This collection consists chiefly of letters written to Lorna Smith from authors and politicians with whom she regularly corresponded.
Also included are several typescripts and articles by and about her. Much of the correspondence concerns Upton Sinclair, and
authors Erna Holyer and Theodore Dreiser are also represented. Correspondence by and from other authors and politicians may
also be found in the collection.
Lorna Dysart Smith was born in Centralia, Washington, 1897. She worked as a student nurse and as a researcher for novelist
Theodore Dreiser (1938-1945), but is noted as a civil rights and social reform worker. She died in San Jose, California, January
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