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W.S. Hannum Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0886

Scope and Contents

W. S. (Winfield Scott) Hannum (1862-1938) was possibly born a slave in Blount County, Tennessee. However, he lived most of his life in Knoxville. Hannum was the longtime janitor of the Knox County Court House (1908-1938). He and his wife Julia were active members of the Shiloh Presbyterian Church in Knoxville. Hannum was also a member of District Grand Lodge No. 6, Grand United Order of Odd Fellows from 1902-1930. There are papers from the church and other interests of Hannum and his wife and a number of books, including a ca. 1950 copy of “The Negro Travelers Guide: The Green Book.”


  • 1907-1938

Conditions Governing Access

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


7 boxes

W.S. Hannum 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