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Collection of materials of Dr. David L. Smiley, Wake Forest University history professor and Reid Staton Bible Class leader. The collection (1940s-2005) includes correspondence, manuscripts, speeches, Wake Forest class lectures, notes and research, research on Cassius M. Clay, sermons and prayers, recordings of guest speakers from the WFU Pastor's School, recordings of Smiley's Reid Staton Bible class lectures, biographical material, and awards.

Biographical and Historical Note

David L. Smiley was born on St. Patrick’s Day in 1921 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He served in World War II after attending Mississippi College; upon his return, he obtained his A.B. and M.A. at Baylor University and his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin in 1953. Frequently remembered by his tendency to sport a beret while cruising around campus on his bicycle, Dr. Smiley accumulated a large following on the Wake Forest campus. His lectures were characterized as humorous, anecdotal lectures, provoking the reactions and opinions of his students through the use of outrageous claims. Although Dr. Smiley focused the majority of his research and knowledge on the history of the South, he also taught classes in ancient history as well as the American West and the role of women in American history. Dr. Smiley was vehemently opposed to segregation, and gave himself with passion and dedication to the improvement of his society; alongside several colleagues, he helped bring the first black student to Wake Forest campus. This student, Edward Reynolds, graduated in 1964 and went on to obtain his Ph.D. at the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies. He went on to be a respected professor emeritus of African history at the University of California, San Diego. Among Dr. Smiley’s publications, he is most noted for his article and various lectures concerning “The Quest for the Central Theme in Southern History,” published in 1972 in the South Atlantic Quarterly. He also published The Lion of Whitehall: The Life of Cassius Marcellus Clay in 1962; his extensive notes on the subject are featured in this collection. He is best known for The South in American History, the second edition, published in 1960 in collaboration with William B. Hesseltine; manuscripts of this are also included in the collection. Dr. Smiley spent 1968-69 at the University of Strasbourg as a Fulbright Lecturer. He was cited as one of the most outstanding educators in America in 1970 and received the Jon Reinhardt Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1988. The colorful and eccentric professor retired in 1991 and continued to lead the Reid Staton Bible Class until 2003. Dr. Smiley passed away on December 27, 2004.

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Collection Overview

This collection documents the activities of Wake Forest University history professor David L. Smiley. Materials are largely textual, ranging from the late 1940s to 2005, with the bulk of information between the 1960s-2000s. The collection is comprised of primarily research and teaching materials, including lecture and research notes. Also included is a vast collection of lectures, sermons and speeches, including his notes (1970-2003) from leading discussions for the Reid Staton Bible Class. Manuscripts and research for publications The South in American History and The Lion of Whitehall: The Life of Cassius Marcellus Clay are included. Collection also includes correspondence from 1951-2004, various book reviews and essays, recordings of guest speakers from the WFU Pastor's School, and biographical material including clippings, and awards. Collection contains 24 recordings of David Smiley at the Reid Staton Bible class ranging from 1975 to 2001.

Organized into six series: Series 1. Correspondence; Series 2. Manuscripts/Writings; Series 3. Research and Teaching; Series 4. Speeches/Lectures; Series 5. Religious Material; Series 6. Biographical Material.

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Collection Inventory

  • Correspondence (1951-2004) (Series includes correspondence from 1951-2004; includes correspondence with the Historical Society of North Carolina and various professors with whom he worked in this organization. Also includes correspondence regarding assorted speaking arrangements and sermons at numerous churches in North Carolina.)
    • Correspondence Undated / Box 1 Folder 1
    • 1951 / Box 1 Folder 2
    • 1959 / Box 1 Folder 3
    • 1967 / Box 1 Folder 4
    • 1968 / Box 1 Folder 5
    • 1969 / Box 1 Folder 6
    • 1971 / Box 1 Folder 7
    • 1972 / Box 1 Folder 8
    • 1975 / Box 1 Folder 9
    • 1977 / Box 1 Folder 10
    • 1978 / Box 1 Folder 11
    • 1979 / Box 1 Folder 12
    • 1980 / Box 1 Folder 13
    • 1981 / Box 1 Folder 14
    • 1982 / Box 1 Folder 15
    • 1985 / Box 1 Folder 16
    • 1986 / Box 1 Folder 17
    • 1987 / Box 1 Folder 18
    • 1988 / Box 1 Folder 19
    • 1989 / Box 1 Folder 20
    • 1991 / Box 1 Folder 21
    • 1992 / Box 1 Folder 22
    • 1993 / Box 1 Folder 23
    • 1995 / Box 1 Folder 24
    • 1997 / Box 1 Folder 25
    • 1998 / Box 1 Folder 26
    • 2001 / Box 1 Folder 27
    • 2004 / Box 1 Folder 28
    • Pam Swartzberg / Box 1 Folder 29
  • Manuscripts/Writings (Series includes the manuscript of "The South in American History," as well as "The Quest for the Central Theme in American History." Comprises general essays, including those about Cassius M. Clay, and the US Development of National Unity. Series also includes various book reviews written by Smiley.)
    • Personal
      • The South in American History: Preface, Table of Contents, Index / Box 1 Folder 30
      • The South in American History pgs. 1-64 / Box 1 Folder 31
      • The South in American History pgs. 65-87 / Box 1 Folder 32
      • The South in American History pgs. 88-166 / Box 1 Folder 33
      • The South in American History pgs. 167-223 / Box 1 Folder 34
      • The South in American History pgs. 2-162 evens / Box 2 Folder 1
      • The South in American History pgs. 164-330 evens / Box 2 Folder 2
      • The South in American History pgs. 332-464 evens / Box 2 Folder 3
      • The South in American History pgs. 466-606 evens / Box 2 Folder 4
      • Master Copy of the Reading List for The South in American History / Box 2 Folder 5
      • Reading List for The South in American History / Box 2 Folder 6
      • Quest for the Central Theme in Southern History / Box 2 Folder 7
      • Reviews for Quest for the Central Theme in Southern History / Box 2 Folder 8
      • The US Development of National Unity / Box 2 Folder 9
      • The Records of the Records Survey / Box 2 Folder 10
      • Educational Attitudes of NC Baptists / Box 2 Folder 11
      • Farewell to Saigon: May 4, 1975 / Box 2 Folder 12
      • General Essays / Box 2 Folder 13
      • Cassius M. Clay and John G. Free: A Study in Southern Anti-Slavery Thought / Box 2 Folder 14
      • Cassius M. Clay and Southern Industrialism / Box 2 Folder 15
    • Book Reviews
      • A World in Flames, Martha Byrd Hoyle / Box 3 Folder 1
      • Life in Contemporary Appalachia, Jack E. Weller / Box 3 Folder 2
      • With the Bark On: Popular Humor of the Old South, John Q. Anderson / Box 3 Folder 3
      • Kentucky Encyclopedia, John E. Kleber / Box 3 Folder 4
      • Lincoln, the South, and Slavery: The Political Dimension, Robert W. Johannsen / Box 3 Folder 5
      • The Fifties, David Halberstam / Box 3 Folder 6
      • Rhetoric of Agitation and Control, John Waite Bowers / Box 3 Folder 7
      • Miscellaneous: Notes, Book Reviews, Reactions / Box 3 Folder 8
  • Research and Teaching (Series includes notes from undergraduate and graduate classes. Details the lectures, notes, exams, and extras of classes Smiley taught at Wake Forest University. Comprises notes, research, and biographical notecards. Also included is research on Cassius M. Clay and Luther H. Evans, as well as a Value Assessment Seminar.)
    • Undergraduate Studies
      • ECN 144 “Pierre-Joseph Proudhorn, Individualist” / Box 3 Folder 9
      • HIS 230 "The Civil War" / Box 3 Folder 10
      • HIS 261 “The Suppression of the True American” / Box 3 Folder 11
      • HIS 276 “Pierre-Joseph Proudhorn, Individual Collectivist” / Box 3 Folder 12
    • Graduate Studies
      • Europe 1800s / Box 3 Folder 13
      • Modern American Thought and Culture / Box 3 Folder 14
      • Recent History of the United States / Box 3 Folder 15
      • History and Origins of WWII / Box 3 Folder 16
      • American Diplomatic History / Box 3 Folder 17
      • Domestic US Since 1865 / Box 3 Folder 18
      • History 261 / Box 3 Folder 19
      • Bound Thesis “The Ante-Bellum Professor as Seen in the William Carey Crane Collection” / Box 3 Folder 20
      • Miscellaneous / Box 3 Folder 21
    • WFU Classes
      • European History / Box 4 Folder 1
      • European History Lecture Notes / Box 4 Folder 2
      • European History Exams / Box 4 Folder 3
      • European History Extras / Box 4 Folder 4
      • 18th-19th Century Europe / Box 4 Folder 5
      • 18th-19th Century Europe Exams / Box 4 Folder 6
      • Grecian History / Box 4 Folder 7
      • Grecian History Lectures / Box 4 Folder 8
      • Ancient Rome / Box 4 Folder 9
      • Ancient Rome Lectures / Box 4 Folder 10
      • Ancient Rome Exams / Box 4 Folder 11
      • Renaissance and Reformation / Box 4 Folder 12
      • Renaissance Lectures / Box 4 Folder 13
      • Reformation Lectures / Box 4 Folder 14
      • Renaissance and Reformation Exams / Box 4 Folder 15
      • Renaissance and Reformation Extras / Box 4 Folder 16
      • Western Frontier / Box 4 Folder 17
      • Western Frontier Lectures / Box 4 Folder 18
      • Western Frontier Exams / Box 4 Folder 19
      • Western Frontier Extras / Box 4 Folder 20
      • American History Pre-Civil War Lectures / Box 4 Folder 21
      • American History Pre-Civil War Guide Sheets/Exams / Box 4 Folder 22
      • American History Pre-Civil War Extras / Box 4 Folder 23
      • The Civil War and Reconstruction / Box 5 Folder 1
      • The Civil War and Reconstruction Lectures / Box 5 Folder 2
      • The Civil War and Reconstruction Notes / Box 5 Folder 3
      • The Civil War and Reconstruction Exams / Box 5 Folder 4
      • The Civil War and Reconstruction Extras / Box 5 Folder 5
      • The South Since 1860 / Box 5 Folder 6
      • The South Since 1860 Lectures / Box 5 Folder 7
      • The South Since 1860 Exams / Box 5 Folder 8
      • The South Since 1860 Extras / Box 5 Folder 9
      • 20th Century American History / Box 5 Folder 10
      • 20th Century American History Lectures / Box 5 Folder 11
      • 20th Century American History Notes / Box 5 Folder 12
      • 20th Century American History Readings / Box 5 Folder 13
      • 20th Century American History Exams / Box 5 Folder 14
      • 20th Century American History Extras / Box 5 Folder 15
      • Representative Americans / Box 5 Folder 16
      • Representative Americans Lectures / Box 5 Folder 17
      • History 362 Course Evaluations / Box 5 Folder 18
      • History 4920 Lecture Subjects / Box 5 Folder 19
      • History, Political Science, Sociology / Box 5 Folder 20
      • Miscellaneous Exams / Box 5 Folder 21
    • Notes/Research
      • Alabama / Box 5 Folder 22
      • American History 1800 / Box 5 Folder 23
      • Civil War: Economy / Box 5 Folder 24
      • Civil War: Interpretation / Box 5 Folder 25
      • Civil War: North / Box 5 Folder 26
      • Colonial America / Box 5 Folder 27
      • Compromise of 1850 / Box 5 Folder 28
      • Confederacy: Home Front / Box 6 Folder 1
      • Confederacy: Military / Box 6 Folder 2
      • Election of 1860 / Box 6 Folder 3
      • Farmer’s Movements / Box 6 Folder 4
      • Florida / Box 6 Folder 5
      • Georgia / Box 6 Folder 6
      • Imperialism 1895-1900 / Box 6 Folder 7
      • Indians / Box 6 Folder 8
      • Intellectual History of the US / Box 6 Folder 9
      • Kentucky / Box 6 Folder 10
      • Literature / Box 6 Folder 11
      • Lion of Whitehall and Eulogy of Henry Clay / Box 6 Folder 12
      • Louisiana / Box 6 Folder 13
      • Maryland / Box 6 Folder 14
      • Mississippi / Box 6 Folder 15
      • Negro Since 1865 / Box 6 Folder 16
      • North Carolina / Box 6 Folder 17
      • Political History / Box 6 Folder 18
      • Politics 1800-1850 / Box 6 Folder 19
      • Politics 1850 / Box 6 Folder 20
      • Politics 1876-1896 / Box 6 Folder 21
      • Politics 1896-1912 / Box 6 Folder 22
      • Railroads: Transportation / Box 6 Folder 23
      • Reconstruction: Economics / Box 6 Folder 24
      • Reconstruction: Finance / Box 6 Folder 25
      • Reconstruction: Interpretation / Box 6 Folder 26
      • Reconstruction: Political / Box 6 Folder 27
      • Reconstruction: The Problem / Box 6 Folder 28
      • Religion / Box 6 Folder 29
      • Revolution: Military / Box 6 Folder 30
      • Sectionalism / Box 6 Folder 31
      • Slavery / Box 6 Folder 32
      • (Anti) Slavery and Abolition / Box 6 Folder 33
      • South / Box 6 Folder 34
      • South: Economics / Box 6 Folder 35
      • South: Education / Box 6 Folder 36
      • South: Interpretation / Box 6 Folder 37
      • South: Plantations / Box 6 Folder 38
      • South: Politics of Section / Box 6 Folder 39
      • South: Society / Box 6 Folder 40
      • South Carolina / Box 6 Folder 41
      • Spanish American War / Box 6 Folder 42
      • Tennessee / Box 7 Folder 1
      • Tennessee: Memphis / Box 7 Folder 2
      • Texas / Box 7 Folder 3
      • Virginia / Box 7 Folder 4
      • War of 1812 (1807-1815) / Box 7 Folder 5
      • War of 1914-1918 / Box 7 Folder 6
      • West / Box 7 Folder 7
      • History Notecards / Box 7 Folder 8
    • Cassius M. Clay
      • Papers of Correspondence & Newspaper Excerpts for Cassius M. Clay: 08/27/1843-04/16/1845 / Box 7 Folder 9
      • Papers of Correspondence & Newspaper Excerpts for Cassius M. Clay: 07/27/1860-02/19/1861 / Box 7 Folder 10
      • Papers of Correspondence & Newspaper Excerpts for Cassius M. Clay: 02/21/1861-09/25/1861 / Box 7 Folder 11
      • Papers of Correspondence & Newspaper Excerpts for Cassius M. Clay: 09/27/1861-04/08/1863 / Box 7 Folder 12
      • Papers of Correspondence & Newspaper Excerpts for Cassius M. Clay: 04/30/1863-11/07/1870 / Box 7 Folder 13
      • Information on Cassius M. Clay & Family (1810-1840) Folder 1 / Box 7 Folder 14
      • Information on Cassius M. Clay & Family (1810-1840) Folder 2 / Box 7 Folder 15
      • Information on Cassius M. Clay & Family (1810-1840) Folder 3 / Box 8 Folder 1
      • Information on Cassius M. Clay (1840-1860) Folder 1 / Box 8 Folder 2
      • Information on Cassius M. Clay (1840-1860) Folder 2 / Box 8 Folder 3
      • Information on Cassius M. Clay (1840-1860) Folder 3 / Box 8 Folder 4
      • Information on Cassius M. Clay (1840-1860) Folder 4 / Box 8 Folder 5
      • Information on Cassius M. Clay (1840-1860) Folder 5 / Box 8 Folder 6
      • Information on Cassius M. Clay (1840-1860) Folder 6 / Box 8 Folder 7
      • Information on Cassius M. Clay (1840-1860) Folder 7 / Box 8 Folder 8
      • Information on Cassius M. Clay (1871-1914) Folder 1 / Box 8 Folder 9
      • Information on Cassius M. Clay (1871-1914) Folder 2 / Box 8 Folder 10
      • Miscellaneous Information on Cassius M. Clay / Box 9 Folder 1
      • Copies of Cassius M. Clay Speech at Frankfort, KY (1860) / Box 9 Folder 2
    • National Archives – Luther H. Evans
      • Folder 1 / Box 9 Folder 3
      • Folder 2 / Box 9 Folder 4
      • Folder 3 / Box 9 Folder 5
    • Miscellaneous Academia
      • Miscellaneous Notes / Box 9 Folder 6
      • Aim of a Survey Course in American History / Box 9 Folder 7
      • Students Talent Show 1984-86 / Box 9 Folder 8
    • Value Assessment Seminar
      • Instructional Folder / Box 9 Folder 9
  • Speeches/Lectures (Series includes speeches and lectures from 1971-2001, including both Wake Forest speaking engagements and outside speaking engagements. Includes invitation to Smiley's "How the School has Gotten Along Without You," as well as History Day, Kiwani Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, Veterans' Day, Southern Historical Society and Pre-School Conference speeches, among others.)
    • Undated / Box 10 Folder 1
    • 1971 / Box 10 Folder 2
    • 1972 / Box 10 Folder 3
    • 1975 / Box 10 Folder 4
    • 1978 / Box 10 Folder 5
    • 1979 / Box 10 Folder 6
    • 1980 / Box 10 Folder 7
    • 1981 / Box 10 Folder 8
    • 1982 / Box 10 Folder 9
    • 1983 / Box 10 Folder 10
    • 1984 / Box 10 Folder 11
    • 1985 / Box 10 Folder 12
    • 1986 / Box 10 Folder 13
    • 1987 / Box 10 Folder 14
    • 1988 / Box 10 Folder 15
    • 1989 / Box 10 Folder 16
    • 1990 / Box 10 Folder 17
    • 1991 / Box 10 Folder 18
    • 1992 / Box 10 Folder 19
    • 1993 / Box 10 Folder 20
    • 1994 / Box 10 Folder 21
    • 1995 / Box 10 Folder 22
    • 1996 / Box 10 Folder 23
    • 1997 / Box 10 Folder 24
    • 1998 / Box 11 Folder 1
    • 1999 / Box 11 Folder 2
    • 2000 / Box 11 Folder 3
    • 2001 / Box 11 Folder 4
    • Wake Forest Speaking Engagements / Box 11 Folder 5
    • Various Speaking Engagements / Box 11 Folder 6
  • Religious Material (Series includes notes and lectures from Reid Staton Bible Class, years 1970-2003. This series also contains 24 recordings of David Smiley at the Reid Staton Bible class ranging from 1975 to 2001.Also included are religious speaking engagements from 1976-2000. The According to Mark Lectures are contained in this series, as well as a lecture on The Gospel, the Church and the University. Also included are various church bulletins, bible studies, and essays concerning religion. This series includes cassette recordings of WFU Pastor's School.)
    • Reid Staton Bible Class
      • Reid Staton Bible Class / Box 11 Folder 7
      • 1970 / Box 11 Folder 8
      • Winter Term 1971 / Box 11 Folder 9
      • Spring Term 1971 / Box 11 Folder 10
      • Summer Term 1971 / Box 11 Folder 11
      • Fall Term 1971 / Box 11 Folder 12
      • Winter Term 1972 / Box 11 Folder 13
      • Spring Term 1972 / Box 11 Folder 14
      • Summer Term 1972 / Box 11 Folder 15
      • Fall Term 1972 / Box 11 Folder 16
      • Winter Term 1972/73 / Box 11 Folder 17
      • Spring Term 1973 / Box 11 Folder 18
      • Summer Term 1973 / Box 11 Folder 19
      • Fall Term 1973 / Box 11 Folder 20
      • Winter Term 1973/74 / Box 11 Folder 21
      • Spring Term 1974 / Box 11 Folder 22
      • Summer Term 1974 / Box 11 Folder 23
      • Fall Term 1974 / Box 11 Folder 24
      • Winter Term 1974/75 / Box 11 Folder 25
      • Spring Term 1975 / Box 11 Folder 26
      • Summer Term 1975 / Box 11 Folder 27
      • Fall Term 1975 / Box 11 Folder 28
      • Winter Term 1975/76 / Box 11 Folder 29
      • Spring Term 1976 / Box 11 Folder 30
      • Summer Term 1976 / Box 11 Folder 31
      • Fall Term 1976 / Box 11 Folder 32
      • Winter Term 1976/77 / Box 11 Folder 33
      • Summer Term 1977 / Box 11 Folder 34
      • Fall Term 1977 / Box 11 Folder 35
      • Winter Term 1977/78 / Box 11 Folder 36
      • Spring Term 1978 / Box 11 Folder 37
      • Summer Term 1978 / Box 11 Folder 38
      • Fall Term 1978 / Box 11 Folder 39
      • Winter Term 1978/79 / Box 11 Folder 40
      • Spring Term 1979 / Box 11 Folder 41
      • Summer Term 1979 / Box 11 Folder 42
      • Fall Term 1979 / Box 11 Folder 43
      • Winter Term 1979/80 / Box 11 Folder 44
      • Spring Term 1980 / Box 11 Folder 45
      • Summer Term 1980 / Box 11 Folder 46
      • Fall Term 1980 / Box 12 Folder 1
      • Winter Term 1980/81 / Box 12 Folder 2
      • Spring Term 1981 / Box 12 Folder 3
      • Summer Term 1981 / Box 12 Folder 4
      • Fall Term 1981 / Box 12 Folder 5
      • Winter Term 1981/82 / Box 12 Folder 6
      • Summer Term 1982 / Box 12 Folder 7
      • Fall Term 1982 / Box 12 Folder 8
      • Winter Term 1982/83 / Box 12 Folder 9
      • Spring Term 1983 / Box 12 Folder 10
      • Summer Term 1983 / Box 12 Folder 11
      • Fall Term 1983 / Box 12 Folder 12
      • Winter Term 1983/84 / Box 12 Folder 13
      • Spring Term 1984 / Box 12 Folder 14
      • Summer Term 1984 / Box 12 Folder 15
      • Fall Term 1984 / Box 12 Folder 16
      • Winter Term 1984/85 / Box 12 Folder 17
      • Spring Term 1985 / Box 12 Folder 18
      • Summer Term 1985 / Box 12 Folder 19
      • Fall Term 1985 / Box 12 Folder 20
      • Winter Term 1985/86 / Box 12 Folder 21
      • Spring Term 1986 / Box 12 Folder 22
      • Summer Term 1986 / Box 12 Folder 23
      • Fall Term 1986 / Box 12 Folder 24
      • Winter Term 1986/87 / Box 12 Folder 25
      • Spring Term 1987 / Box 12 Folder 26
      • Summer Term 1987 / Box 12 Folder 27
      • Fall Term 1987 / Box 12 Folder 28
      • Winter Term 1987/88 / Box 12 Folder 29
      • Spring Term 1988 / Box 12 Folder 30
      • Summer Term 1988 / Box 12 Folder 31
      • Fall Term 1988 / Box 12 Folder 32
      • Winter Term 1988/89 / Box 12 Folder 33
      • Spring Term 1989 / Box 13 Folder 1
      • Summer Term 1989 / Box 13 Folder 2
      • Fall Term 1989 / Box 13 Folder 3
      • Winter Term 1989/90 / Box 13 Folder 4
      • Spring Term 1990 / Box 13 Folder 5
      • Summer Term 1990 / Box 13 Folder 6
      • Fall Term 1990 / Box 13 Folder 7
      • Winter Term 1990/91 / Box 13 Folder 8
      • Spring Term 1991 / Box 13 Folder 9
      • Summer Term 1991 / Box 13 Folder 10
      • Fall Term 1991 / Box 13 Folder 11
      • Winter Term 1991/92 / Box 13 Folder 12
      • Spring Term 1992 / Box 13 Folder 13
      • Summer Term 1992 / Box 13 Folder 14
      • Fall Term 1992 / Box 13 Folder 15
      • Winter Term 1992/93 / Box 13 Folder 16
      • Spring Term 1993 / Box 13 Folder 17
      • Summer Term 1993 / Box 13 Folder 18
      • Fall Term 1993 / Box 13 Folder 19
      • Winter Term 1993/94 / Box 13 Folder 20
      • Spring Term 1994 / Box 13 Folder 21
      • Summer Term 1994 / Box 13 Folder 22
      • Fall Term 1994 / Box 13 Folder 23
      • Winter Term 1994/95 / Box 13 Folder 24
      • Spring Term 1995 / Box 13 Folder 25
      • Summer Term 1995 / Box 13 Folder 26
      • Fall Term 1995 / Box 13 Folder 27
      • Winter Term 1995/96 / Box 13 Folder 28
      • Spring Term 1996 / Box 13 Folder 29
      • Summer Term 1996 / Box 13 Folder 30
      • Fall Term 1996 / Box 13 Folder 31
      • Winter Term 1996/97 / Box 13 Folder 32
      • Spring Term 1997 / Box 14 Folder 1
      • Summer Term 1997 / Box 14 Folder 2
      • Fall Term 1997 / Box 14 Folder 3
      • Winter Term 1997/98 / Box 14 Folder 4
      • Spring Term 1998 / Box 14 Folder 5
      • Summer Term 1998 / Box 14 Folder 6
      • Fall Term 1998 / Box 14 Folder 7
      • Winter Term 1998/99 / Box 14 Folder 8
      • Spring Term 1999 / Box 14 Folder 9
      • Summer Term 1999 / Box 14 Folder 10
      • Fall Term 1999 / Box 14 Folder 11
      • Winter Term 1999/2000 / Box 14 Folder 12
      • Spring Term 2000 / Box 14 Folder 13
      • Summer Term 2000 / Box 14 Folder 14
      • Fall Term 2000 / Box 14 Folder 15
      • Winter Term 2000/01 / Box 14 Folder 16
      • Spring Term 2001 / Box 14 Folder 17
      • Summer Term 2001 / Box 14 Folder 18
      • Fall Term 2001 / Box 14 Folder 19
      • Winter Term 2001/02 / Box 14 Folder 20
      • Spring Term 2002 / Box 14 Folder 21
      • Summer Term 2002 / Box 14 Folder 22
      • Fall Term 2002 / Box 14 Folder 23
      • Winter Term 2002/03 / Box 14 Folder 24
      • Lesson Series 1991-2003 / Box 14 Folder 25
      • Reid Staton Bible Class: Topics and Text / Box 14 Folder 26
    • Sermons/Prayers
      • Religious Speaking Engagements / Box 14 Folder 27
      • Undated / Box 14 Folder 28
      • 1976 / Box 14 Folder 29
      • 1978 / Box 14 Folder 30
      • 1983 / Box 14 Folder 31
      • 1985 / Box 14 Folder 32
      • 1986 / Box 14 Folder 33
      • 1987 / Box 14 Folder 34
      • 1988 / Box 15 Folder 1
      • 1989 / Box 15 Folder 2
      • 1990 / Box 15 Folder 3
      • 1991 / Box 15 Folder 4
      • 1992 / Box 15 Folder 5
      • 1993 / Box 15 Folder 6
      • 1994 / Box 15 Folder 7
      • 1995 / Box 15 Folder 8
      • 1996 / Box 15 Folder 9
      • 1997 / Box 15 Folder 10
      • 1998 / Box 15 Folder 11
      • 1999 / Box 15 Folder 12
      • 2000 / Box 15 Folder 13
      • According to Mark Lectures / Box 15 Folder 14
      • The Gospel, the Church and the University 2/22/1987 / Box 15 Folder 15
    • Uncategorized Materials
      • Unity Baptist Church Adult Bible Study 1993-95 / Box 15 Folder 16
      • Bible Teaching Overview 1992-93 / Box 15 Folder 17
      • Selected Bibliography on John’s Gospel / Box 15 Folder 18
      • Westview Morning Worship 28 May 1995 / Box 15 Folder 19
      • Silas Creek Baptist / Box 15 Folder 20
      • “The Greatness of God: 1987 Messages of Dr. David Smiley” by Margaret A. Griffith / Box 15 Folder 21
      • "Reckless for Christ " by Jane Poster. Gift to Dr. Smiley / Box 15 Folder 22
    • Audio Recordings of Other Speakers
      • Cassette Tape: Pastor's School, WFU, Dr. Page Kelley Tues. Malachi (July 6-10, 1987) / Box 16
      • Cassette Tape: Pastor's School, WFU, Dr. Page Kelley Weds. Malachi (July 6-10, 1987) / Box 16
      • Cassette Tape: Pastor's School, WFU, Dr. Page Kelley Thurs. Malachi (July 6-10, 1987) / Box 16
      • Cassette Tape: Pastor's School, WFU, Dr. Page Kelley Fri. Malachi (July 6-10, 1987) / Box 16
      • Cassette Tape: Pastor's School, WFU, Dr. Charles H. Talbert; John (July 12, 1988) / Box 16
      • Cassette Tape: Pastor's School, WFU, Dr. Charles H. Talbert; John (July 13, 1988) / Box 16
      • Cassette Tape: Pastor's School, WFU, Dr. Charles H. Talbert; John (July 14, 1988) / Box 16
      • Cassette Tape: Pastor's School, WFU, Dr. Charles H. Talbert; John (July 15, 1988) / Box 16
      • Cassette Tape: Pastor's School, WFU, Dr. Edwin G. Wilson; Poetry & Life (July 12, 1988) / Box 16
      • Cassette Tape: Pastor's School, WFU, Dr. Edwin G. Wilson; Poetry & Life (July 13, 1988) / Box 16
      • Cassette Tape: Pastor's School, WFU, Dr. Edwin G. Wilson; Poetry & Life (July 14, 1988) / Box 16
      • Cassette Tape: Pastor's School, WFU, Dr. Edwin G. Wilson; Poetry & Life (July 15, 1988) / Box 16
    • Audio Recordings of David Smiley (This CD-R recording series contains 22 CD-R discs with recordings of David Smiley at the Reid Staton Bible class. They were recorded from NPR and have other material including music, news, and weather.)
      • Reid Staton Bible Class, NPR (CD-R) (September 1975) / Box 16 Disk 1
      • Reid Staton Bible Class, NPR (CD-R) (11/11/1984) / Box 16 Disk 2
      • Reid Staton Bible Class, NPR (CD-R) (9/7/1986) / Box 16 Folder 3
      • Reid Staton Bible Class, NPR (CD-R) (9/14/1986) / Box 16 Disk 4 (NPR recording, recording Reid Staton Bible Class begins at roughly the 12 minute mark)
      • Reid Staton Bible Class, NPR (CD-R) (9/28/1986) / Box 16 Disk 5 (Recording of class begins on minute 17)
      • Reid Staton Bible Class, NPR (CD-R) (10/15/1986) / Box 16 Disk 6
      • Reid Staton Bible Class, NPR (CD-R) (11/2/1986) / Box 16 Disk 7 (Recording of class begins on minute 20)
      • Reid Staton Bible Class, NPR (CD-R) (1/29/1988) / Box 16 Disk 8 / Box 16 Disk 24 (Class recording begins on minute 20)
      • Reid Staton Bible Class, NPR (CD-R) (1/31/1988) / Box 16 Disk 9 (Class recording begins on minute 7)
      • Reid Staton Bible Class, NPR (CD-R) (2/7/1988) / Box 16 Disk 10 (Class recording begins on minute 19.)
      • Reid Staton Bible Class, NPR (CD-R) (7/24/1988) / Box 16 Folder 11 (Class recording begins on minute 8.)
      • Reid Staton Bible Class, NPR (CD-R) (8/19/1988) / Box 16 Disk 12 (Recording of class begins on minute 18)
      • Reid Staton Bible Class, NPR (CD-R) (8/21/1988) / Box 16 Disk 13 (Class recording begins on minute 14)
      • Reid Staton Bible Class, NPR (CD-R) (9/24/1988) / Box 16 Disk 14 (Class recording begins on minute 6)
      • Reid Staton Bible Class, NPR (CD-R) (1/8/1989) / Box 16 Disk 15 (Class recording begins on minute 19)
      • Reid Staton Bible Class, NPR (CD-R) (1/29/1989) / Box 16 Disk 16 (Class recording begins on minute 17)
      • Reid Staton Bible Class, NPR (CD-R) (3/10/1989) / Box 16 Disk 17 (Class recording begins on minute 18)
      • Reid Staton Bible Class, NPR (CD-R) (4/9/1989) / Box 16 Disk 18 (Class recording begins on minute 21)
      • Reid Staton Bible Class, NPR (CD-R) (9/2/1990) / Box 16 Disk 19 (Class recording begins on minute 5)
      • Reid Staton Bible Class, NPR (CD-R) (9/9/1990) / Box 16 Disk 20 (Class recording begins on minute 5)
      • Reid Staton Bible Class, NPR (CD-R) (6/16/1991) / Box 16 Disk 21 (Class recording begins on minute 23)
      • Reid Staton Bible Class, NPR (DVD-R) (2001) / Box 16 Disk 22 (Class recording begins on minute 12, no video)
      • Reid Staton Bible Class, NPR (DVD-R) (Undated) / Box 16 Disk 23 (Class Recording begins on minute 17, no video)
    • "Bees and Brush Arbors: Acount of Entertainment on the Old Frontier" (VHS Tape) (9/17/1997) / Box 16
  • Biographical Material (Series includes newspaper clippings concerning Dr. Smiley, as well as awards and certificates of appreciation from the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Southern Historical Society, the American Historical Association and the Historical Society of North Carolina. Also includes Reid Staton Bible Class scrapbook.)
    • Personal
      • Christmas Card to Reid Staton from Dr. and Mrs. Smiley: 1994 / Box 15 Folder 23
      • Sons of Confederate Veterans, Confederate Flag Day 1994 / Box 15 Folder 24
      • Sons of Confederate Veterans: Certificate of Appreciation from Fayetteville Arsenal, Stokes County 1994 / Box 15 Folder 25
      • Funeral Handout: Helen M. Smiley 2005 / Box 15 Folder 26
      • Spouse’s Reflections (undated) / Box 15 Folder 27
      • Old Gold and Black / Box 15 Folder 28
      • Local Newspaper Articles / Box 15 Folder 29
      • Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings / Box 15 Folder 30
      • Miscellaneous News Articles/Appearances / Box 15 Folder 31
      • Photographs (1997) / Box 15 Folder 32
      • Uncategorized materials / Box 15 Folder 33
      • Newspaper/Magazine clippings / Box 15 Folder 34
      • Article: Outstanding Educators of America: 1970 / Box 15 Folder 35
      • "Remember David Smiley" (2005) / Box 15 Folder 36
      • Jon Reinhardt Award for Distinguished Teaching: 1988 / Box 15 Folder 37
      • Photograph: Mortar Board Presents Dr. Smiley with Plaque: 1992 / Box 15 Folder 38
      • Scrapbook: Reid Staton Bible Class: Dec 1991 / Box 15 Folder 39
      • Diploma: Baylor, 1947 / Box 15 Folder 40

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Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Smiley, David L., 1921-2004
Title
David L. Smiley Papers
ID
MS572
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1960-2004
Date [inclusive]
1940s-2005
Extent
6.72 linear feet 15 letter boxes and 1 deed box

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Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives October 2010
Revision Description
 Martha Fulton May 2014
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research. 
Copyright Notice
The nature of the WFU Z.Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Immediate Source of Acquisition
First acquired November 2005; additions made September 23, 2006 and March 3, 2008. 
Processing Information
Collection arranged and described by Katherine Redmond, 2010. Revised by Martha Fulton, 2014. 
Preferred Citation
David Smiley Papers, MS 572, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Wake Forest University--Dept. of History.
  • Wake Forest University--Faculty--Personal and professional papers.

Occupation(s)

  • Historians--North Carolina
  • History teachers--North Carolina

Personal Name(s)

  • Clay, Cassius Marcellus, 1810-1903
  • Smiley, David L., 1921-2004

Subject(s)

  • College teachers--North Carolina
  • History--Study and teaching--North Carolina
  • Universities and colleges--North Carolina--Faculty

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Plaque removed from collection and added to Artifacts collection, RG14.

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