College of Liberal Arts and Sciences -- Department of Geography -- Faculty Papers -- James Landing Papers

Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago - Special Collections and University Archives
Richard J. Daley Library
801 S. Morgan St., Room 3-330
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312-996-2742
Date: 1949-2000
Extent: 5 Linear Feet
Finding Aid

Biographical/Historical Note:
James Landing was born in Buffalo, New York on January 7, 1928. He joined the University of Illinois Circle Campus on September 1, 1968. At UIC he was a member of the Department of Geography for over thirty years and also served as Director of the Religious Studies Program and the successful program in Environmental Geography. He has over 100 publications in the field of geography and was awarded the Silver Circle Award in teaching in 1992. In addition to his expertise in the American Mint Industry, Prof. Lansing also researched Black Judaism in Chicago, Old Order Amish, Hutterites, Orthodox Christians, Eastern Catholics, Communal Societies, and alternate views on geography such as the Flat Earth Society.

Scope and Content Note:
The James Landing Papers contain material documenting his research on the American mint industry; Old Order Amish; Eastern Orthodox Churches in the Chicagoland area; Black Judaism in Chicago and New York; and Mysticism and alternate theories of geography such as the Flat Earth Society. The papers also contain records and papers documenting his role as director of the Lake Calumet Study Committee from 1980-c.2000 and include documents describing environmental concerns of Chicago's 9th and 10th wards and adjacent suburbs. See draft finding aid in collection file. Supplement UA 2005-37 contains research material from Landing's book on Black Judaism. Supplement UA 2006-47 ""American Mint"" videotapes and correspondence related to Landing's mint research and an associated webpage project (loc UA 19-05-07)"

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