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Stanley A. Smith Papers, 1954-1963
- Smith, Stanley Albert, 1889-
- Stanley A. Smith Papers
- 1954-1963 (inclusive)19541963
- 0.5 Linear feet of shelf space, (1 Box)
- Collection Number
- Cage 138 (collection)
- Reports, proposals, drawings, photographs, and maps concerning the design and construction of Ataturk University in Erzurum, Turkey. Stanley Albert Smith was an architectural advisor for this project between 1954 and 1963.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open and available for research use.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Stanley Albert Smith was born in Brookville, Kansas November 25, 1889. He attended Kansas State College where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1913, and immediately became an instructor at the college from 1913 to 1920. Smith held professor positions at several universities, including North Dakota Agricultural College (later NDSU), 1920-1923, and the State College of Washington (WSC, later Washington State University), 1923-1955.
While at WSC, Smith was the Head of the Department of Architectural Engineering and the second University Architect, from 1923-1947. While University Architect, he completed fourteen major buildings and fraternity houses. These included: Commons Hall, Duncan Dunn Hall, Bohler Gymnasium, Troy Hall, Hollingbery Field House, Honors Hall, Washington Building, Smith Gymnasium, the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, the Central Steam Plant, Waller Hall, Wilmer-Davis Hall, Pine Manor, and L. J. Smith Hall (Smith Agricultural Engineering Building)." In 1947, the increased load of building work at WSC, Smith resigned as University Architect and concentrated on his position as Head of the Department of Architectural Engineering.
Additionally, Smith took on projects for private homes and commercial buildings in and around the town of Pullman. Many of these projects, both on and off campus, were undertaken by Smith’s private practices: Smith & Rounds in the 1920s during which Fred G. Rounds, an assistant professor of architecture at WSC, worked as Smith’s partner, and Smith & Weller in the 1930s during which Harry C. Weller, also architectural engineering faculty at WSC, worked as Smith’s partner. Occasionally during the 1930s, Smith and Rounds continued to collaborate on projects, including the addition to Pullman High School in the 1930s. This project was undertaken in part through a Public Works Administration (PWA) grant. The addition to the high school was carried out from 1933-1934, less than a year after the passage of the National Industrial Recovery Act which created the PWA.
Following his position at WSC, Smith became the architectural advisor to the Ataturk University Development Committee in Erzurum, Turkey, which in turn advised the Turkish Ministry of Education in the planning of the new university. This development was a joint Turkish-American effort to strengthen education and research in Turkey at the university level at Ankara University and Ataturk University. In 1954 the University of Nebraska was asked to assist with this effort under the university's Agency for International Development (A.I.D.) contract.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
This collection comprises reports, proposals, drawings, photographs, and maps relating to Stanley A. Smith's role as architectural advisor in the design and construction of Ataturk University in Erzurum, Turkey between 1954 and 1963. It includes papers relating to architectural competitions at Ankara University and Ataturk University, as well as a clipping from the "Nebraska Alumnus" about Ataturk University enrollment. The collection contains quarterly and semiannually reports from the University of Nebraska, International Cooperation Administration, dating from 1957 to 1963.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Copyright restrictions apply.
Stanley A. Smith Papers, 1954-1963 (Cage 138)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
This collection was donated to the Washington State University Libraries in 1963 by Stanley A. Smith.
American Institute of Architects, American Architects Directory, 1962.
Stanley A. Smith Papers, circa 1900-1946 (Cage 875)
Stanley A. Smith Papers, 1924-1943 (Cage 888)
A. E. Drucker House Architectural Drawings, 1927-1928 (Cage 958)
Stanley A. Smith Oral History Interview, 1960 October (Cage 2072)
State College of Washington University Architect Records, 1923-1956 (Archives 239)
State College of Washington Department of Architectural Engineering Lantern Slides, 1927-1947 (PC 25)
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1||1||Nebraska Alumnus clipping:"Ataturk University Shows an increased Enrollment"||1962 December|
|1||2||Architectural Competition: Ankara University, Home Economics Building||undated|
|1||3||Architectural Competition: Ataturk University, laws, specifications, and winners; Mimarlik - Muhendislik: Kanun ve Mevzuati (handbook)||circa 1956, 1954|
|1||4||Architectural Competition: Ataturk University, maps||undated|
|1||5||Architectural Competition: Ataturk University, photographs of drawings||undated|
|1||6||Quarterly Report: University of Nebraska, International Cooperation Administration||1957 September|
|1||7||Semiannual Reports: University of Nebraska, International Cooperation Administration||1958 March - September|
|1||8||Semiannual Reports: University of Nebraska, International Cooperation Administration||1959 March - 1960 March|
|1||9||Semiannual Reports: University of Nebraska, International Cooperation Administration||1960 September - 1961 September|
|1||10||Semiannual Reports: University of Nebraska, International Cooperation Administration||1961 October - 1963 September|
|1||11||Reports: Ataturk University buildings and faculty||1955, 1956|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Architecture -- Turkey
- Universities and colleges -- Turkey -- Erzurum -- Design and construction
- Smith, Stanley Albert, 1889- -- Archives
- Atatürk Üniversitesi
- United States. Agency for International Development