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MC 00135 Guide to the Benjamin Warfield Smith Papers, 1939-1949
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Benjamin, Warfield Smith, 1913-1981
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Gift of Benjamin Warfield Smith, 1980 December 28 (accession no. 1980-0021).
Processed by: Anna R. Craft;machine-readable finding aid created by: Anna R. Craft
The Benjamin Warfield Smith Papers are primarily made up of correspondence between Smith and various parties written during the first ten years (1939 to 1949) of Smith's tenure as professor of agronomy at North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University). The majority of the letters are written to or from the various professional organizations Smith was part of: the American Genetic Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Botanical Society of America, the Genetics Society of America, the North Carolina Academy of Science, the Raleigh Natural History Club, Sigma Xi, and the Virginia Academy of Science. Also included is correspondence with the National Roster of Scientific and Specialized Personnel and the United States War Manpower Commission, regarding Smith's Selective Service status during World War II.
Benjamin Warfield Smith (1913-1981) taught botany and genetics in the Agronomy Department of North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University) from 1939 to 1978. He received his B.S. in 1934 and M.S. in 1936 from the University of Virginia and his Ph.D. in 1939 from the University of Wisconsin. During his tenure at NCSU he was very active in professional organizations such as the American Genetic Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Botanical Society of America, the Genetics Society of America, the North Carolina Academy of Science, and Sigma Xi.
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