A photograph of Hartford Smith Jr. from the collection.

The Hartford Smith Jr. collection at the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research includes the full 1968 radio series Seeds of Discontent and many of the raw interviews recorded during its production, as well as correspondence, scripts, reports, press releases, and clippings related to the series and Smith's career as an educator and social worker. The exhibits on this website help introduce Seeds of Discontent and Smith's full archival collection by focusing on his background and the social and broadcasting contexts of the time, with a curated sample of items.

This website is a project of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research, with support from Stephen P. Jarchow. Exhibits were created by project assistants Lauren Wilks and Matt St. John in 2022. The website was upgraded to use Omeka S by Ben Pettis in 2024.