The collection contains material from his teaching and professional career; research; service on University committees and the Faculty Senate; financial records of the psychology department; students; coaching; foreign travels; coaching and athletic career; travels; and memoirs "Reminiscing." There is considerable material from his family, including his transcripts of his grandfather's diaries
The papers contain correspondence, oral history interviews with Smith, and memoranda by Smith, 1966-1973, compiled by several researchers for projected books on changes in the American constitutional system during Smith's years in Congress. There are also letters of condolence to Mrs. Smith on her husband's death, including one from Gerald Ford
The bulk of the collection contains manuscripts; correspondence from Millay's relatives, classmates and friends; photographs; miscellaneous printed items including sheet music, broadsides, playbills and clipppings; and other material related to the publication of "The Letters of Edna St. Vincent Millay" by Allan Ross Macdougall
Notes, drafts, fragment, galleys and proofs for Mrs. McClary's novel "A portion of foxes" constitute the bulk of the collection. There is also some correspondence and clippings as well as a section of "Cammie's challenge," a description of a freedom march from Meridian, Miss. to Selma, Ala. in 1965 and a copy of the German edition of "A portion for foxes.".
This collection contains the papers of Captain Josiah Ellis: a 1784 letter notifying him to assemble the militia, a 1782 notice to collect militia fines, a 1780 list of his militia company in Amherst County, Virginia, his 1786 appointment to superintend the 8th district election for the overseer of the poor
Smith is apparently interested in buying three particular editions of his own earlier books Along the wind (1925), Pattern and variation in poetry (1932) and Prelude to man (1936), and writes Kohn to that end
Poems, n.d. and ca. 1891; letters, 1867-1916, primarily of James Whitcomb Riley; miscellaneous items, n.d. and 1899-1935; photographs, n.d. and 1892; papers of Mary and Lesley Payne and other Riley heirs, including business papers, personal papers and letters, 1892-1939; and miscellaneous items, 1886-1930, and n.d.