A Guide to the August Frederick Schulze Papers, 1908-1920

A Guide to the August F. Schulze Papers

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the August Frederick Schulze Papers
Creator
Schulze, August
Inclusive Dates
1908-1920
Extent
0.15 Linear feet
Abstract
The collection contains materials associated with August Schulze's experiences as a student at Connecticut Agricultural College (B.S. 1910, M.S. 1922). The collection also contains materials associated with Doris Schulze Cox's experiences at the University of Connecticut in the late 1940s.
Call Number
2002.0100
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by Erin K. Donovan and James Brundage. (November 2002)
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205 860.486.2524 archives@uconn.edu

Preferred Citation

[Item, Folder #], August Frederick Schulze Papers. Archives & Special Collections, University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

This collection was found in the "Early History Records", an artificial collection in the University Archives. In 2002, the collection was eliminated and items placed in appropriate University Archives record groups (President's Office Records, etc.). Original provenance is unknown. In 2011, Mr. Schulze's daughter donated additional materials which have been integrated into the collection.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item, Folder #], August Frederick Schulze Papers. Archives & Special Collections, University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Connecticut Agricultural College.

Genre(s)

  • Financial Records
  • School Records

Geographic Name(s)

  • Connecticut

Personal Name(s)

  • Schulze, August

Subject(s)

  • College students
  • University Archives

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Biography

Originally from Brooklyn, New York,  August Frederick Schulze, Jr. entered the  Connecticut Agricultural College in the fall of 1908 as a third year student in the Associate Course in Agriculture. He was active at  CAC as a color sergeant in the campus military organization, the  CAC Cadet Battalion, from 1909 through 1911. During the years 1909-1912, he was considered a special student because he took courses irregularly in the  School of Mechanic Arts. In the school year 1912-1913, he was a candidate for a Bachelor of Science degree, which he earned in 1913 in Investigation Work.

After earning his degree, Mr. Schulze was hired by CAC as an Instructor in Botany, a position he held from 1913 through 1915. He worked in this capacity along with Professor  A.F. Blakeslee and was able to earn $800.00 per academic year. After the spring of 1915, Mr. Schulze was was no longer on record as an employee of CAC as he took on a position as an investigational agent with the  United States Bureau of Chemistry from 1916 to 1918. Following his work for the government Mr. Schulze returned to the Agricultural College as a Field Assistant in Genetics in 1918, and became a Professor of Horticulture and the Superintendent of Grounds at the  Riggs School from 1918 to 1920. Mr Schulze's time book in the  August Schulze Papers reflects that he was working in labor and school service instruction from October 1918 through July 1920. At this time Mr. Schulze returned to the  Connecticut Agricultural College as a student, receiving his M.S. degree in 1922. After receiving his degree he began teaching as an instructor in Zoology, and from 1923 until 1949 worked at the  Storrs Agriculture Experiment Station as an Assistant Zoologist, an instructor in Zoology, and at the end of his career as an instructor of Animal Diseases.

For a photograph of Mr. Schulze see the 1930 edition of The Nutmeg. Mr. Schulze is pictured with the faculty of the Biological Sciences department.

Doris Schulze Cox is the daughter of  August F. Schulze, and attended the  University of Connecticut in the late 1940s, eventually graduating from  Russell Sage College. She taught fourth grade at the  Albany Acadamy for Girls following college.

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Scope and Content

The August Schulze Papers contain Mr. Schulze's education and employment records for the  Connecticut Agricultural College. The educational records, including term reports, account statements, and a deposit slip, span the dates September 1908 through March 1913. The term reports contain his classes and grades for each term that he attended  CAC. The account statements show for each month that he was at  CAC the amount of money he owed for items such as board, laundry, and supplies, the credit he earned for labor, and the date he paid his bill in full. The deposit slip shows that he was able to deposit money ($25.00) with the college on September 17, 1908. The employment record includes Mr. Schulze's time book from his time as a Professor of Horticulture and Superindendent of the  Riggs School, spanning the period October 1918 through July 1920. This time book reflects labor and instruction in agricultural areas, such as potatoes, beets, and wood, as well as labor and instruction in school service. The time book does not have Mr. Schulze's name on it. Recently included in the collection are Mr. Schulze's degrees, photographs from his time as an undergraduate at the college, and the cap, gown, and hood from his M.S. degree ceremony.

The collection also contains materials related to his daughter's time at the University, in the late 1940s. Doris Schulze Cox did not graduate from the university but retained and donated items from her time at the university to include a beanie, books, and photographs.

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Bibliography

The following Connecticut Agricultural College publications were used to research the biographical information given about  August Schulze: The CAC Biennial Report of the Trustees. 1912-1914, pg. 71; 1914-1916, pg. 74-75.The CAC Bulletin. 1908-1909, announcements for 1909-1910, pg. 70; 1909-1910, announcements for 1910-1911, pg. 68, 74-75; 1910-1911, announcements for 1911-1912, pg. 74, 79; 1911-1912, announcements for 1912-1913, pg. 79; 1912-1913, announcements for 1913-1914, pg. 73; 1913-1914, announcements for 1914-1915, pg. 5; 1914-1915, announcements for 1915-1916, pg. 90.Nutmeg. 1915, pg. 10.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Personal Papers, 1908-1920 

Box

Connecticut Agricultural College Term Reports for  August Schulze, 1908 Dec 18 - 1913 Mar 22 

1:1

Connecticut Agricultural College Account Statements for  August Schulze, 1908 Oct 1 - 1913 Aug 1 

1:2

Connecticut Agricultural College Deposit Slip for  August Schulze, 1908 Sep 17 

1:3

Workmen's Time Book, 1918 October - 1920 Jul 

1:4

Photographic prints 1910-1935   17 photographic prints : b&w, mounted and unmounted ; 21 x 26 cm. or smaller 1 photographic album ; 14 x 20 cm.


    Box-folder
Graphic materials   2:6
    Box-folder
Graphic materials   1:5
    Box-folder
Graphic materials   2:7

Scope and Content Note

Photographs document Connecticut Agricultural College Class of 1910, including August F. Schulze; student activities including rope pull, May day and Block and Bridle events; Roland H. Patch, greenhouse; 25th reunion of the Class of 1910.

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