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Campbell Family Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0897

Scope and Contents

The Campbell Family Collection was acquired by the McClung Historical Collection and the East Tennessee Historical Society with funds provided by Knox County in October 2001 to prevent this valuable historical family collection containing over two centuries of Knox County history from being dispersed in an auction sale. The Campbell family were early settlers of the Riverdale community. Manuscripts and photographs are held by the McClung Collection. Artifacts are part of the Museum of East Tennessee History Collection. The Campbell Family Collection consists of 437 folders and related items in 16 boxes. The collection includes manuscripts, two family bibles (Kennedy and Campbell), account books, teacher’s register, framed portraits, and several small artifacts. Subjects include the Mexican War, the Civil War, including Camp Douglas prison, Reconstruction, medical subjects, letterheads of Knoxville and Nashville businesses, account books, the Keeley Institute of Memphis, prisoners released to work, hands for road work, Riverdale community, Riverdale school, social life and customs, religious writings, and family history for Campbell, Doak, Kennedy, Armstrong, Goddard, Caldwell, and Henderson families. Lithograph of Samuel Doak in Box 12


  • Creation: 1782-1994

Conditions Governing Access

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


16 boxes


Two photographs of the McNutt-Campbell-Kennedy house on Thorngrove Pike were scanned & added to the Digital Collection.

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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