Harry Allen Smith photograph collection, 1925-1976.


Smith, H. Allen (Harry Allen), 1907-1976. Harry Allen Smith photograph collection, 1925-1976.

Harry Allen Smith photograph collection, 1925-1976.

Illinois native Harry Allen Smith was a successful writer and humorist. These photographs complement manuscript collection 121, depicting Smith in his professional life, private life, and travels. The collection includes photos of Smith, his family and friends, as well as celebrities such as Jimmy Durante, Al Jolson, Fred Allen, Carl Reiner, Arthur Godfrey, Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, Delyte Morris, Bing Crosby, Jacqueline Onassis and Albert Einstein.

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