Guide to the Winslow Whitney Smith Papers,
1910-1965

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Smith, Winslow Whitney, 1907-1994
Title: Winslow Whitney Smith Papers
Dates: 1910-1965 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 10 boxes (5 linear feet)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 247
Summary: This collection contains correspondence and other records pertaining to W. W. Smith's LDS Church mission to Germany, 1927-1930, as well as his experience as a mission president for the Austria mission later in life.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Material in English 

Content Description

The Winslow Whitney Smith Papers contain correspondence and other records pertaining to Smith's LDS Church mission to Germany, 1927-1930, as well as his experience as a mission president for the Austrian mission later in life.

The earlier material is an excellent and unusually complete record of the Mormon missionary experience in Europe at that time period, and includes correspondence between Smith and a cousin discussing sexual matters and the difficulty of adhering to the strict lifestyle standards of the mission field.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Use :  

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Winslow Whitney Smith Papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

The copyright interests in the Winslow Whitney Smith papers have not been transferred to Utah State University.

Preferred Citation :  

Initial Citation: Winslow Whitney Smith Papers USU_COLL MSS 247, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 247, USUSCA.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Divided into two subseries: Chronological (multiple senders and recipients), and Letters Received. Correspondence in English and German.

Processing Note :  

Processed in July of 1998

Acquisition Information :  

The Winslow Whitney Smith Papers were donated to Special Collections & Archives in 1990 by Winslow Whitney Smith of Logan, Utah, along with his father's personal papers.

Related Materials :  

Helen Mar Whitney papers (COLL MS 179)

Winslow Farr Smith PapersCOLL MSS 246

Whitney Smith photograph collectionP0034


Detailed Description of the Collection

Correspondence, 1910-1930
(4 boxes, 139 folders)
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Outgoing
Box
Folder
1 1 Correspondence
(6 pieces)
1910
1 2 Correspondence
(2 pieces)
1913
1 3 Correspondence
(18 pieces)
1910s
1 4 Correspondence
(3 pieces)
1920
1 5 Correspondence
(2 pieces)
1921
1 6 Correspondence
(9 pieces)
1922
1 7 Correspondence
(1 piece)
1923
1 8 Correspondence
(1 piece)
1924
1 9 Correspondence
(2 pieces)
1927 May
1 10 Correspondence
(21 pieces)
1927 July
1 11 Correspondence
(7 pieces)
1927 July
1 12 Correspondence
(20 pieces)
1927 July
1 13 Correspondence
(12 pieces)
1927 August
1 14 Correspondence
(10 pieces)
1927 August
1 15 Correspondence
(16 pieces)
1927 September
1 16 Correspondence
(13 pieces)
1927 September
1 17 Correspondence
(15 pieces)
1927 October
1 18 Correspondence
(11 pieces)
1927 October
1 19 Correspondence
(16 pieces)
1927 November
1 20 Correspondence
(18 pieces)
1927 November
1 21 Correspondence
(17 pieces)
1927 December
1 22 Correspondence
(16 pieces)
1928 January
1 23 Correspondence
(18 pieces)
1928 February
1 24 Correspondence
(10 pieces)
1928 March
1 25 Correspondence
(11 pieces)
1928 April
1 26 Correspondence
(13 pieces)
1928 May
1 27 Correspondence
(12 pieces)
1928 June
1 28 Correspondence
(17 pieces)
1928 July
1 29 Correspondence
(17 pieces)
1928 August
1 30 Correspondence
(18 pieces)
1928 September
1 31 Correspondence
(15 pieces)
1928 October
1 32 Correspondence
(13 pieces)
1928 November
1 33 Correspondence
(8 pieces
1928 December
2 1 Correspondence
(14 pieces)
1929 January
2 2 Correspondence
(15 pieces)
1929 February
2 3 Correspondence
(14 pieces)
1929 March
2 4 Correspondence
(12 pieces)
1929 April
2 5 Correspondence
(17 pieces)
1929 May
2 6 Correspondence
(7 pieces)
1929 June
2 7 Correspondence
(17 pieces)
1929 July
2 8 Correspondence
(17 pieces)
1929 August
2 9 Correspondence
(12 pieces)
1929 September
2 10 Correspondence
(15 pieces)
1929 October
2 11 Correspondence
(9 pieces)
1929 November
2 12 Correspondence
(11 pieces)
1929 November
2 13 Correspondence
(14 pieces)
1929 December
2 14 Correspondence
(4 pieces)
1930 January
2 15 Correspondence
(13 pieces)
1930 February
2 16 Correspondence
(9 pieces)
1930 March
2 17 Correspondence
(8 pieces)
1930 April
2 18 Correspondence
(13 pieces)
1930 May
2 19 Correspondence
(1 piece)
1930 June
2 20 Correspondence
(1 piece)
1930 July
2 21 Correspondence
(4 pieces)
1930 August
2 22 Correspondence
(1 piece)
1930 September
2 23 Correspondence
(1 piece)
1930 December
2 24 Correspondence
(7 pieces)
1931
2 25 Correspondence
(12 pieces)
1934
2 26 Correspondence
(5 pieces)
1936
2 27 Correspondence
(2 pieces)
1937
2 28 Correspondence
(10 pieces)
1938
2 29 Correspondence
(11 pieces)
1938
2 30 Correspondence
(11 pieces)
1939
2 31 Correspondence
(11 pieces)
1939
2 32 Correspondence
(3 pieces)
1940
2 33 Correspondence
(1 pieces)
1948
2 34 Correspondence
(15 pieces)
Undated
2 35 Correspondence
Fragments (4 pieces)
Undated
Letters Received
Consists of letters received by Smith on his LDS Church mission to Germany, 1927-1930. Correspondents include his parents, sister, and friends. Also includes some miscellaneous printed items collected by Smith during that time period.Smith's original order was maintained. Sometimes Smith used a common name, so that letters from his father, Winslow Farr Smith, can be found under "F" for Father and under "S".
1927-1928
Box
Folder
3 1 "A"
(2 pieces)
3 2 "B"
(12 pieces)
3 3 "D"
(2 pieces)
3 4 "F"
(9 pieces)
3 5 "G"
(1 piece)
3 6 "H"
(5 pieces)
3 7 "J"
(1 piece)
3 8 "K"
(17 pieces)
3 9 "K"
(23 pieces)
3 10 "K"
(20 pieces)
3 11 "L"
(2 pieces)
3 12 "M"
(13 pieces)
3 13 "M"
(11 pieces)
3 14 "M"
(10 pieces)
3 15 "M"
(10 pieces)
3 16 "M"
(10 pieces)
3 17 "M"
(11 pieces)
3 18 "M"
(17 pieces)
3 19 "M"
(12 pieces)
3 20 "M"
(10 pieces)
3 21 "M"
(25 pieces)
3 22 "M"
(25 pieces)
3 23 "M"
(15 pieces)
3 24 "P"
(7 pieces)
3 25 "R"
(3 pieces)
3 26 "S"
(17 pieces)
3 27 "S"
(19 pieces)
3 28 "S"
(14 pieces)
3 29 "S"
(15 pieces)
3 30 "S"
(20 pieces)
3 31 "S"
(14 pieces)
3 32 "Sch"
(7 pieces)
3 33 "St"
(4 pieces)
3 34 "T"
(2 pieces)
3 35 "U"
(1 item)
3 36 "W"
(4 pieces)
3 37 "Z"
(1 piece)
Letters Received 1929-1930
Box
Folder
4 1 "Instructions to Missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints"
(1 piece)
4 2 "A"
(2 pieces)
4 3 "B"
(9 pieces)
4 4 "C"
(15 pieces)
4 5 "D"
(26 pieces)
4 6 "E"
(4 pieces)
4 7 "F"
(16 pieces)
4 8 "F"
(17 pieces)
4 9 "F"
(20 pieces)
4 10 "F"
(16 pieces)
4 11 "G"
(17 pieces)
4 12 "H"
(11 pieces)
4 13 "I"
(6 pieces)
4 14 "K"
(18 pieces)
4 15 "K"
(18 pieces)
4 16 "L"
(1 piece)
4 17 "M"
(13 pieces)
4 18 "M"
(13 pieces)
4 19 "M"
(13 pieces)
4 20 "M"
(23 pieces)
4 21 "M"
(18 pieces)
4 22 "M"
(29 pieces)
4 23 "M"
(14 pieces)
4 24 "M"
(13 pieces)
4 25 "M"
(16 pieces)
4 26 "M"
(9 pieces)
4 27 "P"
(4 pieces)
4 28 "R"
(1 piece)
4 29 "S"
(8 pieces)
4 30 "St"
(10 pieces)
4 31 "T"
(12 pieces)
4 32 "V"
(4 pieces)
4 33 "W"
(9 pieces)
4 34 "Z"
(3 pieces)

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Miscellaneous Personal Papers and Genealogical Files, 1927-1930

Books used to record daily transactions in the mission field, such as baptisms, contacts, etc. and also financial expenses. Also included is a vary brief journal Smith began at the end of his mission.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Missionary Books 1927-1929
Box
Folder
5 1 Missionary day book
(1 item)
5 2 Missionary expense book
(1 item)
1927-1929
5 3 Mission journal
(1 item)
1930 May 10-26
Personal Papers 1915-1950
Box
Folder
5 4 Baby book recording "firsts" for WWS
(1 item)
Undated
5 5 Daughters of the American Revolution Sons and Daughters membership cards, Winslow Whitney Smith and Dorothy Smith
(2 pieces)
1915 March 15
5 6 Report cards, elementary school and high school
(19 pieces)
Undated
5 7 Christmas book, Chicago
(1 item)
1921
5 8 Speech given by "Dr. Miller of California" to the general conference of the Swiss-German LDS mission, Cologne
(1 piece, 1 item)
1928 August 19
5 9 Speech given by Winslow Whitney Smith to the general conference of the Swiss-German LDS mission, Cologne
(1 item)
1929 June 19
5 10 W. Whitney Smith campaign announcement for treasurer, Associated Students of the University of Utah
(1 piece)
Undated
5 11 Samuel Smith cemetery plot perpetual care contract 1948 December 3
5 12 Radio program script, Colleges on the Air, by Carlton Culmsee, KSL Radio Undated
5 13 Endorsement letters for W. Whitney Smith candidacy for presidency of the Utah State Agricultural College
(38 pieces)
1950 March to May
5 14 Hair clippings, Emily Hills and Nancy Hills Undated
Genealogical Files
Miscellaneous genealogical files collected by Smith on several different branches of the family. Includes clippings, letters from various members of the family related to their genealogical work, family organizations newsletters, etc. In original order by family group.
Undated
Box
Folder
5 15 Kimball family genealogy
5 16 Lund family genealogy
5 17 Scoot family genealogy
5 18 Whitney family genealogy
5 19 Miscellaneous geneaology
Scrapbooks
Miscellaneous papers maintained in scrapbooks related to Smith's tenure as president of the Austrian LDS Church mission.
1961-1965
Box
6-10 Scrapbooks and related materials

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Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Kraft, Whitney, 1907-2002--Correspondence.
    • Smith, Winslow Whitney, 1907-1994--Correspondence.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Mormon Church--Missions--Austria.
    • Mormon Church--Missions--Germany.
    • Mormon missionaries--Correspondence.
    • Mormon missionaries--Sexual behavior.

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