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Collection Number: 04211

Collection Title: Paul Smith Papers, 1937-1968

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Size 3.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1000 items)
Abstract Publisher, writer, and bookstore owner. Business correspondence of Paul Smith and writings by him. The correspondence concerns Smith's activities as publisher of Modern Pilgrim Press, Provincetown, Mass., in the 1930s, and owner of the Intimate Bookshop, Chapel Hill, N.C., in the 1960s. Also included are manuscripts of short stories, plays, and book-length writings on Cape Cod and religion. Of special interest is correspondence about the publication of "Cape Cod Pilot" by Jeremiah Digges (Josef Berger), as part of the American Guide Series published under the sponsorship of the Federal Writers Project in the 1930s.
Creator Smith, Paul, 1904-1977.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Paul Smith papers #4211, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. Paul Smith of Chapel Hill, N.C., in February 1978.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Publisher, writer, and bookstore owner.

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Business correspondence of Paul Smith and writings by him. The correspondence concerns Smith's activities as publisher of Modern Pilgrim Press, Provincetown, Mass., in the 1930s, and owner of the Intimate Bookshop, Chapel Hill, N.C., in the 1960s. Also included are manuscripts of short stories, plays, and book-length writings on Cape Cod and religion. Of special interest is correspondence about the publication of "Cape Cod Pilot" by Jeremiah Digges (Josef Berger), as part of the American Guide Series published under the sponsorship of the Federal Writers Project in the 1930s.

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Processed by: Anne von Storch, March 1986

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