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Perry D. Strausbaugh (1886-1965) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1848

Scope and Contents

Papers of P. D. Strausbaugh, former head of the Department of Botany, author of a biology textbook, and professor of Botany at WVU.

Papers consist mainly of correspondence concerning the writing, compiling, editing, and revising a college biology text in cooperation with B. R. Weimar and Earl L. Core. Also included are letters concerning the investigation of plants for identification, the making of "Wild Flowers of the Alleghenies" and other moving pictures, and the signing of tackle Wilfred A. Jackson for a football scholarship.

Correspondence with Earl L. Core includes reference to Core's expedition to South America (with pictures) as a U.S. Government researcher on quinine; reports of WVU developments and construction; and general professional matters.

Other correspondent's include scientists, and a few statesmen including: A. B. Brooks, Charles A. Shull, William Crocker, Frank L. Bowman, W. F. Loehwing, McGraw-Hill Book Co., Encyclopedia Americana, Joseph Rosier, Jennings Randolph, M. M. Neely, Chapman Revercomb, H. M. Kilgore, B. S. Myer, and B. R. Weimer, Robert A. Armstrong, C.S. Boucher, W.P. Shortridge, Leonid Enari, A. J. Dadisman, Dudley S. DeGroot, Irvin Stewart, H. P. Sturm, George Smathers, Frank B. Trotter and Phil Conley.

There are also manuscripts of articles, a draft of speeches, reports, and essays by Strausbaugh, grade and class books.


  • Creation: 1913-1964


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Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please see the Permissions and Copyright page on the West Virginia and Regional History Center website.


4.2 Linear Feet (Summary: 4 ft. 2 in. (10 document cases, 5 in. each))

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

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1848, 1997

Perry D. Strausbaugh (1886-1965) Papers, 1913-1964
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Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US