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Professional and publication files. Series 1. 1939-2000

Physical Description: 6.0 linear ft.

Scope and Content 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Includes: unpublished papers, manuscript drafts, reprints, book reviews, research notes, notes for courses, scripts for talks given by Page Smith, subject files, correspondence,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.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

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

Course lectures. c.1975.

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 3

Festival of nonviolence. 1973; no date.

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 3

Incoming correspondence to Page Smith. 1947-1996.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Primarily photocopies.
Box 3

Interviews with Page Smith. 1953; 1970; no date.

Scope and Content Note

Interview scripts including radio interviews.
Box 3

Outgoing correspondence by Page Smith. 1941-1996.

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Primarily photocopies.
Box 3

Rosenstock-Huessy, Eugene. c.1939-1995.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content 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.

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 3

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

Physical Description: 4 folders
Box 3

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

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

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

UCLA. 1952; 1971.

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 3

William James Association. c.1975-1976.

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 4

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

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of a paper by Page Smith.
Box 4

"History must be told." 1954 Jan.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content 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.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes on the period 1773-1813.
Box 4

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

Physical Description: 14 folders

Scope and Content Note

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

Additional Note

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

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

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content 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.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content 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.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

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

Essays. no date.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

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

History. c.1948; no date.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content 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.

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content 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.

Additional Note

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

Master reprints by Page Smith. c.1949-1992.

Physical Description: 4 folders
Box 4

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

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content 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.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Notes and writings on various philosophers.
Box 4

Preface to "Humanity made to order." no date.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content 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.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of short stories by Page Smith.
Box 4

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

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content 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.

Physical Description: 6 folders

Scope and Content 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.

Additional 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.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Many photocopies. Clippings from newspapers and periodicals.
Box 5

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

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Clippings from newspapers and magazines.

Additional 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.

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

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

Additional 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.

Physical Description: 5 folders

Scope and Content Note

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

Additional 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.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Book award announcements and telegram.
Box 5

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

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content 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.

Physical Description: 12 folders

Scope and Content 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.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clippings.
Box 6

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

Physical Description: 12 folders

Scope and Content 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.

Additional 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.

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 6

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

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content 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.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Clippings from periodicals.

Additional 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.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

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

Additional 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.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

One cartoon.

Additional 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.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

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

Additional 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.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Clippings from periodicals.
Box 6

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

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 6

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

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clippings.
Box 6

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

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper and magazine clippings.

Additional Note

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

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

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Book tour schedule and newspaper clipping.
Box 6

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

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of newspaper clippings.

Additional Note

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

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

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of newspaper clipping.

Additional 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.

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

Includes chapters IX-XIV.

Additional 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.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of newspaper clippings.

Additional 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.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clippings.

Additional 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.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper and magazine clippings.

Additional 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.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of newspaper clippings.

Additional 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.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

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

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

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

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

Scraps of writing by Page Smith. no date.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content 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.

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content 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.

Additional 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.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clippings.

Additional 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.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

newspaper and magazine clippings (some photocopies).

Additional 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.

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

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

Additional Note

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

"Coming of age." no date.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

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

Additional 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.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clippings.

Additional Note

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

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

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

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

Newspaper articles by Page Smith. no date.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content 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 Content 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.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content 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.

Additional Note

See flat oversized folder on bottom of box.
Box 1

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

Physical Description: 10 folders

Scope and Content 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).

Additional 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.

Physical Description: 6 folders

Scope and Content 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.

Additional 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.

Physical Description: 10 folders

Scope and Content Note

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

Additional 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.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content 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.

Physical Description: 8 folders

Scope and Content 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.

Additional 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.

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content 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.

Physical Description: 29 folders

Scope and Content 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.

Additional 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.

Physical Description: 14 folders

Scope and Content 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.

Additional 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.