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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.

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Sharer, Robert E.
Title: Robert E. Sharer Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1943-1971
Quantity: .75 linear ft.
Abstract: The papers include correspondence, 1947-1952, articles, reports and other material on adult education by Sharer and others. Material on the Michigan State University adult education programs from 1944-1967 is included.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

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.

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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).

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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.

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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

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Subject Headings


Sharer, Robert E.


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

Genres and Forms




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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

Finding Aid Information

Created by: -
Date: Oct 1976
Revision history:

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Box 1 1947-1952
Subject files
Box 1 Education 460, "Adult Education: General Survey," syllabus 1953-1954
Box 1 Michigan Adult Education Programs 1944-1967
Box 1 Sharer Memorabilia 1950-1963
Box 1 1948-1963
Box 1 1964-1969
Box 1 Miscellaneous manuscripts 1949-1969
Box 1 "President's Column" 1962-1963
Box 1 Printed material, magazine format 1960-1971
Reports and Studies
"Adult Education in Urban American Public-School Systems"
Box 1 Draft, tsc 1952
Box 1 Questionnaires, [1952]
Box 1 "A Michigan Integrated University Extension System" 1958
Box 1 "Trailblazers, Pioneers, Pacemakers and Builders" [ca. 1960]
Box 1 Miscellaneous Reports 1957-1959, undated
Writings by others
Box 1 "Adult Education in the Public Schools and Teacher Training Institutions of Michigan" 1943
Michigan State University Seminars on Leadership in Continuing Education, Reports and Proceedings
Box 1 1959 (2 copies)
Box 1 1961
Box 1 1963
Box 2 1964
Box 2 1965
Box 2 1966
Box 2 Montecito Workshop in Adult Education, Report and Proceedings 1952
Box 2 Miscellaneous Published Material 1964

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