This collection contains a variety of materials relating to Dr. Richard Campbell Smith and his wife, Carrietta Parry Smith. Dr. Smith’s resources include: education materials (papers, dissertation notes, exams), teaching materials (syllabi, lecture notes, exams), administrative materials (correspondence, faculty appointment contracts), professional resources (committee notes, memos, publications), and written works (published and unpublished). There are also school catalogs from Yale University, University of Kentucky, and the University of Louisville as well as surveys and studies collected by Dr. Smith during his time at U of L. Mrs. Smith’s resources include materials from her college days and many manuscripts, titled and untitled.
The copyright interests in the Richard Campbell Smith Papers have not been transferred to the University of Louisville.
26.25 linear feet
Richard Campbell Smith was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1918. Except for a tour in the army during World War II, Richard Smith remained in Indiana for his education. From Indiana University's graduate school, he transferred to Yale University to complete his master's degree in 1953.
Hired by the University of Louisville in 1953, he served for several years as the sole member of the Philosophy Department. Because of his heavy teaching responsibility, the completion of his dissertation was postponed until 1960. Shortly after the conclusion of his dissertation, Dr. Smith and Dr. Richard Barber began a search for additional faculty. In 1962, Dr. Melvin E. Greer was hired, followed soon thereafter by Drs. Schuyler and Flodstrom.