Julia Floyd Smith papers
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Julia Floyd Smith papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Smith, Julia Floyd, 1914-2001.
Title: Julia Floyd Smith papers
Dates: 1957-1986
Extent: 9.0 cubic feet (9 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Identification: MS 1501

Biographical/Historical Note

Julia Floyd Smith was born on 30 January 1914 and resided in Savannah, Georgia with her husband, Albert F. Smith. Smith attended Florida State University where she received her B.S., M.S., and PhD in history. Smith taught history with an emphasis on the antebellum South for twenty five years at institutions of higher education including Armstrong Junior College (present day Armstrong Atlantic State University) from 1955 to 1961 and Georgia Southern College (present day Georgia State University) from 1965 to 1983.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence, research notes, clippings, articles, and other miscellaneous materials relating to Dr. Julia Floyd Smith from 1957 to 1986. Included are Smith's research notes and research materials for her two books: Slavery and plantation growth in Antebellum Florida and Slavery and rice culture in low country Georgia, 1750-1860. Also included are materials from Smith's tenure as a professor at Georgia State College including her lecture notes, grant proposals, and correspondence.


This collection is arranged into 9 boxes, 1 oversize folder:

Box 1: Correspondence, clippings, memorandums, articles, pamphlets, newspapers, accounts, grant proposals, 1970-1986

Box 2: Research materials and research notes on antebellum Florida, circa 1970s

Box 3: Manuscript copy of Low Country Slavery: Economic Organization and Slave Life on the Georgia Coasts, 1750 to 1860, microfilms, lecture notes, circa 1960s-1980s

Box 4: Research materials and research notes on slavery and plantation life in Georgia, circa 1970s-1980s

Box 5: Research materials, research notes, negatives on slavery and plantation life in Florida and Georgia, circa 1970s-1980s

Box 6: Research materials and research notes on slavery, circa 1970s-1980s

Box 7: Research materials and research notes on slavery and plantation live in Georgia, 1957 to circa 1980s

Box 8: Correspondence, clippings, memorandums, articles, newspapers, 1958-1986

Box 9: Research notes and materials on the history of the antebellum South and slavery, circa 1970s to 1980s

Oversize folder: Maps, drawings, circa 1960s-1980s

Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Drawings (visual works)
Georgia Southern University.
Grant proposals.
Lecture notes.
Letters (correspondence)
Manuscripts for publication.
Maps (documents)
Plantation life--Florida--History.
Plantation life--Georgia--History.
Research notes.
Rice trade--Georgia--History.
Slaves--Georgia--Social conditions.
Smith, Julia Floyd, 1914-2001.

Administrative Information

Processing information

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Access restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.