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Alice L. Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 93-10
Included is biographical information; personal correspondence; working papers for Smith's community service involvement with the American National Red Cross, Western Community Action Training, Inc., Community Service Council, and Nevada State Comprehensive Health Planning Advisory Council, and information about the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Nevada (NAACP). Of special interest is a scrapbook, 1942-1961, documenting her work with the Red Cross, Washoe County Council of Church Women, and the NAACP.

Dates

  • 1940-1991

Creator

Restrictions

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.

Extent

1 Cubic Feet (1 box; 1 volume)

Abstract

Included is biographical information; personal correspondence; working papers for Smith's community service involvement

Biographical Note

Reno, Nevada, black woman and activist. In 1945 Alice and her husband, Alfred O. Smith (1893-1946), established Nevada's first chapter of the NAACP in Reno. Alice Smith was active in the League of Women Voters, American Red Cross, Washoe County Council of United Church Women, Sparks Business and Professional Women, Community Service Council (Reno), Order of Eastern Star, the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, and the Sparks United Methodist Church.

Arrangement

Organized by topic.

Separated Materials

Photographs have been transferred to the Special Collections Department photo archive as collection numer UNRS-P1993-08
Separated Materials Photographs have been transferred to the Special Collections Department photo archive as collection number UNRS-P1993-50

A Part of

Nevada women's archives.

Creator

Title
A Guide to the Alice L. Smith Papers
Status
completed
Author
Jessica Maddox
Date
February 2016
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)