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Allen C. Smith papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS333

Scope and Content

This collection contains the manuscript and research for Allen C. Smith's thesis, The Republican Party in Georgia, 1867-1871. It was completed as part of his master's degree from Duke University in 1936. Also included are essays by Smith entitled The Union League in Georgia, The Secession Fight in Georgia, and Aggressive Slavocracy in Georgia, as well as research and bibliographic notes covering these topics. There is raw data on the 1860 election in Georgia and slave populations of Georgia counties in 1850. The collection contains bills and receipts from his time as Superintendent of Dixie Consolidated Schools in Georgia and personal correspondence with his wife.


  • 1930-1950, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

Allen Candler Smith was born in 1906 in Turner, Georgia, to Wilbur and Pearl Smith. He attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and completed a master's degree in history in 1936. He was the Superintendent of the Dixie Consolidated Schools near Quitman, Georgia. Smith married Anne Sanderson of Houston, Texas on August 16, 1938, and had two children, Virginia and Allen, Jr. Additional biographical information about Allen C. Smith has not been determined.


1.26 linear ft. (2 document cases, 3 index card boxes)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1975

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2012.

Allen C. Smith papers
Laura Starratt
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305