John David Smith Papers 1953-2004 (bulk 1982-2004)

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Creator
Smith, John David
Size
3 linear feet (6 boxes)
Call number
MC 00252

The John David Smith Papers document Dr. Smith's involvement in the establishment of the Public History degree program at NC State University. Included in this collection are his correspondence, notes, and minutes related to the classes he taught, conferences he attended, and committees of which he was a member. In addition to these materials, this collection includes newsletters, clippings, and articles he retained that were related to his work at NC State University and the background research he did while developing the Public History degree program.

John David Smith has taught at Indiana University-Purdue University, the University of South Carolina, Southeast Missouri State University, and NC State University before accepting a position at UNC Charlotte. Prior to teaching, he graduated with both a Master's and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1973 and 1977 respectively. By the end of his NC State University career, which began in 1982, he rose through the ranks of the history department to graduate alumni distinguished professor of history and eventual director of the Master's in Public History program, specializing in the Civil War and the history of race relations in the United States.

Biographical/historical note

John David Smith has taught at Indiana University-Purdue University, the University of South Carolina, Southeast Missouri State University, and NC State University before accepting a position at UNC Charlotte. Prior to teaching, he graduated with both a Master's and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1973 and 1977 respectively. By the end of his NC State University career, which began in 1982, he rose through the ranks of the history department to graduate alumni distinguished professor of history and eventual director of the Master's in Public History program, specializing in the Civil War and the history of race relations in the United States.

Dr. Smith has received many accolades for his contributions to historical research. These include, but are not limited to, the 1995 Myers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights in North America for the 11-volume work Anti-Black Thought, 1863-1925; the NC State University Fulbright Scholar award for 1998-1999, with which he traveled to the University of Munich, Germany to teach the southern U.S. history of race relations; and the 2000 Mayflower Cup Award for his publication of Black Judas: William Hannibal Thomas and The American Negro.

In addition to his work for NC State University, he occassionally published op-eds in the News & Observer regarding such topics as reparations and biographies of historians. His professional memberships include the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the Southern Historical Association, the Society of American Archivists, the Society of North Carolina Archivists, and the Historical Society of North Carolina.

Scope/content

The John David Smith Papers document Dr. Smith's involvement in the establishment of the Public History degree program at NC State University. Included in this collection are his correspondence, notes, and minutes related to the classes he taught, conferences he attended, and committees of which he was a member. In addition to these materials, this collection includes newsletters, clippings, and articles he retained that were related to his work at NC State University and the background research he did while developing the Public History degree program.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in alphabetical order.

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Unless noted, digital media are not available online. Copies of unrestricted digital files will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request. Access will be provided to use copies of unrestricted digital files rather than carrier media, such as CDs, DVDs, and floppy disks. Some or all electronic files may be unavailable or restricted due to privacy reasons, agreement with the donor, software is not available to interact with files, or because files cannot be retrieved from original media.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John David Smith Papers, MC 00252, Special Collections Research Center, NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Gift of John David Smith, 1998 February 4 (Accession no. 1998-0009) and 2004 May 6 (Accession no. 2004-0003).

Processing information

Unprocessed; machine-readable finding aid created by Kellie Strickland; Collection processed and finding aid updated by Carrie Wilson, 2022 February

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"A Glossary of Photographic Terms" by Eastman Kodak Company 1980
Box 4, Folder 11
"News from Photograph Collections: A Survey of Newspaper Practices and Archival Strategies" by Judith Felsten April 1982
Box 4, Folder 4
"Prevention and Removal of Fungus on Prints and Films" by Eastman Kodak Company 1980
Box 4, Folder 12
Academy of Certified Archivists Newsletters and Certification Materials circa 1988-1998
Box 1, Folder 13
American Association for State and Local History Correspondence and Enclosures 1983-1984
Box 1, Folder 1
Applied History Careers Clippings and Posters 1983-1986, 1995, 1998-2000

This folder contains a paper titled "Careers in Public History: Consulting Offers a Variety of Opportunities" written by Lisa Mighetto and edited by John David Smith and William F. Willingham.

Box 1, Folder 4
Archival History Roundtable Newsletter of the Society of American Archivists 1988-1989, 1992-1993, 1995
Box 1, Folder 7
Archival Informatics Newsletter and Workshop Correspondence 1987
Box 1, Folder 6
Archives and Museums Newsletters 1978, 1981

This folder contains volume 3, number 1 of The Kentucky Archivist and volume 8, number 2 of The Association of Indiana Museums Bulletin.

Box 6, Folder 7
Archives and Special Collections Clippings and Bibliography circa 1992-2000
Box 1, Folder 8
Archives II Researcher Bulletin Issues 1991-1992, 1994
Box 1, Folder 5
Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Preservation Statistics Report, 1987-1988 1989

This folder contains two copies of issue number 59.

Box 5, Folder 5
Canadian Conservation Institute Publications and Correspondence circa 1982-1989
Box 1, Folder 10
Correspondence undated
Box 1, Folder 14
Correspondence from the Space Saver Group 1984
Box 2, Folder 7
Correspondence on Photomicrofiche Project 1982
Box 2, Folder 4
D.H. Hill Library Preservation Committee Meeting Minutes 1985-1987
Box 1, Folder 16
Deacidification Informational Materials and Memos circa 1989-1990
Box 1, Folder 15
Distributed Draft of Guidelines for Minimum Preservation Efforts in Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Libraries October 5, 1984
Box 1, Folder 9
Duke University Library Manuscript Department Forms and Procedures circa 1977-1984
Box 1, Folder 17
Environment Control Reports and Leaflets undated, 1974-1975, 1987, 1994-1995
Box 1, Folder 18
Friends of the Archives Minutes, Memos, Notes, and Correspondence (1 of 2) 1986-1990

This folder includes copies of the Friends of the Archives newsletter and meeting agendas.

Box 2, Folder 1
Friends of the Archives Minutes, Memos, Notes, and Correspondence (2 of 2) 1984-1990

This folder includes copies of the Friends of the Archives newsletter and brochures included as enclosures in correspondence.

Box 2, Folder 2
Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina, Inc. Newsletter and Promotional Materials circa 1984-1988

This folder includes a brochure and annual meeting program.

Box 2, Folder 3
Historic Stagville Foundation Minutes, Correspondence, and Maps 1982-1984, 1996-1997

This folder also contains financial reports, membership materials, and a draft of the Historic Stagville Foundation's mission statement.

Box 6, Folder 6
Illinois Cooperative Conservation Program (ICCP) Publications and Correspondence 1982-1987
Box 1, Folder 12
Microfilm Bibliographic Notes and Materials undated

This folder includes the Black Perspectives catalog from the Microfilm Corporation of America.

Box 2, Folder 5
Microform Bibliography Notecards 1972-1982
Box 2, Folder 6
National Archives and Records Administration Publications 1988-1993

This folder includes the National Archives and Records Administration annual reports from the years 1988 and 1990.

Box 3, Folder 5
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training "Notes from the Center" Newsletter 1995

This is the July-August 1995 issue of the "Notes from the Center" newsletter.

Box 3, Folder 6
National Endowment for the Humanities Newspaper Project Application Materials 1982
Box 4, Folder 5
National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property Promotional Materials October 1992
Box 3, Folder 7
National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United States Newsletter Issues 1995

This folder contains issues 14 and 15.

Box 4, Folder 6
National Micrographics Association Correspondence with Enclosures July 28, 1982
Box 3, Folder 8
NC State Libraries Collection Analysis Project Report of the Task Force on Preservation 1992

This folder contains both the report and correspondence with Collection Manager Orion Pozo regarding the recommendations.

Box 1, Folder 11
NC State University Archives Correspondence, Reports, and Collection Guides 1968, 1978-1984
Box 4, Folder 1
News from the Archives Issues (1 of 2) 1992-1993
Box 4, Folder 2
News from the Archives Issues (2 of 2) 1993
Box 4, Folder 3
North Carolina African American Archives Group Correspondence 1992
Box 3, Folder 9
North Carolina Division of Archives History Pamphletss and Posters circa 1984
Box 3, Folder 10
North Carolina Historical Records Survey undated
Box 3, Folder 11
North Carolina Preservation Consortium, Inc. Conference Materials and Periodic Publication 1991-1995

This folder includes the second issue (Winter 1995) of the Preservation Issues publication by the North Carolina Preservation Consortium.

Box 3, Folder 12
Notes on "Researching the Historic House Museum" undated
Box 3, Folder 3
Optical Disk Preservation and Storage Reports and Compliance Regulations 1983-1997
Box 4, Folder 7
Paper Preservation Notes, Articles, and Instructional Materials 1953, 1981-1992
Box 4, Folder 8
Papers and Clippings on Multiculturalism and Preserving Black History circa 1988-1997

This folder contains a note at the front indicating that it was related to another folder within the original collection entitled "Material Culture / Ephemera / Black." That folder contained a selection of newspaper clippings that are now colocated at the back of this same folder.

Box 3, Folder 1
Papers by Michael Wallace on History Museums 1981, 1987

This folder contains the following papers by Michael Wallace: "Visiting the Past: History Museums in the United States" and "Hijacking History: Ronald Reagan and the Statue of Liberty".

Box 3, Folder 2
Photograph Preservation Instructional Materials 1976-1979

This folder includes Preservation of photographs by Kodak (1979).

Box 5, Folder 1
Photographic Preservation Instructional Materials and Technical Bulletins 1981-1983, 1989-1995
Box 4, Folder 10
PhotographiConservation Periodical 1981-1984
Box 4, Folder 9
Policy History Newsletters 1995-1996

This folder includes issue numbers 3 and 4 from volume 1.

Box 5, Folder 3
Posters circa 1982-1988

These posters cover a range of topics from advertising Master's programs in Public History to preservation techniques.

Box 5, Folder 4
Program Dispatch Newsletters from the Illinois Cooperative Conservation Program 1985-1987
Box 5, Folder 6
Public History News Issues (1 of 3) 1987-1992
Box 5, Folder 8
Public History News Issues (2 of 3) 1993-2000
Box 5, Folder 9
Public History News Issues (3 of 3) 2000-2004
Box 5, Folder 10
Public History Studies (PHS) Network Newsletters 1986-1987

This folder includes issue numbers 13 and 14.

Box 5, Folder 2
Society of American Archivists (SAA) Manuscript Repositories Section Newsletters circa 1986-1989, 1993
Box 5, Folder 11
Society of North Carolina Archivists Fall Meeting "Trends in Archival Education" Panel Script and Notes 1984
Box 6, Folder 4
Society of North Carolina Archivists Newsletters and Membership Correspondence 1984-1999
Box 6, Folder 3
Society of North Carolina Archivists Reports, Memos, Meeting Minuts, and Agendas 1988-1989

This folder also includes one small packet of NCSU Libraries Preservation Committee meeting minutes dated March 22, 1988.

Box 6, Folder 2
South Carolina Museum Commission Forms with Correspondence 1980
Box 3, Folder 4
Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET) Newsletters and Correspondence 1985-1988
Box 6, Folder 5
Southern Humanities Conference Humanities in the South Newsletter 1984
Box 5, Folder 7
The Academic Archivist Newsletter of the Society of American Archivists 1994, 1996-1997, 2001
Box 1, Folder 2
The Agricultural History Newsletter and Mailing List Correspondence 1989-1990
Box 1, Folder 3
The Society of American Archivists 1989 Directory of Regional Archival Organizations 1989
Box 6, Folder 1
Water Damage Control Promotional Materials and News Clippings 1977-1979, 1988-1989, 1994

This folder contains a reprinted copy of the 1977 work "An Evaluation of Recent Developments for the Mass Drying of Books" by George M. Cunha from Advances in Chemistry Studies, number 164.

Box 6, Folder 8
Please note that some historical materials may contain harmful content and/or descriptions. Learn how we’re addressing it.

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Unless noted, digital media are not available online. Copies of unrestricted digital files will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request. Access will be provided to use copies of unrestricted digital files rather than carrier media, such as CDs, DVDs, and floppy disks. Some or all electronic files may be unavailable or restricted due to privacy reasons, agreement with the donor, software is not available to interact with files, or because files cannot be retrieved from original media.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John David Smith Papers, MC 00252, NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.