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Subseries 3B: Personal, 1925-1945
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
The Personal Subseries consists of material that was not created as a result of Smith's professional duties. The bulk of the subseries consists of correspondence with family, friends, fellow alumni and associates. The volume and quantity of the correspondence between Smith and Princeton alumni and the University in general shows his continued interest in University affairs despite his resignation in 1930. Also included are notes and drafts of writings Smith had published and documents related to financial matters and personal business. Subjects of the financial and personal matters include family vacations, home matters, private investments, and Smith's legal work with Dominick and Dominick. Other correspondence of interest includes letters both to and from Herbert Hoover and members of the Oxford Group, including its founder, Frank Buchman.
The Personal Subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject.
All postal employee and military service referrals and applications, some law-related printed material from Colorado, and many duplicates have been removed.
These papers were processed with an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Casey Babcock, Raegen Reber '07, Ilana Lucas '07, Philip Grace '09, Brendon Pritchard '07, in 2006-2007. Finding aid written by Casey Babcock in 2007. Materials from the December 2007 acquisition were incorporated into the collection and the finding aid was updated at this time. An oversized certificate (ML-2021-016) was found in the collection during the Mudd renovation and added to the finding aid in 2021 by Will Clements.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
- Conditions Governing Use
Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.
- Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.
The audio portion of the Smith Papers at the Mudd Manuscript Library is currently on 16" and 12" acetates and a 5" reel-to-reel tape.
- Credit this material:
Subseries 3B: Personal; H. Alexander Smith Papers, MC120, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA
- Storage Note:
- ReCAP (rcpph): Box 188-214
These papers formed the foundation for William M. Leary, Jr.'s 1966 Princeton dissertation Smith of New Jersey: A Biography of H. Alexander Smith, United States Senator from New Jersey, 1944-1959 (P685.1966.571 c.1.).
Smith of New Jersey: A Biography of H. Alexander Smith, United States Senator from New Jersey, 1944-1959 by William M. Leary, Jr. was consulted. Material from the Smith Papers and Smith's faculty file also provided information used in the biography.
- United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Education and Labor
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
Republican Party (N.J.). State Committee.
Princeton University. Class of 1901.
Dulles, John Foster (1888-1959)
Edison, Charles A., 1890-1969
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
Hibben, John Grier (1861-1933)
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964.