No flamingo pin, circa 2002-2004
The collection consists of the papers of Charlie Smith, LGBTQ rights activist, politician, and realtor. Where possible, original folder titles have been retained. Political campaign records include memorabilia from Smith’s run for Village Council in Miami Shores, Florida, and subject files from his campaigns for South Carolina House 119 in 2002 and 2004. Professional papers include plans, meeting agendas, and minutes from the Charleston County Planning Commission, videocassettes from the Alliance for Full Acceptance, and a workbook and business card from Smith’s real estate agency, CSA Real Estate. Family papers include photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia from Smith’s relatives in the Smith, Sligh, Fanning, Nettles, and related families. Smith family papers notably include materials from Smith’s great-uncle, Colonel Charles David Smith, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II and later in Iran in the 1950s.
- circa 2002-2004
- From the Collection: Smith, Charlie (Person)
This collection is open for research, with the following exceptions: Born-digital materials, 2002-2004 subseries; Born-digital materials, 2020 subseries; and Born-digital materials, 1994 subseries. Access is restricted to certain materials in these subseries as indicated. Additionally, some materials are currently unprocessed. Materials are not available in their original format and must be reformatted to digital access copies.
Smith’s opponent, John Graham Altman, was well-known for decorating his front yard with pink flamingos.
From the Collection: 5.13 linear feet (7 document boxes, 1 half-size document box, 2 flat boxes, 1 oversize paper folder, 16 compact discs, 14 videocassettes, 4 unprocessed 3.5” floppy discs, 1 unprocessed 30 GB USB drive)
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English