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Frances Thompson Photograph Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0432

Scope and Contents

Frances Thompson; 7 boxes (over 17,000 negatives) of illustrations from her books about antiques and collectibles Frances (Jackson) Thompson was born in Dothan, Alabama in the 1920. She married Claude Thompson of Knoxville, Tennessee whom she met while he was in military service. Claude was a construction foreman for the firm Johnson & Gaylon of Knoxville. Frances became a writer on antiques and collectibles. Her articles were published in Relics Magazine, the Tri-Star Trader (a weekly paper) and Acquire Magazine. She began publishing books on collectibles in the 1970s. She was divorced from Claude H. Thompson (1914-1987) in the 1980s. He was buried in Benton County at Holladay where the couple had purchased a holiday home. Frances later married Kim Johnson and moved to Gray, Maine, where she lived the rest of her life. She died in 2000.


  • 1950s-1970s

Conditions Governing Access

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


7 Cassettes

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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