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Scope and Contents The Betty Jean Thornton Smith Scrapbook collection (1949-1978; 2005; undated) contains one scrapbook that details the life of Betty Jean Thornton Smith, an African American model, actress, teacher, and school principal. Many of the pages are inscribed with "mom" making the scrapbook's most likely compiler, Smith's child. This scrapbook contains mostly clippings and other material that relates to Smith's time at Lincoln University- a HBCU in Jefferson City, Missouri, such as reports on plays,...
Dates: 1949-1978; 2005; undated ; Majority of material found within 1950s-1960s