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Nicolaas Luykx papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.235

Scope and Contents

The papers contain correspondence from Luykx to Akhter Hameed Khan. Khan was a Pakistani scholar, an activist for rural development, an advisor for the Pakistan Academy for Rural Development, and a visiting Michigan State University professor. There are also speeches and articles by Khan about rural development and the MSU Pakistan Project in Comilla, East Pakistan. The papers also contain articles by Edgar Schuler related to the project and Khan. In addition, there are articles written by Luykx about the project. The bulk of these papers consist of documents related to Khan.


  • Creation: 1958 - 2002


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

Nicolaas G. M. Luykx was born on October 16, 1931 in Tenafly, New Jersey. He earned all his degrees at Cornell University receiving his B.S. in 1953, M.S. with a concentration on Economics in Agriculture in 1958, and his Ph.D. in Public Administration and Finance Agriculture Economics and International Economics in 1962. From 1953-1955, Luykx served in the Army, first as a Lieutenant in the Artillery and then in the Medical Service Corps as an entomologist. From 1962-1966, he was an Assistant Professor in Agriculture Economics at Cornell University and was engaged in research, teaching and extension.

In 1966, Luykx was appointed associate professor in the Agricultural Economics department at Michigan State University and focused on research and teaching. He was also Senior Advisor in the Pakistan Project in Comilla, East Pakistan. He was assigned to the East Pakistan Academy for Rural Development from February 1966-1968. He left MSU in 1970 going to the University of Hawaii as a professor in the College of Tropical Agriculture. At the same time, he also served as director of the Food Institute at the East-West Center.


0.25 Cubic Feet (, 7 folders)

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Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Nicolaas Luykx Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
S. Roberts
April 2003
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Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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