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Personal papers of William P. Smith

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Call Number: PP 353


William P. Smith taught electrical engineering at the University of Kansas from 1950-1981. This collection contains information about the Campus Energy Program that ran from 1975-1984.


  • 1975 - 1984


Conditions Governing Access

These materials are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.

All researchers interested in reviewing this material must consult Spencer Research Library Public Services staff (785-864-4334 or, 9-5 M-F CST) no less than three days in advance of a planned visit. Be advised that drop-in requests for this material cannot be accommodated.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of William P. Smith (1915-)

Smith received his B.E.E. in 1936 and his M.S. in 1937, both from the University of Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. from Texas in 1950. He joined the University of Kansas faculty of the School of Engineering in 1950, reaching full Professor status in 1953. In 1965 he was named Dean of the School of Engineering and Architecture. He retired in 1981.


2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 353

Physical Location

Annex (Contact Spencer Library Public Services)

Related Materials

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks.

Guide to the William P. Smith Collection
Personal papers of William P. Smith
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2021.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Personal papers of William P. Smith, University Archives, PP 353, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States