Papers of Rennie Smith

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Rennie Smith's papers consist of correspondence relating to Friends of Europe, articles and notes, photographs of inter-war personalities, diaries, sermons and lectures, poems, typescript copies of Smith's manuscripts, and press cuttings.

Administrative / Biographical History

Rennie Smith (1888-1962) was a lecturer and journalist. He was Labour MP for Penistone 1924-31, secretary of the Friends of Europe organization from 1933, and civilian officer in Germany 1946-9. Details are given in Who Was Who.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The papers were given ot the Library by Smith's daughter in 1968.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.


Corporate Names