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Thomas E. Roach Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0903

Scope and Contents

Thomas Edward Roach (1936-1985) was a member of the East Tennessee Historical Society and an avid genealogist. He restored two structures on the National Register of Historic Places and donated a collection of Shields family papers to the library. He wrote a series of local history articles published in the Grainger County News and the Jefferson Standard. These pieces and other writings were collected in “Gleanings from a Scrapbook” (1983). Tom started a periodical “East Tennessee Roots” and published a number of genealogies as well as doing genealogical research for hire.


  • 1960-1985

Conditions Governing Access

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


9 boxes + flat storage folders


Genealogical material was processed separately as the Thomas E. Roach Genealogical Collection (MSC 0346). Several pamphlets, maps, newspapers and family charts were added to the cataloged library 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