Charles A. Smith papers: 1926-1958 (bulk 1926-1934)
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Personal Papers 1923-1958, 1926-1932 [series]

The Personal Papers series (0.1 linear feet) includes letters from Smith's business partners and professional colleagues, materials relating to Smith's philanthropic activities, a small number of materials relating to his activities as a Freemason, a folder with documents relating to his brother Jacob Smith, and an undated photo of Charles Smith.

Of note are materials concerning children within the Detroit Jewish Social Services Bureau system and especially concerning the Jewish Orphan Home in Cleveland, Ohio. Also of interest are two folders with letters on the subject of clemency for two Michigan men who have been convicted for first degree murder, Nathan Corman and David "Dave" Gilinski. These files contain letters from the Jackson State Prison Warden, attorneys, letters addressed to Governor Green, as well as letters from the prisoners and their family members.

 
Advocacy and philanthropy
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Corman, Nathan 1929
Box   1  
Gilinski, David 1927-1929
Box   1  
Jewish community 1926-1929, 1945
Box   1  
Jewish Orphan Home 1927-1933
Box   1  
Correspondence 1926-1932, 1943, 1958
Box   1  
Freemasonry 1923-1954 (scattered years)
Box   1  
Metropolitan Trust Company 1931-1932
Box   1  
Photograph undated
Box   1  
Smith, Jacob 1930
Box   1  
Miscellaneous 1923-1942 (scattered dates)