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Laura Isabel Smith papers

Laura Isabel Smith papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Laura Isabel Smith papers
Creator: Smith, Laura Isabel
Inclusive Dates: 1930-1989
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Collection Number: UA08-054
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Biographical/historical note

Laura Isabel Smith was a life-long resident of Athens, Georgia. She was the granddaughter of a former mayor of Athens and her father was one of the founders of Smith, Boley and Brown Realtors and Insurance. "Miss Laura", as she was affectionately known, was also a cousin of Dean William Tate's wife and had been part of their wedding. In 1936, when Tate became the Dean of Freshmen at UGA, he asked Miss Laura, at that time a graduate student, to serve as his secretary. She stayed in this job for 36 years until Tate's retirement in 1971. After Tate's retirement, Miss Laura continued to work a UGA in the Judicial Affairs branch of the Office of Student Affairs. In 1981, she retired from the university after 45 years of service.

Scope and Content

This collection dates from the 1930s through the early 1980s. Of special interest are Ms. Smith's photographs, personnel documents, scrapbook and clippings. Many of the documents pertain to her retirement from UGA in 1981.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Laura Isabel Smith Papers, UA08-054, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

RG 6

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Personnel records.
Secretaries -- Retirement.
Smith, Laura Isabel -- Correspondence
Tate, Susan Frances Barrow, 1908-
Tate, William, 1903-1980
University of Georgia -- Employees

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Photographs, 1930 - 1989 ( 4 item(s) )
1280 MC 1000 ["Unauthorized Exit From The University" - Retirement] , 1980 ( 8 item(s) )
13[Misc.-Includes Personnel Documents, Newspaper Clippings, Correspondence] , 1960 - 1989 ( 37 item(s) )
14[Misc.-Includes Newspaper Clippings, Correspondence and Photographs], 1980s ( 61 item(s) )
15Plaque , 1981
16Scrapbook ( 27 item(s) )
17 The Physic Garden