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Leslie Curry fonds

  • UTA 1189
  • Fonds
  • ca 1960-2008

This fonds contains only a small amount of the body of work produced by Prof. Curry during his more than thirty years as an academic and scholar specializing in the theoretical studies in economic geography. The fonds is arranged in three series. Series 1 Correspondence includes correspondence in chronological from his period teaching at the University of Maryland through his career at the University of Toronto as well as subject files. Series 2 Manuscripts is the largest series by volume and contains 25 files relating to both published and unpublished papers, representing less than 50% of his body of work. There is only one file relating to geography courses taught during his time at the University of Toronto. There are no records documenting his studies in England, the United States or New Zealand.

Curry, Leslie


This series contains only one file documenting the teaching of a course GGR 498 F on “Development processes in the spatial economy” ,Geography 250 “Geographical models of man” and Geography 500 “The use of physical models in studying industrial location”. File includes course outlines and descriptions.


This is the largest series in the fonds containing manuscripts of both published and unpublished papers, articles and reports. It is only a sampling, documenting less than 50% of the more than 60 publications and papers recorded on his curriculum vitae. There is no manuscript or other records relating to his book The Random Spatial Economy and Its Evolution. (Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, 1998).


This series contains 3 files of correspondence, in chronological order, with colleagues at both Canadian and foreign universities, publishers, government officials, and others. Four files document his honours and fellowships, his participation in honouring Professor Fred Lukerman of University of Minnesota and the awarding of a Ph.D based on his body of work, and with Andrew Reed. The file relating to honours for example provides documentation on the IGU Lauréat d’Honneur 2000, testimonials and other correspondence. A copy of his curriculum vitae will be found in file (04).