Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Guide to the Lawrence V. Smith Collection

Collection ID:
Smith, Lawrence V. (Lawrence Victor), 1931-2010
1970 - 2010
Physical Description:
31 Cubic feet
31 boxes

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection contains the product of Smith's life's work as an industrial and transportation photographer. It consists of approximately 120,000 35mm color slides of various industrial and transportation subjects. Transportation is the larger subject area, including such topics as trucks, vehicles, transit, traffic, railroads, ships, etc. The slides are captioned and arranged by subject. Within the railroad photographs, a very large number of the slides relate to CSX. Collection includes a small number of images by other photographers.

Craig A. Orr
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the Archives Center in 2013 by Smith's widow, Linda L. Smith.
Processing Information
Collection is unprocessed.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at or 202-633-3270.
Preferred Citation
Archives Center, Lawrence V. Smith Photographic Collection, ca. 1970s-2009, National Museum of American History

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