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Nora Archibald Smith Family Papers, 1867-1937, n.d.


Correspondence, 1867-1934, n.d.
9 folders.

Catalog Number:M271.1

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Series Description:
Smith's correspondence, 1867-1934, n.d., much of it with her mother, Helen Elizabeth Smith, and her sister, Kate Douglas Wiggin. Includes letters from Smith's literary agent and publishers regarding both her own writings and those of Kate Douglas Wiggin, and correspondence from readers about Smith's books. Also includes telegrams concerning Smith's death.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Restrictions: None.


Writings, 1871-1933, n.d.
8 folders, 1 volume.

Catalog Number:M271.2

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Series Description:
Consists primarily of holographs of Smith's poems, stories, songs, and ideas for future works. Also includes two annotated and abridged copies of the Kate Douglas Wiggin play The Old Peabody Pew.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Restrictions: None.


Kindergarten Movement, 1877-1927, n.d.
4 folders, 1 volume.

Catalog Number:M271.3

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Series Description:
Clippings and printed material documenting Smith and Kate Douglas Wiggin's involvement in the kindergarten movement, including material published in Mexico. Also included are Smith's diploma and other items relating to the California Kindergarten Training School, as well as Wiggins' diploma from the Pacific Kindergarten Normal School.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Restrictions: None.


Santa Barbara College, 1874-1877
2 folders.

Catalog Number:M271.4

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Series Description:
Commencement programs, a course catalog, clippings, and other miscellaneous material pertaining to Santa Barbara College.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Restrictions: None.


Mexico Materials, 1896-1898, n.d.
2 folders.

Catalog Number:M271.5

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Series Description:
Includes correspondence from Ignacio Bonillas, articles and songs concerning Mexico, and an offprint about Sonora, "El Estado de Sonora, Mexico: Sus Industrias, Commerciales, and Mineras y Manufactureras." (1897)

Arrangement: Original order.

Restrictions: None.


Miscellaneous Clippings and Materials, 1899-1937
2 folders.

Catalog Number:M271.6

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Series Description:
Notable items include an obituary for Nora Archibald Smith, the menu to a "Jungle Dinner" hosted by Rudyard Kipling, and several articles about Smith.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Restrictions: None.


Images, n.d.
13 folders.

Catalog Number:M271.7

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Series Description:
Photographs, including tintypes of Nora Archibald Smith and Kate Douglas Wiggin, photographs of the Smith and Wiggin families, and images of Quillcote, Kate Douglas Wiggin's house in Saco, Maine. Also includes cast photographs from a production of The Old Peabody Pew.

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Restrictions: None.


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