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The University of Toledo Archives
Manuscript Collection

 

Finding Aid

Willard W. Smith Papers, 1955 to 1983

UM-73

Size: 1.25 linear feet


Provenance: Unknown

Access: Open

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Processing Note:

Condition: Good

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: Susan M. Blumenstaadt, March 8th, 1993

Historical/Biographical Sketch

Willard W. Smith received his B.A. degree cum laude from Miami University, Oxford, in 1950, his M.S. in government management from the University of Denver in 1951, and served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1946. He joined the UT administration in April 1961 as the Director of Administration, a position he held until 1964. He then became Vice President Treasurer until 1975 when he became Vice President for Business Affairs. He served as a member of the Presidential Search Committee and was instrumental in the growth of the University during his 28 years here. At least one major construction project was started each year he was at UT, and he became known as “Mr. UT”.

Prior to coming to the University, Mr. Smith was chief executive of the former Municipal League of Greater Toledo. He was also a member of Flower Hospital’s Board of Trustees, the Rotary Club, the National, Central, and Ohio Association of College and University Business Officers, the College and University Personnel Association, and several honorary societies.

Willard W. Smith retired from UT in 1989.

Scope and Content Note

This collection documents Willard W. Smith’s private involvement with various public organizations. He was a member of the Toledo Citizens Advisory Capitol Improvement & Finance Committee and the Greater Toledo Municipal League. He acted as business advisor to Flower Hospital and the Epworth Methodist Association’s accreditation review of Andrews University. The pamphlets included in the collection show the range of Smith’s private interests.

Files are arranged alphabetically by subject.  

Folder List

Box

Folder

Item Description

1

1

American Society for Public Administration 1973-1976

1

2

Bulletin of Business Research 1972-1973

1

3

Business & the Law 1973-1974

1

4

Citizens Advisory Capitol Improvement & Finance Comm. 1958-60

1

5

Citizens Advisory Capitol Improvement & Finance Comm. 1961

1

6

College and University Business Officers

1

7

Epworth Methodist Church Finances 1960-1962

1

8

Epworth Methodist Church Finances 1963-1964, 1969

1

9

Flower Hospital Data 1981-1983

1

10

Graduate School of Public Affairs, SUNY

1

11

Income Tax Statistics 1957-1960

1

12

North Central Accreditation- Andrews University 1963

1

13

Toledo Census: Figures & Information

1

14

Toledo Municipal League 1955-59

1

15

Toledo Municipal League 1960

1

16

Toledo Municipal League 1961

2

1

Toledo Municipal League 1961

2

2

Toledo Municipal League 1961-62

 

 

Last Updated: 6/9/16