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Collection Description & Creator Information
The Correspondence Subseries maintains Smith's original arrangement into sections organized chronological by year. Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject or correspondent within each section.
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 photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.
- 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:
B; 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 287
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.