Visit of the Dalai Lama to SOAS

Scope and Content

Views include, entering the School, viewing the library and library materials, in discussion with the Dean, Professor Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf, accepting a prayer scarf. Includes some captions.

Administrative / Biographical History

Professor Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf: Professor of Anthropology (specialty in South Asia); Head of Department of Cultural Anthropology (from 1961 Department of Anthropology and Sociology) 1949-1976; Dean 1967-1973; Acting Director 1973-1976. Personal papers held in SOAS Special Collections (PP MS 19).

Access Information



Professor Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf: see Arnold and Shackle, 'SOAS Since the Sixties', pp. 36, 94, 98, 140, 179, 183; Philips, 'The School of Oriental and African Studies, Univeristy of London 1917-1967', p.45

Other Finding Aids

Handlist available

Alternative Form Available

Scanned: 10 TIFF images available at 300dpi

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Black and white mounted prints

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