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Thomas B. Symons papers

Abstract

Title:
Thomas B. Symons papers
Author/Creator:
Symons, Thomas Baddeley
Collection number:
64-2
Size:
9.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1954-1969
Inclusive dates:
c.1910-1969
Collection Area:
University of Maryland
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

Thomas Baddeley Symons (1880-1970), a 1902 graduate of the Maryland Agricultural College, served the University of Maryland for almost seventy-five years. Symons's many offices included state entomologist, dean of the School of Horticulture, director of the Cooperative Extension Service, and dean of the College of Agriculture. He was active in numerous agricultural organizations, including the Maryland Horticultural Society, Maryland State Soil Conservation Committee, and both the National and Maryland State Grange. Symons was acting president of the University of Maryland for nine months in 1954, then a memeber of its Board of Regents from late 1954 until 1970. His papers contain correspondence, meeting minutes, conference programs, speeches, photographs, clippings, and other publications. Major topics covered in the collection include 4-H activities, the Maryland and National Granges, the Board of Regents of the University of Maryland, the Rotary Club, the Beta Kappa Corporation, and the State Soil Conservation Committee. The bulk of the materials document Dr. Symons's professional career after his tenure as acting president of the University of Maryland.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Thomas B. Symons papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1298
Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Thomas Baddeley Symons was born on September 2, 1880, in Easton, Maryland. He was reared on a 240-acre farm in Talbot County and later attended the Maryland Agricultural College (M.A.C.) beginning an almost seventy-five year association with the University of Maryland. He received his undergraduate degree from M.A.C. in 1902 and earned his master's degree from the college two years later, after additional graduate work at Cornell and George Washington Universities. Symons received an honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the Maryland State College of Agriculture in 1918.

Thomas B. Symons married Susie La Roche of Beltsville, Maryland, on April 10, 1907. Together they had three daughters, Helen, Isabel, and Josephine. At the time of his death, Dr. Symons's surviving family included his three daughters as well as seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

After receiving his master's degree, T. B. Symons worked as an assistant in entomology at M. A. C. and was appointed state entomologist, a position he held until 1914; during his tenure as state entomologist, Dr. Symons represented Maryland at the Jamestown Exposition, held in 1907 to commemorate Virginia's tri-centennial. In 1912 he was named dean of the School of Horticulture, and in 1914 he also became the director of the Cooperative Extension Service. In 1937, Dr. Symons was appointed dean of the College of Agriculture while continuing as director of the extension service. He remained in both positions until his retirement from the university in 1950.

Dr. Symons was active in a number of agricultural organizations throughout his career. He helped organize the Maryland Horticultural Society and served as its secretary from 1903 to 1918. He also served as secretary of the Maryland Agricultural Society for six years. In addition, Symons was active in both the National and the Maryland State Grange, the State Soil Conservation Committee, and other national and local agricultural groups.

After retiring from the university in 1950, Dr. Symons served as program director for agriculture for WBAL, a Baltimore radio station, and as director of public relations for the Suburban Trust Company.

In 1954, Thomas B. Symons returned to the University of Maryland at the request of the Board of Regents to serve as acting president, a position he held for nine months until the university completed its search for a new president. After his tenure as acting president, Dr. Symons resumed his work at the Suburban Trust Company and was appointed to the Board of Regents of the University and the state Board of Agriculture. In this position, he continued his ties to the University of Maryland and lent his vast knowledge of campus history to new university president Wilson H. Elkins.

Symons retired from the Suburban Trust Company in 1964. Three years later he was awarded the Abram Z. Gottwals Memorial Award, the University of Maryland's highest Alumni honor. Symons remained a member of the Board of Regents until shortly before his death in July 1970 at 89 years of age.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The papers of Thomas B. Symons include materials dating from c. 1910 to 1969. The collection contains correspondence, minutes of meetings, conference and meeting programs, copies of speeches, photographs, news clippings, and other publications. Major topics covered in the collection include 4-H activities, the Maryland State and National Grange, the Board of Regents of the University of Maryland, the Rotary Club, the Beta Kappa Corporation, and the State Soil Conservation Committee. The bulk of the materials document Dr. Symons's professional career after his tenure as acting president of the University of Maryland in 1954.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The University of Maryland Libraries received an initial donation of materials from Dr. Symons in 1964; the date span of these records indicates that additional materials were given at a later date, but it is not certain when this occurred. Approximately half of this original accession was comprised of annual reports related to the Cooperative Extension Service, which were transferred to the records of the Cooperative Extension Service. Two volumes of congratulatory letters, prepared for Dr. Symons' retirement as dean of agriculture and director of the extension service in 1950, were transferred to the Libraries from the University of Maryland System Chancellor's Office in October 1991. A transfer of materials from Dr. John Davidson of the Department of Entomology included several files of correspondence and publications relating to Dr. Symons, which were added to the collection in April 1997. Additional materials were transferred to the collection from the University of Maryland System President's Office record group during the processing of the Symons series in 1997. Materials separated from various university archival record groups during processing were incorporated into the collection in January 2000.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Michelle Demartino, April 1998. Revised by Jennifer Evans, January 2000; Maureen Cech 2010.

Processing note:

Processing of the papers of Thomas B. Symons began in January 1998. One letter from William B. Sands, one of the first two graduates of Maryland Agricultural College, to the Honorable James T. Earle dated May 10, 1987, was removed from the collection for conservation treatment and eventual transfer to the Sands Collection. Two rolled photographs were sent for conservation treatment. Two molded volumes of correspondence relating to Dr. Symons's retirement in 1950 were photocopied and the originals discarded; the letters included in these volumes were kept in their original order and are arranged alphabetically by sender's last name within the files.

Other documents, including correspondence, annual reports, experiment records, contracts, and meeting minutes, were removed and transferred to the following collections: the records of the Agricultural Experiment Station; the records of the Cooperative Extension Service; the papers of H. J. Patterson; the Board of Regents record group; the invitations record group; and the university publications collection. More specific information regarding the nature of these transferred materials can be located within the provenance and processing statements of the guides to those collections. Memorabilia from the Symons papers, including pins, tickets, and a desk calendar were removed from and transferred to the Memorabilia Collection, items number 1119 to 1124. Photographs were transferred to the photograph collection.

Staples and metal paper clips were removed and replaced with strips of acid-free paper and plastic clips. All materials were placed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes, and lastly, the guide was completed.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Henry Allen, August 2004.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Professional Correspondence and Documents, 1915-1969 (6 linear feet)

This series contains correspondence, conference and meeting programs, and other materials relating to Dr. Symons's professional career. The bulk of the correspondence in the series pertains to his activities as a member of the Board of Regents and his work with the Suburban Trust Company. Among the notable correspondents are university president Wilson H. Elkins and chairman of the Board of Regents Charles P. McCormick. The series also contains several files of congratulatory letters on Dr. Symons's retirement from the university in 1950, which contain messages from many of his friends and colleagues with whom he worked at the university. This series is arranged alphabetically by document type.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Certificates of Appointment (Includes Oversize), 1944, 1949, 1954, 1963, and undated series 1box 1folder 1
Certificate of Recognition, 1968 series 1box 1folder 2
Correspondence -- 4-H Club (National), 1958-1964 series 1box 1folder 3
Correspondence -- A, 1953-1954, 1959-1964 series 1box 1folder 4
Correspondence -- A, 1953-1954, 1959-1964 series 1box 1folder 5
Correspondence -- ACF Industries, 1957 series 1box 1folder 6
Correspondence -- Aging, 1951-1956, 1963-1966, and undated series 1box 1folder 7
Correspondence -- Aging, 1951-1956, 1963-1966, and undated series 1box 1folder 8
Correspondence -- Alumni Association, 1928-1964 series 1box 1folder 9
Correspondence -- Alumni Club of Baltimore, 1960-1962 series 1box 1folder 10
Correspondence -- "At Home" Party, 1954 series 1box 1folder 11
Correspondence -- B, 1953-1964 [Restricted] series 1box 1folder 12
Correspondence -- B, 1953-1964 [Restricted] series 1box 1folder 13
Correspondence -- Baltimore Sun, 1958-1962 series 1box 2folder 1
Correspondence -- Birmingham Lodge (Masonic), 1954-1965 series 1box 2folder 2
Correspondence -- C, 1953-1967 series 1box 2folder 3
Correspondence -- C, 1953-1967 series 1box 2folder 4
Correspondence -- Chinese Forum, 1957-1961 and undated series 1box 2folder 5
Correspondence -- Congratulations on Retirement (Vol. 1), 1950 series 1box 2folder 6
Correspondence -- Congratulations on Retirement (Vol. 1), 1950 series 1box 2folder 7
Correspondence -- Congratulations on Retirement (Vol. 2), 1950 series 1box 3folder 1
Correspondence -- Congratulations on Retirement (Vol. 2), 1950 series 1box 3folder 2
Correspondence -- undated, 1953-1963 series 1box 3folder 3
Correspondence -- E, 1954-1964 series 1box 3folder 4
Correspondence -- Eastern Shore Society of Baltimore City, 1958-1963 series 1box 3folder 5
Correspondence -- Elkins, Wilson H., 1958 series 1box 3folder 6
Correspondence -- Elkins, Wilson H., 1959-1964 [Restricted] series 1box 4folder 1
Correspondence -- Elkins, Wilson H., 1959-1964 [Restricted] series 1box 4folder 2
Correspondence -- Elkins, Wilson H., 1959-1964 [Restricted] series 1box 4folder 3
Correspondence -- Elkins, Wilson H., 1959-1964 [Restricted] series 1box 4folder 4
Correspondence -- Elkins, Wilson H., 1959-1964 [Restricted] series 1box 4folder 5
Correspondence -- Elkins, Wilson H., 1959-1964 [Restricted] series 1box 4folder 6
Correspondence -- Elkins, Wilson H., 1965-1968 series 1box 5folder 1
Correspondence -- Emerson, Dorothy, 1954-1962 series 1box 5folder 2
Correspondence -- Entomological Society of America, 1960 series 1box 5folder 3
Correspondence -- Epsilon Sigma Phi, 1958-1964 series 1box 5folder 4
Correspondence -- Epsilon Sigma Phi, 1958-1964 series 1box 5folder 5
Correspondence -- Epsilon Sigma Phi, 1958-1964 series 1box 5folder 6
Correspondence -- F, 1953-1964 series 1box 5folder 7
Correspondence -- Faculty Club, 1956-1963 series 1box 5folder 8
Correspondence -- G, 1953-1954, 1958-1964 series 1box 5folder 9
Correspondence -- G, 1953-1954, 1958-1964 series 1box 5folder 10
Correspondence -- G, 1953-1954, 1958-1964 series 1box 5folder 11
Correspondence -- Girl Scout Camp Building Fund, 1960-1961 and undated series 1box 5folder 12
Correspondence -- Governing Boards, Association of, 1958, 1962 series 1box 5folder 13
Correspondence -- Beltsville Grange #179, 1954-1966 series 1box 6folder 1
Correspondence -- Maryland State Grange, 1958-1963 and undated series 1box 6folder 2
Correspondence -- Maryland State Grange, 1958-1963 and undated series 1box 6folder 3
Correspondence -- Maryland State Grange, 1958-1963 and undated series 1box 6folder 4
Correspondence -- National Grange, 1954-1962 series 1box 6folder 5
Correspondence -- National Grange, 1954-1962 series 1box 6folder 6
Correspondence -- H, 1954, 1958-1965 series 1box 6folder 7
Correspondence -- H, 1954, 1958-1965 series 1box 6folder 8
Correspondence -- H, 1954, 1958-1965 series 1box 6folder 9
Correspondence -- I, 1958, 1962 series 1box 6folder 10
Correspondence -- J, 1953-1964 series 1box 6folder 11
Correspondence -- K, 1954 series 1box 6folder 12
Correspondence -- K, 1958-1967 series 1box 7folder 1
Correspondence -- Kappa Alpha Order, 1960-1963 series 1box 7folder 2
Correspondence -- L, 1953-1964 series 1box 7folder 3
Correspondence -- L, 1953-1964 series 1box 7folder 4
Correspondence -- Letters of appreciation re: Congratulations on being named Acting President, 1954 series 1box 7folder 5
Correspondence -- Letters of appreciation re: Congratulations on being named Acting President, 1954 series 1box 7folder 6
Correspondence -- M, 1953-1954, 1958-1964 and undated series 1box 7folder 7
Correspondence -- M, 1953-1954, 1958-1964 and undated series 1box 7folder 8
Correspondence -- M, 1953-1954, 1958-1964 and undated series 1box 7folder 9
Correspondence -- Maryland Department of Economic Development, 1960-1963 series 1box 7folder 10
Correspondence -- Maryland Farm Bureau, 1958-1963 series 1box 8folder 1
Correspondence -- Maryland Land Week, 1958-1964 series 1box 8folder 2
Correspondence -- Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, 1958-1962 series 1box 8folder 3
Correspondence -- Maryland State College, 1958-1963 series 1box 8folder 4
Correspondence -- Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society, 1956-1960 series 1box 8folder 5
Correspondence -- Mc, 1954, 1958-1964 series 1box 8folder 6
Correspondence -- undated, 1954-1963 series 1box 8folder 7
Correspondence -- Newsweek Article, 1958 series 1box 8folder 8
Correspondence -- Nurserymen's Association, 1963-1964 series 1box 8folder 9
Correspondence -- O, 1958-1963 series 1box 8folder 10
Correspondence -- P, 1954-1964 series 1box 8folder 11
Correspondence -- Potomac River Basin, Interstate Commission on the, 1954-1962 series 1box 8folder 12
Correspondence -- Prince George's Chamber of Commerce, 1958-1963 series 1box 9folder 1
Correspondence -- Prince George's County Memorial Library, 1956-1964 and undated series 1box 9folder 2
Correspondence -- Q, 1960, 1969 series 1box 9folder 3
Correspondence -- R, 1953-1964 series 1box 9folder 4
Correspondence -- Regents, Board of -- Brown, B. Herbert, 1958-1963 series 1box 9folder 5
Correspondence -- Regents, Board of -- Committee on Building, 1958-1968 and undated series 1box 9folder 6
Correspondence -- Regents, Board of -- Committees (Various), 1958-1968 and undated series 1box 9folder 7
Correspondence -- Regents, Board of -- McCormick, Charles P., 1958-1964 series 1box 9folder 8
Correspondence -- Regents, Board of -- Members, 1954-1963 series 1box 9folder 9
Correspondence -- Regents, Board of -- Members, 1964, 1968-1969 and undated series 1box 10folder 1
Correspondence -- Regents, Board of -- Proposed Bill to Change, 1958-1960 and undated series 1box 10folder 2
Correspondence -- Regents, Board of -- Purchase of Property, 1961, 1968, and undated series 1box 10folder 3
Correspondence -- Rock Creek Watershed, 1958-1959 series 1box 10folder 4
Correspondence -- Rotary Club, 1955-1962 series 1box 10folder 5
Correspondence -- Rural Women's Short Course, 1960-1965 series 1box 10folder 6
Correspondence -- S, 1953-1954, 1958-1966 series 1box 10folder 7
Correspondence -- S, 1953-1954, 1958-1966 series 1box 10folder 8
Correspondence -- S, 1953-1954, 1958-1966 series 1box 10folder 9
Correspondence -- School Instruction Period, 1955-1961 and undated series 1box 11folder 1
Correspondence -- Separate Board of Agriculture, 1960-1961 series 1box 11folder 2
Correspondence -- Soil Conservation Districts, 1958-1965 and undated series 1box 11folder 3
Correspondence -- Soil Conservation Districts, 1958-1965 and undated series 1box 11folder 4
Correspondence -- Southern States Cooperative, 1958-1961 series 1box 11folder 5
Correspondence -- State Roads Commission, 1960-1962 series 1box 11folder 6
Correspondence -- T, 1954-1964 and undated series 1box 11folder 7
Correspondence -- Teacher's Retirement System, 1953-1954 series 1box 11folder 8
Correspondence -- University Club, 1954 series 1box 11folder 9
Correspondence -- University of Maryland, 1958-1964 series 1box 11folder 10
Correspondence -- University of Maryland -- M Club, 1958-1965 series 1box 11folder 11
Correspondence -- University of Maryland -- Terrapin Club, 1958-1965 series 1box 11folder 12
Correspondence -- V, 1954-1963 series 1box 11folder 13
Correspondence -- Vansville Farmers Club, 1958-1967 series 1box 11folder 14
Correspondence -- W, 1953-1964 series 1box 12folder 1
Correspondence -- Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, 1958-1960 series 1box 12folder 2
Correspondence -- Welsh, Mark, 1962-1963 series 1box 12folder 3
Correspondence -- Y-Z, 1961-1963 series 1box 12folder 4
Invitations, 1930-1965 and undated series 1box 12folder 5
Map of Maryland Showing Sites of Mills (Oversize), 1923 series 1box 12folder 6
Office, Memos and Dictated Notes, 1954 series 1box 12folder 7
Plays, University of Maryland Properties (Oversize), 1919, 1921, 1924 series 1box 12folder 8
Proceedings -- National Farm Woodlot Conference, 1954 series 1box 12folder 9
Programs -- County Homemakers' Clubs, 1932-1933 series 1box 12folder 10
Programs -- Maryland Agricultural Society and Maryland Farm Bureau, Inc., 1937, 1940-1947 series 1box 12folder 11
Programs -- Maryland Week Exhibition, 1915-1916 series 1box 12folder 12
Programs -- Miscellaneous, 1916, 1922-1965, 1967 series 1box 12folder 13

Series 2: Subject Files, 1924-1968 and undated (1 linear feet)

This series contains correspondence, minutes of meetings, financial statements, reports, and other materials relating to subjects and organizations of interest to T.B. Symons, particularly the Beta Kappa Corporation and the State Soil Conservation Committee. This series is arranged alphabetically by topic.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Beta Kappa Corporation -- Correspondence, 1932-1948 and undated series 2box 1folder 1
Beta Kappa Corporation -- Correspondence, 1932-1948 and undated series 2box 1folder 2
Beta Kappa Corporation -- Correspondence -- Cory, Ernest N., 1932-1936 series 2box 1folder 3
Beta Kappa Corporation -- Correspondence -- Wallop, Douglas, 1933-1943 series 2box 1folder 4
Beta Kappa Corporation -- Correspondence -- Welsh, T.H., 1932-1944 series 2box 1folder 5
Beta Kappa Corporation -- Financial Statements, 1933-1946 and undated series 2box 1folder 6
Brucellosis, c. 1958 series 2box 1folder 7
College Park, Committee on Incorporation of, 1933-1935, 1947 and undated series 2box 1folder 8
College Park Home and School Association, 1910 and 1924-1929 [Restricted] series 2box 1folder 9
College Park Home and School Association, 1910 and 1924-1929 [Restricted] series 2box 1folder 10
College Park Lighting Board, Financial Information, 1925-1930 series 2box 1folder 11
Concert Organ and Annual Organ Recital Series -- Proposal for Providing and Endowing, 1966 series 2box 1folder 12
Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Association of, 1968 series 2box 1folder 13
Maryland Agricultural Society, 1924-1936, 1957 series 2box 1folder 14
National Student Congress-Tentative Congress Schedule, undated series 2box 1folder 15
St. Andrew's Church Building Fund, 1929-1933 and undated series 2box 2folder 1
State Soil Conservation Committee -- 30 Year Report (excerpts), 1968 series 2box 2folder 2
State Soil Conservation Committee -- Correspondence, 1948-1967 series 2box 2folder 3
State Soil Conservation Committee -- Correspondence, 1948-1967 series 2box 2folder 4
State Soil Conservation Committee -- Correspondence, 1948-1967 series 2box 2folder 5
State Soil Conservation Committee -- Meeting Minutes, 1958-1967 series 2box 2folder 6
State Soil Conservation Committee -- Meeting Minutes, 1958-1967 series 2box 2folder 7
State Soil Conservation Committee -- Meeting Minutes, 1958-1967 series 2box 2folder 8
Suburban Trust Company -- Operations Report and Correspondence, 1953-1954 series 2box 2folder 9
Suburban Trust Company -- Report of the Public Relations Department, 1953 series 2box 2folder 10
University Expansion Program, 1960-1964 and undated series 2box 2folder 11
University of Maryland -- Alumni Association, Constitution and Bylaws, 1927 and undated series 2box 2folder 12
University of Maryland -- History, 1959 series 2box 2folder 13

Series 3: Subject Files and Statements, 1933-1969 and undated (0.25 linear feet)

This series consists of both published and unpublished speeches, radio addresses, and statements made by Dr. Symons and other individuals speaking at university functions. The subjects of the majority of speeches in the series relate to agricultural issues. This series is arranged alphabetically by speaker's last name.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Bentz, F.L., Jr., Address given before the Governor's Commission to Study the State Board of Agriculture, August 10, 1967 series 3box 1folder 1
Byrd, Harry C., 1940-1941 and undated series 3box 1folder 2
Elkins, Wilson H. -- Convocation and other address, 1963-19654, 1968-1969 series 3box 1folder 3
Freeman, Charles, Cooperative Extension Service Annual Conference, October 15, 1963 series 3box 1folder 4
Freeman, Orville L., Remarks before the Agricultural Student Council's Agricultural Convocation, April 8, 1964 series 3box 1folder 5
McCormick, Charles P., University of Maryland Commencement, Heidelberg, Germany, 1958 series 3box 1folder 6
Pearson, Raymond A., Radio Address, May 5, 1933 series 3box 1folder 7
Symons, Thomas B., Speeches and Statements, 1933-1962, 1967, and undated series 3box 1folder 8
Symons, Thomas B., Speeches and Statements, 1933-1962, 1967, and undated series 3box 1folder 9
Symons, Thomas B., Speeches and Statements, 1933-1962, 1967, and undated series 3box 1folder 10

Series 4: Publications, 1922-1969 and undated (0.5 linear feet)

This series contains publications written or collected by Thomas B. Symons. Major subjects of these magazines, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and other publications include various topics in agriculture as well as the University of Maryland. This series is arranged alphabetically by personal name or subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
4H Publications and News clippings, 1926-1960 and undated series 4box 1folder 1
Agricultural, Miscellaneous Publications, 1922, 1952-1963 series 4box 1folder 2
Rotary Club of College Park -- The Cogitator, 1961-1963 series 4box 1folder 3
Symons, Thomas B. -- Publications by, 1934-1941, 1954 and undated series 4box 1folder 4
University of Maryland -- Articles appearing in the Baltimore Sun, 1948-1950 and undated series 4box 1folder 5
University of Maryland -- Miscellaneous Magazine and Newspaper Clippings, 1942-1969 and undated series 4box 1folder 6
University of Maryland -- Sports -- News clippings, 1957-1958 and undated series 4box 1folder 7

Series 5: Personal Correspondence and Documents, 1914-1968 and undated (0.25 linear feet)

This series contains correspondence and other documents that represent Dr. Symons's personal life. Included is correspondence from family members, such as his daughter Josephine and his grandson William Godwin, as well as correspondence pertaining to several family members. The series also contains one file of correspondence and documents relating to Symons' purchase of a touring car from Crawford Automobile Company in 1916 and several files of information about investments made by Dr. Symons between 1914 and 1916. A later file focuses on Dr. and Mrs. Symons's 1954 vacation plans. This series is arranged alphabetically by document type.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Biographical Information, 1950-1954, 1963, and undated series 5box 1folder 1
Correspondence -- Crawford Automobile Company, 1916 series 5box 1folder 2
Correspondence -- Family and Friends, 1915, 1953, 1958, 1965, 1968 series 5box 1folder 3
Correspondence -- Lime and Phosphate Investments, 1914-1916 and undated series 5box 1folder 4
Correspondence -- New Utah Bingham Mining Company, 1914-1915 series 5box 1folder 5
Correspondence -- Vacation Plans, 1954 series 5box 1folder 6
Household Expenses, 1915 series 5box 1folder 7

Series 6: Photographs, c. 1910-1963 (253 items)

This series contains more than two hundred photographs whose subjects include agricultural products and activities, boys and girls' camps, the Women's Land Army, the Rural Women's Short Course, commencement exercises, and Dr. Symons and other members of the faculty and staff of the university. A number of photographs, dating from 1954 to 1963 were transferred to Series VI from other series in the collection. All of these materials have been transferred to the photograph collection.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Related Material

Correspondence and other materials relating to Dr. Symons' career at the University of Maryland can be found in a number of collections held by the Archives and Manuscripts Department. These include the records of the Cooperative Extension Service, the College of Agriculture, the University of Maryland System President's office, and the Board of Regents. In addition to a small amount of correspondence located in the records of the Department of Entomology, several photographs of T.B. Symons as a student and a professor of entomology can be found within Series IV of that collection.

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.

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