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Merle G. Smith Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-2624

Scope and Contents


Legal case files (1913-1982) for litigation handled by Merle G. Smith, and Merle G. Smith, Jr., attorneys at law in Guthrie, Oklahoma. The case files include correspondence between the Smiths and thier clients, as well as related legal documents. The collection also contains memorabilia from Merle G. Smith's student days at the University of Oklahoma, including two felt OU beanie caps (n.d.), one felt armband bearing the letters "SATC" (n.d.), and one dance card for the Freshman Christmas Dance (1919). Also includes 27 reproduction photographs of University of Oklahoma buildings and events, and one piece of correspondence (1919) from Smith regarding freshman activities.


  • Creation: 1913-1982

Restrictions on Access

Restricted: All files in this collection must be reviewed by library personnel before they may be used by researchers. All materials in the collection that are of a personal nature (such as divorce cases, custody cases, D.U.I. cases, etc.) are restricted for a period of 75 years from the last date of action on the file.


10.15 Cubic Feet (10.15 ft.)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Source of acquisition--Smith, Anna V. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--2000.

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Repository Details

Part of the Western History Collections Repository

630 Parrington Oval
Room 300
Norman Oklahoma 73019 United States