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Oral History Interview with Fred Smith, 2010 June 22

 
Higher Level Record: MSS 629
Call Number: MSS 629.48
Title: Oral History Interview with Fred Smith, 2010 June 22
Creator: Smith, Fred M. (interviewee)
Cave, Mark, b. 1964 (interviewer)
The Historic New Orleans Collection (collector)
Date of Creation: 2010 June 22
Extent: Sound recording: WAV file (113 min.) : digital
Transcript: 47 pp. : digital
Object Name: oral histories (document genres)
transcripts
WAVE (format)
digital audio
Collection Type: Oral Histories
Audio
Process/Technique: recording
Language: English
   
Biography/History: Mark Cave is the curator of manuscripts and oral historian for The Historic New Orleans Collection.
Scope and Content: Fred Smith was interviewed by Mark Cave for the New Orleans Life Story Project on June 22, 2010. Smith, who was born in North Carolina, describes moving to New Orleans at the age of 12, just prior to the 1947 hurricane. He details his childhood in New Orleans, as well as his time spent serving in the United States Navy as an engineman on a submarine. His interview focuses primarily on his role in the development of the Kemper and Leila Williams Foundation and The Historic New Orleans Collection.
Notes: Fred M. Smith oral history, 2010 June 22, for the New Orleans Life Story Project, MSS 629, Williams Research Center, The Historic New Orleans Collection.
Restrictions: Open. Records are available for consultation.
See Collection Level record for detailed restriction statements regarding access and use.
Requesting: Please provide the reference staff with the manuscript call number.
   
Collection Theme(s): Banking and Brokerage
Local Life and Customs
Subjects: Williams, Lewis Kemper, 1887-1971 -- More information
Williams, Leila Hardie Moore, 1901-1966 -- More information
The Historic New Orleans Collection -- More information
Doyle, Francis, Mr.
Cruise, Boyd, 1909-1988 -- More information
Yancey, Benjamin W., d. 1991
Christovich, Mary Louise, b. 1928
The Kemper and Leila Williams Foundation
United States Navy -- More information
Smith, Fred M. -- More information
New Orleans (La.)
Kemper Williams Park (Patterson, La.)
Museums -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Nonprofit organizations.
Endowments.
Accession Number: 2010.0173
Audio Link:
Transcript: Transcript
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