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A Guide to the T. Lynn Smith Papers

Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
March 2005


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Smith, T. Lynn (Thomas Lynn), 1903-1976
Title: T. Lynn Smith Papers
Dates: 1952-1976
Abstract: Manuscripts for three unpublished books on the social ecology of Latin America. Also of interest is a memorandum on agrarian reform in Brazil written in 1952 when Smith served as an advisor to the Brazilian government.
Extent: 0.8 Linear feet. 2 Boxes.
Identification: Ms Coll. 15
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

T. Lynn Smith was born November 11, 1903, at Sanford, Colorado. He received his education at Brigham Young University (B.A.) and the University of Minnesota (M.A. and Ph. D.). He taught at Louisiana State University and Vanderbilt before coming to the University of Florida in 1949 as a professor of sociology. Smith was particularly interested in rural conditions and agricultural reform and did extensive field work in Mexico, Louisiana, Colombia, and Brazil. He was author or co-author of 17 books and 125 articles. He died March 7, 1976.


Scope and Content

The collection consists primarily of manuscripts for three unpublished books. Also of interest is a memorandum on agrarian reform in Brazil written in 1952 when Smith served as an advisor to the Brazilian government.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], T. Lynn Smith Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

Box
1 Agrarian reform in Brazil. Memorandum to João Cleophas, Minister of Agriculture, President of the Comisão Nacional de Politica Agrária. Sept. 16, 1952
1 Correspondence. 1975-1976
1 "General Sociology" manuscript. Not Dated
1 "The Rural Sociological Ecosystem of Conejos and Costilla Counties" manuscript. (Joseph Sardo, co-author). Not Dated
2 "The Rural Sociological Ecosystem..." (con't). Not Dated
2 "Sociocultural Change in Latin America" manuscript. Not Dated
2 "Sociocultural Ecology" manuscript. Not Dated

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Land reform -- Brazil -- History.
Social ecology -- Latin America.



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