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Richard Whitlow papers

Identifier: MSS 761

Scope and Contents

The Richard Whitlow papers are digital copies of his geographic publications relating to Dambos, soil conservation and erosion, prehistoric and contemporary gullying, land degradation, deforestation, land use, mapping, and other related topics in Zimbabwe.


  • Creation: 1978 - 2009


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. All digital files are available for browsing in the read room. Many scanned documents may not be immediately accessible with assistive technology. If you need remediated accessible documents, please contact the Murray & Hong Special Collections

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Whitlow was born in Zimbabwe and is an Australian citizen. He was a lecturer/senior lecturer in Geography at the University of Zimbabwe (1976-1991); Associate Professor in Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Witwatersrand (1991-1994); Manager of Research at the Gold Coast City Council (1995-1996); and Geoscience and Mapping Consultant (1996-Present). Whitlow is the Director of TriMap Pty Ltd and owner of the Triscape Products business. Whitlow specializes in geomorphology, applied physical geography, geographic information systems and cartography and has over 75 research, educational, and popular publications. Whitlow served as the editor of the Zimbabwe Geogrphical Journal (1978-1981) and a number of other international journals.


47 Files (47 digital files; 1.58 GB) : 1 flash drive

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Richard Whitlow in 2011.

Processing Information

Lydia Tang processed this collection in 2021.

Finding Aid for the Richard Whitlow papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

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