Nicolaas Luykx Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Khan, Akhter Hameed
Creator -
Luykx, Nicolaas
Creator -
Schuler, Edgar Albert, 1905-
Nicolaas Luykx papers
Date [inclusive]
0.25 Cubic feet , 7 folders

Preferred Citation

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Biographical Note

Nicolaas G. M. Luykx was born on October 16, 1931 in Tenafly, New Jersey. He earned all his degrees at Cornell University receiving his B.S. in 1953, M.S. with a concentration on Economics in Agriculture in 1958, and his Ph.D. in Public Administration and Finance Agriculture Economics and International Economics in 1962. From 1953-1955, Luykx served in the Army, first as a Lieutenant in the Artillery and then in the Medical Service Corps as an entomologist. From 1962-1966, he was an Assistant Professor in Agriculture Economics at Cornell University and was engaged in research, teaching and extension.

In 1966, Luykx was appointed associate professor in the Agricultural Economics department at Michigan State University and focused on research and teaching. He was also Senior Advisor in the Pakistan Project in Comilla, East Pakistan. He was assigned to the East Pakistan Academy for Rural Development from February 1966-1968. He left MSU in 1970 going to the University of Hawaii as a professor in the College of Tropical Agriculture. At the same time, he also served as director of the Food Institute at the East-West Center.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers contain correspondence from Luykx to Akhter Hameed Khan. Khan was a Pakistani scholar, an activist for rural development, an advisor for the Pakistan Academy for Rural Development, and a visiting Michigan State University professor. There are also speeches and articles by Khan about rural development and the MSU Pakistan Project in Comilla, East Pakistan. The papers also contain articles by Edgar Schuler related to the project and Khan. In addition, there are articles written by Luykx about the project. The bulk of these papers consist of documents related to Khan.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections April 2003

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Publications
  • Speeches

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pakistan -- Rural conditions

Personal Name(s)

  • Smuckler, Ralph H.


  • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Pakistan
  • Rural development -- International cooperation

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Akhter Hameed Khan Publications 1958-1964, Undated 

5626 1

Akhter Hameed Khan Correspondence 1968-1969, Undated 

5626 2

Akhter Hameed Khan “Modernizing a Rural Muslim Community: Case Studies from East Pakistan 1958-1969, Undated 

5626 3

Comilla Akhter Hameed Khan 1963-1970, Undated 

5626 4

Edgar A. Schuler 1958-1968, Undated 

5626 5

Nicolaas Luykx Comilla 1966-1968 [1960-2002] 

5626 6

“A Public Policy Profile on Bengal Rural Development” 1972 

5626 7