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Jeanne Barkley Papers

Identifier: MSC 0949

Scope and Contents

Alice Jeanne Barkley, most often referred to as Jeanne Barkley, was born in White Pine, Tennessee on October 3, 1918, but moved to Knoxville at 18 where she would spend the rest of her life. Jeanne attended Knoxville Business College and the University of Tennessee. After her first job at Lawson McGhee Library, she worked for 40 years in the Alumni Affairs office of UTK. Jeanne kept in touch with many UTK alum as well as her siblings Marvin, H.D., and Elizabeth. Miss Barkley died in July 31, 2007 at the age of 88 after battling dementia. Included with this collection are 3 copies of the book Those Devils in Baggy Pants written by paratrooper and frequent correspondent, Ross S. Carter in which Jeanne is mentioned as “a sweet girl in Tennessee.” Most of the collection contains letters kept by Jeanne from friends and family. Folders containing correspondence are arranged by the surname of the sender (if given). Finding Aid available.


  • Creation: 1937 - 1985

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


3 boxes

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Jeanne Barkley Papers
Simone Hamak
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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