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Collection Overview

Title: Zelnis/Smith Family, 1909-2005

ID: RHC/RC/342

Extent: 3.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The arrangement is loosely by subject in alphabetical order and secondarily by date. The collection is divided into two series: Family Papers and Artifacts. The first series consists of family papers including financial records, WWII papers, correspondence, photos, newspapers, and school documents. Also, records related to the family and their friends and neighbors can be found under the first series. The second series consists of artifacts: hats and vintage hat boxes listed in alphabetical order.

Date Acquired: 05/20/2015. More info below under Accruals.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Records in the Zelnis/Smith Family Collection date from 1909 to 2005. Mr. G.B. Smith and Mrs. Valaria Zelnis Smith of DeKalb, Illinois are primary family members featured in the collection.

Administrative Information

Accruals: Additional materials were given on June 2, 2015.

Acquisition Source: Kathy Smith

Box and Folder Listing

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[Series I: Family Papers],
[Series II: Artifacts],

Series II: Artifacts
Box 4: Consumers Millinery Stores, Inc. (DeKalb) hat box; contains (5) hats
Box 5: Verta Hat Shop (DeKalb) hat box; contains (4) hats

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[Series I: Family Papers],
[Series II: Artifacts],

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