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Francis J. Smith Jr. papers

Identifier: uarc 49

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence, tapes, reports, slides, course materials, workshop reports and other materials relating to agriculture and agricultural economics.


  • 1959-1986


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Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch of Francis J. Smith Jr. (1924-1992)

Francis (Frank) J. Smith Jr. was born on 21 March 1924 in California. He earned his B.S. from California Polytechnic State University in 1948, his M.S. from Purdue University in 1952 and his Ph.D. in 1961 from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Smith joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 1958 as assistant professor of agricultural economics. He was promoted to associate professor in 1964, professor in 1968 and was awarded the title professor emeritus in 1982. Dr. Smith officially retired from the University of Minnesota in 1982, but he continued to teach part time until 1991. He died in October 1992.


8 boxes (10.4 linear feet)


Collection contains the papers of Francis (Frank) J. Smith Jr., professor emeritus of agricultural economics at the University of Minnesota.

Other Finding Aid Available

A finding aid with a contents list is available in University Archives.

Source of acquisition

Collection was deposited in University Archives in 1992 and 1993.

Processing Information

Collection has not been processed.

Francis J. Smith Jr. Papers, 1959-1986
Karen Spilman
March 2005
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