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International Extension records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-3.3.12

Scope and Contents

the International Extension records consist of reports on the Michigan State University/Peace Corps Master's in Education and Agriculture/Rural Development programs in Nigeria, the Chile Community Development program, directories of International Academic Interests and Experience, publications on the office's activities and functions, brochures, handbooks and newsletters. Also included are annual reports and serials, including reports from the Ford Foundation. Of particular interest are the slide presentations on agricultural programs in East Pakistan.


  • Creation: 1953 - 1989


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Historical Note

The Office of International Extension was created in 1965 and reported to University Public Services under the auspices of the Continuing Education Service. (It was previously named the World Affairs Office.) Sheldon Cherney was the first director. The office had broad responsibility for furthering the learning of adults in international affairs. Activities of the office included special conferences and seminars designed to meet the international concerns of the people of Michigan, the campus Peace Corps office, MSU/University of Nigeria Student Exchange Program (MINEX), the American Language and Educational Center (AMLEC), world affairs citizen education, training programs for individuals going overseas, and a special Master’s program for overseas teachers. Additionally, overseas study programs were offered in cooperation with the academic departments and implemented through the Office of Overseas Study. In 1979, the Office of International Extension began reporting to Lifelong Education Programs.


2.75 Cubic Feet

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Right: Michigan State University.

International Extension Records
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US