Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
McClure, Floyd Alonzo, 1897-1970
Floyd Alonzo McClure Papers, 1913-1970
|General Information About This Collection|
|Repository:||Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Creator:||McClure, Floyd Alonzo, 1897-1970|
|Title:||Floyd Alonzo McClure Papers|
|Quantity:||10.38 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (2 16x20 boxes)|
|Language of Materials:||English|
Floyd Alonzo McClure (1897-1970) was one of the world's leading authorities on the bamboo plant. Born in Shelby County, Ohio, McClure went to China as a teacher in 1919 after completing his undergraduate work at Ohio State University. He stayed in China for 24 years, working most of the time as professor of economic botany at Lingnan University in Canton. When the Japanese invaded China, McClure returned to the United States and became a consultant on bamboo for the United States Department of Agriculture. In the 1940s, he was appointed honorary research associate for the National Museum of Natural History, a position he held until his death in 1970. This accession consists of correspondence, research notes, photographs, and diary notes documenting McClure's research. A small amount of personal correspondence and photographs is also included.
Floyd Alonzo McClure (1897-1970) was one of the world's leading authorities on the bamboo plant. Born in Shelby County, Ohio, McClure went to China as a teacher in 1919 after completing his undergraduate work at Ohio State University. He stayed in China for 24 years, working most of the time as professor of economic botany at Lingnan University in Canton. When the Japanese invaded China, McClure returned to the United States and became a consultant on bamboo for the United States Department of Agriculture. In the 1940s, he was appointed honorary research associate for the National Museum of Natural History, a position he held until his death in 1970.
This accession consists of correspondence, research notes, photographs, and diary notes documenting McClure's research. A small amount of personal correspondence and photographs is also included.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- McClure, Floyd Alonzo, 1897-1970
- Ohio State University
- Ling nan da xue (Guangzhou Shi, China)
- United States. Department of Agriculture
- National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession T90028, Floyd Alonzo McClure Papers
Correspondence 1964 - General - excluding N. S. E. & Cabot Foundation
Acadia Pulp & Paper Ltd. (Montgomery, Vice-Pres.)
Acosta Solis, M
Adams, Mrs. George F.
African Investment Trust (green)
Agencias Agricolas (Lind Smith)
Ahlfeld, Mrs. Florence Tilton, Lebanon O.
Ahmed, Bashir Uddin
Auchter, R. J. - Kimberly Clark Corp. Appleton, Wisconsin (Neenah, Wisconsin)
Bailey, I. W.
The Bamboo Man - Coghlan, James J.
Banerjee, U. C.
Bernardi - Switzerland - Latin scholar
Blandy Exp. Sta. White, et. Al.
Brentanos - Gov. Order Dept. Mr. Staton or Mrs. Endicott
Brown, Clair D.
Brown, Professor Sterling (Howard University)
Canal Zone Lindsay
Champion Papers, Inc.
Chu, Ping Cheung
Clement, D. I. (of Harvard)
Clemson College , Glenn, Martin
Colombia Institute Colombiano de Antropologia
Conklin, Harold C. (anthropology)
Corning Glass Works - Ralph A. Messing
Curran, Hugh M., Jr.
Demarest, Chas. H., Inc
Detwiler, S. B.
Dickason, F. G.
Dih, G. Y.
Eaton, Richard J.
Edison Laboratory, W. Orange, New Jersey
Edmund Scientific Co.
Educational Services Inc., Watertown, Massachusetts
Eire: Walsh, Lamb, "Agr. Attach"
Eiten, George (Sao Paulo)
Elstad Div. R&O
Everglades Exp. Sta. Belle Glade Florida
Florida Univiversity & Agr. Exp. Sta. Gainesville (Nelson, Hume, West)
Forest Research Institute Dehra Dun
Fulling, Dr. E. H.
Gibson, Paul R. (including Parsons & Wittemore)
Gilbert, A. C.
Gilly, Dr. Charles L.
Gould, Allen & Alice
Gould, S. G. (Punch card numbers for bamboo genera)
Grace, W. R. & Co. Anderson etc.
Gressitt, H. J., Linsley
Harris, William S.
Hartwell (National Cancer Institute)
Harvard Univ. Press - Royalty Dept.
Harvard Univ. Press - Reed - ed for Browser
Harvard University Press - Dietz Publicity Mgr.
Harvard Univ. Press - Mr. Wilson, Director
Harvard Univ. Press - Mr. Wilson, Chief Accountant
Harvard Univ. Press - Dexter Reports Ed
Harvard University Press - Promotion Manager, Saxon and Reed
Harvard Univ. (Wetmore, Bailey)
Harvard University Press - Mr. Lincoln, Sales Manager
Harvard University Press - and Publishers Consenting to Quotation - ELDER
Harvard University Press - (Also corrections) ELDER includes requests for permission for reproduction F illustrations on text)
The Bamboos: Complimentary Copies
Hernandez Xoloctzi, Efraim
Hodge, W. H.
Holdridge, L. R.
Housing & Home Finance - Stop 98
Hu, Shiu-ying, 1958
Hunt Botanical Library
International Coop'n. Adm.
International Housing (Cohen) Bamboo as Building Material
International Nickel Company Inc. (C. M. Schwitter)
Irvine, F. R.
Jacobs, Dr. M.
Kena, Dr. Y. L.
Koch, Stephen D.
Lawson, A. N. (Dorset, England)
Lee, Yong No (Correspondence and project)
Leonard, E. C.
Leong, B. S.
Leopold, A. C.
Leung, Wootauen WW
Lexsuco Inc., Solon, Ohio (Renger: Reed panels)
LIAO, C. K. (M. D.) (Chicago) Library of Congress
Kin, W. C. (Formosa)
Louisiana State University (West)
Martin, J. A.
Menninger, E. A.
Miller, R. C.
Moore, D. M.
National Research Council and Pacific Science Board
Nettleinyame, D. (British Bamboo Cane Co.)
Nicaragua Instituto de Fomento Nacional (seccion Agricola)
[Nyasaland] Conservator of Forests
Ohio Journal of Science
Organization for Tropical Studies
Page, Virginia Michaux
Papua & New Guinea
Parham, J. W.
Pasqualucci M, Guido
Perry, Samuel S.
Pinto (P. Pinto E.)
Reitz, Dr. Raulino, 1958
Robbins, William J. Robson
The Ronald Press Co. Ronaldson (New Zealand)
Rothamsted Pirie Watson
Santos, Jose V.
Simmonds, N. W., 1958
Smith, Elmer W. So, Puilp
Stevenson, John A.
Sturkie, D. G.
Tang, H. C.
Taiwan Shen (JCRR) Lin (bamboo)
Thimann, K. V.
Ting, Y. C.
Trinidad: Imp Coll. Agr.
Tsui, K. H.
Tucker, S. M.
U. S. Botanic Garden
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Beltsville
USDA Federal Experiment Station, Mayaguez, P. R. USDA Forest Service Cassady, Grilan, Winters
USDA Glendale (Preston, Griffith)
USDA Plant Quarantine
USDA Savannah Garden
USDA Sil Conservation
U. S. Government Printing Office
Valentine, Curtis Malvin
Vietnam - Ginseng
VITA Volunteers for International Technical Assistance
Waller, H. E.
Watlington, Steve - Texas
Wheeler, W. H. - Plant Inspection
Worthley, E. G.
Walker, E. H.
Wardlaw, C. W.
Weber, Hans - 1959 Los Paramus de Costa Rica y su concatenacion fitogeogrofica con los Andes suramericanas
de Wet, J.
Yakovlev et (M. paper to request) (Petrova)
Young, C. T.
Young, Robert A.
Zahirruddin, A. S. M.
McClure E. Venning, Project. A comprehensive study of bamboo - August 9, 1953
Fiscal Record: Reports from custodian of funds - Babcock from Johnson
Foundations Supporting Science
McClure - Notes in Support of Continuation of Bamboo Project, December 6, 1943
Bamboo on Ofar Program - Case for (submitted to the Allee, March 25, 1944
Project for Grant. Documentation in relation to basic and applied research on Bamboo
Guggenheim file previous to 1954
Cabot Foundation. Zimmermann
Cabot Foundation Progress reports: 1-
Types of Empty Glumes
Paleobotany - fossils
FAO 1951 Statement of Forestry Principles 64 session FAO Conference, 1951 (November 19 - December 7)
Correspondence & Progress Reports 1969 Bamboo Taxonomy NSF
Science Information Exchange Bamboo Taxonomy 5.1.
Private Funds Account Code 5215
Correspondence & Progress Reports, 1954-1968 Bamboo Taxonomy NSF
July 1, 1968 on Code 3334 (comprehensive)
Fiscal Records Private Funds Blank Forms Travel & Petty Cash
N.D.R.C. 1943, Bamboo Project - Key Folder
OQMG, Specifications & Tests for Ski Poles
N.D.R.C. Letters to file
N.D.R.C., Diary Record
OQMG, Letters Rec'd 1943
OQMG Bamboo Project, Letters sent 1943 by Date
N.D.R.C., Progress Report
OQMG Accounts (of funds, supplies & equipment)
OQMG Results of Performance Tests of Bamboos
Performance tests - Bamboo wires
Bending of Bamboo - Heat
Talks on Bamboo
McClure (1952) Illustrated Lecture on Bamboo Utilization
Bamboo genera of the Western Hemisphere
Bamboo - material for a popular talk
McClure Biog. Bamboo Financial Records - Biographical
1953-1956 Trip to Orient
Proposed Collaboration - PEI
McClure F. A., Biographical Data
Taxonomy of the Bamboos
OFAR - Personnel
Alpha Zeta, Members - and activities
McClure Biogr. Data
Copies to File
Correspondence - Not current
Personal - to file
Kwangsi, China - District Map
Letters to write
Notes on Observations made at Fishing Rod & Ski Pole Plants
McClure & P. F. Li,: 1938 Further tests of bamboo culms - Unpublished January, 13, 1960
Construction Material - General
Cabot Foundation - 1961 - Correspondence - Thimann - Zimmermann
McClure F. A., 1954, Outline for Bamboo Research Project - Taxonomy of the Bamboos (15 unnumbered pages)
UNESCO Humid Tropics Research
National Science Foundation
Smithsonian Institution (SI) - Grants procedures
NSF Official purchases Correspondence
SI - Grant Applications
NSF Annual Report & fiscal year, 1966-1967, June 30, 1967
NSF Proposal, 1967-1969
NSF Fiscal Records Balance sheets and correspondence with SI Fisc D.V.
SI Botany: Annual reports on Bamboo Studies (copies to Dr. Soderstrom)
Subjects & Centers of Bamboo Studies
SI Bio-Sciences Information Exchange
NSF - Fiscal Record
NSF Fiscal Records (Disbursals prior to 1967)
SI Photographic Service
Fiscal Records: Disbursals 1967-1968 Fund 6051 (SIP88247)
McClure - Biographical Data
McClure Curriculum Vital I and Personnel
National Research Council - Record of Bamboo work on Grant and correspondence
Grants - various drafts requesting same
Cabot Fiscal: Accounts & Relevant Correspondence, 1958
Cabot Fiscal: Accounts & Relevant Correspondence, 1956-1957
Cabot Fiscal: Accounts & Relevant Correspondence, 1959
Cabot Fiscal Blank Forms
Trip, 1957, Cambridge September 3-9, 1957
C. F. Inventory
Cabot Correspondence, 1958, 1959, 1960
Cabot Correspondence General, 1956-1957
McClure & Kennard (MS) 1954 Propagation of Bamboo by Whole-Culm Cuttings
McClure 1947 Bamboo for Farmer Home - USDA Yearbook 1948
American Republics Regional Project
Peru - Tingo
Miscellaneous Bamboo Correspondence
Correspondence - Current
To be Copied
Forest Products Laboratory
McClure, 1945 - Notes made of
Pacific Science Board (Coolidge)
Pacific Islands: High Commissioner for Trust Territories
Bamboo Memorands & Reports, 1933 (Biographical (Home)
McClure, 1935, Dinochloa & Melocalamus
McClure, Bamboo museum specimens
Miscellaneous - Honduras
Curriculum Vitae and Biographical Material
McClure F. A., Press clippings
Civil Service Commission (applications and grades) (2 folders)
Merrill ED, Biographical
Correspondence, 1959 - Excluding Cabot Foundation & NSF
Correspondence, 1958 (Excluding Cabot Foundation & NSF)
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1951-1957
Inter. American Institute of Agr. Science
Van Overbeek, J. (miscellaneous papers)
Field Trips: Schedules: Reports
Key to Filing System
McClure: Technical Collaboration and what it involves
Chase, A., Biographical Data
USDA & USDA Scientists - Information About
Li, P. F., Miscellaneous Papers
Biometry - Principles
Weed - Killers - Chemical
On Point IV
Economic Plants, Miscellaneous Information
Publications and Notes (some correspondence)
McClure Reports, Annual Trips; Achievement; Special
McClure - An Integrated Bamboo Program
Bamboo Projects for Stations: Propagation Treatment, Tests
Letter re: Bamboo as building material
McClure: 1952, Annual Report of the Field Service Consultant on Bamboo
McClure: Patents relating to Bamboo Utilization
Schultes, R. E., 1949, Importance of plant classification in Henea (Abstract)
American Society of Agricultural Sciences
Daily Reference: Home Edition
Went, F. W., 1948, Differences in activity of plant growth substances
Research as a foundation of our work
Professional Society Materials and Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1953
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1956-1957
McClure: ICA USDA world bamboo development program
McClure: The Natural History of a Chinise Writing Brush
To Classify & File
FES-FAR - Collab. Exp. Bamboo Prop. - General & Special Notes & Suggestions (McClure copy Dups)
PR: FES-FAR, Data to be Classified & Filed
McClure 1952, Bamboo in Latin America, Turrialta 2:110-113
McClure F. A. 1953, Bamboo as a building material
McClure, 1952, Suggestions concerning the handling of bamboo plants that have been shipped from a distance (English, Spanish)
McClure & Montalvo 1949, Rhizome cuttings promising source of small plants
Puerto Rico, FES Coop Bamboo Projects: Progress Reports
P. R. - FES Coop Exp. No. 11, Whole culm cuttings of clump bamboos
P. R. - FES Coop Exp. No. 12, Stump layers of clump bamboos
P. R. - FES-FAR Coop Expt. No. 14, Prop. Of small plants from small plants of clump bamboos
P. R. - FES Coop Exp. No. 10, Rhizone cuttings of clump bamboos
P. R. - FES Coop Experiments Key List
Puerto Rico, Info & Agenda
Puerto Rico FES Co-op Bamboo Projects: Write-ups
P. R. - FES FES-FAR Collaboration on Bamboo Research Correspondence
Miscellaneous Notes and Clippings (some correspondence)
Professional Activity Materials
Photographs, Stationary (some correspondence)
Miscellaneous Correspondence and Clippings
Leclerg, Statistical Outlines
Pendleton, R. L., 1936 - Papers - Misc.
Wrapping Paper Samples
Catalogues relating to Photography
Photographic Techniques - Chicago Natural History Museum - Dr. Gregg & Dr. Earle Smith
Photography - Lit
Supplies & Equipment for Bamboo Work. Needs & Inventory
Photographic Tecniques & formulas
Photo Orders: Photo Lab
Photo Orders: Miscellaneous Dunlop Industrial Photo Services (Crown Laboratories)
Equipment transferred by FAR to SI, 1956
Inventory of Equipment by SI No
Information On Equipment in Inventory (directions etc.)
Photography, Lens paper, Light meter handbook
Chinese translation information
Japanese translation information
Russian translation information
Translation Service General Information
Edmund Scientific Co.
Kwantung Postal Map
Wu, Woot Tsuen
Geology of Kwangtung, Bibliography And Notes
OFAR Adm. Ser. - Michelson
Young, H. C.
OFAR - Adm. Ser. - NAGAS
OFAR - Ann. Repts. - General
OFAR - Club
OFAR - Inf. Serv. - Carlson-Olsen
OFAR - Notices - Perm, Interest
OFAR - Regulations - Mss clearance
OFAR - Inf. Serv. - Ware
Starkweather, C. & Son Co.
Standard Brush & Broom Co.
Stakman, E. C.Southern Furniture Mfgs. Assn.
South Pacific Commission
South Bend Bait Co.
T. E. Snyder
Smith Experiment Gardens
Simmons, A. J.
J. S. Lanner (Service Equipment Co.)
Thail and (Quate, Graham) attaché
R. R. Thomasson
Trop. For Exp. Sta.
Union Hardware Co.
OFAR - Station Management, Kivorkian, etc.
Visual Education Service
Adolph E. Waller Ward, B. Q.
Watts, James M.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Williams, Burt E.
4th World Forestry Congress, Dehra Dun., December 1954
Reed Furniture Co.
Reinhardt, C. J.
Richardson, R. K.
Ritter, Lugene C.
W. O. Robinson
Jane W. Roller
Royal Botanic Gardens
A. P. Russell
Sayers, Albert A.
Bernice G. Schubert
R. J. Subert
Sutton, W. W.
Stuart, L. C.
Harold St John
1919 Ohio State Program
Diary Record - 1929
Diary Record - December 18, 1947-
Miscellaneous Materials, including 1937 photographs taken near Chin-shih Krangse
Subscriptions & Memberships
Home via Europe
Tech. Dev. Div. (Horn, Watkins)
Prasad, G. Dev.
Richard E. Pride
D. H. Rauenhorst
L. R. Paradi
Pearson, William W.
Pennsylvania State College
P. l Forestry
China Science Society
Lingnan NY, Prior to 1942
Lingnan NY, 1942-1943
Bamboo - Mr. Young
Phi Tau Phi
McClure arts as interpreter between Japanese Officer's & Chinese 1939, correspondence with Prof. Adolph Waller, OSU Professor
Fairchild, D. G. - Address on Agricultural Mission
China - Bibliography
Diary Record, 1950, April 17 - July 22
Diary Record, September 19 - February 3, 1950
Diary Record, date 1950
Diary Records, June to December inclusive 1949
Diary Records, January to May inclusive 1949
Diary Record, June-September (48)
Diary Records (40) (46-47-48)
Diary Record, 1950-1951
Report Field trip/Felpis, March 10, 1949
USDA - Young
Diary Record, 1925
Diary Record, 1926
Diary Record, 1927
Diary Record, 1928
USDA Plant Expl. Introduction Bissett, R. A. Young
Western Hemisphere Bamboos..., 1943-1944
Champion Paper & Fibre Co. 4 Current
Champion Paper & Fibre Co. 3
U. S. Civil Service Comm.
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1956-1961
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1949-1952
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1949-1953
Personal Correspondence, A-Z (4 folders)
Condolence Letters, 1970
Foreign Seed and Plant Introduction Correspondence, 1922-1926 (4 folders)
Ohio State University Yearbooks, 1918-1919 (2 folders)
Sidney (OH) High School Yearbook, 1913
A. S. Hitchcock Script
Tec. Dev. Div. 2/2 Horn, Watkins, 1950
Royal Geographical Society & Royal Asiatic Society
S. D. Ripley
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Peking Society of Natural History
Ohio Academy of Science
Diary - 1938 - Happenings at Lingnan Campus during Japanese invasion of S. China. Mr. McClure was Chief of Police at the campus when some 6-7,000 refugees were housed
McClure Biographical data
Diary Notes, Sept., 1922
Hainan Diary, 1921
Starch from Lily Bulbs
Bamboo - McClure
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1945-1953
Conversation with Fred Gray for Radio Smithsonian (3.75 in./sec mono audio recording)
Merck & Co., Rahway, New Jersey
Management Engineering Association
Melville, A. R.
Menken, Ferguson & Idler
Elsie B. de Meona
Diary - duplicate copies
P. J. Larkin
Miscellaneous articles we wish to preserve
Walter Lindsay (see Canal Zone, Exp. Gard)
Lingnan Univ. Trustees
George A Llana
Logan, Daniel M.
Logsdon, R. E.
H. F. Laomis
Lord, George W.
Louisiana State University
Lutz, Walter E.
Lyon & Coulson, Inc.
Mary O. MacCafferty
MacMillan Co., Publishers
Walker, J. W. (McCarthy & McCarthy)
Milton H. McKellar
Management Engineer Association, Frank Der Yuen
Symbolism of Plants in Chinese Art
All Field Stations
N. E. Winters Bolivia
Mitchell E. Ware
Miami, University - Swingle Research Project
Miss, Power & Light Co.
Monsanto Chemical Co.
F. M. Meyer
McClure - Claim for compensation
The painting of Mr. Ko K'ei Fung and his students
Piglet (correspondence with daughter)
Sophie (correspondence with daughter)
Rubbings of brick from the old mall of canton
Agricultural Reciprocity between China and the West
Lives of Great Men: Pasteur
Biographical - Alexander Graham Bell
International Bank for Reconstruction & Development (Russell; Kephart)
Frank J. Jenny
Jones, Robert C.
Minor, Keilhauer, Guatemala
S. J. Kennedy
E. P. Killip
Knit-Wood Shade & Screen Co.
Kolderman, R. W.
Lam, H. G.
Irwin E. Lane
Henry Sorg Frank
Merklots, G. A. C.
Departamento Forestal, Hernando Irmay
Escuela Agricola Panamericana
Ficks Reed Co.
Florida Nursery Bulletin
Foundation for World Government
E. H. Fulling
Hu, S. Y.
Hughes, R. W.
Hummel, Arthur (Mrs.)
Hunt, Kenneth E.
IIAA - Haiti
Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture
Impex Service Agency
India Forest Res. Instit.
Industrial Res. Inst.
Ing., Z. T.
Georgia Institute of Technology
George Washington University
Otto Gerdau Co.
R. W. Gifford
Glenn, H. E.
Gonggryp, J. W (Netherlands Embassy)
W. R. Grace & Co.
Greece - ECA
M. J. Hagerty
Hall, J. W.
Handcraft Greeting & Card Co.
J. R. Furr
Gabel, E. H.
Gann, R. F.
Photographs - Florida and Texas
1924 McClure Field Trip
1926 McClure Notes
1933/1935 McClure Notes/Field Trips
1937 McClure Notes
1940 McClure Diary/Field Trips
1941 McClure Diary/Field Trips
1943 McClure Diary/Field Trips
1944 McClure Diary/Field Trips
1945 McClure Diary/Field Trips
1945 Trip to Ecuador
1946 McClure Diary/Field Trips
1948 McClure Diary/Field Trips
1951 McClure Diary/Field Trips
1953 McClure Diary/Field Trips
1954 McClure Diary/Field Trips
Far East Trip, 1954
1956 McClure Diary/Field Trips
Trips McClure Notes, South Pacific
Trips McClure Notes, Western Hemisphere
Trips McClure Notes Old World
McClure Planned Trip to Japan
McClure Undated Diary/Notes
Clippings and Notes
Ohio State University Photo Scrapbook, 1919
Correspondent Membership - Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, 1945
Photograph Scrapbook - China, undated