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