Weatherwax, Paul, 1888-1976

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From the description of Papers, 1915-1975. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 49050242

A native of Worthington, Indiana, Weatherwax attended both Wabash College and DePauw University in 1909 and 1910 respectively, but received his A.B., magna cum laude, from Indiana University in 1914. He then continued in graduate work at I.U., receiving the A.M. in 1915 and PhD. in 1918. Weatherwax first joined the I.U. faculty as an instructor while doing graduate work, moved to the University of Georgia as an associate professor after completing his degree, and returned to Indiana University in 1921 where he stayed until retirement in 1959. He remained a very active Professor Emeritus on the Bloomington campus until his death in 1976.

Weatherwax authored several books, including The Story of the Maize Plant (1923), Elementary Botany (1942), and Indian Corn in Old America (1954), as well as numerous articles for both scientific and historical publications. He was also the author of the I.U. walking guide called The Woodland Campus of Indiana University (1966). Weatherwax's major areas of research were the morphology of grasses, and the morphology, origin and history of the Indian corn plant. Among the many awards and kudos he received were the Waterman fellowship, 1925-1930, and a traveling Guggenheim fellowship, 1944-1945. Prior to retirement Dr. Weatherwax headed the teaching group of Indiana University faculty in Bangkok, Thailand, on a Science Education contract with that country, 1957-1959.

From the guide to the Weatherwax mss., 1915-1975, (Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington) http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly)

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associatedWith Avery, George Sherman, 1903- person
associatedWith Breneman, William Raymond, 1907- person
associatedWith Burnham, Charles Russel, 1904- person
associatedWith Camp, Wendell Holmes, 1904-1963 person
associatedWith Carter, George Francis, 1912- person
associatedWith Davis, Bradley Moore, 1871-1957 person
associatedWith Deam, Charles Clemon, 1865-1953. person
associatedWith Douglass, Benjamin Wallace, 1882-1939 person
associatedWith Emerson, Rollins Adams, 1873-1947 person
associatedWith Evans, Arthur Thompson, 1888-1943 person
associatedWith Friesner, Ray Clarence, 1894-1952 person
associatedWith Gates, Reginald Ruggles, 1882-1962 person
associatedWith Gershoy, Alexander, 1896- person
associatedWith Girton, Raymond Elvood, 1899- person
associatedWith Goddard, David R., 1908- person
associatedWith Goldsmith, William Marion, 1888-1955 person
associatedWith Griggs, Robert Fiske, 1881- person
associatedWith Hackel, Eduard, 1850-1926 person
associatedWith Hall, Ford Poulton, 1898-1951 person
associatedWith Harper, Earl Enyeart, 1895-1967 person
associatedWith Hatt, Robert Torrens, 1902- person
associatedWith Hayward, Herman Eliot, 1892- person
associatedWith Henderson, Norlan Clarence, 1915- person
associatedWith Hitchcock, Charles Leo, 1902- person
associatedWith Hoar, Carl Sherman, 1889- person
associatedWith Howard, Louis Bradley, 1905- person
associatedWith Huxley, Julian Sorell, 1887-1975 person
associatedWith Iltis, Hugo, 1882-1952 person
associatedWith Indiana University. corporateBody
associatedWith Indiana University, Bloomington. Dept. of Plant Sciences. corporateBody
associatedWith Jones, Volney Hurt, 1903- person
associatedWith Loehwing, Walter Ferdinand, 1896-1960 person
associatedWith Lonnquist, John Hall, 1916- person
associatedWith Martin, Paul Sidney, 1898- person
associatedWith McMullen, Lynn Banks, 1875-1963 person
associatedWith McNutt, Paul Vories, 1891-1955 person
associatedWith Melhus, Irving E., 1881- person
associatedWith Neumann, George Karl, 1907-1971 person
associatedWith Palmquist, Edward Marshall, 1917- person
associatedWith Polunin, Nicholas, 1909- person
associatedWith Postelthwait, Samuel Noel, 1918- person
associatedWith Prat, Henri Charles, 1902- person
associatedWith Rainaley, Francis, 1870-1942 person
associatedWith Raines, Richard Campbell, 1898- person
associatedWith Rogers, John Sinclair, 1917- person
associatedWith Rutledge, Wiley, 1894-1949 person
associatedWith Stadler, Lewis John, 1896-1954 person
associatedWith Stanfield, Joseph Fisher, 1901-1958 person
associatedWith Taylor, William Randolph, 1895- person
associatedWith Tomes, Mark Louis, 1917- person
associatedWith VanFleete, Dick Scott, 1912- person
associatedWith Visher, Stephen Sargent, 1887-1967 person
associatedWith Wailer, Adolph Edward, 1892- person
associatedWith Weatherwax, Paul, 1888-1976. person
associatedWith Whaley, William Gordon, 1914- person
associatedWith Whistler, Roy Lester, 1912- person
associatedWith Wiley, Richard Haven, 1913- person
associatedWith Williams, Oscar Brown, 1895-1959 person
associatedWith Wilson, Carl Louis, 1897- person
associatedWith Winchester, Albert McCombs, 1908- person
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Death 1976

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