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Smith Academy Collection

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Smith Academy Collection, 1862-1917 | WUA University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Smith Academy Collection, 1862-1917Add to your cart.

ID: WUA/01/wua00087

Primary Creator: Smith Academy - Washington University in St. Louis (1879-1917)

Extent: 9.5 Cubic Feet

Arrangement:

The collection is organized by format, into three series:

Series 01: Publications

Series 02: Scrapbooks

Series 03: Student Records [RESTRICTED]

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains publications, including class books, songs, commencement programs, the Smith Academy “Record”, and catalogues; scrapbooks,  including athletic and letter and ephemera scrapbooks; and student records from Smith Academy.

Collection Historical Note

Smith Academy (1856-1917) provided primary and secondary education for boys, in effect serving as a preparatory school for Washington University. Instituted to provide qualified college students when public education was unable to do so, Smith Academy was closed in 1917.  Name changes were as follows: 1856-1864(?), The Academic Department of Washington University; 1864(?)-1879, the Academy; 1879-1915, Smith Academy; 1915-1917, Smith Academy-The Manual Training School.  In the first fifteen years of its existence, Smith Academy and the Collegiate Department were almost inseparable.  Smith Academy was not divided into Departments, but rather into Preparatory (lower) and Academic (higher) divisions.  Its primary officers were the Principal and the Vice Principal.  The grade book contains students’ overall grades for their courses.

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Accruals: Accurals are interfiled with collection.

Access Restrictions: There is restricted material in this collection. For details, contact the University Archivist at (314) 935-9730.

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method: This material was given to Archives by Smith Academy.

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Processing Information: Processed by Sonya McDonald and Sarah Pabarcus in September 2005. Updated by Sarah Schnuriger in Summer 2016 and January 2020.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Hannah Barg in June 2012. Updated by Sarah Schnuriger in Summer 2016 and January 2020.


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Series 2: ScrapbooksAdd to your cart.
The Athletic Scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, athletic calendars, and programs of athletic events at Smith Academy. The Letter and Ephemera Scrapbooks include notices, academy stationary, songs, schedules, clippings, and programs among others.
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Item 5: Scrapbook (Athletics), 1907-08Add to your cart.
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Item 7: Scrapbook (Athletics), 1909-10Add to your cart.
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Item 9: Scrapbook (Athletics), 1911-12Add to your cart.
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Item 10: Scrapbook (Athletics), 1896-1902Add to your cart.
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Item 11: Scrapbook (Athletics), 1903-07Add to your cart.
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Item 12: Scrapbook (Athletics), 1914-15Add to your cart.
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Item 13: Scrapbooks (Letters and Ephemera), 1896-97Add to your cart.
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Item 14: Scrapbooks (Letters and Ephemera), 1898-99Add to your cart.
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Item 15: Scrapbooks (Letters and Ephemera), 1899-1900Add to your cart.
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Item 16: Scrapbooks (Letters and Ephemera), 1900-01Add to your cart.
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Item 17: Photograph (Fourth Class), 1889Add to your cart.
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Item 18: Scrapbooks (Letters and Ephemera), 1901-02Add to your cart.
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Item 19: Scrapbooks (Letters and Ephemera), 1902-03Add to your cart.
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