Mary Wade Smith Papers


Mary Wade Smith

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the family history and genealogy of the Smith Family. It also includes numerous photographs of Smith ancestors and Mary Wade Smith's immediate family.

Biographical Note

Mary Wade Smith (b. 1920) was an alumna of Abilene Christian College (1942-1948) and an Abilene resident. May Wade Smith's mother and father were from Winchester, Tennessee. Her father was a school teacher and died in 1953, while her mother passed away in 1961, both are buried in Abilene, TX. Her family attended College Church of Christ.

Donor Note



This collection has been reboxed and some items have been rearranged in order to accommodate the items into different sized boxes. Many photographs have been taken out of their original frames in order to better preserve the picture. Otherwise, the collection has retained its arrangement since its accession into the University Manuscripts.

Content List

Box #1 List of item level descriptions Photographs of the Smith family Unidentified photographs from wallet of Charles C. Webster (U.S. Army) with wallet Photographs of friends and relatives Obituary for Sue Smith, Mary Wade Smith’s mother Gospel Advocate, Volume LXXII, No. 48, November 27, 1930 Handwritten, brief family genealogy and history of Mary Wade’s great-grandparents Postcards from friends and relatives Autograph book from the ACC class of 1942-1948 Memory books from funerals Baby book, 1921 The book, Love’s Roses by Lucy C. Kellerhouse given to Mary Wade Smith by her father, 1927 Unidentified photograph of young man Newspaper clipping of wedding Mary Wade Smith Family Bible (1 of 2) Photo album Box #2 Two photo albums Daughters of Confederacy Certificate presented to Sue M. Smith February 22, 1928 Photographs of Mary Wade Smith and other unidentified photographs Mary Wade Smith Family Bible (2 of 2)


Churches of Christ--Texas (Abilene)



Extent of Collection

2 Boxes

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #357

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Sarah Dannemiller


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