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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).

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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

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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

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

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

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

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 Collection...
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

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

“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 ale...
Dates: 1890 - 1891

Adam Clayton Powell card

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Identifier: Ephemera 2020.018
Scope and Contents Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. was a Baptist pastor and the first African American Congressman elected from New York State. The front of the card has a photo of Adam Clayton Powell standing next to and looking down at a woman holding a baby (most likely his wife Hazel Dorothy Scott and their son Adam Clayton Powell, III) and “VOTE FOR DADDY!” underneath the photo. Back of card has Powell’s listings of his accomplishments and reasons to re-elect him.
Dates: circa 1947

Ada’s Story-- Ada Cope, Memoir of her childhood written for Jean Cope (Scanned manuscript color prints).

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Identifier: MM.2019.008
Scope and Contents Ada’s Story-- Ada Cope, Memoir of her childhood written for Jean Cope (Scanned manuscript color prints).
Dates: undated

Addresses of Abraham Lincoln, A Kingsport Press Miniature Presidential Book (1929)

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Identifier: Artifact 2020.006
Scope and Contents [Miniature Book} Kingsport Press. Address of Abraham Lincoln. Kingsport: Training Division Kingsport Press, 1929. 160pp, approx 9/16” x 14/16”, bound by hand in full red leather. Contains Gettysburg Address, Lincoln’s 2nd Inaugural Address, “A House Divided” speech, and “Equality in a Republic." One of three miniatures printed in 1929, 1930, and 1932 given out a s keepsakes to visitors to the press. The books in this series are titled Addresses of Abraham Lincoln (1929), The...
Dates: 1929

Advertisement leaflet for 1887 Kindergarten

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Identifier: Ephemera 2020.035
Scope and Contents Leaflet advertising a Kindergarten opening September 1, 1887 at the Female Institute taught by Miss Catherine V. Bonnell. “TERMS: $1.00 Per Week, payable half yearly in advance.” Inside describes benefits of Kindergarten as transitional period from home to school, for children ages three to seven.
Dates: 1887

Aileen Seilaz manuscripts

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Identifier: MSC 0118
Scope and Contents Aileen Seilaz (1901-1983) worked in Hollywood, California as a story analyst for Universal International Studios in the 1920s. The collection includes manuscripts and typescripts of fiction and movie scripts.
Dates: undated

Airplane Filling Station photographs and blueprints. (Gift of Mrs. Elmer Nickle)

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Identifier: APD 0028
Scope and Contents Material on the Airplane Filling Station on Clinton Highway (near Callahan Road), built in 1929 by Henry and Elmer Nickle. Collection includes: original 5x7” photograph of the Airplane Filling Station; one 11x14” copy photograph of Airplane Filling Station (with Henry & Elmer Nickle); 193_ estimate from Cockrum Lumber Company (materials to build Airplane Filling Station); September 6, 1998 article by Barbara Asbury in Knoxville News-Sentinel with photograph and caption about Airplane...
Dates: 1920s-1930s

Alex Haley letter to Patti Lindsay

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Identifier: MM.2020.008
Scope and Contents 1) Letter from Alex Haley to Patti Lindsay (Arts and Crafts Instructor of the Girls Club of Knoxville) re: his payment of $125 plus additional $25 for a carton of 50 cornshuck dolls sent to him previously. ALS. January 27, 1986. + envelope

2) copy of article on Alex Haley from December 19, 1985 Savannah (Ga.) Morning News
Dates: 1986