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Sidney Smith Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4095

Scope and Contents

The Sidney Smith family papers contain records pertaining to Sidney Smith's plumbing business. These records include receipts for work materials ordered and transported by train. The collection contains business correspondence between Sidney Smith and various distributors of plumbing materials as well as blue prints for job sites. The collection also contains miscellaneous community papers as well as the business records of Bill and June Clemons between 1963 and 1981.

Dates

  • 1920-1955

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Sidney A. Smith, son of A. R. Smith, was born in Massachusetts around 1881. By 1930 he was married to Bessie Smith, a native of Alabama, and living in Decatur, Alabama. The Smiths had seven children: Margret, Lucille, Lillian, Mary Bell, Sidney Alonzo Jr., Clara, and Robert. Sidney was a freelance plumber in Decatur, Alabama, between 1921 and 1955.

(Sources: 1930 and 1940 census)

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The Sidney Smith family papers contain the business records, including work-related blueprints and material delivery receipts, for Sidney A. Smith during his career as a plumber from 1921 to 1955.

Provenance

gift of Wylheme H. Ragland, 2014.

Related Materials

See also: Robert Smith papers, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

General

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Processed by

Kacey Davis, 2015

Source

Creator

Title
Guide to the Sidney Smith Family Papers
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
June 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500