Evangeline Davey Smith collection

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Special Collections and Archives

Evangeline Davey Smith collection

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Special Collections and Archives

Evangeline Davey Smith collection

Evangeline Davey Smith collection

Finding Aid

Prepared by Kenton Daniels, January 1996; Revised May 2007; Last Updated: January 2021


Inclusive Dates: 1900-1982
Extent: 25 cubic feet (25 record storage boxes)
Physical Location: 11th floor and Storage


Storage Note: Most of this collection is housed in a climate-controlled environment off site and requires at least up to three weeks for retrieval. Please call or email the department with requests for this material prior to planning your visit.

Box 16 and Oversized materials remain on-site in Special Collections and Archives.


Biographical Note: Evangeline Davey Smith (1911-2004) was the daughter of former Ohio Governor, Martin L. Davey and the wife of Alexander M. Smith. She was a Civic worker.


Scope and Content: This collections is comprised of seven distinct sub-collections or series (see below). See the finding aid for each series for more detailed information on specific contents.

  1. Martin L. Davey papers -- Boxes 1-8
  2. James Davey papers -- Boxes 9-15
  3. Davey Family papers -- Box 16 (NOTE: This box is housed on-site.)
  4. Alexander M. Smith papers -- Boxes 17-19
  5. Davey Tree Expert Company records -- Boxes 20-22
  6. Lamson and Sessions records -- Boxes 23-24
  7. American Tool and Machine Company records -- Box 25

Acquisitions Information: Evangeline Davey Smith donated this collection of family papers to the Department of Special Collections and Archives in 1991.