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Carl Eicher papers

Identifier: UA-17.358

Scope and Content

Some of the materials are in French.

Scope and Content

The Carl Eicher papers contain articles and reports written by Eicher. Also include are files containing research, notes, conference materials and correspondence.


  • Creation: 1961 - 2013


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.


Carl K. Eicher was born in Newberry, Michigan in 1930. He earned his B.S. (1952) and M.S. (1956) from Michigan State University and his Ph.D. (1961) in Economics from Harvard University. He joined the faculty at Michigan State in 1961 as an assistant professor in the department of agricultural economics. Eicher held a dual appointment with the African Studies Center from 1967-1970. Eicher was assigned to the MSU Nigeria program from 1963 to 1966 and was part of the Consortium for the Study of Nigerian Rural Development the following year. He was promoted to professor in 1970. Eicher conducted research in a dozen African countries and was a leading authority on food and hunger in Africa. Eicher was awarded the MSU Distinguished Faculty Award in 1991 and was named Distinguished Professor in 1992. He retired as Professor Emeritus in 2000. Eicher passed away in 2014.


3.5 Cubic Feet

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Custodial History

Transferred from the MSU Library and from Shirley Eicher.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Carl Eicher Papers
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April 2016
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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