Lois P. Smith Papers, PC.5310

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Lois P. Smith Papers, PC.5310

Abstract

Lois Pearce Smith was a longtime member and officer of the First Flight Society. The Lois P. Smith papers, 1953-2011 (bulk 2004-2011), contains papers accumulated by Smith during her work on behalf of the First Flight Society, including meeting minutes, notes, clippings, flyers, tickets, correspondence, and other papers related to the work of the First Flight Society and the events and activities the group coordinated.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Lois P. Smith Papers
Call Number
PC.5310
Creator
Smith, Lois P.
Date
1953-2011 (bulk 2004-2011)
Language
English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

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Restrictions on Access & Use

Access Restrictions

Available for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by the United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying these materials.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], PC.5310, Lois P. Smith Papers, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC, U.S.A.

Collection Overview

The Lois P. Smith papers, 1953-2011 (bulk 2004-2011), contains papers accumulated by Smith during her work on behalf of the First Flight Society, for which she served as an officer for many years. These papers were originally kept in twelve large three-ring binders but removed for conservation purposes upon processing. Papers include meeting minutes, notes, clippings, flyers, tickets, correspondence, and other papers related to the work of the First Flight Society and the events and activities the group coordinated. The group's 2006 black and white gala fundraiser is particularly well documented. Most of the materials date from 2004 to 2011, but Smith also collected a small amount of clippings and ephemera related to earlier anniversaries of the Wright Brothers' first flight dating back to 1953. These materials are interfiled with her First Flight Society papers and have been left in their original order.

Arrangement Note

Original order has been retained.

Biographical/Historical

Lois Pearce Smith was a longtime member and officer of the First Flight Society. Smith's grandfather, John Daniels, was one of five local men who witnessed the first successful flight of the Wright Brothers in 1903. The materials in this collection relate to Smith's work on behalf of the First Flight Society, an organization founded to preserve and promote the history of the Wright Brothers and aviation history.

Contents of the Collection

Collection Contents
Volume 1: Descendants of the Eyewitnesses to the First Flight, 2004-2005
Volume 1: Descendants of the Eyewitnesses to the First Flight
Volume 2 [2 folders], 2004-2006
Volume 2 [2 folders]
Volume 3 [2 folders], 1957-2011 (bulk 2004-2011)
Volume 3 [2 folders]
Volume 4: Black and White Gala Fundraiser [6 folders], 2005-2007
Volume 4: Black and White Gala Fundraiser [6 folders]
Volume 4: Black and White Gala Fundraiser [folder 7 of 7], 2005-2007
Volume 4: Black and White Gala Fundraiser [folder 7 of 7]
Volume 5 [2 folders], 2006-2007
Volume 5 [2 folders]
Volume 6 [3 folders], 1999-2007 (bulk 2006-2007)
Volume 6 [3 folders]
Volume 7 [2 folders], 1953-2010 (bulk 2006-2010)
Volume 7 [2 folders]
Volume 8 [3 folders], 2002-2009 (bulk 2007)
Volume 8 [3 folders]
Volume 9 [4 folders], 1971-2010 (bulk 2007-2010)
Volume 9 [4 folders]
Volume 10, 1985-2010 (bulk 2010)
Volume 10
Volume 11 [3 folders], 1987-2011 (bulk 2010)
Volume 11 [3 folders]
Volume 12, 2008-2011 (bulk 2010-2011)
Volume 12

Subject Headings

  • First Flight Society
  • Flight--Anniversaries, etc.
  • Flight--Centennial celebrations, etc.
  • Acquisitions Information

    Donated by Lois P. Smith, April 2011.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Samantha Crisp, January 2020.