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Gideon Fryer Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0510

Scope and Contents

Gideon Fryer Papers, Fort Sanders neighborhood, University of Tennessee; Knoxville Heritage award for Fort Sanders. Gideon Fryer (1922-2014) was a longtime resident of Knoxville and especially the Fort Sanders neighborhood. He was a professor in the University of Tennessee School of Social Work. He was a longtime supporter of the Jubilee Arts Center and the Laurel Theater in Fort Sanders. He was also a co-founder of the East Tennessee Community Design Center, which he warmly supported. He was known to his friends in Knoxville as the Bishop of Fort Sanders because of his close identification of the neighborhood.


  • 1942-2014

Conditions Governing Access

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


2 boxes + small collection of framed leather postcards and oversized items

Gideon Fryer Papers.
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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