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Robert E. Sharer Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

The adult education holdings are collectively known as the
Alexander N. Charters Library of Resources for Educators of Adults.

Finding aid created by: -
Date: Oct 1976

Biographical History

Robert E. Sharer was chief of a division of the Michigan Department of Experimental Adult Education in the 1940's. Later he was Director, Office of Adult Education Programs in Continuing Educaticn (1958-63) and Director, Evening College (1963-68) at Michigan State University. He was Executive Director of the Adult Education Association of the U.S.A., 1968-70. Among his earlier posts, he was Vice-President, Adult Education, of the National Education Association.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Robert E. Sharer Papers extend from material from Sharer's years in the Michigan State adult education programs (1944-1967) such as correspondence, articles, reports and other material, to his writings (1948-1971).


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

The library holds a considerable number of collections related to adult and continuing education. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.

In particular, see also the Adult Education Association (AEA) Records

Subject Headings


Sharer, Robert E.


Adult education -- Michigan.
Adult education -- United States.
Educators -- United States.
Evening and continuation schools -- United States.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Robert E. Sharer Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

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