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Gerald Chaudron

Former Archivist and Manuscripts Librarian, MSU Libraries

Gerald Chaudron was the processing archivist in the Special Collections Department at MSU Libraries from 2008 to 2013. He gained his Ph.D. in History from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, in 1989, where he also obtained a B.A. and M.A. (honors). In 2002, he gained a Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications, majoring in radio, from the New Zealand Broadcasting School, CPIT. Moving to the U.S. in 2006, Gerald obtained a Master of Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University in 2007. After working in the banking industry from 1973 to 1977, Gerald taught in schools and universities in Japan and China between 1989 and 1998. Returning to New Zealand, he then worked in radio and taught English as a second language from 2000 to 2006.

New Zealand in the League of Nations: The Beginnings of an Independent Foreign Policy, 1919-1939

Chaudron, Gerald
Publisher: McFarland & Co.
ISBN: 0786466391

"This history of New Zealand's relations with the League of Nations from its inception in 1920 to its demise in 1946 follows the government's transformation in attitude from its hostility to detached acceptance and passionate support in the late 1930s. By chronicling this intricate relationship, this work traces New Zealand's first steps towards developing its own foreign policy"--Provided by publisher.

Chaudron, Gerald. "Obsession: New Zealand, Money, and the League of Nations, 1920-1935" Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 41.1 (2013): 145-171.
Chaudron, Gerald. "New Zealand's International Initiation: Sir James Allen at the League of Nations, 1920 - 1926" Political Science 64.1 (2012): 62-80.
Chaudron, Gerald. "To MPLP or not to MPLP: That is the Question with Photographs" Journal for the Society of North Carolina Archivists 10.1 (2012): 2-19.
Chaudron, Gerald. "The League of Nations and Imperial Dissent: New Zealand and the British Labour Governments, 1924 - 31" Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 39.1 (2011): 47-71.
Chaudron, Gerald. "The Potential of "Function" as an Archival Descriptor" Journal of Archival Organization 6.4 (2008): 269-287.
Chaudron, Gerald. "Archival Serendipity: The USS Baltic Resurfaces" Manuscripts 60.4 (2008): 101-104.