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Ambrose Everett Carroll Smith papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS843f

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence between Carroll and his parents written during the months before and after he was injured in a truck accident. It also contains inquiries written by his father, W.R.C. Smith, to find out information about his son from military leadership, American Red Cross personnel, and other Atlanta publishers. Material also includes newspaper clippings gathered by Carroll's sister that recount his homecoming as well as clippings regarding W.R.C. Smith and his publishing career.


  • 1918-1919, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Ambrose Everett 'Carroll' Smith (1899-1979) was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Wilbur Richard Carroll Smith (1872-1941) and Lora May Bedford (1869-1905). After his mother died, the family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where W.R.C. Smith married Mary Edna Pope (1875-1963). Carroll enlisted with the United States Marine Corps in Atlanta on April 14, 1917. He was injured in 1918 while fighting to keep the Prussians out of Paris, after which he was honorably discharged. This news did not reach his parents, and W.R.C. Smith, a publisher and the president of the Atlanta Rotary Club, used his publishing contacts to find Carroll's location and status. Carroll Smith married Viola Shirley Kluge (1906-1991) in 1929 and they had two children: Willie and Carolyn.


3 folder(s)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2013

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019.

Ambrose Everett Carroll Smith papers
Alyssa Huenniger
April 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305