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A Guide to the J. Edwin Smith Collection, 1958-1992



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Smith, J. Edwin.
Title: J. Edwin Smith Collection
Dates: 1958-1992
Abstract: Photographs, correspondence and political campaign literature comprise the bulk of this collection. Dates range from 1958-1992.
Extent: 3 folders (.10 linear feet)
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Southwestern Writers Collection, Special Collections, Alkek Library, Texas State University-San Marcos

Biographical Note

Noted Texas attorney James Edwin Smith, who won a U.S. Supreme Court case striking down an election primary system that excluded black voters, was born in Sonora, Texas on October 18, 1911. He ran for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas in 1958, as a member of the Democratic Party. Publicity photographs for this campaign were taken by Russell Lee. Smith lived and worked in Houston for much of his life. He died on Feburary 1, 2001.


Scope and Content Note

Photographs, correspondence and political campaign literature comprise the bulk of this collection. Dates range from 1958-1992.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.


Index Terms

Smith, J. Edwin--Archives
Political campaigns -- United States -- Correspondence.
Political campaigns -- United States – Pictorial works.
Lawyers -- Texas.
Correspondence.
Pamphlets.
Photographs.
Lee, Russell, 1903-
Smith, J. Edwin donor

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

J. Edwin Smith Papers, Southwestern Writers Collection/Texas State University-San Marcos.

Acquisition Information

Gift donated by J. Edwin Smith, 1992.

Processing Information

Processed by Amanda Oates, 1999.


 Copyright Notice 

Please contact the Center for American History, Univ. of Texas at Austin, for reprints or permission to publish these photographs.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

The inventory for this collection is currently unavailable. Please contact the Southwestern Writers Collection, Special Collections, Alkek Library, Texas State University-San Marcos for more information regarding this collection.