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Guide to the Lorna D. (Lorna Dysart) Smith Papers , 1930-1981 (inclusive), 1965-1975 (bulk)
Special Collections M0194  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lorna D. (Lorna Dysart) Smith Papers ,
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1981 (inclusive), 1965-1975 (bulk)
    Collection number: Special Collections M0194
    Creator: Smith, Lorna D. (Lorna Dysart), 1897-1981.
    Extent: 1.25 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Provenance

    Gift of Mrs. Lorna Dysart Smith, 1970-1974.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Lorna D. (Lorna Dysart) Smith Papers , M0194, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

    Lorna Dysart Smith was born in Centralia, Washington, 1897. She worked as a student nurse and as a researcher for novelist Theodore Dreiser (1938-1945), but is noted as a civil rights and social reform worker. She died in San Jose, California, January 11, 1981.

    SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

    This collection consists chiefly of letters written to Lorna Smith from authors and politicians with whom she regularly corresponded. Also included are several typescripts and articles by and about her. Much of the correspondence concerns Upton Sinclair, and authors Erna Holyer and Theodore Dreiser are also represented. Correspondence by and from other authors and politicians may also be found in the collection.