Preliminary Guide to the Samuel H. Smith Papers
MS.2005.26

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Smith, Samuel H.
Title
Samuel H. Smith Papers
ID
MS.2005.26
Date [inclusive]
1985-2004
Extent
1.0 Linear feet 1 box.
Location Note
(MASC Staff Use: 2-6-11-3)
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Biographical/Historical note

Dr. Samuel H. Smith (1940- ) served as the eighth President of Washington State University, from 1985 to 2000. Smith earned a Bachelor's degree in 1961 and a Ph.D. in 1964 from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Smith received a NATO postdoctoral fellowship at the Glasshouse Crops Research Institute in England in 1964, and was awarded honorary doctoral degrees from Nihon University in Tokyo, Japan, and Far Eastern State University in Vladivostok, Russia. Before coming to WSU, Dr. Smith served as a faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley, and as the dean of the College of Agriculture at Pennsylvania State University. As President of WSU, Dr. Smith's administration established regional WSU campuses in Spokane, the Tri-Cities, and Vancouver, as well as the Distance Degree Programs. In 2001, the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE) was named after Dr. Smith.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains personal and professional papers of Dr. Samuel H. Smith during his service as the eighth President of Washington State University, from 1985 to 2000. It includes incoming personal and professional correspondence (some of in on the occasion of his inauguration as president of WSU), newspaper clippings, photographs, awards, WSU memorabilia, and ephemera related to the WSU Museum of Art, some of it signed by the artists.

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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

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

Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Samuel H. Smith to the Washington State University Libraries in 2005 (MS 2005-26).

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Related Materials

Related Materials

President's Office Records (Archives 223)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- History -- Sources.
  • Washington State University. Office of the President (Samuel H. Smith : 1985-2)--Records and correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • Smith, Samuel H.

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