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James H. Polhemus Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0261

Scope and Contents

James H. Polhemus Collection-Mascot, Tenn. Includes material on the American Zinc Company of Tennessee and the community of Mascot in Knox County, Tenn. The collection includes: photographs; slides; 1919 American Zinc Company of Tennessee Labor Report for 1919; Mascot fish trap data, 1921-1923; Miner Notes, August 1963; Catherine Arthur Memorial Library scrapbook; [Library] guest book, 1952-1965; Mascot Community Club minutes, April 1927-April 1929; artifacts (American Zinc Co. Farms dairy tokens (14 pcs.), two World War I staff badges, 3 zinc ingots). Addendum received from Richard R. Polhemus, October 2018: ”Company Towns in Tennessee” by James B, Jones. The Courier, June 1986. (photocopy); Mascot, The East Tennessee Community Design Center. Draft. January 1992. (photocopy); zinc disk key chain with key to the Staff Drive Swimming Club swimming pool (for administration and families). Ca. 1938-1960’s.


  • 1919-1965

Conditions Governing Access

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


4 boxes

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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