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Parr-Smith Series

Identifier: 395

Collection-level Scope and Content Note

From the Collection:

The Parr-Smith Collection consists primarily of correspondence, clippings, medals and photographs collected by D. Harrison Smith and John F. Parr, most relating to their friendship with Edmund S. Walsh, S.J. and their connections with Georgetown University. The collection consists of 1 linear foot of material arranged in 24 folders in 2 boxes. The Smith-Parr Archives contain correspondence relating to John F. Parr's tenure at Georgetown University. Manuscripts by Parr and Smith are also in the Archive, including 'My Three Musketeers' ('Mes Trois Mousquetaires'), about Smith and Parr's close friendship with Rev. Edmund A. Walsh, S.J. Medals received by Smith and Parr are also in the collection including the Bronze Star, the Sovereign Order of the Knights of Malta, the French Academic Wreaths and a medal received by Smith from Pius XII during an audience with him in 1956. Also in the Archive are a number of photographs collected by Smith and Parr, mostly involving their stay at Georgetown, but including one photo of D. Harrison Smith in audience with Pius XII and one signed photo of President Dwight D. Eisenhower with John F. Parr.

Extent: 1 linear foot Number of Boxes: 2 Span Dates: c.1930 - 1981

Abbreviations ALS Autograph Letter signed by the author TDS Typed Document Signed TLS Typed Letter Signed by the author TMs Typed Manuscript


  • From the Collection: 1940-1981

Collection-level Access Restrictions

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From the Collection: 1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

General Note

Series No. in Collection: 1

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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