Lorenz Smythe Norton Papers
Scope and Content Note
This collection holds materials relating to the life of Lorenz Smythe Norton. Smythe Norton, a former US Armed Services member, founded his own Public Relations firm, Lorenz Smythe Norton and Associations focusing on public history and African American culture. A large of the objects represented here pertain to the hsitory of Black History Month commemorations, particularly in the Twin Cities area. There is a large selection of photography and press material representing exhibitions and events curated by Smythe Norton. Along with these objects are copies of materials and mock-ups used in Smythe Norton's curatorial process as well as newspapers and clippings relating to African-American life in Minnesota. There is also sampling of personal and profressional correpondences relating to his life and work.
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0.75 Linear Feet (1 box)
This collection contains materials from Lorenz Smythe Norton, Minnesota resident and his work as an advocate for African American history.
The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Tia-Simone Gardner in August of 2014.
- African American History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Lorenz Smythe Norton and Associates
- Norton, Lorenz Smythe
- Public History Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Smythe Norton
- Lorenz Smythe Norton Papers
- Tia Gardner
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