Guide to the Stanley Albert Smith Papers 1954-1963
Cage 138

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Smith, Stanley Albert
Title
Stanley Albert Smith Papers
ID
Cage 138
Date [inclusive]
1954-1963
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 feet of linear shelf space
Language
English, Turkish
Abstract
Reports, proposals, drawings, photographs, and maps concerning the design and construction of Ataturk University in Erzurum, Turkey. Stanley Albert Smith was an architectural advisor for this project between 1954 and 1963.

Preferred Citation note

Stanley Albert Smith Papers, 1954-1963

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections Washington State University Libraries Pullman, WA

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Biographical/Historical note

Stanley Albert Smith was born in Brookville, Kansas November 25, 1889. He attended Kansas State College where he earned his bachelor of arts degree in 1913, and immediately became an instructor at the college from 1913 to 1920. Smith held professor positions at several universities, including North Dakota State College, 1920-1923 and Washington State College, 1923-1955. While at WSU, Smith was Head of the architecture department and designed fraternity houses and college buildings. He was the second university architect at WSU, and between 1924 and 1947 he completed fourteen major buildings at WSU. These included: Commons Hall, Duncan Dunn Hall, Bohler Gymnasium, Troy Hall, Hollingbery Field House, Honors Hall, Washington Building, Smith Gymnasium, the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, the Central Steam Plant, Waller Hall, Wilmer-Davis Hall, Pine Manor, and L.J. Smith Hall (Smith Agricultural Engineering Building).

Following his position as WSU professor of architecture, Smith became the architectural advisor to the Ataturk University Development Committee in Erzurum, Turkey, which in turn advised the Turkish Ministry of Education in the planning of the new university. This development was a joint Turkish-American effort to strengthen education and research in Turkey at the university level at Ankara University and Ataturk University. In 1954 the University of Nebraska was asked to assist with this effort under the university's Agency for International Development (A.I.D.) contract.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection comprises reports, proposals, drawings, photographs, and maps relating to Stanley Albert Smith's role as architectural advisor in the design and construction of Ataturk University in Erzurum, Turkey between 1954 and 1963. It includes papers relating to architectural competitions at Ankara University and Ataturk University, as well as a clipping from the "Nebraska Alumnus" about Ataturk University enrollment. The collection contains quarterly and semiannually reports from the University of Nebraska, International Cooperation Administration, dating from 1957 to 1963.

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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged in a single series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries 2013

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was donated to the Washington State University Libraries in 1963 by Stanley Albert Smith.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

University Architect Records 1923-1956 (Archives 239).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Ataturk Universitesi

Geographic Name(s)

  • United States. Agency for International Development

Subject(s)

  • Architecture
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Universities and colleges -- Turkey -- Erzurum -- Design and construction

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Bibliography

American Institute of Architects, American Architects Directory, 1962.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Nebraska Alumnus clipping:"Ataturk University Shows an increased Enrollment" 1962 December 

1 1

Architectural Competition: Ankara University, Home Economics Building undated 

1 2

Architectural Competition: Ataturk University, laws, specifications, and winners; Mimarlik - Muhendislik: Kanun ve Mevzuati (handbook) circa 1956, 1954 

1 3

Architectural Competition: Ataturk University, maps undated 

1 4

Architectural Competition: Ataturk University, photographs of drawings undated 

1 5

Quarterly Report: University of Nebraska, International Cooperation Administration 1957 September 

1 6

Semiannual Reports: University of Nebraska, International Cooperation Administration 1958 March - September 

1 7

Semiannual Reports: University of Nebraska, International Cooperation Administration 1959 March - 1960 March 

1 8

Semiannual Reports: University of Nebraska, International Cooperation Administration 1960 September - 1961 September 

1 9

Semiannual Reports: University of Nebraska, International Cooperation Administration 1961 October - 1963 September 

1 10

Reports: Ataturk University buildings and faculty 1955, 1956 

1 11