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Don Smith papers

 Collection
Identifier: LH-0081

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains clippings, photographs, and other materials pertaining to the history and development of Tallapoosa, the Royal Gold Mine, and other historic landmarks. Also contained in this collection is an obituary for Charlene Smith, the wife of Don Smith.

Dates

  • Approximately 1980s-2013

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use note

Rights transferred to the University of West Georgia.

Biographical/Historical note

Don Smith graduated from Tallapoosa High School in 1950. Smith married Charlene Cason in 1953 and had three sons.

Throughout his career, Smith owned the Smith Auto and Muffler Shop in Tallapoosa, and later worked as a real estate agent starting around 1986. Mr. Smith was a founding member of the Tallapoosa Improvement Corporation in the early 1970s which fronted funds for structural repairs and restoration of buildings in downtown Tallapoosa. He is also an artist who primarily works with wood.

Extent

0.03 Linear feet (1 file)

Language

English

Overview

Materials pertaining to the history and development of Tallapoosa, the Royal Gold Mine, and other historic landmarks, as well as personal papers of Don Smith.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Don Smith in July 21, 2014.

Related Archival Materials note

Tallapoosa Improvement Corporation records, LH-0080

Processing Information note

Processed by Candice Larson in 2014.
Title
Guide to the Don Smith papers LH-0081
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Written by Candice Larson
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States