Ambrose Everett Carroll Smith papers
Collection number: ahc.MSS843f
Scope and Content
This collection contains correspondence between Carroll and his parents written during the months before and after he was injured in a truck accident. It also contains inquiries written by his father, W.R.C. Smith, to find out information about his son from military leadership, American Red Cross personnel, and other Atlanta publishers. Material also includes newspaper clippings gathered by Carroll's sister that recount his homecoming as well as clippings regarding W.R.C. Smith and his publishing career.
- 1918-1919, undated
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
Ambrose Everett 'Carroll' Smith (1899-1979) was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Wilbur Richard Carroll Smith (1872-1941) and Lora May Bedford (1869-1905). After his mother died, the family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where W.R.C. Smith married Mary Edna Pope (1875-1963). Carroll enlisted with the United States Marine Corps in Atlanta on April 14, 1917. He was injured in 1918 while fighting to keep the Prussians out of Paris, after which he was honorably discharged. This news did not reach his parents, and W.R.C. Smith, a publisher and the president of the Atlanta Rotary Club, used his publishing contacts to find Carroll's location and status. Carroll Smith married Viola Shirley Kluge (1906-1991) in 1929 and they had two children: Willie and Carolyn.
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2019.
- Smith, A.E. Carroll (Ambrose Everett Carroll)
- Smith, W.R.C. (Wilbur Richard Carroll)
- Soldiers -- Georgia -- Correspondence
- United States. Marine Corps
- W. R. C. Smith Publishing Company (Atlanta, Ga)
- World War, 1914-1918 -- France
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical care
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American
- Ambrose Everett Carroll Smith papers
- Alyssa Huenniger
- April 2019
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- Finding aid is written in English.