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Frank R. Smith scrapbooks

 Collection — Container: 1 [31151030055952]
Identifier: MS-0373
Frank R. (Frank Robert) Smith was a Baltimore physician, born in the city on December 4, 1898. The collection consists of five bound scrapbooks that contain clippings and political cartoons removed from newspapers and magazines, 1915-1917.

Dates

  • 1915-1917

Creator

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This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

This collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.38 Cubic Feet (1 letter size document box)

Biographical / Historical

Frank R. (Frank Robert) Smith was a Baltimore physician, born in the city on December 4, 1898. Smith was the son of Dr. Frank R. Smith, Sr. who served on the original staff headed by Sir William Osler of The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Smith entered Hopkins in 1915 but interrupted his undergraduate work in 1917 when the United States entered the First World War in Europe. Smith enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in France. He returned to Hopkins to complete his studies and entered the medical school from which he received the medical degree in 1925. War intervened in Dr. Smith's life once again in 1942. He interrupted his professional life to serve with the U.S. Navy Medical Corps during World War II.

In 1929, Dr. Smith established a private medical practice in Baltimore at 1014 St. Paul St. He maintained the practice until 1947 when he joined the medical staff at Hopkins. He was appointed director of the personnel health clinic, a position which held the academic rank of assistant professor at the School of Medicine.

Dr. Frank R. Smith died in Baltimore, March 31, 1965.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of five bound scrapbooks that contain clippings and political cartoons removed from newspapers and magazines, 1915-1917. The scrapbooks were assembled by Frank R. Smith who was then a student at Hopkins. During the years, 1915-1917, the war began in Europe and a national debate emerged regarding America's position on foreign affairs. Apparently, Smith paid close attention to the events leading to the eventual entry of America into the war. His scrapbooks reveal a near daily record from press reports and caricatures drawn for the Baltimore newspapers and other national and international periodicals. Materials in the scrapbooks are dated and sometimes annotated. The last entry is dated July 24, 1917.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The scrapbooks that form this collection were given as a gift to the University by Frank R. Smith in 1959. They were formerly cataloged to the stacks (D 526.2 .S55 Volumes 1-5). In February 1995 the scrapbooks were decataloged and removed to Manuscripts.

Accruals

The Accession Number is 94-95.24.

Related Materials

Related material can be found in the Emory Hamilton Niles Scrapbook MS.0233, Special Collections.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepaerd by Joan Grattan in June 1995.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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