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Albert Smith papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 36, Placement: 11
Identifier: MSF 347

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one folder which contains articles by Albert Smith.


  • 1912 - 1922


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Material in this collection is in the public domain. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical / Historical

Professor Albert Smith was head of the Structural Engineering Department for several years. He graduated from Dartmouth College 1898 and then attended the Thayer School of Civil Engineering, graduating in 1903, at Hanover, New Hampshire. Later he was employed by the Illinois Steel Company. He came to Purdue in 1904 and stayed until 1921. He began as an instructor and later was advanced to a full professorship. He was a tall, frail man, and married Dean Stanley Coulter's daughter Mabel. He served in the Spanish-American War and was a Lt. Col. with the engineers oversees in World War I. He was known for his studies he made near old Stuart Field. He built a wind tunnel and a model building there and used them to determine the effects of wind pressure on tall buildings.


0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)

Arrangement Note

Albert Smith papers
In Progress
Mary A. Sego and Keertana Marella
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description was first completed 2010-05-04.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-06: Collection description updated by Keertana Marella

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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