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David Clayton Smith was born in Lewiston, Maine in 1929. He received a B.S. in 1955 at Farmington State Teachers College. He received an M.Ed. in 1956 and an M.A. in history and government in 1958 from the University of Maine. He received a Ph.D. in history in 1965 from Cornell University. He taught five years at Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, N.Y., then returned to teach at the University of Maine. In 1965 he joined the University of Maine history faculty. He is a widely recognized historian and lectured nationally and internationally on such topics as history, political science, climatology, agriculture, paper industry, literature, and popular culture. In 1986 he wrote a biography of H.G. Wells which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. David C. Smith died on November 7, 2009.
The records mainly contain textual information created and curated by educator and historian David C. Smith. Smith was a widely recognized historian and lectured nationally and internationally on such topics as history, political science, climatology, agriculture, paper industry, literature, and popular culture. The records cover Smith's academic career at the University of Maine, but also his political work and time serving on numerous professional and community groups.
Education, Government and Law, Social Life and Custom
Size of Collection
22 full-size boxes, 1 half-size box
Dates of Collection
1833-2011, bulk 1960-1996
UA RG 0011.047
Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, "Smith (David C.) Papers, 1833-2011" (2022). Finding Aids. Number 522.