Scope and Content of Collection
The papers of Thomas B. Symons include materials dating from circa 1910 to 1969. The collection contains correspondence, minutes of meetings and conferences, meeting programs, copies of speeches, photographs, news clippings, and other publications. Major topics covered in the collection include 4-H activities, the Maryland State and National Grange, the Board of Regents of the University of Maryland, the Rotary Club, the Beta Kappa Corporation, and the State Soil Conservation Committee. The bulk of the materials document Symons's professional career after his tenure as acting president of the University of Maryland in 1954.