Cambridge Expedition to Ecuador: Report and papers

Scope and Content

Final report (February 1986), pamphlets and articles, 1 file.

Photocopies of newcuttings regarding oil, the Oriente, and of a general nature, 1 file.

Petrol and oil information, 1 file.

Newscuttings and articles regarding palm oil industries and IERAC (land reform institution), 1 file.

Census figures, 1982, 1 file.

Loose printed pamphlets and booklets, principally reports on Ecuador, mainly in Spanish, but with a few items in English.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Cambridge Expedition to Ecuador was conducted by five undergraduates from Cambridge University between August and September 1985 under the aegis of the Cambridge University Explorers' and Travellers' Club. Their aim was to study migration into Eastern Ecuador in recent years, with special reference to the development and effects of the oil industry, general agriculture and agro-industry, and to collect tape-recorded samples of local dialects and accents. The study was carried out in Napo, the northernmost of the four provinces that constitute the Oriente in Ecuador.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Michael Potts, 1986.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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Related Material

Cambridge University Library holds papers of the Cambridge University Explorers' and Travellers' Club, MS.Add.8645.

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