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Dr. John Malcolm (Mack) Smith Archives

Glasfax is very pleased to announce the establishment of the Dr. John Malcolm (Mack) Smith Glasfax Newsletter Archives!  Mack was passionate and vocal about the need for assembling a complete run of all of the newsletters published from 1967 to 1984 and the development of an index to the Glasfax Newsletters.  In June 1989, he made a presentation to District 4 that started with:

As most of you will know, I've been anxious, for many years to do "something" about the Glasfax Newsletters.  I did this for the following reasons – first,  there is a vast amount of information, most of it unknown and unavailable to current members of Glasfax and secondly,  an index, complete and detailed, is desirable

Well, Mack – we are glad to report that Glasfax finally has done “something” about the newsletters!  We now have an electronic archive that will shortly include complete copies of each and every newsletter.  We’re just sorry that you weren’t with us long enough to see it come to fruition!  Each issue is a searchable pdf document that you can either view on site or download to your computer.  An index is provided to allow the reader to find articles of interest for the newsletters up to 1984.