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Kermit H. Smith papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.222

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials put together by Smith’s relatives for a program honoring past registrars at Michigan State University. The materials include copies of newspaper articles, correspondence and photographs. With the exception of some of the photographs, the materials are copies made in 2005 from the originals.


  • Creation: 1931 - 2005

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Kermit H. Smith had a 45-year career at Michigan State University. He served as assistant registrar (1939-1956), registrar (1956-1961) and assistant to the provost (1962-1980). A native of Dimondale, Michigan, Smith graduated from Dimondale High School in 1931. He married one of his classmates, Ruth M. Pennington, on November 2, 1935. He attended Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) where he earned a bachelor’s degree. He had two daughters, Nancy and Mary. Smith died in 2000.


8 Cubic Feet

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Kermit H. Smith Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
D. Palazzola
February 2007
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US