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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

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

Autograph book and diary of Jennie Boyd Ramsey

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Identifier: MM.2019.064
Scope and Contents Autograph book(1882-1887) and diary (1885) of Jennie Boyd Ramsey (1865-1955). The diary documents her first foray as a school teacher in Possum Valley southeast Knox County. A segment of Old Possum Valley Road still exists along the Fort Loudon Lake just south of the Cove at Concord. Otherwise it has pretty much vanished, partly under the Fort Loudon Lake. Jennie and her friend had to travel to Unitia in Loudon County to get her teaching certificate for her new position at Shady Grove. A...
Dates: 1882 - 1887

Buffat Account Books

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Identifier: MSC 0943
Scope and Contents Three volumes of Buffat Family Account Books detailing Spring Place Mills business records of purchases, labor, fees, and sales plus household accounts of family purchases of consumer goods, travel expenses and servant labor.

1) P. F. Buffat 1861-1870 2) 1852-1860 3) Ledger B for the Spring Place Mills, Knox County Tenn. -- Buffat & Sons, 1868-1870
Dates: 1852 - 1870

Carl York, Knox County Land Grants Plats, being expanded by Luther Wilhelm.

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Identifier: MSC 0848
Scope and Contents Carl York’s Knox County Land Grants Platting, being expanded by Luther Wilhelm
Dates: 1990-2005

Cross stitch needle-work depictions of historic sites in Knoxville, created by the Knoxville Chapter, Embroiderers’ Guild of America.

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Identifier: Artifact 2015.008
Scope and Contents Seven Knoxville designs in cross stitch done by Margaret Reagan from projects created by the Knoxville Chapter, Embroiderers’ Guild of America. Included are the L & N Station, the Knox County Court House, the Southern Railway Station, Blount Mansion, Hopecote, the Market House, and the Westmoreland Waterwheel.
Dates: 2016

Deed, Knox County, Tenn. George Gallaher to William Gallaher, 1834.

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Identifier: MM.2019.019
Scope and Contents Deed, Knox County, Tenn., George Gallaher to William Gallaher for $600 a tract of 200 acres on the south side of Clinch River, being part of the tract on which George Gallaher now lives. Condition: William “not to get full possession until after my decease” Dec. 1834.
Dates: 1834

Development Corporation of Knox County Promotional Materials

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Identifier: Ephemera 2019.121
Scope and Contents Brochure for The Development Corporation of Knox County promoting business growth at their industrial sites at Eastbridge Business Park, CenterPoint Park, and WestBridge Business Park.
Dates: unknown

Ephemera from East Tennessee African American schools

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Identifier: Ephemera 2019.129
Scope and Contents 1) The Echo Volume 2, Number 3 (February 3, 1939) ‘A monthly newspaper published by the “Publication Club’ of Langston High School”2) Langston High School Chorus recital program April 26, 19403) Langston High School (Johnson City, Tenn.) program for “The Art of Being Bored” presented May 3, 19404) Langston High School Commencement Exercises program May 3-27, 19405) Booker T. Washington School (Jonesboro, Tenn.) Commencement Exercise program...
Dates: 1939 - 1940

Friends of the Knox County Public Library 2020 Christmas Ornament

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Identifier: Artifact 2020.009
Scope and Contents Ornament created for 2020 fundraiser for Friends of the Knox County Public Library celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Friends. The ornament is a flat ceramic 2.75” diameter circle with a hole in the top for gold string loop. Front has image of blue 1930s Lawson McGhee Library patron card with date due stamps; back has “Friends of the Knox County Public Library 1970-2020” in black ink (this is the sample, final ornament has this text in blue).Ornament design by...
Dates: 2020

Greenwood Cemetery Photograph Album.

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Identifier: PAS 0006
Scope and Contents 61 photographs and 3 -page ID key. Ca. 1928 and one 1930 photograph. Thompson Photographs made the photographs and the album.
Dates: 1925-1935

Greenwood Cemetery photograph album #1, ca. 1904-1925.

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Identifier: PAS 0007
Scope and Contents Greenwood Cemetery photograph album #1, ca. 1904-1925.
Dates: 1904-1925

Knox County Courthouse - Proposal

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Identifier: Ephemera 2019.119
Scope and Contents Proposal of the Knox County Courthouse Historical Preservation Committee January 1979 - includes two notecards with a drawing by T. Chandler of the Old Knox County Courthouse.
Dates: 1979

Knox County Tenn. Grant #14335 to John B. Perry, 200 acres near House Mountain.

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Identifier: Ephemera 1826.001
Scope and Contents Knox County Tenn. Land Grant #14335 to John B. Perry, 200 acres near House Mountain 6 June 1826.
Dates: 1826

Knox County Waste Management Informational Brochures

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Identifier: Ephemera 2019.122
Scope and Contents Includes “Knox County Trash Truths & Trivia: A Pocket Primer” and “Knox Recycles at Work” brochures
Dates: unknown

Knox Farmers’ Market Promotional Materials

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Identifier: Ephemera 2019.120
Scope and Contents Brochure for The Knox County Regional Farmers’ Market (4700 New Harvest Lane) ca. 1992
Dates: ca. 1992

Knoxville Area Facts & Figures

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Identifier: Ephemera 2020.039
Scope and Contents Informative brochure about Knoxville (Tenn.) published by Knoxville-Knox County Planning. Includes information on location & climate, livability, cost of living, arts & culture, recreation & tourism, education, civic organizations, commerce & industry, employment, establishments, taxes, transportation, commuting patterns, communications, and utilities of the Knoxville area.
Dates: 2020

Manuscript bill of sale for Negro man Elijah, aged about thirty-one, from John McClelland of Knox County to Robert Cannon of Roane County 1814.

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Identifier: MM.2019.044
Scope and Contents Manuscript bill of sale for Negro man Elijah, aged about thirty-one, from John McClelland of Knox County to Robert Cannon of Roane County, May 12, 1814, Witnesses: J. Purris, W. Brown.
Dates: 1814

Margaret Dickson Collection

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Identifier: MSC 0584
Scope and Contents Photographs, Girl Scouts, Mr. and Mrs. James Dickson (parent), Lawson McGhee Library, Knoxville/Knox County Public Library children’s services and branches; Helen Harris, Mary U. Rothrock; brass and copper vase “Presented to Mr. and Mrs. James E. Dickson by the members of Cherokee County Club, Knoxville, Tennessee, U S A, 1912”. Margaret Dickson was the longtime librarian of the Children’s Room in Lawson McGhee Library. The Children’s Room was named for her after her retirement. She...
Dates: 1900 - 1975

Moon, Joseph B. and Julia Elkins. “Historical Notes of Powell High School, 1820-2012”.

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Identifier: MM.2019.002
Scope and Contents Moon, Joseph B. and Julia Elkins. “Historical Notes of Powell High School, 1820-2012”.
Dates: 1820 - 2012

“Neubert Springs Hotel & Water Co., White Sulphur Water, Knoxville, Tenn.” glass bottle with stopper.

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Identifier: Artifact 2015.004
Scope and Contents “Neubert Springs Hotel & Water Co., White Sulphur Water, Knoxville, Tenn.” glass bottle with stopper; 1 clear glass bottle with molded label, one gallon, 6 x 11".
Dates: undated

Old Carter Mill poem

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Identifier: Ephemera 2019.093
Scope and Contents One page with poem “Old Carter Mill” by Doyle Vaden. Signed “To Paul and Linda!! Doyle Vaden” Seal in bottom left corner: “Save the Mill Series. Limited Edition Collection. Carter Mill by Doyle Vaden 1973 Knox County Tenn.”
Dates: 1978

Old Knox County Courthouse (court house) Re-use.

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Identifier: APD 0025
Scope and Contents Old Knox County Courthouse Re-use. Burr/Green Associated Architects. Renovation and restoration plans for the Knox County Courthouse (b. 1885)
Dates: 1986

Old Knox County Courthouse (Court house) Re-use drawings by Burr & Green Associated Architects ca. 1986

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Identifier: APD 0009
Scope and Contents Old Knox County Courthouse Re-use drawings by Burr & Green Associated Architects. Ca. 1986.
Dates: 1986

Outline Course of Study for Grammar Schools of Knox Co.

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Identifier: Ephemera 2020.025
Scope and Contents Pamphlet “Outline Course of Study for Grammar Schools of Knox Co. by Wm. L. Stooksbury, Supt. January, 1920”

--Listing of books for each subject for grades 1-8

--Includes the following rules: 1) All schools open each day at 8 a.m. and close at 3:30 p.m. 2) No teacher is excused from the regular monthly teachers’ meeting except in case of sickness. 3) When the average daily attendance drops below fifteen in any room the teacher is to close school.
Dates: 1920

Papers to Pixels campaign ephemera

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Identifier: Ephemera 2020.020
Scope and Contents 1) Flyer advertising the From Papers to Pixels fundraising campaign to digitize the Knoxville News Sentinel from 1922--1990. Includes portrait head shot of Sam Venable.

2) Program for September 8, 2015 Launch Event for the From Papers to Pixels fundraising campaign. Catered lunch with speakers Ginna Mashburn (Chair of the Knox County Public Library Foundation), Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, and Sam Venable.
Dates: 2015

The Clark Collection.

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Identifier: MSC 0901
Scope and Contents Business and personal papers, photographs, documents of John Monroe Clark (1868-1950) of Blount County, Tennessee and the allied families of Cates, Brabson, Foute and Pinkerton. John Monroe Clark was a successful banker, civic leader, businessman, and an active participant in the movement to create the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He was instrumental in preserving and maintaining Clark’s Grove Cemetery and operated a large farm in Blount County. Other important individuals in the...
Dates: 1850-present

Tommy Lowe promotional card

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Identifier: Ephemera 2020.070
Scope and Contents Promotional card for Tommy Lowe. Front: blue with white letters “Tommy LOWE County Clerk We are working for you” Back: white with blue letters “Tennessee License Plate Prefixes (Effective January, 1983)” with list of numbers and corresponding county.
Dates: 1980s

Wills, Estate Administrations and Guardianships of Knox County, Tennessee 1792-1817 - Genealogical Abstracts Estate Books 0, 1, 2 by Mary McCampbell Bell (typewritten manuscript)

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Identifier: MSC 0962
Scope and Contents A typed manuscript from the TSLA microfilm of the Knox County wills and estate administrations. Includes Index with cross references to women’s maiden names.
Dates: 1997; Event: 1792 - 1817