A Guide to the Arthur Robert Smith Collection, 1981-2009 Smith, Arthur Robert Collection Coll. 36

A Guide to the Arthur Robert Smith Collection, 1981-2009

A Collection in
The Edgar Cayce Foundation
Collection Number Coll. 36


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Repository
The Edgar Cayce Foundation, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Collection Number
Coll. 36
Title
Arthur Robert Smith Collection, 1981-2009
Physical Characteristics
0.8 Linear Feet 2 boxes.
Creator
Smith, Arthur Robert
Language
Materials in this collection are in English.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use

Collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item,] [date (if known)]; Arthur Robert Smith Collection, Coll. 36, box_, folder_, The Edgar Cayce Foundation, Virginia Beach, Virginia.


Biographical / Historical

Arthur Robert Smith was born on February 13, 1925 in York, Pennsylvania to S. Arthur Smith and Inez Smith. He served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946. Smith married Yvonne Franklin in 1946, Doris Elizabeth McDowell in 1967, and Jane Dreifus in 1993. He had four children.

He worked as a columnist, correspondent and reporter during his sixty-year career in journalism. He served as the editorial editor for the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia. Smith wrote ten books on political and spiritual topics, including About My Father's Business (1988), on the life of Hugh Lynn Cayce. Smith also founded Venture Inward Magazine for the Association for Research and Enlightenment in 1984.

Smith died in Virginia Beach on November 15, 2016 at the age of 91.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, interview transcripts, notes, and research sources collected by Arthur Robert Smith to write the book entitled About My Father's Business (1988), a biography of Hugh Lynn Cayce (1907-1982).

Arrangement

Collection is arranged alphabetically by material type.

Container List

Box 1
  • Folder 1:1
    address [Unity] Edgar Cayce
    undated
  • Folder 1:2
    brochure [Association of National Investigators]
    1926
  • Folder 1:3
    correspondence [Harmon Bro]
    1982
  • Folder 1:4
    correspondence
    1989-2009
  • Folder 1:5
    diary notes [Gladys Davis Turner]
    1934-1935
  • Folder 1:6
    lectures [Atlantis: Symbol of Man's Forgotten Glory; Turning Point in World History; untitled at Willkie Memorial Hall] Hugh Lynn Cayce
    1950-1970
  • Folder 1:7
    lectures [Edgar Cayce]
    1930-1933
  • Folder 1:8
    magazine [The Commonwealth: The Magazine of Virginia]
    August 1965
  • Folder 1:9
    magazine [Psychic]
    September 1972
  • Folder 1:10
    manuscript [Atlantis Revisited; Chapter 1] Edgar Evans Cayce
    undated
  • Folder 1:11
    manuscript [Edgar Cayce and the Church] Joseph Fitch
    1971
  • Folder 1:12
    manuscript [Edgar Cayce's Memoirs] copy
    1932
  • Folder 1:13
    manuscript [In Search of the Mother Pool: Correspondence between Edgar Cayce and Buddy Wilmott, December 1923-March 1926] Robert Krajenke
    1989
  • Folder 1:14
    newsclippings
    1910-1945
  • Folder 1:15
    notes
    undated
Box 2
  • Folder 2:1
    outline and sample chapters [The Dayton Years] Robert Krajenke
    undated
  • Folder 2:2
    publications [A.R.E.]
    1966-1981
  • Folder 2:3
    report [Research Report on Edgar Cayce for ClearWindow Productions] Robert Krajenke; Stephan Schwartz; A. Robert Smith
    1990
  • Folder 2:4
    research sources
    1982-1989
  • Folder 2:5
    research sources [Fay Autry]
    1987
  • Folder 2:6
    research sources [death of Edgar Cayce]
    1945
  • Folder 2:7
    reviews [About My Father's Business]
    1988-1989
  • Folder 2:8
    screenplay [Miracle Man: The Edgar Cayce Story] A. Robert Smith
    1990
  • Folder 2:9
    script [The Freak] Granville Burgess
    1981
  • Folder 2:10
    transcript, interviews [Hugh Lynn Cayce]
    1981-1982
  • Folder 2:11
    transcript, interview [David Kahn]
    1964