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Bill Smith Collection
Ms2010-035


Descriptive Summary

Title:Bill Smith Collection
Span Dates: Circa 1950-2010
Bulk Dates: 1975-1995
ID No: Ms2010-035
Creator: Bill Smith, Charleston
Extent: 3 boxes (Ms2010-035); 1 box photographs (Ph2010-035); 1 folder oversized; museum items
Language: English
Repository: West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, WV
Abstract: Correspondence, newspaper articles, photographs, West Virginia University basketball and football guides and other materials of Bill Smith, who was the sports editor for the Charleston Daily Mail.

Administrative Information

Provenance: Mary Lou Smith
Transfers: State Museum
Preferred Citation: [item, collection number], Bill Smith Collection, West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, WV.


Contents List:

Box 1

Articles, Miscellaneous
Article, “Former sports editor ‘played it straight,’” Charleston Daily Mail, February 8, 2010, on life of Bill Smith (photocopies)
News Clippings, Bill Smith articles on heart attack and recovery
News Clippings, “All Bases,” by Bill Smith
News Clippings/Articles by Bill Smith
News Clippings/Articles on Sam Snead
Research Materials on Jerry West


Box 2

Correspondence
Correspondence from Sam Snead (2)
Correspondence from Bobby Bowden (36)
Correspondence from Don Nehlen (9)
Correspondence from Gale Catlett (1)
Correspondence from Jim Harrick (1)
Correspondence from Rod Thorn (1)
Correspondence from Terry Bowden (3)
Christmas Letters from Bill and Mary Lou Smith
Manuscript, More Than Just A Game, by Bobby Bowden and Bill Smith
Reviews, More Than Just A Game, by Bobby Bowden and Bill Smith
Correspondence with Publisher, More Than Just A Game, by Bobby Bowden and Bill Smith
Invoices/Royalty Statements, More Than Just A Game, by Bobby Bowden and Bill Smith
Perfect: The Season: The Story of WVU Football Coach Don Nehlen and his Mountaineers, by Bill Smith
Manuscript/Press Release, Perfect: The Season: The Story of WVU Football Coach Don Nehlen and his Mountaineers
“I’m Nobody Special”: The Story of WVU Football Coach Don Nehlen, by Bill Smith (2, including first copy)
Writings, Bill Smith (1 of 2)
Writings, Bill Smith (2 of 2)
Assorted columns and stories
Sermons, Bill Smith
Transformation Journal, Bill Smith
Certificate, Bill Smith, Outstanding West Virginian, Jay Rockefeller, September 21, 1980
CD, Loving Memories of Willard H. Smith
Typed Article on Camping
Sticker, WVU Alumni Association Life Member
Program, Christ Church United Methodist, Charleston, Dedication of Holtkamp Organ, October 12, 1975
Daily Mail Memories
Daily Mail Materials
Country Roads West Virginia, Charleston Daily Mail
A Tribute to Jack Maurice, Charleston Daily Mail
Cartoons/Drawings
Programs, 30th Louderback Leadership Prayer Breakfast, March 4, 2010, Christ Church United Methodist, Charleston, Bobby Bowden (3, including one signed by Bowden)
Name Cards, 30th Louderback Leadership Prayer Breakfast, March 4, 2010, Christ Church United Methodist, Charleston
Book, A History of West Virginia, by Anna Egan Smucker
From The Hills, 1972, Morris Harvey Publications
Booklet, “Heart Attack! What Now?”
Florida State University, Cruises
Willard Smith, Diplomas
Willard Smith, Grade Cards
Commencement Program, Zanesville Senior High School, 1947


Box 3

Bring On The Mountaineers, by Kevin Keys and Shelly Poe, 1991
Official Football Press Guide, West Virginia University, 1970
Mountaineer Football Guide, West Virginia University, 1991
Mountaineer Football Guide, West Virginia University, 1993
A Big Dream, A Little Luck, 1993 Mountaineer Football
Mountaineer Football Guide, West Virginia University, 1994
Mountaineer Football Guide, West Virginia University, 1999
2000 Bowl Guide, West Virginia University, Music City Bowl, December 28, 2000
Mountaineer Football Guide, West Virginia University, 2002
2004 Bowl Guide, West Virginia University, Toyota Gator Bowl, January 1, 2004
2007 West Virginia Football Prospectus
Mountaineer Football Guide, West Virginia University, 2008
Mountaineer Football Guide, West Virginia University, 2009
2009 West Virginia Football Prospectus
2010 Bowl Guide, West Virginia University, Konica Minolta Gator Bowl, January 1, 2004
Souvenir Book, Jerry West Night, March 19, 1971
Mountaineer Basketball Guide, West Virginia University, 1999-2000
Mountaineer Basketball Guide, West Virginia University, 2001-02
Mountaineer Basketball Guide, West Virginia University, 2002-03
Mountaineer Basketball Guide, West Virginia University, 2003-04
Mountaineer Basketball Guide, West Virginia University, 2008-09
Mountaineer Basketball Guide, West Virginia University, 2009-10


Photographs (Ph2010-035)

Bill Smith
Bill Smith with professional athletes
Bill Smith with unidentified
Bill Smith with unidentified on November 22, 1963
Bill Smith with Jerry West (signed)
Bill Smith with Jerry West and others
Jerry West
Bill Smith with Bobby Bowden
Bobby Bowden
Bill Smith with Don Nehlen
Bill Smith with Jay Rockefeller (signed)
Bill Smith with Brooks Robinson
Bill Smith with Marshall University basketball Coach Carl Tacy and Russell Lee prior to the NCAA tournament game in Las Cruses, New Mexico, March 1971
Bill Smith with Walter Easley, June 1982
Bill Smith with Randy Cline and Buck Harless
Terry Bradshaw (signed)
Joe DiMaggio and Jack Nicklaus, The Greenbrier, 1979
Mickey Mantle
Sam Snead (signed)
Sam Snead
Johnny Bench (signed)
Leslie Nielsen with unidentified
Peter Marshall with unidentified
Joe Paterno
Danny Murtaugh, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Brown
Pittsburgh Pirates
Professional golfers, The Greenbrier
Photographs and negatives, Perfect: The Season: The Story of WVU Football Coach Don Nehlen and his Mountaineers
Photographs, Perfect: The Season: The Story of WVU Football Coach Don Nehlen and his Mountaineers
Old-Timers Breakfast Club, Charleston
Miscellaneous/Unidentified
Bill Smith, Navy photos (from album)
Bill Smith, Navy photos (from album)

Scrapbook, miscellaneous newspaper clippings, sports
Scrapbook


Oversized (moved to Drawer 44, Processing)

Photographs/Drawings/Cartoons
Florida State Football Spring Prospectus, 1992


Transferred to State Museum

Football, Game Ball, September 17, 1977, signed by Coach Frank Cignetti and members of West Virginia University football team, including Walter Easley, Robert Alexander and Fulton Walker, presented to Bill Smith, Charleston Daily Mail, shortly after his first heart attack. WVU defeated Maryland 24-16.

Plaque, Sports Writer of the Year, Bill Smith, West Virginia Sports Festival, Oak Hill, 1984

Plaque, Gene Morehouse Award For Achievement, 1977, Presented to Bill Smith, Charleston Daily Mail, Presented by West Virginia Sportswriters Association

Plaque, Lions International, Testimonial to Willard H. Smith, President of The Lions Club of Davis Creek-Ruthdale, 1966-67

Plaque, National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Award, Bill Smith, 1977 Sportswriter of the Year, West Virginia, Chosen by His Contemporaries

Plaque, Kanawha Valley All Sports Award, Presented to Bill Smith, For His Contribution to Sports in the Kanawha Valley, Sponsored by Charleston Capitol Kiwanis

Embroidered scrapbook cover, Willard H. Smith, Port-Lyautey, French Morocco


Manuscript Collections

West Virginia Archives and History