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Hugh Hollingsworth Smith Scrapbook and Papers

Identifier: DC0191s

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence (1919-1985), Pi Kappa Alpha files(1921-1922), class reports (1918-1923), and printed materials (1918-1923). The correspondence from 1919 to 1923 primarily relates to Smith's activities as student, while the letters dating 1942-1985 relate to Smith's career and family. The Pi Kappa Alpha materials include notes, invitations, and photographs, the class records include reports from the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Davidson College. The printed materials include certificates, newsclippings, photographs, and an expense ledger. The files also contain Smith's scrapbook that he kept as a student at Davidson. The individual items in the scrapbook have been listed below. In the file folder marked "Miscellaneous -- Scrapbook Materials", one will find a Application for Admission to Davidson College in the 1920's; a letter from Professor M.E. Sentelle inviting Smith to apply for admission to the college; a bill from the college infirmary; a membership certificate from Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemical Fraternity; a letter of admission to Phi Beta Kappa; a letter from William Joseph Martin to Smith telling him that the dates for the senior examinations cannot be moved; a receipt from the purchase of a used Ford (for $325!!!); and several photographs of Jean Martin (President W. J. Martin's daughter) and various students looking directly at the camera.


  • Creation: 1918 - 1985

Biographical / Historical

Hugh Hollingsworth Smith was graduated from Davidson College in 1923. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University. Smith was a principal member of the team that developed the yellow fever vaccine for the Rockefeller Foundation. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University Medical School, Smith joined the field staff of the Rockefeller Foundation in 1930. He was named assistant director of what was then the Division of Medicine and Public Health in 1944 and served as an associate director from 1951 until his retirement. Smith also taught microbiology and conducted research at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He founded the Tucson Society of Tropical Medicine and in 1978, Smith published his memoirs as "Life's a Pleasant Institution: The Peregrinations of a Rockefeller Doctor."


6 folders_oversize (6 folders and 1 scrapbook)