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Paul Smith papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00471

Scope and Contents

Material consists primarily of manuals, guidelines, and reports pertaining to providing and managing family planning services, particularly in Texas, and obtaining funding through grant agencies. Professional correspondence and memorandums are mostly Paul Smith's but also copies of letters and memos written by others. There are also six videotapes about family planning.

Dates of Materials

  • 1970 - 1999


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Biographical / Historical

Paul Smith was educated in business administration. In February 1973, he was hired by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Regional Office of Family Planning Services in Dallas, Texas. Prior to that he was Deputy Director of the Louisiana Statewide Family Planning Program at the Family Health Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana. He died circa 1999.


2.167 linear feet (2 containers)

Language of Materials



Administrator, Family planning services. Correspondence, memoranda, manuals, and reports pertaining to providing and managing family planning services, particularly in Texas.

Additions to the Collection

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.

Related Material

Associated material located in the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Records, Sophia Smith Collection.


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Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:18-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2021-07-15: Content description added from accession inventory

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063