Alexander M. Smith papers

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Alexander M. Smith papers

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Alexander M. Smith papers

Alexander M. Smith papers

Storage Note: This material is housed in an off-site storage facility and requires up to at least three weeks for retrieval. Please call or email the department with requests for this material prior to your visit.


Biographical Note: Alexander M. Smith, the husband of Evangeline Davey Smith and the son-in-law of Martin L. Davey, served in a variety of positions during what was a rather lengthy career. He was the vice-president of the Lamson and Sessions Company, president and board member of the Davey Tree Expert Company, board member of the American Tool and Machine Company in Boston, Massachusetts, and Director of the Huntington Bank in Kent, Ohio. Alexander also had a number of substantial community roles in the Portage County United Way, the Kent City Chamber of Commerce, the Kent Rotary Club, the Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna, Ohio, and the United Church of Christ in Kent, Ohio.


Scope and Content: The Alexander Smith Collection contains personal correspondence and documentation relating to a variety of subjects, including the Kent Rotary Club, Kent State University affiliations, environmental concerns, historical societies, the United Church of Christ, and the Robinson Memorial Hospital. In addition, one box contains numerous personal awards and plaques. The collection is arranged alphabetically by subject. Within the same subject, items are ordered chronologically.


Box 17--Personal Records
Folder---Contents

  1. Personal Records: Biographical Article/ Record-Courier (Kent, Ohio): December 1980
  2. Personal Records: Boy Scouts/ Correspondence: 1971-72
  3. Personal Records: City Bank/ Kent, Ohio: various dates
  4. Personal Records: Coin Collection/ Appraisal: 1963
  5. Personal Records: Committee on Planning Services for the Aging: 1973-74
  6. Personal Records: Environmental Concerns: 1978-81
  7. Personal Records: Flower Catalogs/ Bicentennial: 1976
  8. Personal Records: Historical Societies/ Ohio: various dates
  9. Personal Records: Huntington Bancshares Inc./ Correspondence: 1971-80
  10. Personal Records: Kent Board of Education/ Letter of Resignation: January 9, 1962
  11. Personal Records: Kent City Park Levy/ Correspondence: 1974
  12. Personal Records: Kent Rotary Club/ Booklets and Programs: 1970-71
  13. Personal Records: Kent Rotary Club/ Christmas Party for Handicapped Children: 1948
  14. Personal Records: Kent Rotary Club/ Correspondence: 1940s-1950s
  15. Personal Records: Kent Rotary Club/ Correspondence: 1960s
  16. Personal Records: Kent Rotary Club/ Correspondence: 1974-84
  17. Personal Records: Kent Rotary Club/ District Conference Photographs: 1960s
  18. Personal Records: Kent Rotary Club/ Materials: undated
  19. Personal Records: Kent Rotary Club/ Membership Development: 1971
  20. Personal Records: Kent Rotary Club/ Membership Committee: 1954
  21. Personal Records: Kent Rotary Club/ President Alexander Smith: 1970-71
  22. Personal Records: Kent State University Affiliations: various dates
  23. Personal Records: Kent State University/ Research Projects: various dates

Box 18--Personal Records
Folder---Contents

  1. Personal Records: Letter from George E. Roberts/ Financialist: September 1975
  2. Personal Records: Non-Partisan Luncheon/ Kent, Ohio: September 1973
  3. Personal Records: "Ohio Bank Review"/ Various Issues: 1971-79
  4. Personal Records: Partnership for the Arts/ Newsletter: undated
  5. Personal Records: Photographs/ Alexander Smith: 1951, 1957, 1967
  6. Personal Records: Pioneer Association/ News Clips: 1983, 1985, 1987, 1988
  7. Personal Records: Poem/ James Whitcomb Riley: undated
  8. Personal Records: Portage County/ Directory of Public Officials: April 1981
  9. Personal Records: Portage National Bank/ Statements of Condition: 1969-73
  10. Personal Records: Portage Path of Genealogy/ Newsletters: 1987-89
  11. Personal Records: Residence Plans/ Home of Alexander and Evangeline Smith: June 1950
  12. Personal Records: Robinson Hospital/ Board of Trustees: 1975-81
  13. Personal Records: Robinson Hospital/ Photographs: undated
  14. Personal Records: Robinson Hospital/ Architect's Plans: 1974
  15. Personal Records: Robinson Hospital/ Companies and Law Firms: various dates
  16. Personal Records: Robison Hospital/ Plans for Construction: 1974
  17. Personal Records: Rockwell Springs Trout Club/ Membership Roster: 1980
  18. Personal Records: Speakers Bureau/ Cuyahoga Community College/ Brochure: undated
  19. Personal Records: Sugar Bush Knolls Association: 1973-74
  20. Personal Records: Theodore Roosevelt High School (Kent, OH)/ Building Plans: undated
  21. Personal Records: Twin Lakes Country Club/ Association: various dates
  22. Personal Records: Twin Lakes Country Club/ Proposal: 1920-23
  23. Personal Records: United Church of Christ (Kent, OH)/ Board of Trustees: 1970-81
  24. Personal Records: United Church of Christ (Kent, OH)/ Services and Sermons: 1972-79
  25. Personal Records: Union Club of Cleveland/ History: 1972
  26. Personal Records: Union Club of Cleveland/ Roster: 1948
  27. Personal Records: Union Club of Cleveland/ Roster: 1983
  28. Personal Records: Wrangler's Club: Various Materials: 1940s-1950s
  29. Personal Records: Wrangler's Club: Various Materials: 1960s-1970s
  30. Personal Records: Yale University/ Class of 1932 Update: 1980

Box 19--Personal Effects, Memorabilia
Contents

  1. Memorabilia: Antique Iron Nails/ From Roman Fortress: A.D. 83-87
  2. Memorabilia: Ash Tray/ Rotary International: 1955
  3. Memorabilia: Baton/ Wooden: undated
  4. Memorabilia: Certificate/ Cleveland Engineering Society: April 30, 1951
  5. Memorabilia: Certificate/ Fellowship of Christian Athletes: March 29, 1974
  6. Memorabilia: Certificate/ Kent City School District: undated
  7. Memorabilia: Gavel/ Rotary International: undated
  8. Memorabilia: Iron Fillings: undated
  9. Memorabilia: Medallion/ Cunningham Hall Dedication (KSU): November 2, 1968
  10. Memorabilia: Notebook/ Robinson Memorial Hospital/ Ravenna. Ohio: undated
  11. Memorabilia: Novelty Gears/ Rotary International: undated
  12. Memorabilia: Plaque/ Davey Tree Expert Company: May 18, 1982
  13. Memorabilia: Plaque/ International Society of Arboriculture: 1969-78
  14. Memorabilia: Plaque/ Kent State University/ Presidents Club: undated
  15. Memorabilia: Plaque/ United Fund: undated

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