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Max O. Schultze papers

Identifier: ua-00384

Scope and Content

Although Max Schultze was a professor of biochemistry, this collection largely consists of information regarding athletics at the University of Minnesota, resulting from his work on the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee. It includes information on the fencing club, intercollegiate boxing, rowing, Rose Bowl participation, and the stadium committee. Other topics include rule violations by the University of Minnesota and other Big Ten teams and the 1972 Minnesota-Ohio State basketball incident.

Historical publications and information on the Intercollegiate Conference Athletic Association, Intercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives and the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference are also included in the collection.

Schultze's scholarly research included nutritional value of cattle feed, soybean oil meal toxicity, anemia in animals, duren disease and bracken poisoning of cattle. The collection includes journal articles, papers given at conferences and translations of papers from foreign language sources. A bibliography is located in the first folder of the publications .


  • 1895-1940, 1950-1973


Language of Materials

Collection materials in English

Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch of Max O. Schultze (1906-1998)

Max O. Schultze, B.S. (1932), M.S. (1934), Ph.D. (1936) University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor of biochemistry (1946-1974), vice chairman of intercollegiate athletics committee (1957-1974), University of Minnesota.

Max Schultze was born in Switzerland on 6 May 1906. He received a B.S. degree in 1932, M.S. in 1934 and Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1936, all from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He began his career at the University of Minnesota in 1946 as a professor in the Department of Agricultural Biochemistry. His research ranged from animal nutrition to biochemistry of toxic substances. In 1957, he was named the vice chairman of the intercollegiate athletics committee. Schultze retired in 1974, after 28 years at the University, at the age of 67. On 25 March 1998, he died in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the age of 91.


2.5 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)


This collection contains the papers of Max Schultze, professor emeritus of biochemistry and vice chairman of the intercollegiate athletics committee at the University of Minnesota .

Source of acquisition

The collection was received in two increments in 1959 and in 1974, presumably from Max Schultze.

Max O. Schultze papers, 1895-1940, 1950-1973
University Archives staff; updated by Amy Flessert and Karen Klinkenberg
July 2006
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Finding aid written in English

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