Frank Houston Smith Papers 1929-1984

Size
0.25 linear feet
Location

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Call number
MC 00146

The Frank Houston Smith Papers consist of documents related to Smith and Drs. John O. Halverson and Francis W. Sherwood, two of his colleagues at the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station (later Agricultural Research Service) at the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University). The bulk of the collection, 1929-1942, consists of professional correspondence of Halverson regarding gossypol, a toxin in cotton plants and cottonseed meal.

Frank Houston Smith (b. 1903) of Cornelius, North Carolina, was a researcher and professor of animal nutrition at North Carolina State University from 1928 to 1973. He specialized in research on gossypol.

Biographical/historical note

Frank Houston Smith was born in Cornelius, North Carolina, on 1903 May 18. He received degrees in chemistry from Davidson College in 1926 (B.S.) and the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University) in 1931 (M.S.). Smith was a researcher and professor of animal nutrition at North Carolina State College, beginning as a research assistant in 1928. He became an associate professor in 1946, and a full professor in 1961. Smith specialized in research on gossypol, a toxin in cotton plants and cottonseed meal. A member of several professional and honorary societies, he retired as professor emeritus in 1973.

Scope/content

The Frank Houston Smith Papers consist of documents related to Smith, a professor of animal nutrition at the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University) from 1928 to 1973. The bulk of the collection consists of professional correspondence to and from Halverson, 1929-1942, regarding gossypol, a toxin in cotton plants and cottonseed meal.One folder contains a curriculum vitae and professional correspondence, 1960-1984. Two folders contain memorials written by Smith for two of his colleagues at the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station (later Agricultural Research Service) at North Carolina State College--Dr. John Oliver Halverson and Dr. Francis Webber Sherwood--along with related material.

Physical description

1 archival half box

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by type of material. The original file arrangement has been preserved, and materials within the folders are in chronological order.

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], Frank Houston Smith Papers, MC 00146, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Frank Houston Smith, 1982 February 11 (Accession no. 1982-0016).

Processing information

Processed by Will Andersen, 2006 November

Encoded by Will Andersen, 2006 November

Frank Houston Smith 1960-1984
Box 1, Folder 1
Francis Webber Sherwood 1953-1963
Box 1, Folder 2
John Oliver Halverson 1957, 1959
Box 1, Folder 3
Halverson Correspondence 1934-1938
Box 1, Folder 4
Halverson Correspondence 1931-1941
Box 1, Folder 5
Halverson Correspondence 1929-1942
Box 1, Folder 6
Halverson Correspondence 1935-1942
Box 1, Folder 7

Access to the collection

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frank Houston Smith Papers, MC 00146, 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.