Papers, 1941-1958

Smith, Lawrence H., 1892-1958

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Microforms; Photos, Drawings, Prints
  • Contributors
  • Physical Details
    • 8.0 c.f. (20 archives boxes) and
    • 3 reels of microfilm (35mm); plus
    • additions of 691 photographs
    • 475 pieces of ephemera, and
    • 0.8 c.f. of scrapbooks
  • OCLC ocn297178972
  • Finding Aids
    • Register to the processed portion


  • COLLECTION STORED, ALL or IN-PART, AT ARC: Collection can be requested for transfer through the Area Research Center (ARC) Network, consult Reading Room Staff.


  • Papers, mainly 1954-1958, of a Republican congressman (1941-1958) from Racine, Wisconsin, and his wife Eleanor J. Smith (1896-1976) who managed his congressional office. Included is correspondence with constituents and district leaders concerning local issues and problems such as the establishment of the Richard I. Bong Air Base and efforts to improve local employment conditions and district harbors; speeches; legislative files; press material and clippings; and biographical information. Personal files of Mrs. Smith concern her presidency of the Congressional Club.
  • The processed portion is summarized above and is described in the register. Additional photographic accessions are described below.


  • Portions of this collection are available only on microfilm.
  • Presented by Eleanor Smith, Racine, Wis., 1958.