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Russell Smith papers

Identifier: UA 5.021

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of academic materials and writings including 23 spiral notebooks, 42 bound noteboooks, and 1 term paper by Russel T. Smith. Notes taken in history and education classes at William & Mary (1970-1972, 1979); as well as notes in English, geology, government, and history classes at the University of Texas (1963-1969) are also included. The collection also contains a personal family history and manuscript composed by Russell Smith entitled "Random Reminiscences of the College of William & Mary During the 1970s." The manuscript is restricted until the death of the author.


  • Creation: 1963-2002


Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site. We ask that researchers give at least 3 business days notice to allow time for retrieval.

With the exception of Series 2 ("Random Reminiscences of the College of William & Mary During the 1970s," which is restricted until the death of the author) this collection is open to all researchers Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Libra

Biographical / Historical

Russell T. Smith was a student at William & Mary from 1970-71, 1972-75, and 1976-81.


2.21 Linear Feet (5 boxes and 1 folder.)




The Russell Smith papers contain three series: Series 1. Class notes, Series 2. Restricted Materials and Series 3. Personal papers.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

A portion of this collection is located offsite. Consult staff for assistance.

Physical Location

4 boxes at SOSS 170 D


Series 2 (restricted manuscript) received in 2002.

Guide to the Russell Smith papers
William & Mary Special Collections staff.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository