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3 mid-19th century portrait photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SPC 2016.024
Scope and Contents

Ann Lizzie Fisher (photographer T. N. Thurman, Athens, Tenn.) ; Eva Taylor (Happy Valley, Carter County, Tenn/) (no photographer identified); S. Tomlinson, Cincinnati; S. Tomlinson (Photographed by Leo Weingarten, Cincinnati, Ohio) (inscribed “Compliments of S. Tomlinson to Miss Fannie Fisher, August 1st, 1873”)

Dates: 1870 - 1880

3-Twelve Luncheon Club Collection (Fountain City).

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0375
Scope and Contents Yearbooks 1939-1999; Treasurer's Reports 1948-1992; and some member biographies of the 3-Twelve Luncheon Club. Local organization. The club was founded in Fountain City in 1938. Folder 13 includes a handwritten biographical sketch of Margaret Anderson Martin (possibly for membership consideration). The biography has several detailed accounts of daily life as a doctor’s wife in a small coal-mining community (now Lake City). Collection also includes a photograph of Mrs. C. E. Shipe, first...
Dates: 1939 - 1999

3d Annual Street Fair and Trade’s Carnival

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Identifier: Ephemera 2017.004
Scope and Contents

Official Program of the 3d Annual Street Fair and Trade’s Carnival, 1898. Knoxville, Tenn. October 19, 20 and 21, 1898. Drawing of horned “Prophet of the Smokies” in upper left corner. Includes programs for Prophet’s Day, Military Day, and Woman’s Day. S.B. Newman & Co., Printers and Binders, Knoxville. 1 pc.

Dates: 1898

6th Ohio U. S. Volunteers Camp Site

 Collection
Identifier: SPC 2019.083
Scope and Contents

Photograph of Camp Poland. E. E. Swineford, Cincinnati, Ohio - photographer (photographer’s stamp in green on back) photo numbered 188 written on back in ink “Camp of the 6th Ohio U.S.N. -- Camp Poland, Knoxville Tenn.” written on back in pencil “The Dummy track runs just to the left of the picture”

Dates: 1898-1899

25th Anniversary Celebration of Shannondale Retirement Community

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Identifier: Ephemera 2019.196
Scope and Contents

Program from the 25th Anniversary of the opening of the Administration Building and original Residence Buildings 100, 200, 300, and 400 on May 1, 1967 of Shannondale Retirement Community and Health Care Center, 801 Vanosdale Road, Knoxville Tenn.. Includes a history of Shannondale.

Dates: 1992

36 button

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Identifier: Artifact 2013.002
Scope and Contents

Small metal round pin (5/8”) With blue border with white stars and a round white center with a red ‘36’ in the center. The 36 represents the 36th state needed to ratify the 19th amendment (women’s suffrage). Manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag Co., Newark, NJ (incorporated in 1892). 1 pc.

Dates: 1920

50th Anniversary of Normandy

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Identifier: Ephemera 2019.217
Scope and Contents

Material from the 50th Anniversary of Normandy at Omaha Beach, 6 June 1994. Includes “Map of D. Day Beaches”, program for the International Ceremony at Omaha Beach, “List of Monarchs, Heads of State and of Government Present on 6th June”, detailed list of activities.

Dates: 1994

75th Anniversary of Woman Suffrage poster

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Identifier: Ephemera 2019.071
Scope and Contents

Poster celebrating the 75th anniversary of woman suffrage, 1920-1995. Color 18 x 24”.

Dates: 1995

100 Ways to Use the Library.

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Identifier: Ephemera 2010.009
Scope and Contents

100 Ways to Use the Library. Framed poster. Gift from the Friends of the Library, May 1987, to the Centennial Celebration Committee, Knox County Public Library System, Lawson McGhee Library. Lawson McGhee Library, copyright 1986

Dates: 1986

100th Infantry Division. U. S. Army, World War II. SSgt. John H. Duncan.

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Identifier: MM.2011.044
Scope and Contents

European campaign Germany; training Fort Jackson.

Dates: 1941-1945

128 Years of Market Square Business: 1880-2008, compiled by Forrest Conklin for the East Tennessee Historical Society + 1 folder copies of articles about Market Square from library files and resources.

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Identifier: MM.2018.016
Scope and Contents

128 Years of Market Square Business: 1880-2008, compiled by Forrest Conklin for the East Tennessee Historical Society.

Dates: 2008

1823 letter to Captain John P. Mathews

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Identifier: MM.2019.066
Scope and Contents

Two page, double-sided letter from Henry Sheffer (possibly) of Grayson County Virginia to Captain John P. Mathews (Clerk of Court for Wythe County Virginia from 1809-1850). Topics include illness at home; an election campaign for General Smyth who is opposed to John Quincy Adams; and s request for Captain Mathews to subpoena the witnesses requested for the author’s upcoming Chancery Court case involving W. D. Nielson.

Includes transcript of letter by McClung Staff.

Dates: 1823

1899 Knoxville City Schools Commencement Program

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Identifier: Ephemera 2019.197
Scope and Contents

“Twentieth Annual Commencement, High School Department, Girls’ High School, Knoxville City Schools, Staubs Theatre, Thursday Evening, June 8th, 1899” Programme.

Dates: 1899

1911 Appalachian Exposition medallion

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Identifier: Artifact 2012.002
Scope and Contents

Artifact 2012.002 Appalachian Exposition brass medallion. Knoxville, Tenn. 1911 (Sept. 11 - Oct. 1). Pictures sheaf of wheat, agricultural tools and wording on front; United States flag on back. 1 1/2” diameter, 2 small loops on the top. 1 pc.

Dates: 1911

1913 National Conservation Exposition ephemera

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Identifier: Ephemera 2021.016
Scope and Contents

1) 1st prize blue ribbon 2) 2nd prize red ribbon 3) Sepia-tone photo snapshot from a row boat on the lake showing a man, closeup, dressed in conductors uniform and holding oars. Behind him is a large screened two-story building; a sign on the building "Hardware on this building furnished by Cruze, Lyons, Hayes Co." Written on reverse in pencil "Chilhowee Park, Summer of 1913, T.M.W." 4) Promotional guide. 15 pages.

Dates: 1913

1921 Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Catalogs and Presentation to the Library Program

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Identifier: MSC 0952
Scope and Contents Includes Laura Luttrell’s annotated printed catalog of the original gift from Barbara Adair McClung of her husband’s, Calvin M. McClung, personal library to create the McClung Collection. One copy of original printed catalog with circa 2018 inventory updates. One unmarked copy of original printed catalog. One folder with circa 2018 updates to original catalog of missing items.One copy of Presentation of Calvin M. McClung Historical...
Dates: 1921

1921 Department of Treasury information booklet

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Identifier: Ephemera 2019.091
Scope and Contents

Booklet sent to East Tennessee National Bank customers about the United States Treasury Department

Dates: 1921

1981 Animal Shelter Calendar (Paul Fogarty)

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Identifier: Ephemera 2019.088
Scope and Contents

Paul Fogerty was a cartoonist for the Knoxville News-Sentinel. The calendar features his cartoons, primarily with his character Jo Jo.

Dates: 1981

1982 World’s Fair construction hard hat.

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Identifier: Artifact 2012.006
Scope and Contents

1982 World’s Fair hard hat with logo.

Dates: 1982

1982 World’s Fair Pop-Up Advertisement Card

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Identifier: Ephemera 2020.002
Scope and Contents

An advertisement card from the 1982 World’s Fair with a 3D pop-up scene depicting the Sunsphere, State of Tennessee Amphitheatre, and the United States pavilion.

Dates: 1982

1982 World’s Fair Sneak Preview Pass

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Identifier: Ephemera 2020.014
Scope and Contents

1982 World’s Fair Sunsphere Attraction Sneak Preview ticket no. 049440. Good only for April 30, 1982. Price $1.50. Orange ticket with image of Sunsphere and fireworks.

Dates: 1982

2011 East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association Limited Edition Coin

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Identifier: Artifact 2020.007
Scope and Contents Coin honoring 2011 East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association (ETVMA) Medal of Honor recipient 1st Lieutenant Alexander (Sandy) Bonnyman, Jr. The 1 5/8” diameter gold-colored coin has an image of Lt. Bonnyman on the front with his date of action (November 22, 1943), hometown (Knoxville, Tenn.), and branch of service (Marine Corps). Reverse has color ETVMA logo and “Honor Our Fallen” The coins are distributed at the annual Medal of Honor Evening with a limited number available...
Dates: 2011

2017 East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association Limited Edition Coin

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Identifier: Artifact 2019.026
Scope and Contents Coin honoring 2017 East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association (ETVMA) Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant James E. "Buck" Karnes. The 1 5/8” diameter gold-colored coin has an image of Lt. Bonnyman on the front with his date of action (October 8, 1918), hometown (Knoxville, Tenn.), and branch of service (Army). Reverse has color ETVMA logo and “Honor Our Fallen” The coins are distributed at the annual Medal of Honor Evening with a limited number available afterward to the public....
Dates: 2017

2018 Informational Materials for the East Tennessee Foundation

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Identifier: Ephemera 2019.111
Scope and Contents

Includes complete set of 2017 Connect publication of the East Tennessee Foundation (4 volumes), information about the East Tennessee Foundation, and information on The Delaney Project from the March 14, 2018 Leadership Meeting.

Dates: 2018

2019 East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association Limited Edition Coin

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Identifier: Artifact 2020.008
Scope and Contents Coin honoring 2019 East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association (ETVMA) Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant Elbert L. Kinser. The 1 5/8” diameter gold-colored coin has an image of Sgt. Kinser on the front with his date of action (May 4, 1945), hometown (Greeneville, Tenn.), and branch of service (Marine Corps). Reverse has color ETVMA logo and “Honor Our Fallen” The coins are distributed at the annual Medal of Honor Evening with a limited number available afterward to the public....
Dates: 2019

2020 Big Ears Festival wristbands

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Identifier: Artifact 2020.010
Scope and Contents

Two Premier level weekend pass wristbands and an information flyer for the 2020 Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tenn. March 26-29. The event was canceled due to COVID-19.

Dates: 2020

“A cabin in the Smokies” (Oil painting by Wiley Oakley).

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Identifier: Artifact 2019.016
Scope and Contents

“A cabin in the Smokies” (Oil painting by Wiley Oakley).

Dates: undated

A circular: to the voters of Knox County

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Identifier: Q Ephemera 2020.005
Scope and Contents

The only known copy of a campaign broadside circulated by James W. Newman, a candidate from a Knox County district for General Assembly during the state election of 1857. His opponent was one Moses White, against whom the preponderance of animated vitriol contained in this broadside is aimed.

Dates: 1857

“A Mountain Quiltfest” flyer

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Identifier: Ephemera 2020.008
Scope and Contents

Flyer advertising “A Mountain Quiltfest” in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on March 4-7, 2020.

Dates: 2020

Account book of Annie Lou Stokes Adams

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Identifier: MM.2020.010
Scope and Contents Personal account book of Annie Lou Stokes Adams (1869-1951) while living in Greenville, Tenn. with her husband, Thomas Tunstall Adams (1859-1940) Includes household expenses (food, clothing, and household items), detailed listing of materials and prices for a wedding dress. “Arithmetical Tables” chart pasted in back of book gives informational tables on English money, Multiplication, Weights and Measures - including measurements for apothecaries, avoirdupois, paper, coal, cloth, wine, and...
Dates: 1890 - 1891