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Bruce Leslie Collection

Identifier: PC 0057

Scope and Contents

Photographs and negatives from Knoxville photographer Bruce Leslie and his family. Boxes 1-4 contain negatives in envelopes with BL numbers. Boxes 5-11 have some proof photos among negatives in separate envelopes. Envelopes labeled with Order Numbers, Date, and Subject, if available. Four boxes of 8"x10" negatives and some prints, two of the boxes have damaged negatives and prints. One box of unidentified, undated negatives. Sixteen total boxes of negatives. Two boxes of cards containing order information.


  • 1950 - 1963

Conditions Governing Access

Material is available for research. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at

Biographical / Historical

Bruce Leslie (1899-1998) began his career as a photographer working with Jim Thompson of Knoxville. He went on to have a long and successful career as a photographer in Knoxville. He died in 1998 and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in South Knoxville, not far from the site of his last home on Chapman Highway.


18 boxes

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by his nephew, Les Williams.

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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

601 S Gay Street
3rd floor
Knoxville Tennessee 37902 United States