Pakistan Project records
The records of the Pakistan Project are primarily from the Michigan State University Office of International Studies, and the Pakistan Project administrators and participants. Eleven categories of records were identified when examined by the Archives. (1) Academic Programs contain the records of staff and faculty training programs. (2) Academies for Village/Community Development contains records specific to the East Pakistan Academy (Comilla), the West Pakistan Academy (Peshawar) and joint academy operation. (3) Correspondence contains communications amongst MSU, the Government of Pakistan, and project personnel. (6) General Information contains basic information about Pakistan and the project. (9) Personnel contains files for MSU and Pakistani staff, as well as, policy and procedure information. Other categories are self-explanatory. Also include are Akhter Hammed Khan's files. Included are materials by Khan including articles, speeches, and reports. There is also material created by the Pakistan Academy for Rural Development as well as material he collected about it. There is also other material related to the Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development, projects in Orangi and Daudzai, as well as rural development in Pakistan. There are also photographs related showing rural development in Pakistan
- 1956 - 1978
- Majority of material found within 1957 - 1964
- Peace Corps (U.S.) (Organization)
- Michigan State University. Pakistan Project (Organization)
- Taggart, Glen L. (Person)
- Khan, Akhter Hameed (Person)
- Brookover, Wilbur B. (Person)
- Michigan State University. International Studies and Programs (Organization)
- Ford Foundation (Organization)
- Khan, Akhter Hameed (Person)
Language of Materials
A small number of publications are in Bengali and Urdu. See Original Language Publications.
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.
The modern state of Pakistan was created after the dissolution of the British Indian Empire and the partitioning of India in 1947. In the early years of statehood, the new government of Pakistan was primarily concerned with establishing a traditional government and administrative structure. The country’s leaders, with assistance from the Ford Foundation and the International Cooperation Administration (ICA), later conceived of a program to improve Pakistan by promoting improvements in management, social, political, and scientific education country-wide. Michigan State University was asked to consult on this educational program and, in 1956, recommended the establishment of an 'Academy System.' The mission of the academies was to assist in teaching and research within the existing cultural structure. Two academies were opened in 1959, one in East Pakistan (Comilla) and one in West Pakistan (Peshawar). The initial Community Development Project was to be a five-year program, however, the project was extended for another five years. Michigan State University’s activities in Pakistan continued through late 1969.
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Copyright: Michigan State University except where noted on materials.
Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Agriculture -- Pakistan
- Agriculture, Cooperative
- Course materials
- International education
- International relations
- Khan, Akhter Hameed
- Letters (correspondence)
- Niehoff, Richard O.
- Pakistan -- Rural conditions
- Pakistan Academy for Rural Development, Peshawar
- Pakistan Academy for Village Development, Comilla
- Rural development -- International cooperation
- Rural development -- Pakistan
- Sound recordings
- Village AID Programme (Pakistan)
- Pakistan Project Records
- 3 Ready For Cataloging
- W. Miller
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.