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MC 00107 Guide to the Larry Alston Whitford Papers, 1921 - 1996
This collection is divided into three series: Personal Papers, Professional Papers, and Photographs. Wherever possible, the materials are arranged according to subseries and then chronologically.
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[Box 1, Folder 1] Larry Alston Whitford and the Land-Grant College Ideal, 1995 - 1996
[Box 1, Folder 2] Biographical Information, 1925 - 1995
[Box 1, Folder 3] Recollections, ca. 1984
[Box 1, Folder 4] Lecture Notes: Botany - Taught by B. W. Wells, 1921 - 1922
[Box 1, Folder 5] Lecture Notes: Dairying - Taught by Fred Haig, 1922 - 1923
[Box 1, Folder 6] Lecture Notes: Physics Lectures - Taught by Prof. Heck (I), 1922 - 1923
[Box 1, Folder 7] Lecture Notes: Physics Lectures - Taught by Prof. Heck (II), 1922 - 1923
[Box 1, Folder 8] Lecture Notes: Advanced Plant Morphology - Taught by B. W. Wells, 1923 - 1924
[Box 1, Folder 9] Lecture Notes: Comparative Anatomy - Taught by L. H. Snyder, 1925
[Box 1, Folder 10] Award Nominations, 1981 - 1990
[Box 1, Folder 11] Larry A. Whitford Scholarship/Fellowship Fund, 1981 - 1995
[Box 1, Folder 12] Research and Teaching, 1956 - 1993
[Box 1, Folder 13] Portraits, 1960 - 1974
Whitford, L. A. (Larry Alston), 1902-
0.5 Linear feet
General Physical Description note
1 archival storage box
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Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Deposit of Larry Alston Whitford materials made by L. A. Whitford in 1982 and J. R. Troyer in 2003.
Gift of L. A. Whitford, 1982, and J. R. Troyer, 2003.
Processed by: Jaime L. Margalotti; machine-readable finding aid created by: Jaime L. Margalotti
The Larry Alston Whitford Papers are made up of original materials donated by Whitford and secondary and research materials compiled by James R. Troyer when he wrote an article about Whitford. The Personal Papers series is the largest, made up of biographical information about L. A. Whitford, Whitford's recollections, notes he took in State College classes during the 1920s, awards he was nominated for, and the scholarship formed in his name. There are also a small Professional Papers series concerning his teaching career at North Carolina State College and a small Photographs series with several portraits of him.
L. A. (Larry Alston) Whitford (1902-1995) was one of North Carolina State College's first two graduates in biology. Whitford earned a B.S. degree in 1925 from North Carolina State College, an M.S. degree in 1929, also from State College, and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1941. He was a member of the faculty of North Carolina State College. He studied phycology and wrote a manual on the fresh-water algal flora of North Carolina with G. J. Schumacher. Whitford taught at State College from 1926 until 1968, when he officially retired and took the title of professor emeritus. J. R. Troyer described him as "a living symbol of the power of education over poverty and humble birth, a perfect personification of the spirit and purpose of the American land-grant college system."
MC 335 James R. Troyer Collection on North Carolina Botanists
MC 202 Wilbur Fisk Massey Papers
UA 100.015 North Carolina State University Dept. of Botany Records
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