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Box 6

 Container

Contains 14 Collections and/or Records:

Robert E. Smith papers

 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

Research, 1962 - 2012

 Series — Box: 6
Identifier: MSF 535, Series 2
Scope and Contents This series contains research done by Smith for use in his various writing projects. The bulk of this series is research for an essay on John Walker and research for an untitled mystery novel set at the fictional McGower University.
Dates: 1962 - 2012

Instruction materials, 1969 - 2010

 Series — Box: 6
Identifier: MSF 535, Series 3
Scope and Contents This series contains materials Smith used for the Communication and Oral Interpretation classes he taught at Purdue. It also includes some material related to Smith's personal professional development and his time in the Purdue Communications Department.
Dates: 1969 - 2010

Personal, 1939 - 2014

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 535, Series 4
Scope and Contents This series contains personal documents of Robert Smith, particularly those relating to his religious life and his travels. Some materials relating to Smith's education, family, and community involvement are included, as well as his correspondence.
Dates: 1939 - 2014

Travel, 1965, 1999

 Sub-Series — Box: 6
Identifier: MSF 535, Series 4, Sub-series 3
Scope and Contents This sub-series contains the diary Smith kept during a trip to Japan in 1965 and documents from a trip to Israel in 1999. Smith's folder titles have been maintained wherever possible. Titles in brackets were added during processing.
Dates: 1965, 1999

John Walker, 1962 - 1985

 Sub-Series — Box: 6
Identifier: MSF 535, Series 2, Sub-series 1
Scope and Contents This sub-series contains research into the life and works of orator John Walker. Materials include articles on Walker's life and correspondence with libraries regarding materials on Walker. Smith's folder titles were maintained wherever possible. Titles in brackets were added during processing.
Dates: 1962 - 1985

Class materials, 1969 - 2010

 Sub-Series — Box: 6
Identifier: MSF 535, Series 3, Sub-series 1
Scope and Contents This sub-series contains materials from the classes Smith taught in the Purdue Communications department including English 591, Introduction to Oral Interpretation, and Cross Cultural Communication. Smith's folder titles have been maintained wherever possible. Titles in brackets were added during processing.
Dates: 1969 - 2010

Professional development, 1975

 Sub-Series — Box: 6
Identifier: MSF 535, Series 3, Sub-series 2
Scope and Contents This sub-series contains the itenerary for a Lecture on Teaching Basic Oral Interpretation that Smith attended in 1975.
Dates: 1975

Administrative, 1969 - 1997

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 535, Series 1, Sub-series 9
Scope and Contents This series contains administrative documents related to Smith's work as a writer, including submission lists, rejection letters, and correspondence with literary editors and agents. Smith's folder titles were maintained wherever possible. Any titles in brackets were added during processing.
Dates: 1969 - 1997

Research for mystery stories, 1985 - 2005

 Sub-Series — Box: 6
Identifier: MSF 535, Series 2, Sub-series 2
Scope and Contents This sub-series contains research Smith did while writing mystery stories. Smith's folder titles have been maintained wherever possible. Titles in brackets were added during processing.
Dates: 1985 - 2005

Other research, 1967 - 2012

 Sub-Series — Box: 6
Identifier: MSF 535, Series 2, Sub-series 3
Scope and Contents This sub-series contains documents that were judged to have been collected as research for in-progress or future written work. Smith's folder titles have been maintained wherever possible. Titles in brackets were added during processing.
Dates: 1967 - 2012

Education, 1961 - 1967

 Sub-Series — Box: 6
Identifier: MSF 535, Series 4, Sub-series 2
Scope and Contents This sub-series contains documents related to Smith's education including his pledge card for Alpha Psi Omega, clippings from the Harding College newspaper mentioning him, applications to defer selective service due to education plans, and a personal Rorschach test. Smith's folder titles have been maintained wherever possible. Titles added during processing are in brackets.
Dates: 1961 - 1967

Family, 1389-1947, 1991, 2007

 Sub-Series — Box: 6
Identifier: MSF 535, Series 4, Sub-series 1
Scope and Contents This sub-series contains photographs of Smith's father's air force training clas at Randolph. It also contains autobiographical experiences written by Smith's wife Pauletta's (nee Verett) family.
Dates: 1389-1947, 1991, 2007

Purdue Communications Department, 1998

 Sub-Series — Box: 6
Identifier: MSF 535, Series 3, Sub-series 3
Scope and Contents This sub-series contains retirement songs that Smith wrote upon the retirement of two of his Purdue colleagues.
Dates: 1998