Schulz, Ernst B. [interviewee] ; Churgin, Amy (Roland) [interviewer]
Ernst B. Schulz (ca. 1897-April 27, 1985), born in Cleveland, Ohio, was the son of Ernst P. and Agnes Schulz, née Krause. He was married to Catherine Schulz, née Lillie. Schulz was a professor of political science at Lehigh University and was with the school from 1927 to 1966. from 1945-66. In this interview he discusses his education, family, neighborhoods, leisure activities, his writing, and his activities as an advisor to the Bethlehem City Charter Commission. He also discusses aspects of his experience at Lehigh including changing student attitudes, fellow academics, and the impact of World War II on the university. This interview is part of a series of interviews conducted by Lehigh University students and faculty from 1974 through 1977 focusing on retired Bethlehem Steel workers, business people, and the heirs of industrial magnates. The project was co-sponsored by Bethlehem Steel Corporation, who provided contact information for retired steel workers. An oral history interview is an act of memory and hence both highly selective and highly subjective. While it accurately reflects what a narrator remembers (or chooses to tell) of his or her experience and viewpoints, it may not accurately represent what actually transpired or what another person may have experienced. As such users should subject interviews to the same degree of critical scrutiny they would any other historical source.