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Guide to the Willis Smith Papers, 1919-1954 and undated

Abstract

Lawyer and U.S. Senator, 1950-1953, from Raleigh (Wake Co.), N.C.

Personal, political and professional papers, including correspondence, notes and speeches, financial papers, clippings, printed material, pictures, and other miscellaneous papers. The major portion of the collection consists of personal papers; the office files from his years as U.S. Senator, much of which is routine correspondence; files kept while Smith was president of the American Bar Association, 1945-1946; papers relating to other legal organizations; and files pertaining to his service as chairman of the Board of Trustees of Duke University, 1947-1953.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Smith, Willis, 1887-1953
Title
Willis Smith papers 1919-1954 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
130.4 Linear Feet, 97,813 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

Personal, political, and professional papers of Willis Smith, Sr., lawyer and U.S. senator, 1950-1953, spanning the years 1919-1954. Collection includes correspondence, notes and speeches, financial papers, clippings, printed material, pictures, and other miscellaneous papers. The major portion of the collection consists of personal papers; the office files from his years as U. S. senator, much of which is routine correspondence; files kept by Smith while he was president of the American Bar Association, 1945-1946; papers relating to other legal organizations, including the International Bar Association, the North Carolina State Bar Association, the Wake County Bar Association, and the International Association of Insurance Counsel; and files pertaining to his service as chairman of the board of trustees of Duke University, 1947-1953. There is also material on the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation, the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the American Counsel Association, the American Judicature Society, the Attorney General's Advisory Committee on Citizenship, Louisburg College (Louisburg, North Carolina), the American Law Institute, the Presidential Memorial Commission, the Association of Life Insurance Counsel, the President's Amnesty Board, the National Probation and Parole Association, the Nuremburg trials, the Interparliamentary Union, the Smithsonian Institution, the United States Territorial Expansion Memorial Commission, and Alben W. Barkley.

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Contents of the Collection

1919-1938
Box 1
1939-1941
Box 2
1942-1943 Sept.
Box 3
1943 Oct.-1945 Feb.
Box 4
1945 Mar.-1946 Feb.
Box 5
1946 Mar.-Oct.
Box 6
1946 Nov.-1947 June
Box 7
1947 July-1948 May
Box 8
1948 June-1949 Feb.
Box 9
1949 Mar.-1950 June
Box 10
1950 July-1951 Mar.
Box 11
1951 Apr.-Aug.
Box 12
1951 Sept.-1952 Jan.
Box 13
1952 Feb.-Aug.
Box 14
1952 Sept.-1953 Mar. 20
Box 15
1953 Mar. 21-Dec.
Box 16
Financial Papers Subseries, 1934-1951 and undated
Box 17
Miscellaneous Subseries, 1918-1952 and undated
Box 17
Speeches Subseries, 1936-1953 and undated
Box 18
Clippings Subseries, 1940-1952 and undated
Box 18
1922-1946 Nov.
Box 19
1946 Nov.-1953 and undated
Box 20
Pictures Subseries
Box 20
1926-1949
Box 21
1950 Jan.-Dec. 4
Box 22
1950 Dec. 5-21
Box 23
1950 Dec. 22-1951 Jan. 11
Box 24
1951 Jan. 12-21
Box 25
1951 Jan. 22-31
Box 26
1951 Feb. 1-12
Box 27
1951 Feb. 13-21
Box 28
1951 Feb. 22-Mar. 3
Box 29
1951 Mar. 4-13
Box 30
1951 Mar. 14-25
Box 31
1951 Mar. 26-Apr. 6
Box 32
1951 Apr. 7-20
Box 33
1951 Apr. 21-May
Box 34
1951 May 2-10
Box 35
1951 May 11-23
Box 36
1951 May 24-June 5
Box 37
1951 June 6-17
Box 38
1951 June 18-24
Box 39
1951 June 25-30
Box 40
1951 July 1-12
Box 41
1951 July 13-23
Box 42
1951 July 24-Aug. 2
Box 43
1951 Aug. 3-14
Box 44
1951 Aug. 15-26
Box 45
1951 Aug. 27-Sept. 2
Box 46
1951 Sept. 3-11
Box 47
1951 Sept. 12-21
Box 48
1951 Sept. 24-Oct. 10
Box 49
1951 Oct. 11-29
Box 50
1951 Oct. 30-Nov. 19
Box 51
1951 Nov. 20-Dec. 9
Box 52
1951 Dec. 10-31
Box 53
1952 Jan. 1-9
Box 54
1952 Jan. 10-17
Box 55
1952 Jan. 18-28
Box 56
1952 Jan. 29-Feb. 10
Box 57
1952 Feb. 11-21
Box 58
1952 Feb. 22-Mar. 3
Box 59
1952 Mar. 4-18
Box 60
1952 Mar. 19-Apr. 2
Box 61
1952 Apr. 3-18
Box 62
1952 Apr. 19-28
Box 63
1952 Apr. 29-May 12
Box 64
1952 May 13-27
Box 65
1952 May 28-June 9
Box 66
1952 June 10-24
Box 67
1952 June 25-Aug. 6
Box 68
1952 Aug. 7-Nov. 3
Box 69
1952 Nov. 4-1953 Jan. 12
Box 70
1953 Jan. 13-Feb. 16
Box 71
1953 Feb. 17-Mar. 16
Box 72
1953 Mar. 17-Apr. 13
Box 73
1953 Apr. 14-May 7
Box 74
1953 May 8-28
Box 75
1953 May 29-June 21
Box 76
1953 June 22-Dec.
Box 77
1931-1953
Box 77
Undated
Box 78
Notes for speeches, 1932-1939 and undated
Box 78
Department of Defense, 1950-1952
Box 79
Office of Alien Property, 1946-1953 and undated
Box 79-80
Other Papers, 1927-1951 May
Box 81
1951 June-1952 Feb.
Box 82
1952 Mar.-1953 Feb. 19
Box 83
1953 Feb. 20-Apr. 20
Box 84
1953 Apr. 21-Dec. and undated
Box 85
Undated
Box 86
1927-1931
Box 86
1932-1950 June
Box 87
1950 June (Folders III-IX)
Box 88
1950 July-1953 and undated
Box 89
1920-1943
Box 89
1944-1950
Box 90
1951 Jan.-May 15
Box 91
1951 May 16-Dec.
Box 92
1952 Jan.-May
Box 93
1952 June-1953 Feb.
Box 94
1953 Mar.-1954 and undated
Box 95
1946-1950
Box 96
1926-1938 Feb.
Box 97
1938 Mar.-1940
Box 98
1941-1942 June
Box 99
1942 July-1943 July
Box 100
1943 Aug.-1944 Apr.
Box 101
1944 May-1945 Mar.
Box 102
1945 Apr.-Aug.
Box 103
1945 Sept.-1946 Jan. 17
Box 104
1946 Jan. 18-Mar. 18
Box 105
1946 Mar. 19-June 11
Box 106
1946 July-Aug. 12
Box 107
1946 Aug. 13-Sept.
Box 108
1946 Oct.-Dec.
Box 109
1947-1948
Box 110
1949-1953
Box 111
Speeches and Notes
Box 111
Papers, American Bar Association Journal
Box 111
Financial Papers, 1940-1947 and undated
Box 112
1935-1939
Box 112
1940-1942
Box 113
1943-1944 Sept.
Box 114
1944 Oct.-1946 Apr.
Box 115
1946 May-Dec.
Box 116
1947-1952
Box 117
undated
Box 118
1937-1942
Box 118
1943-1945 Sept.
Box 119
1945 Oct.-1946
Box 120
1947-1952
Box 121
Clippings
Box 121
Pictures
Box 121
1938-1942 Feb.
Box 122
1942 Apr.-1946
Box 123
1947-1953
Box 124
Miscellany
Box 124
Printed Materials
Box 124
Pictures
Box 124
Wake County Bar Association materials
Box 124
1919-1930
Box 125
1931-1935
Box 126
1936-1940
Box 127
1941-1946
Box 128
1947
Box 129
1948 Jan.-Sept.
Box 130
1948 Oct.-1949 Oct.
Box 131
1949 Nov.-1951 Sept.
Box 132
1951 Oct.-1953
Box 133
Financial papers
Box 134
1919-1949
Box 134
1949-1953 and undated
Box 135
Clippings
Box 135
1919-1934
Box 135
1935-1953 and undated
Box 136
1933-1940
Box 137
1941 Sept.-1942 June
Box 138
1942 July-1943 July
Box 139
1943 Aug.-1953
Box 140
1934-1938
Box 140
1940-1942
Box 141
1943-1950 and undated
Box 142
Printed materials
Box 142
Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation, 1946-1949
Box 143
Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, 1941-1948
Box 143
American Counsel Association, 1932-1951
Box 143
American Judicature Society
Box 144
Attorney General's Advisory Committee on Citizenship
Box 144
Louisburg College
Box 144
American Law Institute
Box 145
Presidential Memorial Commission
Box 145
Association of Life Insurance Counsel, 1936-1951
Box 146
Correspondence, 1946-1948
Box 146
Miscellany
Box 147
Printed Material
Box 147
National Probation and Parole Association, 1945-1950
Box 148
Smithsonian Institution
Box 156
U.S. Territorial Expansion Memorial Commission
Box 156
Alben W. Barkley
Box 156
Correspondence, 1945-1953
Box 149
Miscellany, 1945-1948
Box 149
Speeches, clippings, printed material, and pictures
Box 150
1930-1946
Box 151
1947-1951
Box 152
1952-1953
Box 153
1922-1949
Box 153
1950 and undated
Box 154
Pictures Subseries
Box 154
1935-1948
Box 154
1949-1953 and undated
Box 155

Consists of clippings, 1950, and campaign material.

Oversize items
Oversize Box 5

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Willis Smith Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Willis Smith Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1954.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Ted Holt and Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, November 2008

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.