Benjamin Warfield Smith Papers 1939-1945

Creator
Benjamin, Warfield Smith, 1913-1981
Size
0.5 linear feet
Location

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Call number
MC 00135

The Benjamin Warfield Smith Papers are primarily made up of correspondence between Smith and various parties written during the first ten years (1939 to 1949) of Smith's tenure as professor of agronomy at North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University). The majority of the letters are written to or from the various professional organizations Smith was part of: the American Genetic Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Botanical Society of America, the Genetics Society of America, the North Carolina Academy of Science, the Raleigh Natural History Club, Sigma Xi, and the Virginia Academy of Science. Also included is correspondence with the National Roster of Scientific and Specialized Personnel and the United States War Manpower Commission, regarding Smith's Selective Service status during World War II.

Benjamin Warfield Smith (1913-1981) taught botany and genetics in the Agronomy Department of North Carolina State University from 1939 to 1978. He received his B.S. in 1934 and M.S. in 1936 from the University of Virginia and his Ph.D. in 1939 from the University of Wisconsin. During his tenure at NCSU he was very active in professional organizations such as the American Genetic Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Botanical Society of America, the Genetics Society of America, the North Carolina Academy of Science, the Raleigh Natural History Club, and Sigma Xi.

Biographical/historical note

Benjamin Warfield Smith (1913-1981) taught botany and genetics in the Agronomy Department of North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University) from 1939 to 1978. He received his B.S. in 1934 and M.S. in 1936 from the University of Virginia and his Ph.D. in 1939 from the University of Wisconsin. During his tenure at NCSU he was very active in professional organizations such as the American Genetic Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Botanical Society of America, the Genetics Society of America, the North Carolina Academy of Science, and Sigma Xi.

Scope/content

The Benjamin Warfield Smith Papers are primarily made up of correspondence between Smith and various parties written during the first ten years (1939 to 1949) of Smith's tenure as professor of agronomy at North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University). The majority of the letters are written to or from the various professional organizations Smith was part of: the American Genetic Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Botanical Society of America, the Genetics Society of America, the North Carolina Academy of Science, the Raleigh Natural History Club, Sigma Xi, and the Virginia Academy of Science. Also included is correspondence with the National Roster of Scientific and Specialized Personnel and the United States War Manpower Commission, regarding Smith's Selective Service status during World War II.

Physical description

1 archival box

Arrangement

Documents in this collection are grouped by subject.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Benjamin Warfield Smith Papers, MC 00135, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Benjamin Warfield Smith, 1980 December 28 (accession no. 1980-0021).

Processing information

Processed by Anna R. Craft, 2006 January

Encoded by Anna R. Craft, 2006 January

General and Departmental Notices 1941-1947
Box 1, Folder 1
Graduate Program: Rules and Organization -- University and College 1946-1949
Box 1, Folder 2
Selective Service Status (National Roster, etc.) 1942
Box 1, Folder 3
American Association for the Advancement of Science 1939-1942
Box 1, Folder 4
American Genetic Association 1940-1941
Box 1, Folder 5
Biological Abstracts 1940-1943
Box 1, Folder 6
Botanical Society of America, Inc. 1942-1944
Box 1, Folder 7
Genetics Society of America 1940-1944
Box 1, Folder 8
North Carolina Academy of Science 1940-1945
Box 1, Folder 9
Raleigh Natural History Club 1941-1945
Box 1, Folder 10
Sigma Xi, North Carolina State College Chapter 1939-1945
Box 1, Folder 11
Virginia Academy of Science 1939-1941
Box 1, Folder 12
Other Correspondence 1939-1945
Box 1, Folder 13

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Benjamin Warfield Smith Papers, MC 00135, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.