Scope and Contents
A member of the Montgomery County Council, Lathrop E. Smith was also a member of the Upper County Planning Commission and of the Board of Education. His papers, consisting of corres- pondence, conservation reports, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings, relate to his membership in these and other civic organizations, and also address the issues of parks, soil conservation, and racial discrimination. Important Subjects covered in the collection include: Conservation, including such topics as the Potomac River Basin, Rock Creek Park and Watershed, parks, soil conservation, forests, National Capital Parks and Planning. Non-Conservation interests of Smith recorded in the colleciton include such topics as the Board of Education, County Council, and fight against discrimination. Among the correspondents are: Daniel Brewster, Fred Bull, Bernard Frank, J. Frederick Hazen, Edward Keil, Rose Kramer.