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Alex W. Smith, Jr. papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS966

Scope and Content

Correspondence, military service documents, and United States Army manuals form the bulk of this collection. The correspondence documents the service of an officer in the U.S. Army in the United States and France during World War I. The collection also contains copies of Army issued newspapers, The Stars and Stripes, The Hour Glass of the Seventh Division, and The Pontanezen Duckboard. Also included is postwar correspondence with the Army Reserve, American Battle Monuments Commission, and the U.S. Treasury Department.


  • 1905-1936, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Alexander Wyly Smith, Jr., an Atlanta attorney, born July 21, 1886, was called to active duty on August 27, 1917. He was promoted to Captain on November 27, 1917 and served in France, September 16, 1918-June 1919. He was the Captain of Company M, 55th Regiment, Seventh (7th) Division, United States Army.


2 linear ft. (2 document cases; 1 oversize box)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1981

Related Archival Materials

Alex W. Smith, Jr. Map collection, VIS 98, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2013.
Alex W. Smith, Jr. papers
Josh Hogan
April 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305