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Jack Lewis Collection, Knoxville Fire Department.

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.”


  • Creation: 1861-1984

Conditions Governing Access

Researcher must contact donor for permission. Contact information available from Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection via email:


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

Jack Lewis Collection, Knoxville Fire Department.
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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