules). The collection also includes a number of expedition papers of the Oxford University Cave Club.

Note: The collection also included corrupt floppy disks containing files relating to expeditions to Alaska (1995), Western Kenya, and Zanskar Gorge (1995), from which no data could be recovered.

Arrangement

The papers are arranged chronologically within series.

Custodial History

The papers were accumulated by the Club from various senior members of the Club and the Club Library.

Acquisition

Deposited by the Oxford University Exploration Club, April 2006 and April 2008

Restrictions on Access

Certain administrative records are closed for 30 years. All digital files (MSS. Digital 1-5) are currently closed.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. b. 2070, fols. 1-2].

Related Material

The Library also holds material relating to Oxford University Exploration Club within the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, including Norwegian travel timetables, 1936-8, and a South African clothing catalogue, 1957. See also printed Oxford University Exploration Club expedition reports and copies of the Exploration Club Bulletin available through SOLO (Search Oxford Libraries Online).

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

Oxford University Exploration Club
Oxford University Exploration Council

Place names (NCA Rules)

Oxford | Oxfordshire

Subjects (LCSH)

Exploration and discovery
Expedition
Science
College students

A   Administrative Papers, 1927-2006

A.1   Minutes and Committee Papers, 1933-2004

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 990-2


Oxford University Expedition Council minutes and papers
Date: 1963-2004
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 990
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

The Expedition Council meets biannually and exists to judge, and if appropriate, approve and recommend to the Hebdomadal Council of the University expedition proposals presented by members of the University who wish their expeditions to use the title 'Oxford University Expedition to...'. The Expedition Council is advised by the Oxford University Exploration Club Advisory Committee.

These papers comprise Expedition Council minutes and memoranda as well as reports on expedition proposals submitted by the Exploration Club Advisory Committee, 1963-2004.

Restrictions on Access: Some items restricted

Oxford University Exploration Club minutes and papers
Date: 1928-2006
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 991
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises Club minutes, reports, financial statements and correspondence concerning the Club constitution, 1928-34, 1936-38, 1949-56, 1965, 1967-8, 1971, 1976-8, 1998, 1994, 1997-8, 2000, 2002-3, 2006, n.d.

Restrictions on Access: Some items restricted

13 Bevington Road Management Committee minutes and papers
Date: 1977-82
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 992
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises minutes and correspondence concerning the management of the Club's rooms at 13, Bevington Road, 1977-8, 1982.

A.2   Finance and Funding Papers, 1947-2004, n.d.

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 993-7


Disbursement Committee minutes and papers
Date: 1948-2004
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 993
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises minutes and memoranda of the funding committee of the Expeditions Council, as well as Expeditions Council financial statements and details of the recovery of funds from expeditions, 1948-50, 1952-3, 1955-6, 1958-9, 1961, 1966, 1970, 1972-89, 1991-2000, 2002-4.

Note: This series contains financial statements from several expeditions (1938-1953) at a time when the Exploration Club, rather than the Expedition Council, was responsible for recovering money from expeditions.
Restrictions on Access: Some items restricted

University funding and accreditation, correspondence and papers
Date: 1947-78
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 994
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises correspondence relating to the accreditation of expeditions as Oxford University expeditions; correspondence and papers concerning grants given to expeditions from funds managed by Oxford University;


University funding and accreditation, correspondence and papers
Date: 1979-2004
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 995
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises correspondence relating to the accreditation of expeditions as Oxford University expeditions; correspondence and papers concerning grants given to expeditions from funds managed by Oxford University;

Restrictions on Access: Some items restricted

Paton Committee minutes and papers
Date: 1970-6
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 996
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises papers relating to the Alexander Allan Paton Fund, a charitable fund administered by Oxford University which provides grants for university expeditions

  • Correspondence relating to the terms and conditions of the Paton Fund, 1949-50
  • Minutes and memoranda of the Committee for the Management of the Alexander Alan Paton Fund, 1970-6
Note: For papers relating to grants made from the Paton Fund see University funding and accreditation (Dep. c. 994-5).

External sponsors, correspondence and papers
Date: 1949-99, n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 997
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises correspondence between the Expeditions Council/Exploration Club and non-University grant-providers and sponsors, including The Barbinder Trust, Shell International, Royal Geographical Society and Gilchrist Educational Trust, 1949-56, 1959-64, 1972-3, 1975, 1982-99, n.d..

Note: For correspondence between grant-providers and expedition members, see Expedition Proposals (Dep. c. 999-1049).
Restrictions on Access: Some items restricted

A.3   Club Circulars, 1927-2004, n.d

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 998


Termcards
Date: 1963-2004, n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 998
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Termcards and events timetables, 1963, 1965-6, 1976-2000, 2002, 2004, n.d.


Newsletters and term reports
Date: 1977-2003
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 998
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Comprises Club newsletters and term reports, 1977, 1979-82, 1984-7, 1994-5, 2003.


Rules and information for members
Date: 1927-2004, n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 998
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Comprises rules, information and forms for expedition members and Expedition Council and Exploration Club committee members, 1927, 1954, 1960, 1966, 1968, 1971, 1973, 1976-7, 1984, 1987, 1994, 2002, 2004, n.d.

B   Expedition Proposals, Reports & Correspondence, 1931-2005

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 999-1049


Scope and Content:

Comprises formal proposals put before the Expeditions Council by expeditions seeking Oxford University accreditation, as well as correspondence between expedition members and both the Expeditions Council and grant-providers and sponsors.

In some cases, only the country or countries which the expedition intended to visit, rather than the specific area or region within the country, will be listed, reflecting the non-specific nature of the original proposal.

Note: For proposals put forward by expeditions not seeking Oxford University accreditation, see General Correspondence (Dep. c. 1050). For funding applications from non-accredited expeditions, see University funding and accreditation (Dep. c. 994-5).

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1931
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 999
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:
  • Akpatok Island, Canada (correspondence only)

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1932
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 999
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:
  • Sarawak, Borneo [Malaysia]

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1938
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 999
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:
  • Finnmark County, Norway

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1948
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 999
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:
  • Gambia (correspondence only)

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1949
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 999
Extent: 3 files

Scope and Content:
  • Sao Tome Island& Principe Island, Gulf of Guinea
  • Mount Kenya, Kenya
  • North East Land Island, Norway

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1950
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 999
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:
  • Kirman , Iran (correspondence only)

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1951
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 999
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:
  • Kiunga Archipelago, Kenya

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1952
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 999
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:
  • Kumaon District (changed to) Tehri-Garhwal District, India

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1953
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 999
Extent: 2 files

Scope and Content:
  • Spitsbergen Island, Norway (proposal missing)
  • Uganda (proposal missing)

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1954
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 999
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:
  • Nepal (proposal missing)

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1955
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 999
Extent: 2 files

Scope and Content:
  • Sarawak, Borneo [Malaysia]
  • North East Land Island, Norway
Related Material:

See also digitised slide photographs of a 1955 expedition to the High Atlas mountains of Morocco, including photographs of expedition member Wilfred Thesiger (MS. Digital 5)



Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1956
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 999
Extent: 2 files

Scope and Content:
  • Iraq (proposal missing)
  • Socotra Archipelago, Yemen (proposal missing)

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1957
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 999
Extent: 2 files

Scope and Content:
  • French Congo [Republic of the Congo], French Equatorial Africa
  • Somalia (proposal missing)

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1958
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 999
Extent: 2 files

Scope and Content:
  • Iceland
  • Mahali Range , Tanganyika [Tanzania] (proposal missing)

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1959
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 999
Extent: 4 files

Scope and Content:
  • Kaieteur Gorge, British Guiana [Guyana]
  • Finnmark County, Norway (proposal missing)
  • Mahali Range , Tanganyika [Tanzania]
  • Turkestan, China

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1960
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1000
Extent: 6 files

Scope and Content:
  • Ecuador (proposal missing)
  • Ethiopia (proposal missing)
  • Cyrenaica, Libya (proposal missing)
  • Finnmark County, Norway
  • Azores Archipelago, Portugal (proposal missing)
  • Turkey (proposal missing)

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1961
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1000
Extent: 3 files

Scope and Content:
  • Iran (proposal missing)
  • Peru (proposal missing)
  • Madeira Archipelago, Portugal (proposal missing)

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1962
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1000
Extent: 3 files

Scope and Content:
  • Aegean Islands, Greece (proposal missing)
  • East Greenland County, Greenland
  • Canary Islands, Spain (proposal missing)

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1963
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1000
Extent: 5 files

Scope and Content:
  • Unai Pass, Afghanistan
  • Zagros Range, Iran
  • Nepal (proposal missing)
  • Finnmark County, Norway
  • Ascension Island, United Kingdom

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1964
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1000
Extent: 7 files

Scope and Content:
  • Badakhstan Province, Afghanistan
  • Lake Inari, Finland; Varangerfjord, Finnmark County, Norway & Karesuando and Arjeplog, Sweden
  • Guatemala & British Honduras [Belize]
  • Snaefellsjokull Peninsula, Iceland
  • Bijapur District, Mysore State, India
  • Finnmark County, Norway
  • Turkey

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1965
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1001
Extent: 10 files

Scope and Content:
  • La Paz District, Bolivia
  • Tibesti Range, Chad
  • Island of Crete, Greece
  • Scoresbysund, Greenland
  • Malta
  • Vera Cruz State, Mexico
  • Outer Mongolia
  • Pokhara, Nepal
  • Finnmark County, Norway
  • Appalachia, United States of America (proposal missing)

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1966
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1001
Extent: 7 files

Scope and Content:
  • Cihuatan, El Salvador
  • Malta
  • Ani, Turkey
  • Mount Ararat, Turkey
  • Taurus Range, Turkey
  • Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda
  • Sese Islands, Uganda

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1967
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1001
Extent: 8 files

Scope and Content:
  • Algeria
  • Lebanon (changed to) Cyprus
  • Methana Peninsula, Greece
  • Skeidararsandur, Iceland
  • Fars Province, Iran
  • Jordan
  • Castro Urdiales, Spain
  • Dalmatia, Yugoslavia [Croatia]

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1968
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1002
Extent: 13 files

Scope and Content:
  • Belgium - Iran
  • Sabah, Borneo [Malaysia]
  • Gughe Highlands, Ethiopia
  • Rift Valley, Ethiopia
  • Mole Game Reserve, Ghana
  • Cherangani Hills, Kenya
  • Perinet Reserve, Ankarafantsika National Park, Mangoky River& Ifotaka, Madagascar
  • Nossi Be , Madagascar
  • Spitsbergen Island, Norway
  • Tanafjord, Finnmark County, Norway
  • Tanafjord, Finnmark County, Norway
  • Chanchamayo Valley, Peru
  • Dalmatia, Yugoslavia [Croatia]

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1969
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1003
Extent: 15 files

Scope and Content:
  • Maya Range, British Honduras [Belize]
  • Cape Andreas, Cyprus
  • Llanganati Range, Ecuador
  • Pjorsarver, Iceland
  • Pimple Saudagar, Maharashtra State, India
  • Island of Sicily, Italy
  • Cherangani Hills, Kenya
  • Cherangani Hills, Mount Elgon, Mau Escarpment, Bahati Escarpment, Aberdare Range & Mount Kenya, Kenya
  • Sese Islands, Uganda (changed to) Rusinga Island, Kenya
  • Finnmark County, Norway
  • Berlengas Archipelago, Portugal
  • Tibesti Range, Chad (changed to) Niokolo-Koba National Park, Senegal
  • Canary Islands, Spain
  • Counties of Devon & Cornwall, United Kingdom
  • Falkland Islands, United Kingdom

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1970
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1004
Extent: 13 files

Scope and Content:
  • Afghanistan & Kashmir [India]
  • Ellesmere Island, Canada
  • Masira Island, Oman (changed to) Cape Verde Archipelago
  • Horton Plains, Ceylon [Sri Lanka]
  • Cape Andreas, Cyprus
  • Munster Province, Ireland
  • Lake Rudolf, Kenya
  • Morocco
  • Finnmark County, Norway
  • Finnmark County, Norway
  • Svalbard Archipelago, Norway
  • Cantabria Province, Spain
  • Tunisia

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1971
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1005
Extent: 10 files

Scope and Content:
  • Santa Marta, Colombia
  • Lake Langano, Ethiopia
  • Guyana
  • Island of Sicily, Italy
  • Daksum, Kashmir [India]
  • Diani Beach, Amboseli Game Reserve, Tsavo & Shimoni, Kenya
  • Malawi & Tanzania
  • Lake Chad, Nigeria
  • Finnmark County, Norway
  • Karasjokka River, Finnmark County, Norway

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1972
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1006
Extent: 12 files

Scope and Content:
  • Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo [Malaysia]
  • Amazonas State, Brazil
  • Bale, Ethiopia
  • Rift Valley, Ethiopia
  • Jajarm, Iran
  • Mount Kenya, Kenya
  • Kuala Pilah, Malaysia
  • Texcoco, Mexico
  • Finnmark County, Norway
  • Cantabria Province, Spain
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
  • Jozani Forest, Zanzibar

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1973
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1007
Extent: 17 files

Scope and Content:
  • Korup, Cameroon
  • Montserrat Island, Caribbean
  • Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia
  • Rift Valley, Ethiopia
  • Myvatn Lake, Iceland
  • Loita Hills, Kenya
  • Mount Olorgesailie, Kenya
  • Tana River, Kenya
  • Kenya
  • River Ziz, Morocco
  • Ganesh Himal, Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Finnmark County, Norway
  • Mindanao Island, Philippines
  • Rales, Fuentica & Covadonga caves, Spain
  • Toprakkale & Silifke, Turkey
  • Ituri River & Congo River, Zaire [Democratic Republic of the Congo]

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1974
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1008
Extent: 13 files

Scope and Content:
  • Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia
  • Alluricuin - Chillogallo, Ecuador
  • Tigray Province, Ethiopia
  • Iceland
  • Maharashtra State & Tamil Nadu State, India
  • Dal lakes, Kashmir [India]
  • Kedah State, Malaya
  • Spitsbergen Island, Norway
  • Varangerfjord, Norway
  • San Blas Islands, Panama
  • Aride Island, Seychelles
  • Canary Islands, Spain
  • Thailand

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1975
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1009
Extent: 11 files

Scope and Content:
  • Guajira State, Colombia
  • Bartica, Guyana
  • Veracruz-Llave State, Mexico
  • Borno State, Nigeria
  • Azores Islands, Portugal
  • Aride Island, Seychelles
  • La Palma Island, Canary Islands, Spain
  • Rales, Ribadesella, La Hermida & Forcau caves, Spain
  • Crater Highlands & Serengeti plain, Tanzania
  • Mae Sa Valley, Thailand
  • California State, United States of America

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1976
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1010
Extent: 12 files

Scope and Content:
  • Sibun River, Belize
  • Mahakam lakes, Kalimantan, Borneo [Indonesia]
  • Baffin Island National Park, Canada
  • Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada
  • Island of Sicily, Italy
  • Viphya Plateau, Malawi
  • Finnmark County, Norway
  • Spitsbergen Island, Norway
  • Pampa Galeras National Vicuna Reserve & Pucallpa, Peru
  • Azores Islands, Portugal
  • Forcau, Osu, Covadonga & Rales caves, Spain
  • Phuket Island, Thailand

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1977
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1011
Extent: 7 files

Scope and Content:
  • Hindu Kush, Afghanistan (proposal missing)
  • Cabo Frio, Brazil
  • Serrania del la Macuira, Colombia
  • Colombia
  • Wiawso, Ghana
  • South Tawara Atoll & Beru Island, Gilbert Islands, Kiribati
  • Finnmark County, Norway

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1978
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1012
Extent: 9 files

Scope and Content:
  • Alexandria - Cape Town, Africa
  • Abu, India
  • Chenab Valley, Kashmir [India]
  • Pahlgam, Kashmir [India]
  • Jadini forest & Shimba Hills, Kenya
  • Mount Nimba, Liberia
  • Spitsbergen Island, Norway
  • Jaiva, Peru
  • Round the World Flight

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1979
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1013
Extent: 12 files

Scope and Content:
  • Parana State, Brazil
  • Lake Athabasca - Arctic Ocean, Canada
  • Loja Province, Ecuador
  • Quito & Rio Palenque Reserve, Ecuador
  • Camargue, France
  • Scoresbysund, Greenland
  • Madhya Pradesh State, India
  • Rajasthan State, India
  • Cordillera Cantabrica, Spain
  • Soroako, Sulawesi [Indonesia]
  • Tanzania
  • Khao Yai National Park, Thailand

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1980
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1014
Extent: 17 files

Scope and Content:
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Bali Barat Game Reserve & Melaja, Bali
  • Beijing, China- Lhasa, Tibet
  • Julianehaab, Greenland
  • Snaefelljokull, Iceland
  • Djebel Lakraa, Morocco
  • Annapurna & Mustang district, Nepal
  • Bismarck Range, Papua New Guinea
  • Peru (proposal missing)
  • Praslin Island, Seychelles
  • Kenema district, Sierra Leone
  • Ario, Spain
  • Moshi & Arusha, Tanzania
  • Oldoinyo Lengai volcano, Tanzania
  • Usambara Range, Tanzania
  • Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom
  • Lara State & Falcón State, Venezuela
  • Sudirman Range, Western New Guinea [Indonesia]
Restrictions on Access: Some items restricted

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1981
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1015
Extent: 19 files

Scope and Content:
  • Bhutan
  • Sabah, Borneo [Malaysia]
  • Sarawak, Borneo [Malaysia]
  • Sarawak, Borneo [Malaysia]
  • Attawapiskat River & James Bay, Canada
  • Las Cajas Nature Reserve, Ecuador
  • Kishtwar, India
  • Nilgris, India
  • Kajiado, Kenya
  • Lake Naivasha, Masai MaraAthi River & Lake Magadi, Kenya
  • Rabai-Chooni Hills, Kenya
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Makthlawaiya , Paraguay
  • Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles
  • Xitu cave, Spain
  • Uluguru Range, Tanzania
  • Chott el Djerid & Rmel el Abiod, Tunisia
  • Cornwall, United Kingdom

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1982
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1016
Extent: 22 files

Scope and Content:
  • Australia
  • Srimangal, Bangladesh
  • Disko Island, Greenland
  • Iceland
  • Tamil Nadu, India
  • Tanga, Tanzania; Samarang, Indonesia & Jamkhed, India
  • Giglio Island, Italy
  • Lake Magadi, Kenya
  • Lake Naivasha, Mount Susua [?Mount Suswa], Athi River & Lake Magadi, Kenya
  • Lake Alaotra, Madagascar
  • South Africa, Zimbabwe & Malawi
  • Sorsium, Nepal
  • Spitsbergen Island, Norway
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Niokolo-Koba National Park, Senegal
  • El Joon cave, Spain
  • Chott el Djerid & Chott el Rharsa, Chott el Djerid & Chott el Fedjadj Tunisia
  • Falkland Islands, United Kingdom
  • Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom
  • Guayan Highlands, Venezuela
  • Wadi Mawr, Yemen
Restrictions on Access: Some items restricted

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1983
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1017-18
Extent: 23 files

Scope and Content:

[Dep. c. 1017]

  • Puntshilling, Bhutan
  • Acre state & Rondônia state, Brazil
  • Patagonia, Chile
  • China
  • China
  • Yunnan Province, China
  • Las Cajas National Park, Ecuador
  • Eqalungmiut Nunat, Greenland
  • Andaman Islands, India
  • Giglio Island, Italy
  • Worthy Park & John Crow Mountains, Jamaica
  • Haigam Rakh & Suru Valley, Kashmir [India]
  • Lake Victoria, Kenya
  • Kenya

[Dep. c. 1018]

  • Cape Sada, Baly Bay & Ampanihy, Madagascar
  • Mariana Islands, Micronesia
  • River Niger, Nigeria
  • Mount Wilhelm, Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Jorcada Blancacave, Spain
  • Luwega River, Tanzania
  • Alaska State, United States of America
  • Rhodes Matapos National Park, Zimbabwe
Restrictions on Access: Some items restricted

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1984
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1019
Extent: 14 files

Scope and Content:
  • Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Caribbean
  • China
  • China & Tibet (proposal missing)
  • El Tuparro National Park, Colombia
  • Chalbi Desert, Kenya
  • Kenya (proposal missing)
  • Betsileo, Arivonimano, Ambatofinandrahana & Ambalavao, Madagascar
  • Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Hombrom Bluff & Lae, Papua New Guinea
  • La Verdelluenga cave, Spain
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Reserve, Thailand
  • Colorado State, United States of America
  • Gran Sabana region, Venezuela
  • Mashonaland & Matebeleland, Zimbabwe

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1985
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1020
Extent: 12 files

Scope and Content:
  • Sydney, Australia - Delhi, India (transglobe cycling expedition)
  • Mount Oku, Cameroon
  • Mount Suswa, Kenya
  • Penang, Malaysia
  • Nepal
  • Pacific Islands
  • Chitral Valley, Pakistan
  • Goroka, Papua New Guinea
  • Amazon River, Peru
  • Aride Island & Curieuse Island, Seychelles
  • Jultayu cave, Spain
  • Colorado State, United States of America

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1986
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1021
Extent: 10 files

Scope and Content:
  • Cat Island, Bahamas
  • Berakas syncline, Labu syncline & South Belait syncline, Brunei
  • Costa Rica
  • Trollaskagi Peninsula, Iceland
  • United Kingdom- Italy
  • Northern Chyulu Hills (Chyulu Caves), Kenya
  • Kali Gandaki Valley, Nepal
  • Baiyer River Bird of Paradise and Wildlife Sanctuary, Papua New Guinea
  • Aride Island, Seychelles
  • Cunjurtao cave, Spain
  • Bengkulu Province, Sumatra

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1987
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1022
Extent: 13 files

Scope and Content:
  • Inagua Island, Bahamas
  • Pando Department, Bolivia
  • Kota Kinabalu Bay, Sabah, Borneo
  • Gakhibane, Botswana
  • Ilha de Bananal, Brazil
  • Dian-Chi Lake, Yunnan Province, China
  • Tailevu Province, Viti Levu Island, Fiji
  • Srivilliputtur Reserve Forest, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Tres Marias Islands, Mexico
  • Jotunheimen National Park, Norway
  • Woodlark Island, Papua New Guinea
  • Cuvicentecave, Spain
  • Togian Islands, Sulawesi

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1988
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1023-4
Extent: 15 files

Scope and Content:

[Shelfmark Dep. c. 1023]

  • Pando Department, Bolivia
  • Sierra da Canastra Range, Brazil
  • Maraca Island, Brazil
  • Robinson Crusoe Island & La Serena, Chile
  • Guanacaste National Park, Costa Rica

[Shelfmark Dep. c. 1024]

  • Ankasa Game Reserve, Bia-Tawya National Park & Krokosua Game Reserve, Ghana
  • Morondava, Madagascar
  • Tsiribihina River, Madagascar
  • Tres Marias Islands, Mexico
  • Woodlark Island, Papua New Guinea
  • Palcazu Valley, Peru
  • Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles
  • Las Brujas cave, Spain
  • Chegutu District, Zimbabwe
  • Round-the-world race
Restrictions on Access: Some items restricted

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1989
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1025
Extent: 10 files

Scope and Content:
  • Pando Department, Bolivia
  • Sabah, Borneo (proposal missing)
  • Phillips Inlet, Ellesmere Island, Canada
  • Grenadine Islands, Caribbean
  • Krakatau Islands, Indonesia
  • Kenya - South Africa
  • Juracao cave, Spain
  • Pemba Island, Tanzania
  • Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
  • Casiquiare Canal, Venezuela

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1990
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1026
Extent: 13 files

Scope and Content:
  • Great Sandy Desert, Australia
  • Sabah, Borneo
  • Kalahari Desert, Botswana
  • Nevado del Ruiz, Nevado del Huila, Sotora & Galeras, Colombia - Pichincha, Cotopaxi & Riventador, Ecuador
  • Kei Kecil, Indonesia
  • Ujung Kulon National Park, Indonesia
  • Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal
  • Mount Everest, Tibet (changed to) Mount Kanchenjunga, Nepal
  • Curieuse Island, Seychelles
  • Silhouette Island, Seychelles
  • Jultayu cave, Spain
  • Merida, Venezuela
  • Al Mahwit Province, Yemen

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1991
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1027
Extent: 16 files

Scope and Content:
  • Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, Bolivia
  • Federal District of Brasilia, Brazil
  • Xiamen, Wuhan, Tianjin, Shenzhen, Shaoshan & Beijing, China
  • Colombia (proposal missing)
  • Mitiaro, Cook Islands
  • Braulio Carillo National Park & Pital, Costa Rica
  • Thar Desert, India
  • Rajaji National Park, India
  • Vanjikadavu Forest, India
  • Trelawny Parish & Blue Mountain Range, Jamaica
  • Trashi Labtsa pass, Nepal
  • Rotoehu Forest, New Zealand
  • Naltar Valley, Pakistan (proposal missing)
  • Karakorum Range, Pakistan & China
  • Mount Bangeta, Papua New Guinea
  • Spain (proposal missing)

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1992
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1028-9
Extent: 15 files

Scope and Content:

[Dep. c. 1028]

  • Pando Department, Bolivia
  • Belem, Brazil
  • Guangxi Province & Guizhou Province, China
  • Grande Comore Island, Comoro Islands
  • Ujung Kulon National Park, Indonesia
  • Baragoi, Kenya
  • Mount Mulanje, Malawi

[Dep. c. 1029]

  • North East Mexico & Rio Moctezuma Valley, Mexico
  • Ganesh Himal, Nepal
  • Huerta Del Ray cave, Spain
  • Tanzania
  • Alaska State, United States of America
  • Venezuela & Colombia
  • Hato Pinero, Venezuela
  • Lake Ngezi, Zimbabwe

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1993
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1030-2
Extent: 20 files

Scope and Content:

[Dep. c. 1030]

  • Fraser Island, Australia
  • Queensland & Northern Territory, Australia
  • Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area, Belize
  • Sarawak, Borneo
  • Mabeta-Moliwe, Cameroon
  • Siguatepeque, Honduras
  • Ladakh, India
  • Barito Ulu, Indonesia
  • Ujung Kulon National Park, Indonesia
  • Galilee, Israel

[Dep. c. 1031]

  • Malagasy, Madagascar
  • Kasungu, Malawi
  • Ulan Bator, Mongolia
  • Spitsbergen Island, Norway
  • New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea
  • Siberia, Russia

[Dep. c. 1032]

  • Cabeza Julaguaï cave, Spain
  • Mkomazi Game Reserve, Tanzania
  • Bach Ma National Park, Vietnam
  • Devure Ranch, Zimbabwe

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1994
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1033-5
Extent: 19 files

Scope and Content:

[Dep. c. 1033]

  • Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area, Belize
  • Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Sabah, Borneo
  • Manaus, Brazil
  • Podocarpus National Park, Ecuador
  • Evo, Finland
  • Kyabobo National Park, Ghana
  • Skaftafell National Park, Iceland

[Dep. c. 1034]

  • Arunachal Pradesh State, India
  • Himachal Pradesh State, India
  • Lake Alakol & Trans Illi Range, Kazakhstan
  • Lake Turkana, Kakamega Forest & Lake Baringo, Kenya
  • Antanambe& Mananara Biosphere Reserve, Madagascar
  • Masoala Peninsula, Madagascar
  • La Verdelluenga cave, Spain
  • Budongo Forest, Uganda

[Dep. c. 1035]

  • Paria Peninsula, Venezuela
  • Hato Pinero, Venezuela
  • Ngwezi River, Zambia
  • Hwange National Park & Zindele Ranch, Zimbabwe

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1995
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1036-7
Extent: 17 files

Scope and Content:

[Dep. c. 1036]

  • Barbados, Caribbean
  • Aviarios, Costa Rica
  • Podocarpus National Park, Ecuador
  • Gama Gofa Province, Ethiopia
  • Zanskar Gorge, India
  • Lorentz National Park, Irian Jaya, Indonesia
  • Golan Heights, Syria/Israel
  • Blue Mountain Range, Jamaica
  • Mount Elgon, Kenya & Uganda
  • Pulau Aur Island & Pulau Pemanggil Island, Malaysia
  • Madang Province, Papua New Guinea

[Dep. c. 1037]

  • Cusco Region, Peru
  • Boca Del Joon cave, Spain
  • Pamir Range, Tadzhikistan
  • Alaska State, United States of America
  • Ngundu Halt, Zimbabwe
  • Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1996
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1038-40
Extent: 19 files

Scope and Content:

[Dep. c. 1038]

  • Queensland State, Australia
  • Ellesmere Island, Canada
  • Taklimakan Desert, China
  • Mangaia Island, Cook Islands
  • Massawa, Eritrea
  • Schweizerland, Greenland

[Dep. c. 1039]

  • Cherangani Hills, Endebess, Kitale & Mau Escarpment, Kenya
  • Pulau Pemanggil Island, Malaysia
  • Mustang, Nepal
  • Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru
  • The Gambia & Senegal
  • Silhouette Island, Praslin Island, Curieuse Island, La Diege Island& Mahe Island, Seychelles
  • Pilanesberg, South Africa

[Dep. c. 1040]

  • Gustuteru cave, Spain
  • Mkomazi Game Reserve, Tanzania
  • Jozani Forest Reserve, Zanzibar & Bagamoyo District, Tanzania
  • Phi Phi Island, Thailand
  • Anatolia, Turkey
  • Budongo Forest, Uganda

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1997
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1041
Extent: 13 files

Scope and Content:
  • Monkey Bay National Park, Belize
  • Sabah, Borneo
  • Antigua Island & Bequia Island, Caribbean
  • Rio Nambi Nature Reserve, Colombia
  • Mangaia Island, Atiu Island, Mauke Island, Rarotonga Island, Cook Islands
  • Western Desert, Egypt
  • Meru National Park, Kenya
  • Ny-Alesund, Svalbard Archipelago, Norway
  • Carhuahuran & Huaycan, Peru
  • Manu National Park, Peru
  • El Regalon cave, Spain
  • Arusha, Tanzania
  • Mount Moroto, Uganda
Restrictions on Access: Some items restricted

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1998
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1042
Extent: 13 files

Scope and Content:
  • Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area, Belize
  • Toa River, Cuba
  • Bia Resource Reserve & Bia National Park, Ghana
  • Iwokrama Rain-Forest Programme, Guyana
  • Masoala Peninsular, Madagascar
  • Dedza District, Malawi
  • Norway
  • Karakoram, Pakistan
  • Cordillera Blanca, Peru
  • Negros Island & Apo Island, Philippines
  • Jultayu cave, Spain
  • Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, Sumatra
  • Canaima National Park, Venezuela

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1999
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1043-4
Extent: 8 files

Scope and Content:

[Dep. c. 1043]

  • Sabah, Borneo
  • Sabah, Borneo
  • Pará State, Brazil
  • Karakoram Highway, Pakistan & China
  • Comoé National Park, Ivory Coast

[Dep. c. 1044]

  • Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, Kenya
  • Polillo Island, Philippines
  • Extremero cave, Spain

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 2000
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1045-6
Extent: 10 files

Scope and Content:

[Dep. c. 1045]

  • Liabin, Guangxi Province, China
  • Carchi Province, Ecuador
  • Ladakh, India
  • Nosy Hara Island, Madagascar
  • Mandena & Ste-luce, Madagascar
  • Parc Riviere Bleue, New Caledonia
  • Moorea Island, French Polynesia

[Dep. c. 1046]

  • Ario cave, Spain
  • Manado, Sulawesi
  • Targo Valley & Khyunglung, Tibet
Restrictions on Access: Some items restricted

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 2000
Shelfmark: MS. Digital 3
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Final report of expedition to Ecuador, AndinoHerps 2000

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 2001
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1047
Extent: 12 files

Scope and Content:
  • Isiboro Secure National Park, Bolivia
  • Bijagos Archipelago, Guinea-Bissau
  • Vientiane, Luang Prapang & Luang Nam Tha, Laos
  • Fort-Dauphin, Madagascar
  • Arun Valley, Nepal
  • Gronfjorden, Svalbard Archipelago, Norway
  • Polillo Island, Philippines
  • Xitu cave, Spain
  • Bunaken Marine Park, Sulawesi
  • Orchid Island, Taiwan
  • Masindi District, Uganda
  • Lake Letas Reserve, Gaua Island, Vanuatu

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 1999-2002
Shelfmark: MS. Digital 2
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Report for Polillo Islands project (1999-2002), Wildlife and Conservation in the Polillo Islands

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 2002-3
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1048
Extent: 12 files

Scope and Content:

2002

  • Bolivia & Chile
  • Ethiopia - Nyanga & Vumba, Zimbabwe - Yaounde District, Cameroon
  • Yunnan Province, China
  • Krakatau Islands, Indonesia
  • Fort du Bus, New Guinea
  • Tormenta cave, Spain

2003

  • Yunnan Province, China
  • Takla Makan Desert & Kun Lun Range, China - Karakorum Range, Pakistan
  • Guandera National Park, Ecuador
  • Alang, India
  • Skeleton Coast Park, Namibia
  • Julagua cave, Spain
Related Material:

See also masters dissertation based upon expedition to Papua New Guinea, 'Resilience in the Realm of Papua' 2004, MS. Digital 1.



Expedition proposals and reports
Date: 2004-5
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1049
Extent: 13 files

Scope and Content:

2004

  • Para State, Brazil (proposal missing)
  • Aguadores & El Mangle, Cuba
  • Nouadhibou, Mauritania (proposal missing)
  • Waterberg Plateau, Namibia (proposal missing)
  • New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea (proposal missing)
  • Oston, cave Spain

2005

  • Grande Comore Island, Anjouan Island & Moheli Island, Comoro Islands
  • Nouabale-Ndoki National Park, Republic of the Congo, French Equatorial Africa
  • Matthews Range, Kenya
  • Nosy Ve Island, Nosy Satria Island, Nosy Andrambovala Island, Morombe, Belo sur Mer & Salary, Madagascar
  • Tibet
  • New Hanover Island & New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea
  • Asopladeru La Texa cave, Spain

C   Expedition photographs: Expedition to the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, 1955

Shelfmarks: MS. Digital 5


Photographs
Date: 1955
Shelfmark: MS. Digital 5/1-143
Extent: 143 items

Scope and Content:

143 digitised slides from the 1955 expedition to the High Atlas mountains of Morocco, including photographs of expedition member Wilfred Thesiger.

Restrictions on Access: Closed

Photo log
Date: 2007
Shelfmark: MS. Digital 5/144
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Document with photograph captions of 1955 expedition to the High Atlas mountains of Morocco (including captions of photographs not extant).

Restrictions on Access: Closed

D   Correspondence, 1927-2005

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1050


General correspondence
Date: 1949-2005, n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1050/1
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Comprises general correspondence, predominantly between Club members, mainly concerning membership, questions of procedure and informal and speculative proposals and requests from non-University-accredited expeditions, 1949-53, 1955-7, 1959-61, 1963-5, 1969-79, 1981-3, 1985, 1987-90, 1992-7, 2000-2, 2005, n.d..

Restrictions on Access: Some items restricted

E.M. Nicholson's correspondence
Date: 1927-79, n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1050/2
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Comprises correspondence deposited with the Exploration Club by Edward Max Nicholson, a founder member. Comprises

  • Letters between society members, 1927-31, n.d.
  • Letters to E.M Nicholson from committee representatives concerning speaking engagements and invitations, 1965-6, 1969, 1978-9.

Medical and safety correspondence (and papers)
Date: 1963-2002
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1050/3
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Comprises correspondence and guidance for Club members relating to expedition medicine and safety issues, 1963, 1989-90, 1992-4, 1997-2002.

Restrictions on Access: Some items restricted

E   Academic Papers, 1924-96

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1051, d. 922-5, e. 534-5, MS. Digital 1, 4

Related Material:

Further printed publications relating to the Oxford University Expeditions, including expedition reports and copies of the Exploration Club Bulletin, are available in the Bodleian Library and can be ordered through SOLO (Search Oxford Libraries Online).



Expedition publication papers
Date: 1924-38
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 925
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • Papers relating to the 1928 Greenland Expedition, including a typescript copy of a paper for Ibis as well as photocopied photographs, 1928-30
  • Offprints of articles produced by expeditions of, 1924, 1930-1, 1933-6, 1938
Separated Material:

The original photographs of the 1928 Greenland Expedition are now MS. Photogr. c. 185 fols. 60-70.



Expedition fieldnotes
Date: 1928
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 534
Extent: 2 items

Scope and Content:

Comprises 2 notebooks from the Greenland Expedition, 1928.


Expedition publication, Oxford University Expeditions to Spitsbergen, 1923-4
Date: 1929
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 923
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

A collection of papers from the Spitsbergen expeditions, published by Oxford University Press, 1929.


Expedition publication, Oxford University Expeditions to Greenland, 1928, and Spitsbergen, 1921, 1923-4
Date: 1934
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 922
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

A collection of papers from the Greenland and Spitsbergen expeditions, published by Oxford University Press, 1934.


Expedition publication, Oxford University Hudson Strait Expedition, 1931
Date: 1960
Shelfmark: Dep. d. 924
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

A collection of papers from the Hudson Strait expedition, published by Oxford University Press, 1960.


Exploration Club Bulletin correspondence and papers
Date: 1947-1996, n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1051
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises correspondence and papers relating to the production of the Oxford Exploration Club Bulletin (in which expedition reports are published), 1947, 1960, 1973-4, 1977, 1981-3, 1990, 1996, n.d. Includes unpublished proofs for the Bulletin from expeditions of 1993, 1995-6, n.d.


Exploration Club Bulletin correspondence and papers
Date: 1995-6
Shelfmark: MS. Digital 4
Extent: 8 items

Scope and Content:

Proofs of reports for the Bulletin, 1995-6, produced on 3 1/2 inch floppy discs. Comprises

  • (MS. Digital 4/1) Resume of the Oxford University Expedition to the Cook Islands to study the Mangaia Kingfisher (Tanga’eo) 21st June - 21st August, 1996.
  • (MS. Digital 4/2) Mkomazi ‘96 A large mammal survey in a Tanzanian Game Reserve. 6th of July - 19th September.
  • (MS. Digital 4/3) Mustang 96.
  • (MS. Digital 4/4) Oxford University Expedition to Peru 1996.
  • (MS. Digital 4/5) Pulau Pemanggil 1996 Oxford Expedition to Malaysia.
  • (MS. Digital 4/6) Oxford University Expedition: Queensland ‘96.
  • (MS. Digital 4/7) Report of the Oxford University Seychelles expedition 1996.
  • (MS. Digital 4/8) Krabi - people of the islands a documentary film project in southern Thailand, 1996.
Restrictions on Access: Closed

Exploration Club Bulletin photographs
Date: 1996, n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. e. 535
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Photographs for the bulletin from expeditions to Australia, Kenya, Malaysia, Tanzania and Thailand, 1996, n.d.


Dissertations
Date: 2004
Shelfmark: MS. Digital 1
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:

Masters dissertation based upon expedition to Papua New Guinea, 'Resilience in the Realm of Papua' 2004

Restrictions on Access: Closed

F   Existing Finding Aids, 1921-2003

Shelfmarks: Dep. c. 1052


Existing Finding Aids
Date: 1921-2003
Shelfmark: Dep. c. 1052
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • Lists of expeditions including details of the expeditions' aims, members, and Bulletin issues in which the corresponding reports were published, 1921-2003
  • Expedition index cards, 1972-4

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