Francis Monroe Smith papers, 1936-1951.

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Smith, Francis Monroe, 1904-1951. Francis Monroe Smith papers, 1936-1951.

Francis Monroe Smith papers, 1936-1951.

Correspondence, clippings, pamphlets, minutes, constitutions, resolutions, and other papers relating to the political career of Smith, a St. Paul lawyer active in the Democratic, Democratic-Farmer-Labor, and Progressive parties in Minnesota.

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