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Title Solon D. Smart Collection
Creator Solon D. Smart
Alt. Creator Wilma Sherrill
Identifier http://toto.lib.unca.edu/findingaids/mss/smart_solon/default_smart_solon.html
Subject Keyword Solon D. Smart ; Asheville-Biltmore College ; trustees ; William Highsmith ; education ; WWII ; soldiers
Subject LCSH Smart, Solon D.
Highsmith, William Edward
Asheville-Biltmore College (Asheville, N.C.)
Schools -- North Carolina -- Asheville -- History
Education -- North Carolina -- Asheville -- History
School management and organization
Soldiers -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works
Description A small collection of letters, clippings and other ephemera primarily from Smart's years as a Trustee of Asheville-Biltmore College. Several photographs of U.S. army officers, thought to relate to Smart's military service are also included in the collection.
Publisher D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina Asheville
Date 2011-11-16
Type Collection ; text ; Image (photographs)
Format 1 manuscript box ; 4 folders
Source M2008.10.1
Language English
Relation UNCA Archives ; Papers of Congressman Roy Taylor
Coverage 1963 1964 ; Western North Carolina
Rights Any display, publication, or public use must credit the D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville.
Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.  
Donor Donor number 340
Acquisition 2008-11-18
Citation Solon D. Smart Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804
Processed by Special Collections staff, 2010-11
Last update 2011-11-16
Biography/History Solon David Smart was born in Rutherford County, N.C. on October 15, 1908, and served in the army during World War II as a Lt. Colonel. After the war he ran a hardware business and served as Democratic Party chairman for Rutherford County. In 1963,  Smart was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Asheville-Biltmore College (now UNCA) serving until June 30, 1965. He died March 10, 1999 in Cleveland County, N.C. (Some details taken from http://remembercliffside.com/history/profiles/smart/solon_smart.html  and http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35202471)
Box Folder Description
1 1 Correspondence pertaining to Smart's term as a member of the Board of Trustees of Asheville-Biltmore College, including congratulatory letters following his appointment, and scheduling of meetings
  2 Documents generally related to meetings of the Board of Trustees of Asheville-Biltmore College ; also includes a brochure for Asheville-Biltmore Botanical Gardens and the 1963-1964 Asheville-Biltmore College catalog
  3 Three newspaper clippings: two covering Smart's appointment to the Board of Trustees [including a photograph of the Board members] and one that appears to cover an incident involving Smart
  4 Three photographs of U.S. Army officers
    Four army officers [Solon D. Smart possibly second from left]
    Officer's dinner [Solon D. Smart possibly seated fourth from left on cross table]
    Photograph of U.S. Army officer, inscribed "With every good wish to my friend, Capt. Solon D. Smart - John (H. Bannen) Col. O.M.C."

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