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Smith, Bruce Lee

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1956-2010

Bruce Lee Smith was a newspaper entertainment reporter and photographer. He worked for the Valley Morning Star from 1983 until 1996, then again from 2000 until he retired in 2008. In April 2009 Smith and two colleagues won second place in the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors competition for a feature series of articles about the Rio Grande Valley’s Medal of Honor recipients. The series was called "Uncommon Valor" and was published in May 2008 to coincide with Memorial Day. In 2010 Smith won the Valley Morning Star’s Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Photographer.

Citation

Author: Janette Garcia

Citation

Barajas, Michael and Ed Asher, "Friends remember Bruce Lee Smith," Valley Morning Star, September 05, 2010 and phone call to Valley Morning Star February 17, 2011 to verify employment dates.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Bruce Lee Smith Collection

 Collection — other: 3O
Identifier: UTPA-MS-Smith B L
Scope and Contents Bruce Lee Smith was a newspaper photographer and reporter. His collection contains primarily newspapers. Original photographs, color separation positives, and notebooks or other original materials were retained. Newspapers not held in microfilm by the University Library, or newspapers with color photographs taken by Bruce Lee Smith were also retained.   Newspapers with articles by Bruce Lee Smith that are available in microfilm will not be retained in this archival collection.