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Glenn M. Smith papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 542

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the papers of Glenn Smith, Purdue faculty member known as the "Father of Golden Bantam Cross Corn." Papers primarily relate to agriculture, in particular growing, breeding, and developing corn. Types of materials include farm bulletins, newspaper articles and clippings, correspondence, awards and certificates, and printed material. Includes letters to Smith from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Purdue Agricultural Experiment Station bulletins on subjects such as hybrid popcorn in Indiana and gold sweet corn. Please see PDF Finding Aid for collection inventory.


  • 1933 - 1954


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

This collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyrights held by Purdue University.

Biographical Information

Glenn M. Smith had a bachelor of science degree. He was an Assistant Pathologist in the Botany Department of the Purdue University Agricultural Experiment Station in the early decades of the 1900s. Smith was also a Purdue faculty member known as the "Father of Golden Bantam Cross Corn."


5.00 Linear Feet

1.00 mss._boxes

Processing Information

Materials have been housed in acid-free folders and boxes.
Glenn M. Smith papers
In Progress
Amanda Rumba and Archives Staff
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed by Archives Staff at an unknown date.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-02: Collection identifier updated from 0000GMS1 to MSF 542 by Adriana Harmeyer.
  • 2020-04-23: Collection description updated by Amanda Rumba to align with data entry standards.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States