Jack Smith's Papers at the Huntington Library
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Following Jack's death in 1996, the Smith family contacted the Huntington Library in San Marino, California to inquire about any interest they might have in receiving a donation of Jack's papers. Sara S. (Sue) Hodson, Curator of Literary Manuscripts at the Huntington expressed an interest on behalf of the Huntington in preserving Jack's personal papers including correspondence, clippings, photographs, gifts from readers, and reporters' notebooks dating back to 1935.
But, as she frequently does, Sue had to wait. Following the death of their mother Denny in 2004, Curt and Doug Smith again contacted Sue and completed the donation in 2005. After Sue has finished curating the collection the papers will be available to scholars who are interested in the history of southern California during the second two thirds of the 20th Century.