​​Welcomefriends, old and new.  

 Here is my most recent  Of All Things  newspaper column, a bunch of older ones, and several articles about assorted Philadelphia topics.  More will come;  please visit again.


Here's a brief  James Smart résumé

2015 - Of All Things column celebrated its 25th year in The Review
- Adonijah Hill's Journal: Diary of a Philadelphia Reporter in 1876  was published; historical fiction, 

          available from  amazon
2010 - following reorganization of Journal Register Co., column now appears in only one newspaper,  The Review                         in northwest Philadelphia
2009 - began the process of creating the James Smart Collection, a career's worth  of notes, writings, research material,                  etc. to the Urban Archives, Paley Library, Temple University (repository of the old Evening Bulletin library ) 
2008 - Of All Things column placed third in the annual awards of the National Society  of  Newspaper Columnists
2001 - Historic Philadelphia; an Ilustrated History published by Historic Philadelphia, Inc. (out of print, but available                   from some on line book-sellers.)
1995 - collection of columns published: Soggy Shrub Rides Again and Other Improbabilities
          (used copies available on line.)
1990 - began writing Of All Things column, distributed to newspapers in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New                   Jersey published by InterCounty Newspaper Group, and other Journal Register Company weeklies. 
1983 - 1990:  media relations manager, Mellon Bank, Philadelphia.
1980 - 1983:  editor and publisher of Delaware  Valley Business Magazine,monthly regional business magazine
1978 - 1981:  editor and publisher of Building and Realty Record, monthly real estate  trade newspaper
1976 - 1986:  taught news writing, feature writing, Charles Morris Price School of Advertising & Journalism,                                     Philadelphia
1974 – 1978: freelance writer.            Typical freelance projects through the years included:

 Firefighters Museum, Harrisburg, Pa.; (wrote descriptive panels);  U. S. Navy (audiovisual script for minority officers recruiting);  Army Corps of Engineers (audiovisual script for National Dam Inspection Program);   National Park Service, Thaddeus Kosciusko House, (audiovisual script);  Philadelphia Bicentennial Commission; (wrote Stand Before Kings, monograph on  history of  Philadelphia business);The Bulletin (daily column on Philadelphia news 200 years ago that day, 1974-76; also  monthly supplement on the  American Revolution  and 20-newspaper-page history of the United States during 1976 Bicentennial); The National Park Service, (wrote dedicatory poem read by Lee J. Cobb on televised  ceremony  when the Liberty Bell  was moved to its new pavilion, New Years Eve 1975-6) ----------  (Many other projects)
1973 - 1974:  vice president, Public Relations Ltd., subsidiary of J. M. Korn & Sons,  advertising agency, Philadelphia
1948 - 1973staff member, Philadelphia Bulletin; featured columnist 1959-73
1947: sold first freelance magazine articles while a high school senior   

   Graduate of  Northeast High School and Charles Morris Price School of Advertising and Journalism, both Philadelphia

 email jamessmart4@verizon.net


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​   James Smart's Philadelphia

Philadelphia  in 1754​.

Jim Smart

and his books.


Copyright 2020  James Smart