Preliminary Guide to the Henry Smith Papers 1930-1998

Summary Information

Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections
Smith, Henry W. (Henry Walter)
Preliminary Guide to the Henry Smith Papers
Date [inclusive]
1 Linear feet of shelf space, 1 Box
(MASC Staff Use) 2-7-10-2
Collection materials are in English.
This collection consists of personal and professional papers of Henry Smith.

Preferred Citation

[Item description]

Preliminary Guide to the Henry Smith Papers, 1930-1998 (MS.2000.38)

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

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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 Content

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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This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections  © 2020

Terrell Library

P.O. Box 645610

Pullman, WA, 99164-5610 USA


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Information

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

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Names and Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives.

Personal Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • Smith, Henry W. (Henry Walter) -- Archives.


  • Colleges and Universities
  • Science

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