Harry Smith papers
010.HS

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
Harry Smith papers
ID
010.HS
Date [inclusive]
1920-1962
Extent
0.4 Linear feet 1 archive box
Language
English
Abstract
Harry L. Smith was a professor and department head in the Eastern Michigan University Department of Physics and Astronomy from 1920 through 1962. His papers include gradebooks, clippings, and copy of Smith's dissertation.

Preferred Citation note

Please cite materials from the University Archives in the following manner: Item. Collection Title. Eastern Michigan University Archives.

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Biographical note

Harry L. Smith was born in Ypsilanti in 1894. He earned his B.Pd. from Michigan State Normal College in 1915, and his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Before teaching at MSNC, he taught science in Britton and Port Huron high schools. During World War I, he served in the Ordnance Corps. Smith joined the MSNC faculty in 1920, and in 1941 was appointed head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He retired in 1962, and in 1966 Harry L. Smith Scholarship was established in his honor and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Department. This award is still offered to a physics major in high standing every year.

Smith was a member of Sigma Xi, the professional science fraternity, and the American Association of Physics Teachers. He belonged to the Twenty Club, the Ypsilanti Rotary Club, the Emeritus Club of EMU and the First United Methodist Church.

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Scope and Contents

Harry Smith was a Professor and Department head in the Michigan State Normal College/ Eastern Michigan University Department of Physics and Astronomy.

The Harry Smith papers include one series: Gradebooks. Additionally, the collection includes clippings, correspondence, biographical records and forms, photographs, and a copy of Smith's dissertation.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 October 23

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-0020

Conditions Governing Access note

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Eastern Michigan University. College of Arts and Sciences
  • Michigan State Normal College
  • Physics
  • Universities and colleges--Faculty.

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Collection Inventory

Biographical records 1938-1970 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023988026)   1 1

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Clippings 1911-1986 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023988026)   1 2

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Correspondence 1936 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023988026)   1 3

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Dissertation 1928 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023988026)   1 4

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Photographs Undated 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307023988026)   1 5

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Gradebooks 1922-1935 

 1922-1925 


    Box Folder
Books (32307023988026)   1 6

 1925-1929 


    Box Folder
Books (32307023988026)   1 7

 1926-1928 


    Box Folder
Books (32307023988026)   1 8

 1929-1932 


    Box Folder
Books (32307023988026)   1 9-10

 1933-1935 


    Box Folder
Books (32307023988026)   1 11

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