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.
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