Kermit H. Smith Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Smith, Kermit H.
Kermit H. Smith papers
Date [inclusive]
8.0 Cubic feet

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Kermit H. Smith had a 45-year career at Michigan State University. He served as assistant registrar (1939-1956), registrar (1956-1961) and assistant to the provost (1962-1980). A native of Dimondale, Michigan, Smith graduated from Dimondale High School in 1931. He married one of his classmates, Ruth M. Pennington, on November 2, 1935. He attended Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) where he earned a bachelor’s degree. He had two daughters, Nancy and Mary. Smith died in 2000.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains materials put together by Smith’s relatives for a program honoring past registrars at Michigan State University. The materials include copies of newspaper articles, correspondence and photographs. With the exception of some of the photographs, the materials are copies made in 2005 from the originals.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections February 2007

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Class of 1935.
  • Michigan State University. Office of the Registrar.


  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Photographs

Personal Name(s)

  • Hansen, Mary
  • Smith, Kermit H.

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Career Chronology and Registrar Reception flyer 2005 

F.D. 1

Newspaper clippings 1937 


Correspondence and newspaper clippings 1946-1948 

F.D. 3

Correspondence and newspaper clippings 1956-1959 

F.D. 4

Correspondence, clippings and recognition 1962-1980 

F.D. 5

Personal newspaper clippings 1931, 1995, 2000 

F.D. 6

Photographs of Kermit Smith Undated 

F.D. 7


Collection Photographs

Michigan State University. Registrar’s office 

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