C. Alfred Smith papers, 1858-1905

PSUA 1347

Collection Overview

Title:
C. Alfred Smith papers
Dates (Inclusive):
1858-1905
Creator:
Smith, C. Alfred (Cades Alfred)
Abstract:
A member of Penn State's first graduating class in 1861, C. Alfred Smith was the recipient of Penn State's first advanced degree in 1862. He then served as professor of chemistry from 1877 to 1882.
Abstract:
The C. Alfred Smith papers document his time as a student and chemistry professor at Penn State. Items include two notebooks, one scrapbook, class materials, and two public addresses.
Collection Number:
PSUA 1347
Size:
1 Cubic Feet
Location:
Some materials stored off-site. Allow three days advance notice to use the materials. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the  library catalog.
Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

Biographical or Historical Note

C. Alfred Smith was one of the students enrolled at Penn State when the school opened in 1859. He was a member of the first graduating class in December 1861, receiving the degree of Bachelor of Scientific and Practical Agriculture. He remained at Penn State for another year and in 1862 received the degree of Master of Scientific and Practical Agriculture, the first advanced degree awarded by Penn State.He became professor of chemistry at Penn State in 1877 and supervised the construction of the Old Stone House on East Campus from 1879 to 1880. Although the structure was originally intended to be occupied by the College's Vice President, James McKee, Smith himself moved in on McKee's insistence. Smith served as professor of chemistry until 1882, when he went into the optical business. He served on the College's Board of Trustees from 1882 to 1885.

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Collection is open for research.

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Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], C. Alfred Smith papers, PSUA 1347, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

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