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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

  • Creation: 1970 - 1999


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Sarah Smith, 2002.

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

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