Harold F. Alderfer papers, 1951-1952
- Alderfer, Harold F. (Harold Freed), 1903-1983
- Physical Description:
- 0.50 cubic feet
- Restrictions on Access:
- Unrestricted access.
- This collection of Harold F. Alderfer papers documents a trip he made to Greece in 1950 and includes correspondence, articles, reports, and pamphlets.
- In the University Archives, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa. (#MGN 3).
- Administrative History:
- Dr. Harold F. Alderfer was born in 1906 and was raised in Souderton, Pennsylvania. He received his bachelor of arts degree in 1922 from Bluffton College, Bluffton, Ohio, and his master of arts and doctor of philosophy degrees from Syracuse University. He held the honorary doctor of laws degree from Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa. He joined the political science faculty at Penn State in 1928 and in 1936 was instrumental in organizing the Institute of Local Government, a department in the College of the Liberal Arts, designed to enable the University to assist officials of the more than 5,000 local government units in the Pennsylvania. In 1950, Dr. Alderfer went to Greece as a local civil government specialist for the Mutual Security Agency. The municipal code he helped to develop was enacted by the Greek parliament and the Greek government later decorated Dr. Alderfer for his services. He served from 1954 to 1956 as head of the Department of Political Science. Dr. Alderfer retired in as Professor Emeritus of Political Science in March, 1959.
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