August Frederick Schulze Papers
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.
The collection is open and available for research.
Restrictions on Use
Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.
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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Language of Materials
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.
The papers were separated by type (term reports, account records, deposit slip, and workman's time book) and placed in acid-free folders, which were in turn placed in an acid-free box. Within the box, the folders were arranged so that the school records come before the work record, with grade reports first, and financial records following. Within each folder the papers were arranged according to chronological order.
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.
- August F. Schulze Papers
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- 2002 November
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