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John S. Duley papers

Identifier: UA-17.371

Scope and Content

The John S. Duley papers contain memoirs, articles and publications by Duley, and articles and publications about experiential learning by other authors. The collection also contains materials related to projects Duley was involved with including National Society for Internships and Experiential Education, Student Tutorial Education Project (STEP), and Edgewood Village Community in East Lansing.

The collection follows the original organization as received from the Center for Service Learning.


  • Creation: 1965 - 2016


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.

Biographical Note

John Duley received his B.S. in 1943 from the Ohio State University, and B.D. in 1949 from Union Theological Seminary. He went on to study at Cambridge University, England from 1956 to 1957. Duley came to East Lansing in 1962 as a Presbyterian Minister for the MSU branch of United Ministeries in Higher Education. From 1965 to 1968 he was involved in the Student Tutorial Education Project (STEP) program at Michigan State University which trained student and faculty volunteers to prepare high school students entering Rust College as freshmen, an all-Black school in Mississippi. From 1968-1976 Duley was a specialist and then assistant professor of field studies in Justin Morrill College. In 1976 he worked in the Learning and Evaluative Service Department and became an associate professor in 1978. Duley retired in 1982. During his career Duley was involved with the National Society for Internships and Experimental Education, the Council for Advancement of Experimential Learning, National Center for Public Service Internship Programs.


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Copyright: Michigan State University, except where noted.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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