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John F. Shroder Papers

Identifier: APAC-0005

Scope and Contents

The papers of Prof. John "Jack" Shroder document his career as a geoscientist, particularly in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The collection includes correspondence, notes, reports, maps, reports, data, and other material created and gathered during his career. Prof. Shroder was one of the founders of the University of Nebraska at Omaha's (UNO) Center for Afghanistan Studies in 1972. Shroder began working with the government of Afghanistan and Kabul University along with his UNO Department of Geography / Geology colleague Prof. Chris Jung on geoscience projects in the early 1970s. After the Soviet invasion Shroder continued his research on Afghanistan from Pakistan and the U.S. including working on USAID contracts related to agriculture and mineral resources during the war. He also lectured on clean water sources and sewage sanitation in the Afghan refugee camps in the 1980s. Prof. Jung was the first director of UNO's Center for Afghanistan Studies and the collection also includes some of his research material. The collection documents much of Shroder's research interests and includes material related to Shroder's work on the National Atlas of Afghanistan project begun before the Soviet invasion, geology, geography, water issues, glaciers, other natural resources, and redevelopment in Afghanistan. Prof. Shroder continues to conduct research and publish. Future additions to the collection are expected.

New material added May 22, 2019: Slides, photographs, correspondence, reports, maps, grant files, research files, and a small amount of material related to Shroder’s teaching.


  • 1969-2017


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, Archives & Special Collections will provide information about copyright owners and related information. Securing permission to publish or use material is the responsibility of the researcher. Note that unless specifically transferred to the University of Nebraska at Omaha, any applicable copyrights may be held by another individual or entity. Further information about copyright policy is available at


14.25 Cubic Feet

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Custodial History

New material added May 22, 2019: Material was collected and created by Dr. Jack Shroder during his career. Approximately .4 cubic feet of material was transferred from his UNO office in May 2019 as it was being vacated, while the remainder of the accession had been previously delivered to Archives and Special Collections.


Future additions to the collection are expected.

John F. Shroder Papers
Angela Kroeger
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Shaista Wahab; Amy Schindler
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2nd edition

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States