James Spencer McHargue papers, circa 1920-1950

Abstract

Papers of James Spencer McHargue pertaining to research and development in tobacco growing methods circa 1920-1950.

Descriptive Summary

Title
James Spencer McHargue papers, circa 1920-1950
Creator
McHargue, James Spencer
Extent
0.18 cubic feet (1 box)
Subjects
McHargue, James Spencer, circa 1878-1960.
University of Kentucky.
Lexington (Ky.)
Panama.
Tobacco industry -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by Jennifer Queen in September 2006 under the supervision of Deirdre A. Scaggs, University Archivist.; machine-readable finding aid created by Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
James Spencer McHargue was born in London, Kentucky to James and Nancy Norvell McHargue. He attended the Williamsburg Institute (Cumberland College) and graduated in 1901. He earned a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Kentucky in 1906 and was a student of Dr. A. M. Peter. He received his master's degree in 1913 from UK and his Ph. D. from Cornell University in 1921. James Spencer McHargue was the head of the research chemistry department at the University of Kentucky Experiment Station from 1927-1948 when he retired. He was famous for research in soil elements.
Scope and Content
The James Spencer McHargue papers include correspondence, clippings, a patent, programs, and photographs, most of which are related to J. S. McHargue's research and development in tobacco growing methods. Other photographs include scenes of Panama and soldiers.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence 1935-1958

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Clippings circa 1941-1948

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Patent, Process of treating distiller's slop 1937

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Programs 1935-1958

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Photographs (10)

  • Box 1, folder 5
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