Walter M. Smith, one of the presumed creators of these materials, resided in Glenn Springs (S.C.) in Spartanburg County during the early 1880s and attended the Citadel in Charleston (S.C.) in the mid-1880s. Marie Smith is also a presumed creator of some documents in this collection. Her relation to Walter Smith is not evident within this archival collection. Materials in this collection date from about 1884 through 1930. A highlight of the collection is the inclusion of three photo albums from around the turn of the 20th century.