Pady family papers, 1921-1998
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Brief Description: This collection includes diaries, literary works, documents by subjects, and college diplomas from Stuart and Rose Pady from 1921 to 1998.  There are 66 diaries, 18 from Rose and 48 from Stuart.  The diaries describe Stuart’s youth and early study in Canada, his work at the New York Botanical Gardens, a trip to Canada, Alaska, and the Arctic to trap and study airborne microorganisms, and their travels.  The literary works include Stuart's publications and dissertation.  The subject documents include newspaper clippings, a college Sigma Xi certificate, college notes on mycology, and photographs of lab experiments and the Pady family: Rose and their children, Donald and Helen.  The college diplomas comprise the oversize materials.
Held at:
Morse Department of Special Collections
Email: libsc [at] ksu.edu
Created by: Pady family (1900-2004)
Volume: 3.0 Linear Feet
Acquired: 12/09/2011.
Arrangement: This collection is arranged into four series by material type: 1) Diaries (arranged chronologically), 1921-1922, 1927-1938, 1941-1944, 1946, 1949-1951, 1957, 1959-1986, 1998, undated; 2) Literary Works, 1933-1974; 3) Subject (arranged alphabetically), 1929-1931, 1933, 1949, 1958-1960, 1968, undated; 4) Oversize, 1927, 1929, 1933.
Biographical Note for Pady family (1900-2004) :

Stuart McGregor Pady was born in Arnprior, Ontario, Canada, on November 15, 1905.  Educated in Ontario, he graduated from McMaster University in Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1928 and a Master of Arts degree in 1929.  As a doctoral student at the University of Toronto, he married Rose Annie Maw in 1931.  Two years later, Stuart received his Ph.D. in Mycology, Plant Pathology.

Pady received a Fellowship in Botany from the National Research Council and did his work at the New York Botanical Gardens between 1933 and 1935.  He then joined the faculty at McMaster University for one year, and then became Head of the Biology Department at Ottawa University, in Ottawa, Kansas, from 1936 to 1945.  During this time, Pady and his wife adopted two children: Donald in 1937 and Helen in 1942.

In 1945, Stuart taught botany at Kansas State College in Manhattan, Kansas, for one year.  Then, the Padys moved to Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where Stuart joined the McGill University faculty and taught botany.  During this time, he received research grants from the Defence Research Board, Ottawa, Canada, on Arctic Aerobiology.

In 1952, the Padys returned to Manhattan, Kansas, as Stuart became Head of the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Kansas State College, now Kansas State University.  He served in this capacity until 1967, when he returned to the classroom.  During his tenure he recevied several research grants from the United States Department of Health Education and Welfare, National Center for Air Pollution Control, to study airborne fungi.

Pady enjoyed a sabbatical from July 1969 to March 1970 at Waite Agricultural Institute, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia.  During this time he also was a consultant for the USAID program at Andhra Pradesh University, Hyderabad, India.

Rose Annie Maw was born in Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, on January 28, 1900.  While not a college graduate, she was important to Stuart's academic life by often typing his research papers and attending academic functions with him.

Stuart retired from Kansas State University in 1973 and they moved to Ottawa, Kansas, the following year.  After living in Ottawa for twenty years, they returned to Manhattan in 1994.  Rose died there in June 1997, followed by Stuart's death in January 2004.

Access Restrictions: No restrictions.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The researcher assumes full responsiblity for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
Physical Access Notes: No restrictions.
Technical Access Notes: No restrictions.
Acquisition Notes: Donald S. Pady  Donation.
PreferredCitation: Pady family papers, Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.