Ira M. Smith Papers 1919-1969


Ira M. Smith Papers 1919-1969

Registrar of the University of Michigan. Files concerning University admissions policy, the work of the registrar as liaison between the University and secondary schools, the relationship of the University to other educational associations, and the maintenance of student records at the University; and files relating to his work with University, community, and other social organizations; also photographs.

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SNAC Resource ID: 6389777

Bentley Historical Library

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