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William D. Schorger Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M202

Dr.William Schorger was a professor of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan as well as an international scholar. The collection contains research, notes, articles, course materials and photos that he used during his work at the University of Michigan and in his research about North African and Middle Eastern cultures.

Dates

  • 1890-1972

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection is in English and French.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (2 record boxes)

Scope and Contents

The collection contains research, notes, articles, course materials and photos that were used by William Schorger during his work at the University of Michigan as an Anthropology Professor and in his research about North African and Middle Eastern cultures. Topics include Morocco, Tangier, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and the Ottoman Empire in the Eighteenth Century. Some of the articles about Morocco and Tangier are in French.

Biographical / Historical

Dr.William Schorger was a professor of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan as well as an international scholar. He was born on July 26, 1921 in Madison, Wisconsin and was the son of Professor and Mrs. A.W. Schorger. He served in the American Field Service from 1942 to 1943 in North Africa and graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy at King's Point, Long Island in 1945.

He graduated from Harvard University in 1947 with a B.A. degree and a PH.D. in Anthropology in 1952. He received the Sheldon Traveling Fellowship to do anthropological research in Tangier and Morocco and also taught at the American University in Beirut, Syria through a Social Science Research Council Fellowship. In 1952, he became an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan and would later direct the Center for Near East and North African Studies (now known as the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies).

He was the father of two sons. He passed away in November 2003.

Arrangement

The collection is unarranged.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Bill Schorger, June 2005.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

General

Materials were gifted to the University of Denver to be used by the International Studies program.(GSIS)

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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