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Francis C. Stark papers

 Collection 0264-UA

Francis C. Stark (1919-2003) was a professor in the Department of Horticulture at the University of Maryland. Stark's papers include photographs of students, student grade books, copies of his master's thesis and dissertation, miscellaneous research materials relating to horticulture, and medals awarded to the Maryland State Horticulture Society by the National Agricultural Congress in 1909. The collection also includes Stark's two-volume memoir "Another Day, Another Adventure" and a speech about the history of the University of Maryland.

Preliminary inventories for this collection are available under "External Documents" in the "Additional Description" section of this finding aid.


  • 1936-2002
  • Majority of material found within 1950-1970

Use and Access to Collection

Materials of a sensitive nature in this collection, such as those containing personally identifiable information, are restricted for 75 years or the life of the individual and may by screened and removed by special collections staff. Please speak with a staff member if you believe that materials have been unnecessarily removed.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.


5.00 Linear Feet

Guide to the Francis C. Stark papers
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Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2017-07-21: Finding aid checked and verified following ArchivesSpace migration by Nancy Harrison Gage.
  • 2018-04-09: Finding aid reviewed and minor edits made by Caitlin Rizzo.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742