Frederick C. Steward Papers,1921-1973

Collection Number: 53-2-1592

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Frederick C. Steward papers, 1921-1973.
Collection Number:
53-2-1592
Creator:
Frederick C. Steward, 1904-
Quantity:
11.1 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, course materials, student and staff files, reprints and research reports, a transcript of an oral memoir, audiotape interviews, and other materials.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Papers of Frederick C. Campion, a botanist and plant physiologist who held teaching and research positions at the University of Leeds, the University of Rochester, the University of California at Berkeley, and Cornell University, where he was instrumental in the development of the Biological Sciences Division of the New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Frederick Campion Steward, a botanist and plant physiologist, was an assistant lecturer at the University of Leeds; did research at the University of Rochester; was a Rockefeller Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley and Cornell University; and later, as a professor at Cornell, was instrumental in the development of the Biological Sciences Division of the New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Collection includes papers documenting Steward's research work at the University of Rochester and its funding through industry and foundations; course lists and other material relating to botany and plant physiology; student and staff files; reprints and research reports; correspondence; papers concerning invitational lectures, Steward's activities involving the development of the Biological Division at Cornell University, and his interest in creating controlled environments for plant cultivation and experimentation at Cornell; Corson Committee materials; records pertaining to the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health; and other papers of Frederick Campion Steward, including audiotape interviews. Includes transcript of an oral memoir (1985) made at the request of Abraham D. Krikorian.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Steward, F. C. (Frederick Campion), 1904-
Krikorian, Abraham D.
Cornell University--Planning.
Cornell University--Faculty.
National Cancer Institute (U.S.)
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences--Buildings.
New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences--Faculty.
New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences--Funds and scholarships.
New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Division of Biological Sciences.
University of Rochester--Funds and scholarships.
University of Rochester--Graduate work.

Subjects:
Botany.
Plant physiology.
Research--Finance.
Botanists.
Plant physiologists.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
In part, restricted to permission of donor or Archivist.
Cite As:
Frederick C. Steward papers, #53-2-1592. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1-2
F. C. Steward at Rochester; classified file documenting establishment of various lines of scientific work, later developed at Cornell; pattern of research support through industry and Foundations commenced; "school" or work and thought, with graduate students, research associates and technicians began to emerge even though he was heavily occupied with teaching all aspects of botany to classes in the post war years; period during which his contacts with science and scientists in the USA became so close he did not return to England, as expected; reprint file and bibliographies in Box 2
1946-1950
Box 3-4
Restricted
Box 5-6
General file containing materials relating to a variety of Cornell activities and professional work: (a) invitational lectures; (b) interest in developing facilities for controlled environments for the growth of plants (This ante-dated, and led up to, the existing installations on Tower Road.); (c) concern for, and discontent with, the status of plant physiology in the Botany Department and the College of Agriculture and various efforts to improve this through interdepartmental programs, a graduate field of Plant Physiology, and eventually resulting in a Rockefeller Grant of $250,000; (d) Botany and Plant Physiology courses and record books (3) covering topics and attendance at his Plant Physiology seminar; (e) correspondence with department chairmen of Botany, and with the Dean and Directors of the College of Agriculture
1950-
Box 7-9
Restricted
Box 10
Early research reports as submitted to the Dean and Directors of the College of Agriculture (Later reports are still retained by Mr. Steward)
Box 10 Folder 6
National Cancer Institute and NIH reports and papers (Later reports are still retained by Mr. Steward)
1952-1962
Box 11
Lecture notes taken at Leeds relating to B. Sc. Honours Degree in Chemistry
1921-1924
Box 12
Transcript
tr. 7196-7200
5 audiotape interview cassettes