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Ruth "Bootsie" Lane Webb Smith Papers

Identifier: MSS 0524

Scope and Contents

Collection includes correspondence, alumni reunion materials, and family photographs.


  • 1987 - 2012

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.

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0.02 Linear Feet (1 folder.)

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Ruth "Bootsie" Lane Webb Smith graduated from Woman's College (now UNC Greensboro) in 1947 with an A.B. in Sociology. Bootsie was elected class president of the class of 1947. She was also house president and served on the Hall Board. Bootsie was active in a variety of clubs on campus, including the Dikean Society, the Golf Club, the Sociology Club, the YWCA, the Dance Committee, the Service League, and the Honor Committee. She married Charles Homer Smith of Atlanta and had two daughters, Jane Webb Smith and Helen Smith Glover. She passed away on April 26, 2012.

Collection includes correspondence, alumni reunion materials, and family photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Jane Webb Smith.

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Ruth "Bootsie" Lane Webb Smith Papers
Patrick Dollar
March 2021
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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