Smith and Allen family papers
Collection number: ahc.MSS886f
Scope and Content
This collection contains include tax returns, articles written by family members, programs, a bulletin, and newspaper clippings. Of particular note are recorded interviews with three members of the Smith family: Leroy Wingate (the uncle of Dorothy Smith Allen), Dorothy Smith Allen, and Robert Stuart Allen. The interviews detail growing up in Georgia during the Great Depression.
- 1904-1997, undated
- Green, Dottie Allen (Person)
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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. The oral history interviews are published online and licensed under a Creative Commons, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivsCC BY-NC-ND license, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/.
James Clifford Smith (1883-?) and Bonnie Smith (1893-1980) were born in Doraville, Georgia, to James F. Smith (1859-1923) and Julia A. Smith (1857-1939). Charles and Bonnie served in the United States Army during World War I. Bonnie Smith worked as a salesman for the Atlantic Company. James C. Smith worked as a train caller and married Annie Mae Wingate (1893-1924); the couple had two daughters, Dorothy (1917-2008) and Julia (1919-2007). After Annie's death, James married Minnie Tinsley (1912-1984) and they had one daughter, Betty Jim (1930-2010). Dorothy married Robert Stuart Allen (1916-2011), the nephew of Charles Fletcher Allen, in 1940 and had three daughters: Priscila, Phyllis, and Dottie.
Charles Fletcher Allen (1878-1963) was born in North Carolina to W. M. Allen (1843-1925) and Julia Allen (1850-1889). Charles served in the United States Marines Corp and was stationed in the Philippines and Cuba. He married Lillian M. Allen (1876-1910) and they had one daughter, Beulah O. Allen (1905-1992). After Lillian's death, Charles married Adeline Allen (1889-1992). Charles served for 34 years as a lieutenant in the Atlanta Police Department.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
The oral histories were recorded as MP3 files. Patrons who want access to the oral histories must use the digital copies available at http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/landingpage/collection/p17222coll10.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2019.
- Smith and Allen family papers
- Allison Maier
- May 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.