William D. Schorger Papers
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.
- Schorger, William Davidson (Person)
Language of Materials
2 Linear Feet (2 record boxes)
Scope and Contents
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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