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The University of Toledo Archives
Manuscript Collection

 

Finding Aid

Willard A. Smith Papers, 1956 to 1961

UM-10

Size: 1 linear foot


Provenance: Department of history, March 15th 1985

Access: Open

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Processing Note:

Condition: Fair

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

Completed by: Julie Onnenga, March 15th, 1985

Historical/Biographical Sketch

A native of the Toledo area, Dr. Willard Albon Smith was a graduate of UT in 1932, earning is Bachelor of Arts degree. He then went on to receive his maters of arts in 1939 and his Ph.D. in 1946 from Harvard. During that time, he taught at Lake Forest College, from 1939 to 1941. In 1946, Smith joined the University of Toledo as an assistant professor of history. He was promoted to associate professor in 1952, and finally full professor in 1957. His interests outside of the university included art and music; he was a member of the Toledo Orchestra Association and the Toledo Museum of Art.

Dr. Smith was very interested in Toledo’s sister city, Toledo, Spain. He joined the Toledo Cultural Council, created in 1959, in order to do more research. Thanks to grants from the Spanish Government and Toledo donors along with the Fulbright Grant, Smith spent most of 1959 and 1960 researching in preparation for a biography of Primo de Rivera, a Spanish dictator if the 1920s. Shortly after traveling to Spain, on November 9th, 1961, Dr. Willard A. Smith died unexpectedly.


Scope and Content Note

This collection is the research material of Willard A. Smith, history professor at the University of Toledo from 1946-1961. It is divided into two series: general research and manuscript collection. The general research consists of Smith’s notes for a book he was writing on Primo de Rivera, dictator of Spain from 1923-1930. Some of this research material is in Spanish.

  

Folder List

Box

Folder

Item Description

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1

Willard A. Smith, General

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2

General Research, Asenda

1

3

General Research, Alfonso

1

4

General Research, Arbor

1

5

General Research, Bourbon Dynasty

1

6

General Research, Hermeroteca

1

7

General Research, Interviews

1

8

General Research, Index

1

9

General Research, Jose Carbo Satelo

1

10

General Research, Madrid

1

11

General Research, New York Times 1909-1924

1

12

General Research, New York Times 1925-1926

1

13

General Research, New York Times 1927-1928

1

14

General Research, New York Times 1929-1930

1

15

General Research, Perez Notes

1

16

General Research, Ramones

1

17

General Research, Various Economies

1

18

General Research, Various Notes

1

19

General Research, Print Material- Booklets

1

20

General Research, Print Material- Newspapers

1

21

Manuscript- Chapter 1 (Rough Draft)

1

22

Manuscript- Chapter 1

1

23

Manuscript- Chapter 2

1

24

Manuscript- Chapter 3

1

25

Manuscript- Chapter 4

1

26

Manuscript- Chapter 4 (Final)

1

27

Manuscript- Chapter 5

1

28

Manuscript- Chapter 5 (Final)

1

29

Manuscript- Chapter 6

1

30

Manuscript- Chapter 6 (Final)

1

31

Manuscript- Chapter 7

1

32

Manuscript- Chapter 7 (Final)

1

33

Manuscript- Chapter 9

1

34

Manuscript- El Hombre Vol. I

1

35

Manuscript- Gamazo Vol. II

 

 

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