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North Carolina educator and superintendent of public schools in Greensboro, N.C. The papers of Benjamin Lee Smith, North Carolina educator and Duke University alumnus, span the years 1916-1961, and contain correspondence, memoranda, clippings, and other printed material related to public education at both the local and state levels in North Carolina. There are also several dozen photographs of N.C. school buildings and personnel, circa 1930s-1950s. Papers are arranged in the following series: Correspondence, Subject Files (the largest series in the collection), Clippings, Printed Material, and Speeches. Other topics include prohibition and the elections of 1928, and religion and politics in North Carolina. A small but significant amount of material concerns school integration in Greensboro and associated civil rights issues in North Carolina (located within boxes 10, 11, 14-16, 21, 24, 26 and 31). Collection also includes material on charitable organizations in which Smith was active, especially the Methodist Church, North Carolina Education Association (NCEA), Kiwanis Club, Boy Scouts, and the Horace Mann League.

The papers of Benjamin Lee Smith, North Carolina educator and Duke University alumnus, span the years 1916-1961, and contain correspondence, memoranda, clippings, and other printed material related to public education at both the local and state levels in North Carolina. There are also several dozen photographs of N.C. school buildings and personnel, circa 1930s-1950s. Papers are arranged in the following series: Correspondence, Subject Files (the largest series in the collection), Clippings, Printed Material, and Speeches. Other topics include prohibition and the elections of 1928, and religion and politics in North Carolina. A small but significant amount of material concerns school integration in Greensboro and associated civil rights issues in North Carolina (located within boxes 10, 11, 14-16, 21, 24, 26 and 31). Collection also includes material on charitable organizations in which Smith was active, especially the Methodist Church, North Carolina Education Association (NCEA), Kiwanis Club, Boy Scouts, and the Horace Mann League.

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Founded in 1864, the J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) is one of the oldest and largest enduring advertising agencies in the United States. It is headquartered in New York. Evan Peters was an advertising executive and public relations specialist with JWT's offices in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Collection includes clippings, correspondence, photographs, brochures and other printed material that documents Peters' career in advertising and public relations during the 1940s and early 1950s. Brief biographical sketches throughout the scrapbooks outline Peters' career with the Olympic Hotel in Seattle and with J. Walter Thompson (JWT) offices in Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Companies represented include California Raisin Advisory Board, Ford and the Ford Dealer Association, Glenn McCarthy Productions, Holly Sugar, International Minerals (makers of Ac'cent flavor enhancer), Kiwanis International (National Kids Day), Mabs of Hollywood, National Citrus Merchandising Committee (National Orange and Tangerine Week), Olga swimwear (Phillips-Van Heusen), San Francisco Municipal Railway, Washington State Apple Advertising Commission (Washington Apple Blossom Festival, Miss Delicious beauty contest) and Washington State Dairy Council. Many of the photographs and clippings feature business executives and Hollywood celebrities participating in festival events or modeling swimwear. Some materials depict American and foreign service personnel during World War II. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Collection includes clippings, correspondence, photographs, brochures and other printed material that documents Peters' career in advertising and public relations during the 1940s and early 1950s. Brief biographical sketches throughout the scrapbooks outline Peters' career with the Olympic Hotel in Seattle and with J. Walter Thompson (JWT) offices in Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Companies represented include California Raisin Advisory Board, Ford and the Ford Dealer Association, Glenn McCarthy Productions, Holly Sugar, International Minerals (makers of Ac'cent flavor enhancer), Kiwanis International (National Kids Day), Mabs of Hollywood, National Citrus Merchandising Committee (National Orange and Tangerine Week), Olga swimwear (Phillips-Van Heusen), San Francisco Municipal Railway, Washington State Apple Advertising Commission (Washington Apple Blossom Festival, Miss Delicious beauty contest) and Washington State Dairy Council. Many of the photographs and clippings feature business executives and Hollywood celebrities participating in festival events or modeling swimwear. Some materials depict American and foreign service personnel during World War II. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.