Floyd Alonzo McClure Papers,
circa 1916-1981
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Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 88-125
Creators:
McClure, Floyd Alonzo, 1897-1970
Dates:
circa 1916-1981
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
12.31 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (1 12x17 box) (2 16x20 boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of an addition to the papers of Floyd Alonzo McClure. Materials consist primarily of correspondence with his wife and family, as well as some materials concerning the school where he taught in China, and reprints of his publications. The papers also consist of assorted materials, mostly in Chinese, including scrolls and books.

Historical Note
Historical Note
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.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 88-125, Floyd Alonzo McClure Papers

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Ling nan da xue (Guangzhou, China) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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