Smith, Robert Paul (1915-1977)
The Robert Paul Smith collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, legal and financial documents, and other material.

Manuscripts in the collection include most of Smith's published novels at various levels of completion. These include How to Do Nothing With Nobody All Alone By Yourself (1958), Where did You Go? Out. What Did You Do? Nothing. (1957), And Another Thing… (1959), and Little Kids, Drunks, and Dead People among others. The collection also contains original sketches and artwork for several of these novels, as well as several other short works by Smith, including short stories, poems, essays, and short plays. In addition, the collection contains autobiographical material and a list of published works.

The collection contains correspondence between Smith and publishers, editors, agents and other professional colleagues. This correspondence includes contract material for several books and short works. In addition, the collection houses several personal letters to family, friends, and admirers.

Printed material in the collection consists of a few poems, tear-sheets from Smith's published short works in The Columbia Review, other magazine and newspaper clippings, and some new publication announcements.
Notable Figures
1. Smith, Robert Paul, 1915-1977
Associated Subjects
1. Literary Collections Subject Guide
2. Authors, American
3. American literature--20th century
4. Photographs