ROBINSON, Kenneth Ernest (b 1914)

Scope and Content

Papers of Kenneth Robinson as Director of the Survey of Library Resources for Commonwealth Studies, University of London, 1974-1978; mainly comprising correspondence with institutions regarding their relevant holdings correspondents include the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, the University of London Library; the University of Durham; the University of Hull; the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex; the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; Birkbeck College; the University of Cambridge; the Royal Commonwealth Society; the University of Oxford; the India Office Library and Records; working papers and drafts of final report.

Administrative / Biographical History

Kenneth Ernest Robinson b 1914; educated at Monoux Grammar School, Walthamstow; Hertford College, Oxford; Beit Senior Scholar in Colonial History; Colonial Office, 1936-1948; Fellow of Nuffield College and Reader in Commonwealth Government, Oxford, 1948-1957; Director, Institute of Commonwealth Studies and Professor of Commonwealth Affairs, University. of London, 1957-1965; Vice-Chancellor, University of Hong Kong, 1965-1972; Hallsworth Research Fellow, University of Manchester, 1972-1974; Director, Commonwealth Studies Resources Survey, University of London, 1974-1976; Editor, Journal of Commonwealth Political Studies, 1961-1965.
Publications (with W. J. M. Mackenzie) Five Elections in Africa , 1960; (with A. F. Madden) Essays in Imperial Government presented to Margery Perham , 1963; The Dilemmas of Trusteeship , 1965; (with W. B. Hamilton & C. D. Goodwin) A Decade of the Commonwealth 1955-64 (USA), 1966.


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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project. Source: Who's Who.

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Related Material

The ICS also holds papers on the proposed Commonwealth Library Centre, 1950 (ICS 68).