- 1899-1946 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
2 cm of textual records
Name of creator
Roy Lamont Smith was born on March 4, 1865 in Fremont, Nebraska and died on February 6, 1946 in San Diego, California. He was a pianist and studied at the Hershey School of Musical Art in Chicago (1883). He taught music in Fremont (1891) and was a professor of music at the Cadek Conservatory of Music in Chattanooga (1904-1942). He wrote various songs for voice and piano accompaniment, including one of the Tennessee state songs "My Homeland, Tennessee" (1925).
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Found in Rare Book Room at the University of Toronto Music Library. Source of material unknown.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Collection consists of a handwritten book of lyrics for songs written by the American composer Roy Lamont Smith, and a collection of his published and unpublished (manuscript) sheet music.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Files and items arranged and listed according to the original order in which they were found on the shelf in the Rare Book room at the Music Library.