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Jack Lewis Collection, Knoxville Fire Department.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0758

Scope and Contents

Photographs and artifacts of various aspects of the Knoxville Fire Department from 1861-1984. 528 photographs in 478 mountings housed in 56 obliques files. Photographs are arranged under the subject headings: buildings; equipment; events; fires; group portraits; individual portraits; training scenes, and miscellaneous. Artifacts arranged in eight boxes (see finding aid for details). The following oversized artifacts are stored separately: 1 wooden ladder; 2 framed pieces of newspaper clippings; 1 framed “Pay Roll list’; 1 framed typed manuscript; 1 cardboard wardrobe box containing: 1 dark blue/black dress jacket with gold buttons and braid, with matching trousers; 1 black canvas jacket with corduroy collar and navy blue wool lining (some stains on jacket). Boxes 1 -11 + one loose item (red fire truck model) contain shirts, pants, jacket, coat + one box labeled ‘Jack Lewis’ Two framed watercolor paintings by Linda Lee --William Baker Lonas House and the Lonas Fire Station (No. 12) Framed, tinted photograph of Engine Company No. 10, Knoxville Fire Department, 1919. Standing, l-r: Thomas A. Cox; Luther Sanders; Lt. George A. Newman. On truck, l-r: driver, James Otis Armstrong; Capt. William Boring; Will E. Silvers. Truck entered service December 14, 1918. Framed size 21 1/2 x 9 1/2.”

Dates

  • Creation: 1861-1984

Conditions Governing Access

Researcher must contact donor for permission. Contact information available from Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection via email: mcclung-archivist@knoxlib.org

Extent

528 photographs in oblique files; 11 boxes of artifacts + oversize artifacts

Title
Jack Lewis Collection, Knoxville Fire Department.
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

Contact:
601 S Gay Street
3rd floor
Knoxville Tennessee 37902 United States
865.215.8814