Everett Grant Smith Papers
An Inventory of the Collection
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.
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.
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Donated by the Smith's daughter, Carolyn Smith Allen.
Everett Grant Smith Papers (AR.2006.034). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.
Donor #: DO/2006/080
Donation Date: 2006 October
Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults/2009.
Donor indicated that more material would be forthcoming.
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.
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