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Finding Aid for the Page Smith papers, ca. 1952-1964
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Page Smith papers
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1952-1964
    Collection number: 620
    Creator: Smith, Page 1917-1995
    Extent: 15 cartons (15 linear ft.)
    Abstract: The UNPROCESSED research and professional papers of historian (Charles) Page Smith, member of the History Department faculty University of California, Los Angeles (1952-1964); won the 1963 Bancroft Prize for his biography of John Adams.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: This is an unprocessed collection.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    UNPROCESSED COLLECTION: inquiries regarding the Page Smith Papers should be made to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Department of Special Collections (310.825.4998).

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    The Page Smith Papers were acquired in 2004 from the Page Smith family and in cooperation with the Special Collections and Archives of the Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Processing Note

    This is an unprocessed collection.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Page Smith papers (Collection Number 620). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.


    Historian (Charles) Page Smith was born on Septermber 16, 1917 in Baltimore, Maryland; B.A. Dartmouth College (1940); Ph.D. Harvard University (1951) under the direction of Samuel Eliot Morison. Assistant professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles (1952); associate professor (1956); professor (1963). In 1964 Smith left UCLA to become the founding Provost of Cowell College, University of California, Santa Cruz and resigned from the university in 1973. In 1963 he won the Bancroft Prize for his 1962 biography of John Adams. Smith died on August 28, 1995 in Santa Cruz, California.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Smith, Page.