Smith, Effie 1974-01-08

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Mrs. Effie Smith, mother of Preston Smith, discusses her son’s early life and career.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Effie Smith

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 08, 1974

Location: Lamesa, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Preston Smith’s early education, family life discussed, Charles C. Smith, father of Preston Smith, recalled, Family lifestyle described, Move to Dawson County in 1923, Father’s advice on politics noted, Origin and difficulty in moving picture business related, Mrs. Smith’s attitude toward politics expressed.

Tape 1, Side 2: Political attitudes (continued), Speculations on accidents, assassinations made.

Range Dates: Early 1900s-1930s

Bulk Dates: 1923-1930s

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