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Frank J. Schulte papers

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Frank J. Schulte papers RHC-06

Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49503

2010



Repository: Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
creatorSchulte, Frank J.
Title: Frank J. Schulte papers
Dates: 1949-1984
Quantity: 4.8 Linear feet(23 boxes)
AbstractFrank J. Schulte is known as the Father of Civil Service in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Schulte worked in civil service throughout Michigan and on the proposed personnel system for the royal government in Afghanistan in the early 1960s. The collection includes materials from Grand Rapids and other Michigan cities, budget reports, civil service board files, newspaper clippings, and Public administration reports from Afghanistan.
Identification: RHC-06
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Arrangement

Arranged in 4 series: 1) Grand Rapids and other municipalities, 2) Professional associations and education 3) Afghanistan public administration, 4) Correspondence, news clippings and publications.

Collection Description

The Frank J. Schulte collection documents the history and the progress of civil service in Grand Rapids. The documents include information from Grand Rapids and other cities in Michigan, budget reports, civil service board files, Public Administration reports from Afghanistan, newspaper clipping and other information regarding civil service.


Biography

Frank J. Schulte is known as the Father of Civil Service in Grand Rapids, Michigan due to his hard work and dedication as chief examiner of the civil service department for the city. When he came into his job at the end of World War II, there were no procedures or materials to use on civil service. Schulte worked at developing tests for different jobs based on what other states were using and by the time he retired, the civil service department had developed tests for over 200 different jobs. Schulte was also hired to work in civil service in Flint and Wyoming, and even after retirement worked as a consultant in Saginaw, Muskegon and a few other cities. He also traveled to the Middle East and worked in Afghanistan on their proposed personnel system for the royal government.


Afghanistan
Civil service
Grand Rapids (Mich.)
Michigan
Municipal officials and employees
Public service employment--United States

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frank J. Schulte papers (RHC-6). Special Collections & University Archives, Grand Valley State University Libraries.

Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Frank J. Schulte on August 25, 1973.


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