Robert Claxton Climatology Collection
Scope and Content
The "Robert Claxton Climatology Collection" dates from 1974 to 2000, with the bulk of the material dating from 1974 to 1986. This subject collection focuses on climatology in Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean. The records primarily consist of journal articles, theses and dissertations, working papers, and conference or other presentation papers. The vast majority of the works in the collection were not authored by Claxton himself, though some of his articles, research notes, National Hazards Society communications, and general correspondence are included in the collection. It appears that most of the works here were gathered together during the course of Claxton's work on a bibliography. There is a particular focus on climate change, drought, and other extreme or disastrous weather events. This collection should be useful to those researching climate-related events in the covered areas, as well as those interested in an earlier look at the ideas surrounding climate change and human influence upon it.
- Creation: 1974-2000
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1974-1986
- Claxton, Robert H., 1942- (Person)
Language of Materials
Includes materials written in English and Spanish.
This collection is open for research.
Robert Howard Claxton was born on July 18, 1942 in Buffalo, New York to Robert Ray and Bula Lenora (Adams) Claxton. He received a B.A. degree in History from Houghton College (New York) in 1962, an M.A. in History from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1964, and a PhD in History from Tulane University in 1970. He was employed as an interim instructor at Houghton College from 1965 to 1966. In 1967 he became an assistant professor at West Georgia College, being subsequently promoted to associate professor in 1975 and professor in 1988. His teaching emphasis was on Latin America and the Environment. He has also authored numerous articles and books.
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Bob Claxton was a professor at West Georgia College, with a teaching and research focus on Latin America and the Environment, as well as an author of numerous articles and books. This subject collection focuses on climatology in Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean, with a particular focus on climate change, drought, and other extreme or disastrous weather events.
This collection is arranged alphabetically.
University of Florida Smathers Library Building
Gift of Robert Claxton.
This collection was culled during processing. Clippings from major U.S. papers were removed. Published journal articles were also removed, except when the published article would prove difficult to locate today. Additionally, significant runs of three journals/newsletters were transferred to the library's acquisitions department: "Drought Network News," "Network Newsletter," and "Natural Hazards Observer."
- A Guide to the Robert Claxton Climatology Collection
- Finding aid created by Steve Duckworth
- September 2016
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- Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
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- Description is written in English.
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