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Collection 2425 - Robert P. Smith Papers, 1888-1950

Creator: Smith, Robert P. (Robert Philip), 1863-1955

Provenance Note: Correspondence, publications, sermons and personal ephemera created or collected by Robert P. Smith were saved by his daughter, Ruth Linfield, and donated to the Montana State University Special Collections in two gifts, 1967 and 1972. The gifts have been processed as one set.

Historical Note: Reverend Robert Philip Smith was born 7 April 1863 in Grove Port, Ohio. He received his advanced education from Ohio Normal University where he completed degrees in both the Liberal Arts and Science in 1886. In the following years he also earned a Doctorate of Divinity from Ohio Wesleyan University. Smith then taught for several years in the Ohio school system. He first come to Montana as a professor of Greek at Intermountain Union. From there he moved to Kansas Wesleyan where he served for seven years as President beginning in 1908. He then returned to Montana and served as pastor in Sheridan for three years, Dillion for four years, St. Paul's church in Helena for two years and finally Bozeman where he served for a total of 34 years. During his tenure in Bozeman he also served as the president of Montana Wesleyan University for five years. Although he officially retired in 1930, he remained a pastor emeritus of the Bozeman Methodist Episcopal church, served the West Yellowstone church during the summer for several years and was constantly in demand as a public speaker. Smith also traveled extensively to national church conventions, and was sent as a representative to the 1921 Rotary International Convention in Edinburgh, Scotland. He remained active in Bozeman community affairs until his death in 1945, serving on the Board of Directors of the Deaconess Hospital for 23 years, participating in the Masonic society, the Odd Fellows Club and the QK Discussion Club of which he was a founding member. Smith published numerous tracts on religion as well as several books of prose including "The Domine Goes A-Fishing". He married Jennie Patrick of Alger, Ohio in 1893. They had two daughters, Ruth (Mrs. Bertil Linfield), and Lois.

Content Description Note: The Smith papers consist of personal correspondence, sermons and personal ephemera. The correspondence is primarily of a business nature as pertains to his time as president of both Kansas and Montana Wesleyan Universities and real estate investments. There are also numerous letters from other pastors and religious colleagues. Major correspondents include George Mecklenburg, Attree Smith and The Preachers Aid Society. These were received in a semi-chronological order and refoldered in chronological order except for those pertaining to business which were filed separately. His sermons cover numerous topics ranging from Agriculture to Women. These were arranged alphabetically by topic and have been refoldered in this order. Smith's non-sermon writings and personal ephemera were basically chronological in their original arrangement, and have been maintained in a similar order within broad categories of General Biographical, Kansas Period, Montana Period, Europe 1921, Clippings Books, and Printed Ephemera. Some family pictures are also included.

Contents

Series 1 Personal Correspondence, 1888 - 1945, Box 1 - 6
Series 2 Sermons, Box 7 - 20
Series 3 Writings, non-sermon, Box 21 - 22
Series 4 Financial Papers, Box 23
Subseries 1 - Insurance Papers
Subseries 2 - Real Estate Papers
Series 5 Scrapbook and Memorabilia, Box 24 - 28; 30
Subseries 1 - General Biographical
Subseries 2 - Kansas Period, 1908 - 1914
Subseries 3 - Montana Period, 1915 - 1945
Subseries 4 - Europe, 1921
Subseries 5 - Ruth Smith Linfield
Subseries 6 - Clippings Books
Subseries 7 - Printed Ephemera
Series 6 Photographs, Box 29; 30

Series 1: Correspondence, 1888-1945

Personal and ministerial correspondence written or received by R. P. Smith. The earliest letters deal in family matters and with his tenure as president of Kansas Wesleyan University including a bitter faculty dispute that eventually led to his resigning from the university. The later parts deal with his tenure in Montana as President of Montana Wesleyan University and his terms as pastor in Sheridan, Dillion, Helena and Bozeman, Montana. Throughout the series is correspondence with other pastors, religious friends and parents of college students under his care. The letters are chronologically arranged. Letters pertaining to Financial matters [specifically insurance and real estate (except those purchases made for/by Montana Wesleyan University)] may be found in Series 4. Letters pertaining to 1920 Pastor's Conference are in Series 5, Subseries 3. Special folders exist for his correspondence with George Mecklenberg, Attree Smith and The Preachers Aid Society. There is also one bound volume of circular letters and one folder of misc. and incomplete correspondence. Smith recycled much of his correspondence as scrap paper for his sermons. These can be found in Series 2. No attempt has been made to arrange the pages of correspondence so used in Series 2 in any order other than by the sermon written on it.

Box 1
1. December 1888
2. April 1901
3. August 1902
4. February 1904
5. May 1904
6. February 1905
7. April 1905
8. June 1905
9. July 1905
10. August 1905
11. September 1905
12. October 1905
13. November 1905
14. December 1905
15. January 1906
16. March 1906
17. April 1906
18. May 1906
19. June 1906
20. July 1906
21. August 1906
22. September 1906
23. October 1906
24. November 1906
25. December 1906
26. January 1907
27. February 1907
28. March 1907
29. April 1907
30. May 1907
31. June 1907
32. July 1907
33. August 1907
34. September 1-14, 1907
35. September 15-30, 1907
36. October 1907
37. November 1907
38. December 1907
Box 2
1. January 1908
2. February 1908
3. March 1908
4. April 1908 5. May 1908

6. June 1908
7. July 1908
8. September 1908
9. October 1908
10. January 1909
11. February 1909
12. September 1909
13. October 1909
14. November 1909
15. December 1909
16. January 1910
17. February 1910
18. March 1910
19. May 1910
20. June 1910
21. July 1910
22. August 1910
23. September 1910
24. October 1910
25. November 1910
26. December 1910
27. January 1911
28. February 1911
29. March 1911
30. April 1911
31. May 1911
32. June 1911
33. July 1911
34. August 1911
35. September 1911
36. October 1911
37. November 1911
38. January 1912
39. February 1912
40. March 1912
41. April 1912
42. May 1912
43. June 1912
44. July 1912
45. August 1912
46. September 1912
47. October 1912
48. November 1912
49. December 1912
Box 3
1. January 1913
2. February 1913
3. March 1913
4. April 1913
5. May 1913
6. June 1913
7. August 1913
8. September 1913
9. October 1913
10. November 1913
11. December 1913
12. January 1914
13. February 1914
14. March 1914
15. April 1914
16. June 1914
17. July 1914
18. August 1914
19. September 1914
20. October 1914
21. November 1914
22. December 1914
23. January 1915
24. February 1915
25. March 1915
26. April 1915
27. May 1915
28. June 1915
29. July 1915
30. August 1915
31. September 1915
32. October 1915
33. November 1915
34. December 1915
35. January 1916
36. February 1916
37. March 1916
38. April 1916
39. May 1916
40. June 1916
41. July 1916
42. August 1916
43. September 1916
44. October 1916
45. November 1916
46. December 1916
Box 4
1. February 1917
2. March 1917
3. April 1917
4. April 1919
5. May 1919
6. November 1919
7. December 1919
8. January 1920
9. February 1920
10. March 1920
11. April 1920
12. May 1920
13. June 1920
14. August 1920
15. September 1920
16. October 1920
17. November 1920
18. December 1920
19. January 1921
20. February 1921
21. March 1921
22. April 1921
23. May 1921
24. June 1921
25. July 1921
26. August 1921
27. September 1921
28. October 1921
29. November 1921
30. December 1921
31. January 1922
32. February 1922
33. March 1922
34. April 1922
35. May 1922
36. June 1922
37. July 1922
38. August 1922
39. September 1922
40. November 1922
41. December 1922
42. January 1923
43. March 1923
44. April 1923
45. June 1923
46. July 1823
47. August 1923
48. October 1923
49. November 1923
50. December 1923
Box 5
1. February 1924
2. August 1924
3. December 1924
4. January 1925
5. February 1925
6. September 1925
7. October 1925
8. February 1926
9. May 1926
10. October 1926
11. December 1926
12. January 1929
13. February 1929
14. March 1929
15. June 1929
16. August 1929
17. July 1930
18. September 1930
19. October 1930
20. February 1931
21. January 1932
22. May 1932
23. June 1932
24. March 1933
25. October 1933
26. December 1935
27. January 1936
28. July 1936
29. August 1936
30. September 1936
31. October 1936
32. December 1937
33. September 1938
34. January 1939
35. February 1939
36. January 1940
37. December 1940
38. February 1941
39. July 1941
40. May 1942
41. July 1942
42. September 1942
43. October 1942
44. December 1942
45. January 1943
46. February 1943
47. March 1943
48. April 1943
49. May 1943
50. August 1943
51. September 1943
52. November 1943
53. December 1943
54. January 1944
55. March 1944
56. April 1944
57. May 1944
58. June 1944
59. August 1944
60. November 1944
61. January 1945
62. March 1945
63. April 1945
64. May 1945
65. June 1945
66. July 1945
67. August 1945
Box 6
1. George Mecklenburg (1919 - 1920)
2. Attree Smith (c1925)
3. Preachers Aid Society (1936 - 1941)
4. Undated/Incomplete correspondence
5. Circular Letters (bound volume)

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Series 2: Sermons

Sermons and Public addresses created by R.P. Smith. There are also many unfinished sermon sketches, note, etc. relevant to the sermon topics which are included in the folders. The documents are arranged alphabetically by sermon topic. This original order was preserved when the sermons were reboxed.

Box 7
1. Age
2. Agriculture
3. Art
4. Baccalaureate
5. Baptism for the Dead
6. Beauty, Inspiration of
7. Belief, Christian Fundamentals
8. Bible - Appreciation
9. Bible - Beauty
10. Bible - Chief Personality
11. Bible - Fiction
12. Bible - Friendship
13. Bible - God's Speech
14. Bible - Greatest Passages
15. Bible - History
16. Bible - How to Study It
17. Bible - Ideals and Goals
18. Bible - Inspiration
19. Bible - Journalism
20. Bible - Law, Art, Science
21. Bible - Literary Excellence
22. Bible - Literature
23. Bible - Oratory
24. Bible - Poetry
25. Bible - Shadows of the Almighty
26. Bible - State
27. Bible - Wit and Humor
Box 8
1. Biblical Solutions
2. Boy Scouts & Youth Groups
3. Character - 1
4. Character - 2
5. Character - 3
6. Children
7. Christ - Following
8. Christ, Spirit of
9. Christ, Supremacy of
Box 9
1. Christian Life
2. Christian Truth
3. Christianity
4. Christmas
5. Church
6. Citizenship
7. Civilization, Seven Pillars of
8. Clear Vision
9. Commercialism
10. Common Man
11. Conscience
12. Conversion
13. Creeds
14. Cross
15. Depression
16. Determinism
17. Domestic Virtues
18. Dorcus
Box 10
1. Doubt
2. Earthquake
3. Easter
4. Education
5. Epworth League
6. Errors of Religion
7. Europe
8. Evangelism
9. Evolution
10. Failure
11. Faith
12. Family
Box 11
1. Fathers
2. Finance
3. Flesh - Lust Against the Spirit
4. Forgiveness - Tolerance
5. Formalism
6. Free Will
7. Friendship
8. Fundamentalism
9. Funerals
10. Future
11. God
12. Golden Rule
13. Good Friday
14. Good Works
15. Gospel
16. Great Men
Box 12
1. Happiness
2. Holy Spirit
3. Home
4. Hope
5. Human Touch
6. Ideals
7. Immortality
8. Increase
9. Invention
10. John, Book of
11. Joy or Cheerfulness
12. Judging
13. Kindness
14. Kingdom of God
15. Labor Day
16. Lent
17. Life
18. Lincoln
19. Lord's Prayer
20. Lord's Supper
Box 13
1. Man & Manhood
2. Masons
3. Maturity
4. Mercy
5. Meditation
6. Mind
7. Miracles
8. Missions
9. Mistakes
10. Mother's Day
11. Modern Scholar
12. Music
13. Mystery
Box 14
1. Nature
2. Nature - Birds, Flowers and Trees
3. New Jerusalem
4. New Years
5. Odd Fellows
6. Optimism
Box 15
1. Opportunity
2. Parables
3. Participation
4. Patience
5. Patriotism
6. Peace
7. Pentecost
8. Periods of Life
9. Peter, St.
10. Philosophy
11. Poets
12. Potter & Clay
13. Power of God
14. Prayer
15. Pressure, Living Under
16. Pretense
17. Prohibition
18. Psychology
Box 16
1. Reason
2. Recreation
3. Religion
4. Repentance
5. Resurrection or the Cross
6. Riches
7. Righteousness that Exceeds
8. Rotary & Chamber (1)
9. Rotary & Chamber (2)
10. Scholarship
11. Schools
12. Science (1)
13. Science (2)
Box 17
1. Second Coming
2. Seeking
3. Self Denial
4. Self Knowledge
5. Sin
6. Stewardship
7. Strength
8. Success
9. Suffering
10. Sunday or Sabbath
11. Supernatural
12. Temperance
13. Temples
14. Temptation
15. Thanksgiving
16. Tomorrow's Church
17. Transfiguration
18. Truth
19. Unattained
Box 18
1. Understanding & Seeing
2. Washington
3. Whither Bound
4. Wisdom
5. The Wise Men
6. Women
7. Work
8. Worship
9. Youth
10. Misc. Pages
11. Lists of Possible Sermon Topics
12. Typed Sermons
Box 19
1. Notes & Clippings for Sermon Book 1, c1886 - 1900
2. Notes & Clippings for Sermon Book 2, c1900
3. Handwritten Sermon Book, c1901
4. Handwritten Sermon Book, c1903
Box 20
1. Addresses
2-3. Evidences

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Series 3: Writings, Non-sermon, c1900 - 1945

Autobiographies, books, pamphlets, news articles, manuscripts, religious reflections (non-sermon) and critical writings created and published by R. P. Smith. Most are of at least a religious bent but also deal with the outdoors and personal success. Materials are arranged by type.

Box 21
1. Autobiographer
2. The Spiritual Value of Work - Edited
3. The Spiritual Value of Work - Mint Condition
4. Newspaper review of The Spiritual Value of Work
5. Religious Optimism
6. Articles on Religious Optimism
7. Articles found in Smith's copy of Religious Optimism he used for research
8. "The Oldest of the Poets"
9. "The More Excellent Way"
10. "The Domine Visits the Fields"
11. "Ministry of Birds"
12. "The Domine Goes A-Fishing" - First Edition
13. "The Domine Goes A-Fishing" - Second Edition
14. Poetry Notes
15. News Articles

Box 22
1. "An Artist at Work or Bozeman the Beautiful"
2. "Are You Looking Out?"
3. "Building a City"
4. "Changes in My Personal Faith"
5. "House on a Rock"
6. "Mans Prospect of Immortality"
7. "A Message to the Church at Home"
8. "Sin of Waste"
9. Rough Draft Manuscript Collection
10. Rough Draft Manuscript Collection - Typed/Edited, 1 of 3
11. Rough Draft Manuscript Collection - Typed/Edited, 2 of 3
12. Rough Draft Manuscript Collection - Typed/Edited, 3 of 3
13. Religious Reflections
14. Critical Writings
15. Educational Addresses
16. Misc. Pages

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Series 4: Financial Papers, 1903 - 1947

Insurance and real estate papers pertaining to R. P. Smith and his immediate family. Correspondence pertaining to insurance and real estate also included in this series. In addition to some misc. receipts, there is an account book from a Dillion Livery that Smith owned and a personal account book.

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Series 4; Subseries 1: Insurance Papers

Materials are arranged chronologically. Correspondence is chronological by date written. Insurance policies are chronological by the date of expiration. Receipts, endorsements and policy loan statements are separated by company then arranged chronologically.

Box 23
1. Notes
2. Insurance Correspondence, 1903 - 1909
3. Insurance Correspondence, 1911 - 1916
4. Insurance Correspondence, 1921 - 1929
5. Insurance Correspondence, 1930 - 1939
6. Insurance Correspondence, 1942
7. Receipt...Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York
8. Receipt...Northwestern National Life Insurance Company
9. Receipt...The Union central Life Insurance Company
10. Endorsement, Home, Fire and Marine Insurance Company
11. Insurance Policies, 1913 - 1929
12. Insurance Policies, 1930 - 1935
13. Insurance Policies, 1936 - 1939
14. Insurance Policies, 1941 - 1944
15. Insurance Policies, 1945 - 1947

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Series 4; Subseries 2: Real Estate Papers

Correspondence is arranged chronologically by year. Deeds are arranged chronologically by date of indenture

Box 23 (cont.)
16. Real Estate Correspondence 1907
17. Real Estate Correspondence 1908
18. Real Estate Correspondence 1909
19. Real Estate Correspondence 1910
20. Real Estate Correspondence 1911
21. Real Estate Correspondence 1912
22. Real Estate Correspondence 1914
23. Real Estate Correspondence 1915
24. Real Estate Correspondence 1917
25. Real Estate Correspondence 1919
26. Real Estate Correspondence 1920
27. Real Estate Correspondence 1921
28. Real Estate Correspondence 1927
29. Real Estate Correspondence 1932
30. Real Estate Correspondence 1933
31. Real Estate Correspondence 1935
32. Real Estate Correspondence 1936
33. Real Estate Correspondence 1937
34. Real Estate Correspondence 1939
35. Real Estate Correspondence 1940
36. Real Estate Correspondence 1941
37. Warranty Deeds
38. Lease Agreements
39. Quit Claim Deeds
40. Bond and Sale Contracts
41. Mortgages
42. Mover's Bill
43. Sworn Income Statement
44. Loan Drafts
45. Macey Co. Receipt
46. Dillion Livery Stables Account Book
47. Personal Account Book, 1905 - 1934

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Series 5: Scrapbook and Memorabilia, c1886 - 1945

Scrapbook materials and memorabilia collected by R. P. Smith. Some contributed later by Ruth Linfield who originally gathered the collection of her fathers papers. The series is broken into seven subseries - General Biographical, Kansas, Montana, Europe, Clippings Books, and Printed Ephemera.

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Series 5; Subseries 1: General Biographical

Information and papers pertaining to the credentials, awards and life of R. P. Smith. credentials and certificates are arranged in chronological order by date of conference. Undated materials are placed at the end if the subseries. Oversized items have been removed from the series, as indicated by an asterisk, and stored separately in Box 30. Subseries also includes news articles written about him as well as three biographies written about him both during his lifetime and after his death.

Box 24
1. Calling Card
2. Ohio Teacher Certificate
3. Ohio Normal University Diploma *
4. Preacher License Renewal
5. Recommendation for ordination as Elder
6. Societas Amphictyonia *
7. Ohio Wesleyan University Diploma *
8. Deacon's Credentials
9. Elder's Credentials
10. National Geographic Society
11. Roosevelt Memorial Association
12. Phi Beta Kappa
13. Speech Poster *
14. Biography - 1918
15. Biography - 1945
16. Biography - 1965
17. News Art

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Series 5; Subseries 2: Kansas Period, 1908 - 1914

Programs, pamphlets, clippings etc. as pertain to R. P. Smith's tenure as President of Kansas Wesleyan University (KWU), Selena, Kansas. The papers are divided into two main groups - those pertaining directly to KWU, and those pertaining to Smith's other involvements in the Kansas community. Within each group the papers are arranged according to topic.

Box 24 (cont.)
18. Kansas - Kansas Wesleyan University - Smith Inauguration
19. K - KWU - The Kansas Wesleyan Advance
20. K - KWU - Register and Calendar
21. K - KWU - Announcements
22. K - KWU - College of Music and Fine Arts
23. K - KWU - Commencement Exercises
24. K - KWU - Summer School of Theology
25. K - KWU - University Banquet
26. K - KWU - Founders Day
27. K - KWU - Aaron Schuyler
28. K - KWU - Good-Will Banquet
29. K - KWU - Donation Slips
30. Kansas - Recital Programs
31. K - Speech Announcements
32. K - News Clippings
33. Methodist Episcopal Church
34. K - Funeral Book
35. K - Society for the Friendless
36. K - Chautauqua Association
37. K - Teachers Association
38. K - Epworth League
39. K - Women's Foreign Missionary Society
40. K - Ministerial Association, Concordia District
41. Association of College Presidents...Methodist Episcopal Church
42. Odd-Fellowship
43. Social Science Club
44. Enterprise Normal Academy
45. Baker University
46. Current Literary Club

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Series 5; Subseries 3: Montana Period, (1910) 1915 - 1945

Programs. Pamphlets, clippings, etc. as pertain to R. P. Smith's tenure in Montana, mostly from his time as Pastor at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Bozeman. Items are arranged in roughly chronological order. Oversized items are filed in Box 30, and designated with *.

Box 25
1. Montana Wesleyan University
2. Montana Wesleyan University Subscription List
3. Announcements & Bulletin, Non-Church
4. Saco Methodist Church Dedication
5. Methodist Church Programs, Non-Bozeman Churches
6. Church Programs, Bulletins, Lecture Announcements, Bozeman, Methodist Episcopal Church
7. Bozeman Methodist Episcopal Church Papers 1915 - 1941
8. Church Union Notes 1918
9. Bozeman Methodist Episcopal and Presbyterian Church Consolidation 1918
10. 1920 Pastor's Conference
11. General Conference Notes 1920 - 1924
12. "The Pastor's Council" 1923 - 1926
13. QK Discussion Club 1936 - 1937
14. 1943 - 1945 Guest Book Cover
15. 1943 - 1945 Guest Book
16. Polson, Montana Program *

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Series 5; Subseries 4: Europe, 1921

Trip notes and souvenirs from R. P. Smith 1921 attendance of the Rotary International Convention in Edinburgh, Scotland. Papers are arranged into sections on travel information and paper materials. The latter, containing pamphlets, laundry lists and hotel information, is arranged by country. Correspondence has been removed and is filed in Series 1.

Box 25 (cont.)
17. Europe 1921 - Trip Note and Diary
18. E1921 - Customs Papers
19. E1921 - Ship Information "Empress of France"
20. E1921 - American Express/Insurance
21. E1921 - 12th Annual Convention International Association of Rotary Clubs, Edinburgh, Scotland
22. E1921 - Germany
23. E1921 - Switzerland
24. E1921 - France
25. E1921 - Netherlands
26. E1921 - England (London)
27. E1921 - Scotland (Edinburgh)
28. E1921 - Italy

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Series 5; Subseries 5: Ruth Smith Linfield

Personal documents and contracts of Ruth Smith Linfield and her sister Lois. Large diplomas filed in oversize folder, Box 30, are denoted by *.

Box 26
1. Linfield Letter Press Tablet
2. Montana Teachers Certificate
3. South Dakota Teachers Contract
4. Ohio Wesleyan Student Handbook 1917 - 1918
5. Spelling Book
6. Fall 1917 Ohio Wesleyan University Directory
7. Ruth Smith Diploma *
8. Ruth Smith Diploma *
9. Lois Smith Diploma *
10. Wedding Invitation for Ruth Smith

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Series 5; Subseries 6: Clippings Books

The clippings books were collected and maintained by R. P. Smith. He recycled old books to put the clippings and pamphlets in. Those that had the tracts attached were left in this manner. Those that were simply filed randomly among the books pages were removed and are filed in Series 5, Subseries 7. Large materials in Oversized Box 30, denoted by *.

Box 26 (cont.)
11. Clippings Book #1 - Educational Addresses (Contents in front of book)
12. Clippings Book #2 - Sermons by Various Ministers (Indexed, some subjects missing)
13. Clippings Book #3 - Sermons and News Clippings By & About Other Ministers (index in front)

Box 27
1. Clippings Book #4 - Misc. (Index in front)
2. Clippings Book #5 - Misc. (Index in front) (Clippings Books #6, 7 removed to Subseries 7)
3. Clippings Book #8 - Foreign Missions (Contents in front)
4. Clippings Book #9 - Poetry (Many selections from Thomas Curtis Clark)
5. Clippings Books #10 - Random Clippings dating back to c1900
6. Large Clippings Book *
7. Collected Humor News Clippings

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Series 5; Subseries 7: Printed Ephemera

Books and Tracts on various topic collected by R. P. Smith. Most come from loose materials found in the Clippings Books, Subseries 6. Tracts are arranged in folders by main topic.

Box 28
1. Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Albert D. Shaw (Originally Clippings Book #6)
2. Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Richard P. Bland (Originally Clippings Book #7)
3. "Protestantism: True and False"
4. "The Lord's Day"
5. The Sabbath
6. Second Advent
7. Faith
8. Man
9. Young Men's Christian Association
10. Morality
11. Dancing
12. Children
13. Deaconess
14. Epworth League
15. Missionary Work
16. Methodist Pulpit
17. A Service Book

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Series 6: Photographs

Photographs #1 - 8 are of R. P. Smith. Photographs #9 - 12 are of R.P. Smith ad classmates. Photographs #13 and 14 are of the Smith Family. Photographs #15 and 16 are of Bozeman, Montana social clubs that Smith was a member of. Photographs #17 - 22 are of buildings, mostly parsonages, that Smith built during his tenures as a pastor in various Montana towns. Oversized photographs are stored in Box 30 are denoted by a *.

Box 29 Photographs #1-22
#1. R. P. Smith, c1890's
#2. R. P. Smith, 1900
#3. R. P. Smith, 1908
#4. R. P. Smith, 1908 (1915)
#5. R. P. Smith, 1909
#6. R. P. Smith, c1930's
#7. R. P. Smith, c1930's
#8. R. P. Smith, c 1940's
#9. R. P. Smith and Classmates, c1880's
#10. R. P. Smith and Classmates, c1880's
#11. R. P. Smith and Classmates, c1880's
#12. Ohio Normal University Graduating Class, 1886 *
#13. Smith Family
#14. R. P. Smith and Wife
#15. Bozeman Rotary Club, c1930's
#16. Odd-Fellows Club
#17. Sheridan, Montana Parsonage, 1897
#18. Dillion, Montana Methodist Episcopal Church, 1900
#19. Dillion, Montana Parsonage, 1902
#20. Ruby, Montana Episcopal Church
#21. Room
#22. R. P. Smith, c1930's (negative only)

Box 30 Oversized Materials
1. Large Clippings Book (Series 5, Sub 6, 27:6)
2. Ohio Normal University Diploma (Series 5, Sub 1, 24:3)
3. Societas Amphictyonia (Series 5, Sub 1, 24:6)
4. Ohio Wesleyan University Diploma (Series 5, Sub 1, 24:7)
5. Speech Poster (Series 5, Sub 1, 24:13)
6. Polson, Montana Program (Series 5, Sub 3, 25:16)
7. Ruth Smith Diploma (Series 5, Sub 5, 26:7)
8. Ruth Smith Diploma (Series 5, Sub 5, 26:8)
9. Lois Smith Diploma (Series 5, Sub 5, 26:9)
10. Photograph, Ohio Normal University Class, 1886 (Series 6, 29:12)

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Updated: 5/18/09