Austin History Center

Everett Grant Smith Papers

An Inventory of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Smith, Everett Grant
Title: Everett Grant Smith Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1929-1961
Bulk Dates: 1929-1945
Abstract: The collection highlights the family life of Everett Grant (Cap) Smith and his involvement with The Little Theatre of Austin from the late 1920s through the early 1940s.
Identification: AR.2006.034
Quantity: .40 linear feet (1 box)
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Note

Rev. Everett Grant (Cap) Smith was born in Fall River, Massachusetts in 1894. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and then served as a captain in the United States Army during World War One. After the war he taught military science at Western Maryland Military College before he returned to school to earn a master's degree in business from Harvard.

Smith and his wife, the former Helene Perrin, arrived in Austin, Texas in 1929. He taught marketing and business analysis at the College of Business Administration at the University of Texas. Smith retired from the University in 1954. He then embarked on a second career as an Episcopal priest and served as the rector of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Austin. He retired from Holy Trinity in 1960.

Smith died in January of 1966 at the age of 71.

Scope and Contents

The majority of the collection documents Smith's interest in The Little Theatre of Austin. There are newspaper clippings about the activities of the Theatre from the mid-1930s through the 1940s. Smith also collected the Little Theatre of Austin's programs during this same time period. In addition there is an annotated copy of the script "Nothing Up My Sleeve" from 1945.

Also included in the collection are a limited amount of personal materials. There are photocopies of the pages from a family scrapbook dated from 1929-1931 that chronicle the move to Austin. In addition there are two photographs taken on the steps in front of the Gregory Gym on the University of Texas campus. The first photograph is a group shot of the UT Business School faculty dated 1934; the second photograph is of a Naval ROTC class with the Business School faculty in 1945.


Arranged into 2 series:
I. The Little Theatre of Austin
II. Personal


Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Smith, Everett Grant
The Little Theatre of Austin
University of Texas at Austin. College of Business Administration.
Austin (Tex.)
Document Types:
Newspaper clippings.

Related Material

AF Biography - Smith, Everett Grant

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Donated by the Smith's daughter, Carolyn Smith Allen.

Preferred Citation

Everett Grant Smith Papers (AR.2006.034). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2006/080

Donation Date: 2006 October

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults/2009.


Donor indicated that more material would be forthcoming.

Alternative Form Available

The donor did not want to donate the scrapbook so we scanned the pages and made photocopies. The .jpeg files are available on the CD in the collection, as well as on the Image drive I:\Archives\Archival Collections\AR.2006.034.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. The Little Theatre of Austin, 1929-1961

Box Folder
1 1 Newspaper clippings, 1935-1951, 1961, undated
Location FlatFile
qAR FF 04/01/011-012 Oversize newspaper clippings, 1948, 1964
Box Folder
1 2-3 Programs (bound), 1929-1937
4 Programs (loose), 1933-1942
Location FlatFile
qAR FF 04/01/013 Oversized programs, 1935 March
Box Folder
1 5 Scripts, 1945 May 17

II. Personal, 1929-1945

Box Folder
1 6 Photographs, 1934, 1945
7 Scrapbook (photocopies and CD), 1929-1931