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William Harrison Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 1994.14

Scope and Contents

Papers of the donor's stepfather, William Harrison Smith, superintendent and postmaster at the island of Jamestown, Virginia.  Mostly business correspondence with Ellen Bagby of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (A.P.V.A.) with reports, with Elbert Cox of the National Park Service and Ellen Harvie Smith of the A.P.V.A.  Includes

monthly general reports, financial reports, salary lists, tax forms, soil report certificates, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

Dates

  • 1934-1966

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

500 items

Conditions Governing Access:

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 reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

William Harrison Smith was Superintendant of the Grounds for the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (A.P.V.A.) at Jamestown (1939-1968), Virginia which also included the position of Postmaster at Jamestown (1939 to 1971).

Extent

0.50 Linear Feet