Ansel Brooks Smith, Sr. was a well-known physician with prominent patients including Sen. Arthur Vandenberg. Smith, Sr. who served during WWI as a Chief of Medicine operating on wounded soldiers and training Military physicians. The collection was donated by his son, Ansel “Bud” Smith, Jr. This collection, acquired with a recommendation from Dr. Courtwright of the History department, contains more than 1,000 World War I letters from Ansel Brooks Smith, Sr., a prominent physician during the Great War. The collection also includes envelopes, letters, telegrams, and postcards to his wife, children, and other family members. To learn more about the collection, please see the container list.

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Submissions from 1918

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, February 8, 1918, France, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, February 7, 1918, France, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, February 6, 1918, France, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, February 4, 1918, France, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith- Mrs. Marie Smith, February 2, 1918, France, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, January 26, 1918, Marked as "Unstated", Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, January 7, 1918, Portland, Maine, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, January 6, 1918, New Jersey, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, January 4, 1918, Jersey City, New Jersey, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, Children, Tud, January 3, 1918, Jersey City, New Jersey, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs Marie Smith, January 3, 1918, Jersey City, New Jersey, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

Submissions from 1917

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, December 31, 1917, Indianapolis, Indiana, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, December 31, 1917, Indianapolis, Indiana, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, December 30, 1917, Indianapolis, Indiana, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, December 29, 1917, Indianapolis, Indiana, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, December 29, 1917, Indianapolis, Indiana, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, December 20, 1917, No Location Noted, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, December 19, 1917, No Location Noted, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, December 12, 1917, No Location Noted, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs.Marie Smith, December 12, 1917, No Location Noted, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, December 10, 1917, No Location Noted, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, December 10, 1917, No Location Noted, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, December 7, 1917, No Location Noted, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, December 6, 1917, No Location Noted, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, November 26, 1917, Indianapolis, Indiana, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, November 26, 1917, No Location Noted, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, November 25, 1917, Indianapolis, Indiana, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith- Mrs. Marie Smith, September 12, 1917, Indianapolis, Indiana, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith- Mrs. Marie Smith, September 11, 1917, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, September 10, 1917, Indianapolis, Indiana, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, September 9, 1917, Indianapolis, Indiana, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, August 22, 1917, No Location Noted, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, August 20, 1917, No Location Noted, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, August 17, 1917, St. Louis, Missouri, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, August 18, 1917, Nevada, Missouri, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, August 16, 1917, St. Louis, Missouri, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, August 12, 1917, St. Louis, Missouri, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, August 11, 1917, St. Louis, Missouri, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, August 10, 1917, St. Louis, Missouri, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, August 9, 1917, Nevada, Missouri, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, August 8, 1917, Nevada, Missouri, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, August 7, 1917, Jefferson City, Missouri, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, August 7, 1917, Jefferson City, Missouri, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, August 6, 1917, Lansing, Michigan, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, August 5, 1917, Jefferson City, Missouri, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, August 4, 1917, Lansing Michigan, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, August 3, 1917, Lansing Michigan, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, August 3, 1917, Lansing Michigan, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, August 2, 1917, Lansing Michigan, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, July 31, 1917, Lansing Michigan, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, July 31, 1917, Lansing Michigan, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, July 29, 1917, Lansing, Michigan, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, July 23, 1917, Lansing, Michigan, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.

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Ansel Brooks Smith-Mrs. Marie Smith, July 21, 1917, Lansing, Michigan, Ansel Brooks Smith Sr.