Raymond I. Smith Biography

 Collection
Identifier: 99-64

Scope and Contents

They Raymond I. Smith Biography contains an anecdotal biography by an unknown author of Raymond I. "Pappy" Smith. It describes Smith's personality, Reno and the gambling industry in the 1930s-1960s, Harold's Club clientele, and Smith's personal life.

Dates

  • 1970s

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Biographical / Historical

Raymond Ingraham "Pappy" Smith was born on April 30, 1887 to Laura B. (Ingraham) and Edson J. Smith in Addison, Vermont. Smith and his son, Harold, came to Reno, Nevada in 1935 where gambiling was legal. They opened Harolds Club, which operated until 1970 under the Smith family and until 1995 under other owners.

Smith died in Reno on May 24, 1967.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Raymond I. "Pappy" Smith (1887-1967) owned the Harold's Club in Reno, Nevada. The collection contains an anecdotal biography by an unknown author that describes Smith's personality, Reno, and the gambling industry in the 1930s-1960s, Harold's Club clientele, and Smith's personal life.

Arrangement

Arranged without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from an unknown source in 1999.

Title
Guide to the Raymond I. Smith Biography
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
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