Guide to the Lorna D. (Lorna Dysart) Smith Papers , 1930-1981 (inclusive), 1965-1975 (bulk)

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Guide to the Lorna D. (Lorna Dysart) Smith Papers , 1930-1981 (inclusive), 1965-1975 (bulk)

Collection number: M0194

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1980
© 1999 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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.

 

SERIES I: CORRESPONDENCE, CA. 1928-1979

 

INCOMING, CA.1928-1979

Box 1, Folder 1

Albrecht, Alfred-Aronson, James, 1947-1974

Box 1, Folder 2

Barclay, Julius and Gertrude-Belfrage, Cedric, 1963-1977, and n.d.

Box 1, Folder 3

Belfrage, Grace-Church for President Committee, 1951-1976, and n.d.

Box 1, Folder 4

Clark, Dick-Edwards, Don, 1964-1979

Box 1, Folder 5

Edwards, Don-Gregellas, F. 1963-1979, and n.d.

Box 1, Folder 6

Hahn, Bob-Hayes, Janet Grey (Mayor of San Jose), 1965-1979

Box 1, Folder 7

Holyer, Erna-Hubbard, Elbert, 1966-1979

Box 1, Folder 8

Jahnshen, Anette-Lockwood, Phyllis, 1948-1977, and n.d.

Box 1, Folder 9

McAlister, Alister-Norris, Kathleen, ca. 1928-1979

Box 1, Folder 10

Osterby, Marian-PHP Institute, 1968-1977

Box 1, Folder 11

PHP INstitute-Rudd, Hughes, 1965-1978

Box 1, Folder 12

Scully, Alice-Scully, Frank, 1945-1974

Box 1, Folder 13

Sinclair, David-Sinclair, Upton, 1930-1968

Box 1, Folder 14

Sould family-Swanberg, W.A., 1948-1976

Box 1, Folder 15

Takashima-Zomer, 1930-1979

 

OUTGOING, 1965-1979

Box 2, Folder 1

Allatt, Edward-Editors, Mercury News, 1965-1975

Box 2, Folder 2

Holyer, Erna, 1971-1977, and n.d.

Box 2, Folder 3

Hopkins, Jeanette-Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, and unknown, 1965-1979