John Franklin Smith taught in both the Berea College Academy School and the Normal School from 1911 to 1931. Originally drawn to Berea to teach Rural Social Science, Smith also served as a publicity agent for serveral years and directed the College Sunday School for fifteen years. Smith was a prolific writer, including a poet. Smith retired from Berea in 1931 due to illness.
Scope and Contents: This collection of John Franklin Smith papers includes correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, copies of journal articles and other writings, clippings and biographical information about Smith.