Papers of Jonathan Crusoe

Scope and Content

This collection consists of the presscuttings and working notes of Crusoe, created during his career as a journalist in the period 1979-1991. Papers created prior to August 1990 relate mainly to developments within Iraq. Following the invasion of Iraq into Kuwait, all aspects of the war, conditions in both countries, international development and post-war developments are covered.

Administrative / Biographical History

Jonathan Richard Huthwaite Crusoe, writer, was born in Kuwait in 1953. He was a journalist for the Middle East Economic Digest (MEED), working as a newspaper monitor between 1976 and 1977, writing a column on Kuwait, and specialising in Iraq from 1979-1991. He was killed in a car accident in 1991.

His publications include: MEED Special Report: Iraq, London: Middle East Economic Digest, 1985; MEED Quarterly Report: Iraq (1), London: MEED 1990; MEED Profile: Iraq (1), London: MEED 1989; Kuwait: rebuilding a country (with Peter Kemp), London: MEED 1989; 'Economic outlook: guns and butter, phase two?', in: Iraq in transition: a political, economic and strategic perspective, Frederick W. Axelgard (ed.), Georgetown University, 1986.

Access Information

Usual EUL arrangements apply. The collection is currently housed at AWDU: please contact the Archivist for further information.


Listed by Charlotte Berry, Archivist, 17 April 2004 and encoded into EAD 1 June 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Rough handlist available, together with a card index.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual EUL restrictions apply.

Custodial History

The papers were sent to the Library in 1991 by the Middle East Economic Digest, London.

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