Burk, Carl John (December 30, 1935-July 1, 2022)
- Existence: December 30, 1935 - July 1, 2022
Dates of employment: 1961-2009.
Department/ Subject/ House: BOTANY.
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Carl John Burk (C. John Burk) joined the Department of Botany at Smith in 1961 and retired as the Elise Damon Simonds Professor in 2009. His wife, Lâle Aka Burk graduated from Smith College in 1964 with a Master’s degree in Chemistry, and she later returned to teach in the department of Chemistry from 1968 to 2013. This collection contains the records of C. John Burk and Lâle Burk, primarily relating to their roles as academic scholars and as faculty members at Smith College.
The box contains the coursework of students in ENV 201/202 in 2013 and 2014 created for their project collecting interview evidence. The collection contains CDs, DVDs, and flash drives containing the interviews, transcripts, and student papers reflecting on the experience. The interviewees are all in the field of environmental science, including Smith professors and local environmental activists.