Preliminary Guide to the Henry Smith Papers

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Smith, Henry W., (Henry Walter), 1913-1998
Henry Smith Papers
Date [inclusive]
1.0 Linear feet 1 records carton.
Location Note
(MASC Staff Use: 2-7-10-2)
Materials are in English.

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Biographical/Historical note

Dr. Henry Walter Smith (1913-1998) was a Professor of Soils at Washington State University from 1943 to 1978, where he taught soil morphology, genesis, and classification, and later served as an Emeritus Professor. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Nebraska State Normal College in 1936, his Master of Science degree in 1938 and Ph.D. in 1941 from the University of Nebraska. Dr. Smith belonged to several professional organizations, including: the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society of Agronomy, and Soil Science Society of America. In 1963, Dr. Smith received the Agronomic Education Award, the Henry W. Smith Soil Monolith Collection in Johnson Hall was named in Dr. Smith's honor in 1983, and in 1985, he received the Soil Science Distinguished Service Award.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of personal and professional papers of Henry Smith, It includes items related to his high school and college careers, articles authored by Smith and others, correspondence (mostly on the occasion of his retirement), memorabilia and realia.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. It has not yet been arranged.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610


This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Catherine Cross to the Washington State University Libraries in 2000 (MS 2000-38)..

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives.


  • Scientists -- Archives


  • Scientists--Washington (State)--Archives

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