J. Russell Smith papers, 1874-1966

Mss.B.Sm59

Date: Circa 1888-1966 | Size: 11 Linear feet

Abstract

A collection of letters (family and professional), notebooks, diaries, lectures, articles, and photographs, of Smith, a noted American geographer who influenced the teaching of geography after 1920 through his many elementary texts. There is much material relating to these writings. His contributions to the rise of human geography and the related areas of conservation and ecology, are documented. His study in Europe under Friedrich Ratzel, at Leipzig in 1901-1912, is touched on in his journal for those years; included are many interesting observations on German university life. There is also much material on his nursery business in Virginia. Organizational files are numerous, e.g. Association of American Geographers, Columbia University, U. S. Department of Agriculture. Much of the correspondence is limited to only a few letters from each correspondent. Among the names included are: Willard G. Bixby, Isaiah Bowman, John W. Hershey, Emory R. Johnson, Walter C. Lowdermilk (of particular note is his 1926 paper, written while at the University of Nanking, "Forest Conservation in Shansi, China"), and Lewis Mumford.

Background note

J.(Joseph) Russell Smith (1874-1966)was born in Lincoln, Loudeon County, Virginia, to Quaker parents. He studied and taught economics at the University of Pennsylvania and its Wharton School of Business, respectively (1903–1919), he moved to Columbia University's Business School where he chaired the school's economic geography program, a field that he largely initiated, defined, and developed. Smith demonstrated the dynamic and practical nature of geography through his activities in applying geographic principles to contemporary problems and issues. From 1920 forward, he devoted much of his time writing geography textbooks for elementary students. He remained at Columbia until 1944, publishing several books on economic geography, including Industrial and Commercial Geography (1913), The World's Food Resources (1919), North America (1925), and Tree Crops (1929).

In 1956, The American Geogrpahical Society Awarded the Cullum Geographical Medal to J. Russell Smith, for his outstanding work in human-economic, regional, and educational geography, conservation, and college course development.

Digital objects note

This collection contains digital materials that are available in the APS Digital Library. Links to these materials are provided with context in the inventory of this finding aid. A general listing of digital objects may also be found here.

Collection Information

Physical description

Ca. 11,000 items.

Provenance

Presented by the Smith family and accessioned, 10/--/1966 (1966 2120ms).

Indexing Terms


Corporate Name(s)

  • Association of American Geographers
  • Columbia University -- Faculty.
  • United States. Department of Agriculture

Family Name(s)

  • Hershey, John W.

Genre(s)

  • Articles.
  • Diaries.
  • Lectures.
  • Notebooks.
  • Photoprints.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Germany -- Universities and colleges.

Personal Name(s)

  • Bixby, Willard G.
  • Bowman, Isaiah, 1878-1950
  • Johnson, Emory Richard, 1864-1950
  • Lowdermilk, W. C. (Walter Clay), 1888-1974
  • Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990
  • Ratzel, Friedrich, 1844-1904
  • Smith, J. Russell (Joseph Russell), 1874-1966

Subject(s)

  • Conservation of natural resources.
  • Ecology.
  • Forest conservation -- China -- Shanxi Sheng.
  • Geography -- Societies, etc.
  • Geography.
  • Human geography.
  • Nurseries (Horticulture) -- Virginia.


Detailed Inventory

Correspondence
  
Abelin, Stig
  
Abington Friend's School
  
Account Books
  
Adams, Charles C
  
Adams, Frederick J
  
Adamson, C R
  
Adriance? G W
  
Air Turbine Company of America
  
Albrecht, H R
  
Albrecht, William A
  
Alderman, 0 A
  
ALGIT. Norwegian Kelp Meal Co.
  
Allan, Philip F
  
Allen, Warren
  
Allied Mattresses
  
Allison, Harold
  
Alter, Donald R
  
American Association for Advancement of Science
  
American Friends Service Committee
  
American Geographical Society
  
American Museum of Natural History
  
Anderson, Roger
  
Anderson Cement Works
  
Anheuser - Busch, Inc.
  
Aphine Manufacturing Co.
  
Applachian Fruit Growers Inc.
  
Armitage, Flora
  
Ashleman , Samuel F
  
The Association of American Geographers. Letter to the Members
  
The Association of American Geographers. Letter to Officers and Council
  
The Association of American Geographers. Meeting
1948 
Association of American Railroads
  
Association on American Indian Affairs
  
Atkinson, Mrs. Beulah
  
Armstrong, Corticeiros
  
Atkinson, D Watson
  
Atkinson, Robert E
  
Atwater, C G
  
Atwater, R M
  
Auchter, E C
  
Austin, W L
  
Baine-Smith, R
  
Baker, Arthur G
  
Baker, 0 E
  
Baker, Wharton
  
Balasubramaniam, C
  
Balch Public Library
  
Ballenger, W E
  
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
  
Baltimore Pulverizing Co.
  
Barnes, Earl E
  
Barnett, R J
  
Barrett, Robert L
  
Barron, John H
  
Barrows, Anna
  
Barrows, Harlan H
  
The Barteldes Seed Co.
  
Bartlett, H H
  
Bashore, H W
  
Basinger, W S
  
Batchelor, J M
  
Batschelet, C E
  
Beach, George H
  
Beadle, J B
  
Bear, Firman
  
Becker, Joseph A
  
Beckhart, B H
  
Beer, Samuel H
  
Bell, Colin
  
Bell, D S
  
Bell, Elliott V
  
Benedict, Ruth
  
Bengtson, Mels A
  
Bennett, C S
  
Bennett, L I
  
Bennett, N B, Jr,
  
Bergendahl, Rolf L
  
Berhow, S
  
Berry, William J
  
Best, Herbert
  
Betts, H S
  
Beynum, William. J Van
  
Biddle, Francis
  
Bill, C E
  
Bishop, H K
  
Bixby, Willard G
  
Blanchard, I J
  
Blanck, F C
  
Blauch, Lloyd E
  
Blough, Roger M
  
Bode, Irvin T
  
Boecker, Alexan der
  
Boger, Don
  
Boggs, S W
  
Boke, Richard L
  
Bolderston, W H
  
Bonham, J B
  
Bonner , Ruth E
  
Book Advertisements
  
Borton, Hugh
  
Boswell, Victor R
  
Boulding, Kenneth E
  
Bowerman, Charles,E
  
Bowman, Claude C
  
C Bowman, Isaiah
  
Boyd, W R Jr.
  
Boykin, J C „
  
Bradley, Katherine E.
  
Branch, B H
  
Brand, Blanshard
  
Brewer, J Lin
  
Bridges, Colton H
  
Brink, Wellington
  
Brinton, Anna
  
Brinton, Howard
  
British Embassy
  
British Information Services
  
Brodie, D A
  
Brooks, Charles F
  
Brown, B A
  
Brown, Courtney C.
  
Brown, Grover F.
  
Brown, J. Paul
  
Brown, J.R.
  
Brown, Margaret
  
Brown, W.G.
  
Brown, W.J.
  
Browne, Sam A
  
"Browse" Crops
  
Bryant, Carrije
  
Bryant, Harry
  
Bryce, David. A
  
Byrd, Richard E
  
Buchanan, Martha
  
Buck, Shirley
  
Buckman, Benjamin
  
Bucksar, Richard G
  
Bumstead, Albert H
  
Bunnett, E K
  
Burnet. W. E. Burnet and Co.
  
Burkholder, Charles I
  
Bush, Jimmie T.
  
Business Correspondence. . Personal
1956-1963 
Butler, Nicholas Murray
  
Cadbury,- Paul S
  
Caldwell, J S
  
California Fruit Growers Exchangg
  
Calkins, R D
  
Call, Arthur Deerin
  
Campbell, Margaret A
  
Campbell, Rex F
  
Campbell-Purdie, Wendy
  
Canada.. Department of Agriculture
  
Canada.. Department of Interior
  
Canada.. Department of Mines.
  
Canada.. Nortrhwest.Territories and Yukon
  
Canada.. Victoria Memorial Museum
  
Cannaday, John E
  
Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Corp. (Union)
  
Carithers, Oris J
  
Carls, Norman
  
Carmen, Harry J
  
Carr, Nanon L
  
Carrier, Lyman
  
Carter, George F
  
Case. J.I. Case Co.
  
Case Institute of Technology
  
Cates, J Sidney
  
Caudle, Thomas, A
  
The Chase National Bank
  
Chicago Council on Foreign Relations
  
Childs, Marquis
  
Chisholm, George G
  
Christenson, L D
  
Citizens Committee on Natural Resources
  
Clay, Robinson & Company
  
Clements, George P
  
Clemson Agricultural College
  
The Cleveland Trust Company
  
Coe, H S
  
Coit, J Eliot
  
Cole, Fay-Cooper
  
Cole, Jane
  
Coleman, G P
  
Collingwood, H W
  
Colombo, L J
  
Columbia University. Economic Geography Gift Fund
  
Columbia University. Geography Course Outlines
  
Columbia University. Meeting of the Committee Advanced Degrees in Geography
  
Comfort, Edith
  
Comments . Elements of Industrial Management
  
Comments . North Americans
  
Committee on Race Relations
  
Common Market Organization. Secretary
  
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial. Research Organization, Australia
  
Compton, F.E. and Company
  
Concerning Nuts and Nut culture
  
Conference. Henrietta Smith, Hugh Moore
1956 October 6 
Conference on Research. Institute on Rural Affairs
  
Connecticut. Cooperative Extension work
  
Connor, William H
  
Contest. Honey Locust Beans
  
Contest. Superior Acorns of the White Oak
  
Conway, Thomas ,Jr.
  
Cook, Robert C
  
Cook, Willard
  
Cooke, Morris L
  
Cooley, D G
  
Cooley,H H
  
Coontz, C E
  
Corlett, Edey
  
Cornell University. College of Agriculture
  
Correspondence on Soundscriber discs
1962-1964 
Correspondence Geography . Alaska
  

Other Descriptive Information: unpublished high school text

Correspondence Geography . Australia
  

Other Descriptive Information: unpublished high school text

Correspondence Geography . Belgium
  

Other Descriptive Information: unpublished high school text

Correspondence Geography . Canada
  

Other Descriptive Information: unpublished high school text

Correspondence Geography . Cuba
  

Other Descriptive Information: unpublished high school text

Correspondence Geography . Denmark
  

Other Descriptive Information: unpublished high school text

Correspondence Geography . Egypt
  

Other Descriptive Information: unpublished high school text

Correspondence Geography . France,
  

Other Descriptive Information: unpublished high school text

Correspondence Geography . Germany
  

Other Descriptive Information: unpublished high school text

Correspondence Geography . India
  

Other Descriptive Information: unpublished high school text

Correspondence Geography . Ireland
  

Other Descriptive Information: unpublished high school text

Correspondence Geography . Italy
  

Other Descriptive Information: unpublished high school text

Correspondence Geography . Japan
  

Other Descriptive Information: unpublished high school text

Correspondence Geography . Luxembourg
  

Other Descriptive Information: unpublished high school text

Correspondence Geography . Netherlands,
  

Other Descriptive Information: unpublished high school text

Correspondence Geography . New Zealand
  

Other Descriptive Information: unpublished high school text

Correspondence Geography . Norway
  

Other Descriptive Information: unpublished high school text

Correspondence Geography . Philippine Islands
  

Other Descriptive Information: unpublished high school text

Correspondence Geography . Portugal
  

Other Descriptive Information: unpublished high school text

Correspondence Geography . Russia
  

Other Descriptive Information: unpublished high school text

Correspondence Geography . South America
  

Other Descriptive Information: unpublished high school text

Correspondence Geography . Switzerland
  

Other Descriptive Information: unpublished high school text

Correspondence Geography . U.S. Dept, of Agriculture
  

Other Descriptive Information: unpublished high school text

Correspondence Geography . U.S. Army Engineers
  

Other Descriptive Information: unpublished high school text

Cosmos Club
  
Council of Profit Sharing Industries
  
Counsil Swedish Society for Anthropology & Geography
  
Cox, H R
  
Cox, Rachel
  
Cox, U T
  
Crafts, Edward C
  
Crane, Mary W
  
Cressey, George B
  
Crider, F J
  
Crane, H L
  
Creel, H G
  
Crosby,
  
Culver, S J
  
Cumberland , Kenneth B
  
Cunningham, John F
  
Cutter,William D
  
Czechoslovak Legation
  
Dammers, Herman
  
Darby, Ruby U
  
Darby, Ruby U III
  
Darlington, Harry
  
Darwin, Charles
  
Davenport, Ellen
  
Davenport, Lin
  
Davidson, John
  
David, G Harry
  
Davison, Verne E
  
Debeboise., N C
  
Deed.. William M James & J. Russell Smith
  
Deed.. Isaac Wilson & Henrietta S. Smith
  
Deignana , Herbert Girton
  
De Lashmutt Associates
  
Deming, William C
  
Denoyer - Geppert Compahy
  
Desgrey, Charles H
  
Desmond, John
  
H. De Sola E Hijos
  
Detwiler, S B
  
Dewhurst, Frederick
  
Dickens, Albert
  
Dickerson, L M
  
Diemer, Robert B
  
Dillon, Douglas
  
Dillon, Joseph
  
Dixon, Adam
  
Doane Agrigultural Service Inc.
  
Dobeckmun Company
  
Decking, Robert
  
Dodd, David L
  
Dolan, Thomas
  
Domingo, W E
  
Donaghey, J T
  
Donnelly, Maurice
  
Dorsey, Clarence
  
Douglas, Paul H
  
Douglas, William O.
  
The Dow Chemical Company
  
Dressel, Paul
  
Duane, Morris & Heckscher
  
Dudley, Raymond A
  
Duell, Sloan and Pearce
  
Dugan, R Franklin
  
Dumont, F T F
  
Dunstain, R T
  
Dunton, H L
  
Dyas, W S
  
Eiselenn,Elizabeth
  
Eisenhard, John
  
Elliott, Anna Smith
  
Elliott, Beulah
  
Elliott, Eli
  
Ellis, N R
  
Emerick, R Lynn
  
Encyclopedia Britannica of Social Sciences
  
Epstein, Ralph S
  
Espenshade, Edward B , Jr.
  
Esso Standard Eastern, Inc.
  
Etter, Fayett
  
Ewing, Robert
  
Fagan, F N
  
Famous Photographers School
  
Farerville, L
  
Farm and Home Magazine
  
Farm Credit: Warrenton, Virginia
  
Farm Rental Advertisements
  
Fenner & Bean
  
Ferguson, Beulah
  
Ferguson, Blaine
  
Ferguson, John Berton
  
Fernald , M L
  
Field, Henry
  
Fieldner, A C
  
Financial Matters
  
Fink, D S '
  
Firth, Arthur
  
Firth Carpet Company
  
Fischer, John
  
Fish Pond
  
Floyd, Barry N
  
Floyd, Barry N Book Review
  
Foote, M A
  
Forbush, La Verne Hill
  
Ford, Guy Stanton
  
Foster, Willard 0 ,Jr'*
  
Frank, Bernard
  
The Franklin Inn
  
Fred, E B
  
Freedman, Elisha M
  
M Freeman, D S
  
Frey, Frank
  
Friednich, Ernst
  
The Friend Magazine
  
Friend's Committee on National Legislation
  
Friends Journal
  
Friends Memorial Stone. Lincoln, Virginia
  
Friends World News
  
Fry, Joan Mary
  
Frye, Wilbert M
  
Fuhlbruegge, Edward
  
Fulbright, J William
  
Fuquay, Leon M
  
Galetta Brothers
  
Gallahan, Fred
  
Gardner,RCharles
  
Garner, W W
  
Garratt, George A
  
Gateway Spiting Goods Company
  
Gaver, C C
  
General Electric Co.
  
Genter, C F
  
Geographers' Dinner
  
Geography Survey
  
The George School - Geography Fund
  
Gibson, J Sullivan
  
Gilbert, A P
  
Gilland, Erna Grassmuck
  
Gilmore, Thomas W
  
Girdling Trees
  
Glover, AC
  
Gluckman, Max
  
Goddard, V F
  
Goethe, C M
  
Gold, Guy
  
Goodding, Leslie N. Notes on Trees, Shrubs and Grasses...
  
Goris, Jan-Albert
  
Gossett, M H
  
Gould, R G
  
Gove, Mary A
  
Government Employees Insurapne Company
  
Grass Silage
  
Graves, Arthur H
  
Gray, C W
  
Gray, Russell T, Inc.
  
Greece Consul
  
Green, Harold L
  
Greenawalt, Crawford
  
Greenburg, Grayce
  
Gregg, Richard B
  
Griffeth, W L
  
Griffin, Frank
  
Griffin, Robert H
  
Griffith, Eugene
  
Grogan, James J
  
Guilfond, Duff
  
Gunter, Herman
  
Hacker, Louis M
  
Haigh Brothers
  
Haines, J Percy
  
Hall, Stilson
  
Hall, Wilbur C
  
Hallowell, A Irving
  
Hance, William A
  
Hansen, N E
  
Harcourt, Brace & Company
  
Hard, William
  
Harper, J M
  
Harris, Henry & Potter
  
Harrison, Charles C
  
Hance, William A
  
Harnwell, Gaylord
  
The Harshaw Chemical Company
  
Haskins, Sidney G
  
Hauenschield, Eugene
  
Hawthorne, N B
  
Hayes, Carlton, J H
  
Hays, J Carroll
  
Hazen, Leslie E
  
Heacock, Linden
  
Heacock, Linden, Jr.
  
Headley, Roy
  
Heald, Weldon T
  
Heaton. W. C. Heaton Company
  
Hedrick, UP
  
Hein, M A
  
Held, Mrs. Gussie
  
Hellborn, Helen Ruth
  
Hershey, John W
  
Hess, 0 S
  
Hess Nurseries
  
Hetherton, P
  
Higginbottom, Sam
  
Hill, Helen H.
  
Hilliard, H . J
  
Hirst, J Terry
  
Hitch, Margaret A
  
Hitchings, Grant G
  
Hodge, H M, Taylor, H B, Smith, J Stewart
  
Hodge, L Clark
  
Hodgson, RE
  
Hodson, E R
  
Hoffman, George W
  
Hogue, C J
  
Holmes, Jesse H
  
Holmes, Lawrence
  
Holt, Rinehart & Winston Company
  
Horsley, J R
  
Hoskins, Lewis M
  
Hosmer, Craig
  
Hough, Mrs. Richard
  
Houghton, Miffin & Company
  
Howes, Kingsley
  
Hulse, Lant
  
Hunt, Thomas E
  
Hutchinson, M A
  
Ingvason, P A
  
International Geography Union
  
International Harvester Company
  
Interviews with various persons.
  
Ito, Jujiro
  
Jackson, Arthur C
  
Jackson, Kalliday R
  
Jackson, Milton
  
Jacson, Sydney C
  
James, Fleet H
  
James, Preston E
  
Janes, Helen R
  
Janney, Asa Moore
  
Jardine, James T
  
Jasperson, A A
  
Jeffers, H W
  
Jefferson, Mark
  
Jenks,Randolph
  
Johnson, Asa
  
Johnson, C E, Jr.
  
Johnson, Emory R
  
Johnson, J. E. , Farm Management
  
Johnson, Laurence
  
Jones, Clarence F
  
Jones, Edith F
  
Jones, J F
  
Jones, Stephen B
  
Judefind, Charles
  
Kagawa , Toyohiko
  
Kane, Francis Fisher
  
Kansas. Superintendent of Public Instruction
  
Kansas State Agricultural College
  
Kaplan, Becky
  
Keenp, Paul
  
Keir, John S
  
Keir, Malcolm. Some Effects of Topography in Mass
  
Kellar, Herbert A
  
Keller, John W
  
Kendall, Henry M
  
Kennedy, John F
  
Kessel, Lynn
  
Kilbourne, Louise
  
King, Clyde L
  
King, Judson
  
Kinney and Company
  
Kirkwood, R L
  
Klimm, Lester E
  
Knowles, Hichard J
  
Kohn, Clyde F
  
Koonce, George W
  
Krall, J Thomas
  
Kreiselmeyer, Adolf
  
Kuchler, AW
  
Kummel, Henry B
  
LaChapelle, D
  
Lange, Gordon
  
La Roche, C J
  
Lawrence, David
  
Lee, Lawrence R
  
Lehmann, Elizabeth G
  
Lehman, Herbert
  
LeLoup, Marcel
  
Lembke, Glenn L
  
Letters concerning The Heathen Trick
  
Letters of Appreciation
  
Letters of Appreciation for reprints.
  
Letters of Commendation for Cullum Medal
  
Letters of criticism. Human Geography
  
Letters of criticism manual
  
Letters of Introduction
  
Letters requesting permission to quote.
  
Lewis, William Dodge
  
Li, Shu-t'ien
  
Libby, Frederick J
  
The Library of Congress
  
LIFE Magazine
  
Liles, Meta
  
Lindsay, Samuel McClure
  
Lingelbach, William Ezra