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Pady Family papers, 1921-1998 | Morse Department of Special Collections

By Cynthia A. Harris

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Collection Overview

Title: Pady Family papers, 1921-1998Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Pady family (1900-2004)

Extent: 3.0 Linear Feet

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.

Date Acquired: 12/09/2011

Subjects: Kansas life and culture

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Kansas life and culture

Administrative Information

Repository: Morse Department of Special Collections

Access Restrictions: No access restriction: All materials are open for research.

Use Restrictions: The researcher assumes full responsiblity for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Physical Access Note: Original materials available during open hours of repository and any digitized materials that are online are available with Internet access.

Acquisition Source: Donald S. Pady

Acquisition Method: Donation.

Appraisal Information: Acquired because it documents some of the research and creative efforts of a faculty member.

Preferred Citation: [Item title], [item date], Pady family papers, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

Processing Information: Cynthia A. Harris, Library Assistant III, processed the collection and university archivist Cliff Hight reviewed it in August 2013.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Diaries, 1921-1998],
[Series 2: Literary Works, 1933-1974],
[Series 3: Subject Files, 1929-1933; 1949; 1960; 1968; Undated],
[Series 4: Oversize, 1927, 1929, 1933],

Series 3: Subject Files, 1929-1933; 1949; 1960; 1968; UndatedAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Certificates, 1933; 1958-1959Add to your cart.

Photocopy, The Board of National Research Fellowships

Photocopy, The Kansas State Chapter of The Society of the Sigma Xi

Folder 2: Newspaper Clippings, 1933,1949,1969Add to your cart.
"Awarded Fellowship," "Funds are Granted for Fungus Study," "Four Awards are Made in Botanical Research," "North Pole Expedition Planned to Capture Plant Spores in Air," "McGill Scientists Test Arctic Hair Harvest," "Trio Off for Arctic to Study Plant Life," "Scientist on Arctic Flight," "Three Scientists Return From North Pole Flight," "Arctic Studies Made of Wheat Stem Rust,"  "Pady is Invited to Give Papers at France Meeting,"
Folder 3: Mycology Drawings, 1929-1930Add to your cart.

Part I: Phycomycetes

Part 2: Ascomycetes

Folder 4: Mycology Drawings, 1929-1930Add to your cart.
Part 2: Ascomycetes
Folder 5: Mycology Lab Notes and Drawings, 1930Add to your cart.
Higher Basidiomycetes
Folder 6: Mycology Lab Notes and Drawings, 1930Add to your cart.
Higher Basidiomycetes
Folder 7: Mycology Lab Notes, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Photographs, Rose, Donald and Helen Pady, Circa 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Photographs, Stuart M. Pady, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Three different photographs.
Folder 10: Photographs, Lab Experiments, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Sampler, a piece of lab equipment.  The individuals in the photographs are unidentified.  Five different photographs.
Folder 11: Photographs, Lab Equipment, UndatedAdd to your cart.
G-E Bacterial Air Sampler with Electrostatic Precipitation lab equipment.  There are twenty different photographs.
Folder 12: Photographs, Lab Equipment, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Lab equipment, Sampling apparatus on top of highest building in Montreal, Canada.  There are three copies of the same photograph.
Folder 13: Photographs, Lab Samples of Spores, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Photographs of spore samples.  There are twenty-one spore sample photographs.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Diaries, 1921-1998],
[Series 2: Literary Works, 1933-1974],
[Series 3: Subject Files, 1929-1933; 1949; 1960; 1968; Undated],
[Series 4: Oversize, 1927, 1929, 1933],

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