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Finding Aid for the Page Smith papers, ca. 1952-1964 LSC.0620
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Professional and publication files. Series 1. 1939-2000

Physical Description: 6.0 linear ft.

Scope and Contents note

Includes: unpublished papers, manuscript drafts, reprints, book reviews, research notes, notes for courses, scripts for talks given by Page Smith, subject files, correspondence, biographical materials, professional association and conference materials, newspaper articles by Page Smith.
Box 3

Biographical. c.1964-2000

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

articles (newspaper, newsletter, journal) and tributes to Page Smith.
Box 3

Course lectures. c.1975

General Physical Description note: 1 folder
Box 3

Festival of nonviolence. 1973; no date

General Physical Description note: 1 folder
Box 3

Incoming correspondence to Page Smith. 1947-1996

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Primarily photocopies.
Box 3

Interviews with Page Smith. 1953; 1970; no date

Scope and Contents note

Interview scripts including radio interviews.
Box 3

Outgoing correspondence by Page Smith. 1941-1996

General Physical Description note: 4 folders

Scope and Contents note

Primarily photocopies.
Box 3

Rosenstock-Huessy, Eugene. c.1939-1995

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, notes, programs for talks, and short papers by various authors about the life and influence of Rosenstock-Huessy.

General note

Historian and social philosopher Eugene Rosenstock-Huessy (b.1888-d.1973) taught at Dartmouth College while Page Smith was an undergraduate student at Dartmouth. One of Page Smith's early mentors, he exerted a significant influence over Page Smith's thought and work.
Box 3

Southampton Summer Conference: Project Open. [Westport, Connecticut] 1974

General Physical Description note: 1 folder
Box 3

Talks by Page Smith -- correspondence. c.1954-1995

General Physical Description note: 4 folders
Box 3

Talks by Page Smith -- notes, scripts, and programs. c.1939-1992; no date.

General Physical Description note: 2 folders

Scope and Contents note

Primarily photocopies; includes timeline for talks given between 1953-1995.
Box 3

UCLA. 1952; 1971

General Physical Description note: 1 folder
Box 3

William James Association. c.1975-1976

General Physical Description note: 1 folder
Box 4

"God's Voice and the American Revolution." n.d.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Photocopy of a paper by Page Smith.
Box 4

"History must be told." 1954 Jan

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Text written by Page Smith for a documentary on U. S. history. Also includes notes, correspondence, and a commentary on the nature and significance of history and its treatment in academia.
Box 4

"John Adams" research files. c.1957-1971

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes on the period 1773-1813.
Box 4

"John Adams," volume I typed manuscript. c.1962

General Physical Description note: 14 folders

Scope and Contents note

Chapters I-XLIII, pages 1-949, and volume I notes. Contains publisher's edits.

General note

See box #5 for volume II manuscript and index.
Box 4

Blacks in 19th century United States. n.d.

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Copies of Page Smith's research notes and writings regarding African Americans in the United States during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Box 4

Democracy. c.1947; no date

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Photocopies. Includes notes; quoted materials from early historians; and a paper by Page Smith, "Sam Adams: The revolutionary mind."
Box 4

Education. c.1948; 1981-1984; no date

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Primarily photocopies. Includes clippings of newspaper articles and papers by Page Smith pertaining to education and academia.
Box 4

Essays. no date

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Primarily photocopies. Typescripts of essays by Page Smith on various topics.
Box 4

History. c.1948; no date

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Photocopies of research materials and papers by Page Smith and others pertaining to history. Includes a paper, "Faith of an historian," by Samuel Eliot Morison.
Box 4

Los Alamos Lunar Base Workshop. 1979-1984

General Physical Description note: 4 folders

Scope and Contents note

Conference materials including conference planning, biographical sketches, correspondence, print articles about space and the moon, NASA report "Lunar Surface Return" (March 1984), and conference working papers.

General note

Conference held April 23-27, 1984 in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Box 4

Master reprints by Page Smith. c.1949-1992

General Physical Description note: 4 folders
Box 4

National Association of Scholars -- curriculum. c.1990-1992

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Includes newspaper articles pertaining to college curriculum and the National Association of Scholars. Also includes a typescript (photocopy) of a policy draft proposal by the Stanford chapter.
Box 4

Philosophy. no date

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Notes and writings on various philosophers.
Box 4

Preface to "Humanity made to order." no date

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Photocopy of edited typescript of Page Smith's preface to "Humanity Made to Order" by Harry Stekoll (L. Furman, inc., publisher 1937).
Box 4

Short stories. c.1940-1949

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Photocopies of short stories by Page Smith.
Box 4

U.S. history. c.1946-1953; no date

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Primarily photocopies. Notes and texts by Page Smith and others on U.S. history.
Box 5

"A new age now begins..." first draft. c.1974-1975

General Physical Description note: 6 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes original typescript and photocopies of the introduction and Volumes 1-5. Missing chapters: volume 1 chapters 1-2, 5-9, 11; volume 4 chapters 4-5; volume 5 chapter 3. See box 6 for volumes 6-10, bibliographic note, and index.

General note

Full title: "A new age now begins: A people's history of the United States." Published in 1976 as a two-volume set. Six more volumes, 3-8, of "A People's History of the United States," each dealing with a different historical era, were published between 1980-1986.
Box 5

"As a city upon a hill" book reviews. 1966 Sep-1967 April

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Many photocopies. Clippings from newspapers and periodicals.
Box 5

"Daughters of the promised land..." book reviews. 1970 Nov-1972 Jan

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Clippings from newspapers and magazines.

General note

Full title: "Daughters of the promised land, women in American history." Former working title: "Daughters of Zion."
Box 5

"Daughters of the promised land..." galley proofs. c.1969

General Physical Description note: 4 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes table of contents, pages 3-156, postcript, notes, and index.

General note

Full title: "Daughters of the promised land, women in American history." Working title on galley proofs: "Daughters of Zion."
Box 5

"Daughters of the promised land..." typed manuscript. c.1969

General Physical Description note: 5 folders

Scope and Contents note

Photocopy of typed manuscript containing Page Smith's edits. Pages 1-496.

General note

Full title: "Daughters of the promised land, women in American history." Former working title: "Daughters of Zion."
Box 5

"John Adams" book awards. 1963

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Book award announcements and telegram.
Box 5

"John Adams" book reviews. 1962 Sep-1964 July

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings of reviews from magazines, journals, and newspapers. See box #8 for more reviews of "John Adams."
Box 5

"John Adams," Volume II typed manuscript. c.1962

General Physical Description note: 12 folders

Scope and Contents note

Chapters I-XLIX, pages 950-1843, volume II notes, Volumes I-II index. Includes publisher's edits. See box #4 for manuscript of volume I.
Box 5

"The historian and history" book reviews. 1964 March-Dec

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper clippings.
Box 6

"A new age now begins..." first draft. c.1974-1975

General Physical Description note: 12 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes original typescript (some photocopies) of Volumes 6-10, bibliographic note, and index. Missing chapters: volume 8 chapters 6-8, 11; volume 9 chapters 6, 11; volume 10 chapters 6, 8. See box 5 for volumes 1-5.

General note

Full title: "A new age now begins: A people's history of the United States." Published as a two-volume set in 1976. Six more volumes, 3-8, of "A People's History of the United States," each dealing with a different historical era, were published between 1980-1986.
Box 6

"A new age now begins..." publisher's correspondence. c.1975-1976

General Physical Description note: 1 folder
Box 6

"A new age now begins..." book reviews. c.1971; 1976 Feb-1977 Summer

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper clippings, magazine reviews, correspondence from the U.S. Naval War College and a book review from the "Naval War College review."
Box 6

"America enters the world..." book reviews. 1985 June

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Clippings from periodicals.

General note

Full title: "America enters the world: A people's history of the Progressive Era and World War I." Volume 7 of the eight-volume "A people's history of the United States."
Box 6

"Coming of age" drafts. no date

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Includes typed drafts of 29 articles by Page Smith with author's edits. See box #7 and #8 for "Coming of age" clippings.

General note

"Coming of age" was a weekly column on aging written by Page Smith from August 1988 until March 1992 for Chronicle Features. The syndicated column was published in many papers including the San Francisco Chronicle.
Box 6

"Democracy on trial" book material. no date

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

One cartoon.

General note

Full title: "Democracy on trial: The Japanese American evacuation and relocation in World War II.
Box 6

"Democracy on trial" book reviews. 1995 Aug-Sep

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Photocopies of newspaper clippings. Also includes one letter to Ms. Easley, Page Smith's daughter.

General note

Full title: "Democracy on trial: The Japanese American evacuation and relocation in World War II.
Box 6

"Dissenting opinions: Selected essays" book reviews. 1984 May-Aug

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Clippings from periodicals.
Box 6

"Jefferson: a revealing biography" typescript of chapter XVI. c.1975

General Physical Description note: 1 folder
Box 6

"Jefferson: a revealing biography" book reviews. c.1976 Aug-1977 Feb

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper clippings.
Box 6

"Killing the spirit..." book reviews. 1990 Feb-May

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper and magazine clippings.

General note

Full title: Killing the spirit: Higher education in America."
Box 6

"Killing the Spirit..." book tour documents. c.1990 March; 1993 Jan

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Book tour schedule and newspaper clipping.
Box 6

"Old age is another country..." book reviews. 1995 Sep-1996 Jan

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Photocopies of newspaper clippings.

General note

Full title: "Old age is another country: A traveler's guide."
Box 6

"Redeeming the time..." book review. 1986 Oct

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Photocopy of newspaper clipping.

General note

Full title: "Redeeming the time: A people's history of the 1920s and the New Deal." Volume 8 of the eight-volume "A people's history of the United States."
Box 6

"The chicken book" typed manuscript. c.1974

General Physical Description note: 2 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes chapters IX-XIV.

General note

Former working title: "Chicken-Smith." Page Smith co-authored "The chicken book" with Charles Daniel.
Box 6

"The nation comes of age..." book reviews. 1982 Feb

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Photocopies of newspaper clippings.

General note

Full title: "The nation comes of age: A people's history of the ante-bellum years." Volume 4 of the eight-volume "A people's history of the United States."
Box 6

"The rise of industrial America..." book reviews. 1984 March

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper clippings.

General note

Full title: "The rise of industrail America: A people's history of the post-Reconstruction era." Volume 6 of the eight-volume "A people's history of the United States."
Box 6

"The shaping of America..." book reviews. 1980 March-July

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper and magazine clippings.

General note

Full title: "The shaping of America: A people's history of the young Republic." Volume 3 of the eight-volume "A people's history of the United States."
Box 6

"Trial by fire..." book reviews. 1982 Nov-Dec

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Photocopies of newspaper clippings.

General note

Full title: "Trial by fire: A people's history of the Civil War and Reconstruction." Volume 5 of the eight-volume "A people's history of the United States."
Box 6

Newspaper article drafts. no date

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Photocopies of 11 typed drafts with author's edits.
Box 6

Newspaper articles by Page Smith. c.1947 Sep-1993 June

General Physical Description note: 4 folders

Scope and Contents note

Clippings (some photocopies) of articles by Page Smith on various topics.
Box 6

Scraps of writing by Page Smith. no date

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Primarily photocopies. Typed drafts of short essays on various topics. Includes a list of topics.
Box 7

"Coming of age." c.1988 Aug-1992 March

General Physical Description note: 2 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes biographical note about Page smith; an article about the column; and clippings (some photocopies). See also "Seniors." See box #8 for more "Coming of age" clippings.

General note

"Coming of Age" was a weekly column on aging written by Page Smith from August 1988 until March 1992 for Chronicle Features. The syndicated column was published in many papers including the San Francisco Chronicle. It was also published under the title, "Time to live."
Box 7

"Seniors." c.1990 Feb-1991 Aug

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper clippings.

General note

Page Smith's syndicated column on aging for Chronicle Features was published in many papers including, under the title "Seniors," in the Santa Cruz County Sentinel.
Box 7

"The chicken book" book reviews. c.1975 June-1986 Aug

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

newspaper and magazine clippings (some photocopies).

General note

Former working title: "Chicken-Smith." Page Smith co-authored "The chicken book" with Charles Daniel.
Box 7

"The chicken book" galley proofs. c.1974

General Physical Description note: 4 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes pages 1-57, 75-138, and index. Pages 58-74 missing.

General note

Former working title: "Chicken-Smith." Page Smith co-authored "The chicken book" with Charles Daniel.
Box 8

"Coming of age." no date

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Clippings. See box #7 for more "Coming of age" clippings; see also "Seniors."

General note

"Coming of age" was a weekly column on aging written by Page Smith from August 1988 until March 1992 for Chronicle Features. The syndicated column was published in many papers including the San Francisco Chronicle.
Box 8

"James Wilson" book reviews. c.1956 Feb-1957 May

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper clippings.

General note

Full title: "James Wilson, founding father, 1742-1798."
Box 8

"John Adams" book reviews. c.1962 Oct-1964 May

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Newspaper clippings. See box #5 for more book reviews of "John Adams."
Box 8

Newspaper articles by Page Smith. no date

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Clippings of articles by Page Smith on various topics. See box #6 for more newspaper articles by Page Smith.
 

W. Ward Smith memoir files. Series 2. 1896-1976, bulk 1920-1944

Physical Description: 2.0 linear ft.

Scope and Contents note

Includes: memoir text (typed from W. Ward Smith dictation), photographs, and publication materials relating to "A letter from my father: the strange, intimate correspondence of W. Ward Smith to his son Page Smith," edited by Page Smith (Morrow, 1976). W. Ward Smith (b.1893-d.1968) was the father of Page Smith.
Box 1

"A letter from my father..." photographs. 1896-1955

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Photographs (46 items) numbered in red pencil and used in the publication, "A letter from my father: The strange, intimate correspondence of W. Ward Smith to his son Page Smith," edited by Page Smith. Includes: images of W. Ward Smith as a child; W. Ward Smith's family; Page Smith; W. Ward Smith's wives and other women in his life; W. Ward Smith's travels; images of New York politicians and businessmen.

General note

See flat oversized folder on bottom of box.
Box 1

"A letter from my father..." page proofs. 1975-1976

General Physical Description note: 10 folders

Scope and Contents note

Two sets of page proofs in page number order. One set in 16 printed (blue print) booklets approximately 31 pages each. Also includes cardboard templates with design layout of front matter (title page, table of contents, and copyright page).

General note

Full title: "A letter from my father: The strange, intimate correspondence of W. Ward Smith to his son Page Smith" edited by Page Smith.
Box 1

"A letter from my father..." typed transcriptions. c.1926-1943

General Physical Description note: 6 folders

Scope and Contents note

W. Ward Smith's memoir repaginated in red pencil with editorial marks and inserted typed explanatory pages by Page Smith. The bulk of the transcriptions covers the years 1920-1930. Includes (repaginated) manuscript pages 1-599. Transcriptions in approximate chronological order by page number; some gaps in pagination. See boxes #2 and 3 for remainder of memoir.

General note

Portions of W. Ward Smith's memoir were used for the publication, "A letter from my father: The strange, intimate correspondence of W. Ward Smith to his son Page Smith," edited by Page Smith.
Box 1

"A letter from my father..." galley proofs. 1975-1976

General Physical Description note: 10 folders

Scope and Contents note

Two sets of galley proofs, one marked "Reader's Set" the other marked "AU's gals." Contain typed and hand-written edits.

General note

Full title: "A letter from my father: The strange, intimate correspondence of W. Ward Smith to his son Page Smith" edited by Page Smith.
Box 1

Letter by W. Ward Smith. 1933

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Page two and three of typed letter written by W. Ward Smith describing travels in China and the Philippines.
Box 2

"A letter from my father..." typed transcriptions. c.1926-1943

General Physical Description note: 8 folders

Scope and Contents note

W. Ward Smith's memoir repaginated in red pencil with editorial marks and inserted typed explanatory pages by Page Smith. The bulk of the transcriptions covers the years 1930-1942. Includes photocopies of transcribed correspondence between W. Ward Smith and Page Smith covering the period from 1933 April-July. Includes (repaginated) manuscript pages 600-1383. Transcriptions in approximate chronological order by page number; some gaps in pagination. See boxes #1 and 3 for remainder of memoir.

General note

Portions of W. Ward Smith's memoir were used for the publication, "A letter from my father: The strange, intimate correspondence of W. Ward Smith to his son Page Smith," edited by Page Smith.
Box 2

"A letter from my father..." typed transcriptions. c.1926-1943

General Physical Description note: 1 folder

Scope and Contents note

Five unpaginated pages of W. Ward Smith's memoir. Includes two pages of a transcribed letter by W. Ward Smith to Page Smith dated October 1929.
Box 2

"A letter from my father..." typed transcriptions. c.1926-1943

General Physical Description note: 29 folders

Scope and Contents note

W. Ward Smith's memoir with original pagination. While the bulk of the transcriptions covers the years 1926-1941, the text begins with W. Ward Smith's boyhood (1890s). Includes W. Ward Smith's travels with second wife, Melba, to Japan, China, India, and Egypt. Contains a transcription of W. Ward Smith's resume (age 38), pages 7736-7747. Includes manuscript pages 61-7999. Transcriptions in approximate chronological order by page number; some gaps in pagination. See boxes #1 and 3 for remainder of memoir.

General note

Portions of W. Ward Smith's memoir were used for the publication, "A letter from my father: The strange, intimate correspondence of W. Ward Smith to his son Page Smith," edited by Page Smith.
Box 3

"A letter from my father..." typed transcriptions. c.1926-1943

General Physical Description note: 14 folders

Scope and Contents note

W. Ward Smith's memoir with original pagination. The bulk of the transcriptions covers the years 1937-1943. Includes manuscript pages 8000-9815. Transcriptions in approximate chronological order by page number; some gaps in pagination. See boxes #1 and 2 for remainder of memoir.

General note

Portions of W. Ward Smith's memoir were used for the publication, "A letter from my father: The strange, intimate correspondence of W. Ward Smith to his son Page Smith," edited by Page Smith.