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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: M77- 166
Creator: Smith, Elizabeth Fisher, d. 1977
Title, Dates: Papers, 1898-1899, 1935-1977.
Amount: 1.50 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: By record type.
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Biographical/Historical:     In 1963, Mary Elizabeth Fisher Smith started the "Magnolia Monthly," a magazine chronicling news, features, and, especially, history in Wakulla County and other parts of North Florida.  She edited this award-winning review until her death in 1977, doing the typing and mimeographing herself.  Before she started the magazine, she was a school teacher.  She lived in Florida all of her adult life.
Summary:     The collection contains the papers of Elizabeth Fisher Smith from 1935 to 1977.  The records include her diaries, scrapbooks, and correspondence.  It also includes stories, essays and a ledger book (1966, 1968-1971) from the Magnolia Monthly, published at Crawfordville.  Of particular interest to genealogists is a Teacher Daily Register from Wakulla County from 1898-1899.
    Her diaries, 1935-1939, 1954, and 1960-1963, reflect her early interest in writing; her personal views on social and political issues; and information on her early family life and the people close to her.  Her scrapbooks, 1935-1953, reflect her academic life, participation in the war effort in Florida, the birth of her children, family history, and tidbits on life in North Florida.  The correspondence, 1939-1977, includes incoming and outgoing letters to family members and friends.
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Ownership/Custodial History: Harold Smith is Mrs. Smith's widower.
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Subject Access Fields: World War, 1939-1945 Florida
Women History 20th century Florida
School census Florida
Diaries. aat
Scrapbooks. aat
Wakulla County (Fla.)
Crawfordville (Fla.)
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