Contains 3 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 535
Scope and Contents The Robert E. Smith papers include creative writings and related papers from the life and career of Robert E. Smith. The collection primarily comprises manuscripts for short stories, poems, essays, novels and novellas, sermons, and plays. The collection also includes research documents on various topics, notably orator John Walker and mystery solving; instruction materials from the classes Smith taught in the Purdue Communication Department; and personal documents such as correspondence, travel...
Dates: 1939 - 2014
Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 535, Series 1
Scope and Contents This series contains both typed and handwritten manuscripts of short stories, poetry, essays, novels and novellas, plays, and sermons from throughout Smith's career. The bulk of the manuscripts are short stories. This series is organized chronologically, and Smith's folder names and numbering have been retained wherever possible. When a folder title was not given, one was created and placed in brackets on the folder.
Dates: 1959 - 2008
Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 535, Series 1, Sub-series 1
Scope and Contents This sub-series contains typed and hand-written manuscripts of short stories written by Smith as well as his Masters and PhD theses. The sub-series is arranged chronologically and Smith's folder titles and numbering system were maintained wherever possible. Any folder titles in brackets were added during processing.
Dates: 1964 - 1992