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Edgar A. Schuler papers

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Identifier: UA-17.42

Scope and Contents

The Publications series consists of articles, reports, and publications written by Schuler. Topics include sociology, and a few about race, social relations, and health.

The Pakistan Project series includes materials from Schuler's time as advisor to the Pakistan Academy for Rural Development, such as correspondence, publications, reports, meeting minutes and agendas, and research materials.

The Diaries series consists of the diary Schuler wrote while an advisor to the Pakistan Academy for Village Development, Comilla, East Pakistan. There are many formats and edited versions, including the originals, Edison Voicewriter discs of Schuler reading the diaries for transcription, typed and edited transcriptions, and microfilm.

The Notes series contains Schuler's handwritten notes.

The Correspondence series has letters, memoranda, and attachments to and from Schuler.

The MSU series contains curriculum materials, correspondence, symposia materials, newsletters, brochures, reports, correspondence, and memoranda.

The American Sociological Association series primarily consists of Schuler's work on the Committee on Professional Ethics, and the creation of a statement of ethics for the ASA.

The Subject series and the People series contain a variety of materials on topics of interest and people Schuler worked with.

The Audio Visual Materials series consists of recordings from meetings, and speeches by other academics.

The Maps series contains maps of East and West Pakistan, and Ceylon.


  • Creation: 1929 - 1974


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

Edgar Albert Schuler was born on April 9, 1905 in Garner, Iowa. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Morningside College (Sioux City, Iowa) in 1928. He then went on to get his M.A. from the University of Minnesota (1929) and his Ph.D. from Harvard University (1933). Prior to coming to Michigan State College (MSC, now University), Schuler was a professor of sociology at Louisiana State University (1933-1943), worked for the Bureau of Agricultural Economics in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (1943-1946), and was a professor and chair in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Wayne State University. In September 1946, he was hired as an associate professor of sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at MSC, and later became a professor of education in the College of Education. In 1959, he was assigned to the Pakistan Project, working as an advisor to the Academy for Village Development in Comilla, East Pakistan. Schuler resigned in 1972. He was married to Kathryn R. Schuler, and had three children: John, Virginia, and Kathryn. He died on July 13, 1999.


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Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Edgar A. Schuler Papers
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August 2007
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