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Guide to the Daniel M. Smiley Papers, ca. 1902-1927

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Smiley, Daniel, 1855-1930
Title: Daniel M. Smiley Papers
Dates: ca. 1902-1927
Quantity: 1 cubic ft (1 box)
Abstract: Materials relating to Smiley's service as a trustee for Vassar College.
Forms of Materials: Correspondence, minutes, reports

Biographical Note

Daniel M. Smiley (1856-1930), humanitarian, head of the annual Lake Mohonk Conference, was born in Vassalboro, ME. He graduated from Haverford College in 1878. After an early period as a school teacher of Latin and Greek at the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, he devoted himself to various humanitarian endeavors, including the Lake Mohonk Conference, which considered ways of aiding Native Americans, Filipinos, Puerto Ricans and other inhabitants of American dependencies. He was a member of the board of trustees at Vassar for twenty years from 1902-1922. He died at his home after a long illness on 14 February 1930 at the age of 74.

For more biographical details, see the Smiley material in the Vassar College Biographical Files.

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Scope and Content Note

Materials relating to Smiley's service as a trustee for Vassar College.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Related Material

  • See also the Smiley material in the

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Subject Headings

Organizations:

  • Vassar College. Administration.
  • Vassar College. Board of Trustees.

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Laura Finkel, January 2009.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Daniel M. Smiley Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Processed by Joan LaChance and Laura Finkel, September 2006.

Biographical note written by Dean Rogers, November 2006.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Pril Smiley, September 2006.

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Container List

Folder 1 Alumnae
Folder 2 Anniversary - Fiftieth
Folder 3 Budget
Folder 4 Commencement
Folder 5 Committee - Buildings and Grounds
Folder 6 Committee - Conference with a Committee of Faculty
Folder 7 Committee - Executive
Folder 8 Committee - Executive Committee - Secretary's Notices
Folder 9 Committee - Farm
Folder 10 Committee - Food and Internal Management
Folder 11 Committee - Organization
Folder 12 Committee - Ways and Means
Folder 13 Committee - Williams Hall and Alumnae House
Folder 14 Endowment Fund
Folder 15 Entertainments
Folder 16 Founders Day
Folder 17 Joint Committee of Trustees, Faculty, and Alumnae
Folder 18 Nurses Training Camp
Folder 19 Officers - Dean
Folder 20 Officers - President, Dr. Taylor
Folder 21 Officers - President, H. N. MacCracken
Folder 22 Officers - Superintendent
Folder 23 Officers - Treasurer
Folder 24 Officers - Warden
Folder 25 Sundries
Folder 26 Trustees, Board of, Secretary's Notes
Folder 27 Trustees, Board of, I
Folder 28 Trustees, Board of, II
Folder 29 Vassar College

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