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Katherine Louise Prestwood Smith Scrapbook

Identifier: MSS 0365

Scope and Contents

The Katherine Louise Prestwood Smith Scrapbook dates from 1934-1935. Its front cover reads, Memories of My School Days. The scrapbook was written by Elise E. Edwards and Published by C.R. Gibson and Company of New York City. It contains correspondence, invitations, table cards, tickets, greeting cards, candy wrappers, college documents, receipts, event programs, ribbon, collages, and other memorabilia items.

The collection also includes a folder containing a photograph and correspondence between Katherine Louise Prestwood Smith and the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina.


  • 1934 - 1935


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

Katherine Louise Prestwood Smith of Caldwell County was a commercial student at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro) during the 1934-35 academic year, completing the one-year program in 1935. During her time at the college, she was a member of the Y.W.C.A. and the Alethian Society. After completing her training, Smith began working for the Broyhill Furniture Company and during her walk to work she met Bruce Beach Smith, whom she married in 1936.

Bruce and Katherine Louise lived most of their lives together in Caldwell County until her husband passed away after nearly 60 years of marriage. Mrs. Smith moved to Richmond, Virginia in 2002 to be near her daughter and died there on April 4, 2004.


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Katherine Louise Prestwood Smith was a commercial student at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, completing the one-year program in 1935.

The Katherine Louise Prestwood Smith Scrapbook dates from 1934 to 1935 and contains correspondence, invitations, tickets, college documents, event programs and other memorabilia.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Suzanne Smith Ray in January, 2009.

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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US