Fonds 2005/5 - Alan James fonds

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Alan James fonds

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CA ON00093 2005/5

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  • 1923-2003 (Creation)

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10.62 m of textual records
56 maps
2 photographs : b&w; 24 x 17 cm

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Alan James was a research professor of international relations at Keele University, UK and is a published author on peacekeeping. Born in 1933 in Newport, Monmouthshire, South Wales, he was educated in London. He graduated with a B.Sc in Economics, majoring in International Relations, from the London School of Economics with first class honors in 1954. James was a Professor of International Relations at Keele University in Keele, Staffordshire, England from 1974 to 1990 and a Research Professor from 1990 to 1998. As a young university professor, James became interested in the politics of international organizations and thus, in peacekeeping. After his first book in 1969, The Politics of Peacekeeping, his interest in peacekeeping was maintained which led to future writings. He has also held the positions of Rockefeller Research Fellow at Columbia University in New York, Visiting Professor at the University of Ife, in Nigeria, and at Jawaharal Nehru University in New Delhi. A former Chairman of the British International Studies Association, James has also been the Chair of the International Law Section of the (US - based) International Studies Association and guest Professor at Japan's National Institute for Defense Studies. He is a published author having written numerous journal articles, book chapters, newspaper articles, and book reviews. James' books include The Politics of Peacekeeping (1969), Sovereign Statehood: The Basis of International Society (1986), Peacekeeping in International Politics (1990) and Britain and The Congo Crisis, 1960-1963 (1996). Books edited by James include The Basis of International Order (1973), States in a Changing World (1993), A Dictionary of Diplomacy (with G.R. Berridge in 2001), and Keeping the Peace in the Cyprus Crisis of 1963-1964 (2002). In connection with his research, James has also paid field visits to ten peacekeeping operations. James married Val Hancox in 1956 and had six children. He remarried in 1981 to Professor Lorna Lloyd and they currently reside in Congleton, Cheshire, England.

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Fonds consists of a variety of records relating to peacekeeping and collected by Alan James for research as well as teaching purposes. A large number of Alan James’ publications, generally journal articles from 1957 to 1998, United Nations (UN) and NATO records, as well as information on the Falkland Island’s War are contained in the series. Some of Alan James peacekeeping records are arranged generally, or chronologically, but the majority of records, consisting of United Nations (U.N.) records and newspaper clippings relating to peacekeeping, are arranged according to the country. These records concern peacekeeping in forty-three countries and are arranged into the following 25 series:

  1. Publications
  2. Correspondence
  3. Interviews with Alan James
  4. Meetings and Conferences Attended and Travels
  5. United Nations Records
  6. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Records
  7. Records of the Falkland Islands War
  8. Peacekeeping Records: General
  9. Peacekeeping Records: Chronological
  10. Peacekeeping Records in Africa
  11. Peacekeeping Records in Central America
  12. Peacekeeping Records in Europe
  13. Peacekeeping Records in the Caribbean
  14. Peacekeeping Records in India and Pakistan
  15. Peacekeeping Records in the Middle East
  16. Peacekeeping Records in Sri Lanka
  17. Peacekeeping Records in Asia and Asia Pacific
  18. Peacekeeping Records in the Soviet Union and former Soviet States
  19. Multinational Force Observer (MFO) Records
  20. Margaret Joan Anstee Manuscript
  21. Records of the Alexander Haig Resignation
  22. Lester B. Pearson Lecture
  23. Oversize Records
  24. Keeping the Peace in the Cyprus Crisis of 1963-64
  25. Britain and the Congo Crisis (1960-63)

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Immediate source of acquisition

Series 1-23 were received 11 April 2005 from the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre in Clemontsport, Nova Scotia. The records were previously donated to the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre by Alan James in 1998 and in 2002. Series 24 was received 4 January 2006, and series 25 was received 15 February 2006 from Alan James at Cheschire, England.

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  • англійська

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Copies of the finding aid are located in the first file of the fonds and in the Reading Room at the Directorate of History and Heritage. Electronic copies are also available.

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The contents of the files have been kept in their original order. The newspaper clippings have been separated from the textual material and are stored in separate file folders for conservation purposes. The following books by Alan James are available in the DHH Library: Britain and the Congo crisis, 1960-63. DT 658.22 J36 1966 The politics of peace-keeping. JX 1981 P7 J35 1969 Peacekeeping in international politics. JX 4481 J36 1990 Keeping the peace in the Cyprus Crisis of 1963-64. DS 54.9 J36 2001 34 published monographs were transferred to the DHH Library. A list can be found in Appendix A of the finding aid. The maps and oversize material are stored in Box 40 and are in the Oversize Area. 7 small boxes of index cards are stored in Box 41.

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The newspaper clippings have been separated from the textual material and are stored in separate file folders for conservation purposes.

General note

The following books by Alan James are available in the DHH Library: Britain and the Congo crisis, 1960-63. DT 658.22 J36 1966 The politics of peace-keeping. JX 1981 P7 J35 1969 Peacekeeping and international politics. JX 4481 J36 1990 Keeping the peace in the Cyprus Crisis of 1963-64. DS 54.9 J36 2001 34 published monographs were transferred to the DHH Library. A list can be found in Appendix A of the finding aid. The maps and oversize material are stored in Box 40 and are in the Oversize Area. 7 small boxes of index cards are stored in Box 41.

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The computer disk has been withdrawn from circulation; researchers must use the copy in Box 48 File 9.

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34 published monographs were transferred to the DHH Library. A list can be found in Appendix A of the finding aid.

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The maps and oversize material are stored in Box 40 and are in the Oversize Area.

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7 small boxes of index cards are stored in Box 41.

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The computer disk has been withdrawn from circulation; researchers must use the copy in Box 48 File 9.

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The newspaper clippings have been separated from the textual material and are stored in separate file folders for conservation purposes.

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