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African American photograph album

Identifier: PC 0102
Scope and Contents Small photograph album with the name W.G. McNeil (April 11, 1928) on the inside cover. Includes b&w (sepia) snapshots of unidentified African-Americans, ca. 1918-1928. Lake Michigan is noted on one photograph. Candid and posed snapshots , some with first names (Marie, Willie, etc.). Loose pictures from inside the album are housed in two envelopes, one with 11 small photographs, the other with 6 larger snapshots. Two handwritten notes mention the Grahl and Wilcox surnames with family...
Dates: 1918 - 1928

“Black & White: Knoxville in the Jim Crow Era” exhibition guides

Identifier: Ephemera 2020.061
Scope and Contents Exhibition guides for the Museum of East Tennessee History exhibit “Black & White: Knoxville in the Jim Crow Era” featuring the stories of African American artists Beauford and Joseph Delaney and Ruth Cobb Brice. The exhibit was presented as a timeline featuring selected moments from Knoxville’s history. The exhibit was designed by Adam Alfrey and Rebecca P’Simer, with Steve Cotham and Bob Booker providing research. The exhibit was originally scheduled to run concurrently...
Dates: 2020

“Colored Women” (Metal sign for restroom door)

Identifier: Artifact 2014.005
Scope and Contents

“Colored Women” (Metal sign for restroom door, black letters on white sign, with traces of red paint on the edges) From Brooks Circle Esso Service Station, Kingsport, Tenn., likely 1940s)--Removed 1960s. 1 pc.

Dates: 1920 - 1950

Harriman Photographs

Identifier: SPC 2019.104
Scope and Contents SPC 2019.104.001 Front: Black-and-white photo of Trenton Street in Harriman, Tenn. Key City Hotel (118-122 Trenton Street, corner Carter) on corner. Back: Stamped with “Views of Harriman: Geo. W. Morgan, View __________” written on line after “View” in pen “Trenton St.”SPC 2019.104.002 Front: Black-and-white photo of African-American man sitting on porch eating watermelon. Back: Written in ink “Tom Wheeler in Front of ‘Peachtree Cottage’ - Harriman, Tenn.” ...
Dates: unknown

Independent Order of Good Samaritans and Daughters of Samaria material. Gladys Stover, Bright Light Lodge #10, Elizabethton, Tenn.

Identifier: MM.2000.013
Scope and Contents Materials re: the Union Lodges of the Independent Order of Good Samaritans and Daughters of Samaria material. Includes: one page of a printed typed Christmas service program, no date. 1 pc. ; typed program, no date. 1 pc.; typed printed program, no date. 1 pc.; handwritten note re: dues of Sis. Emma Gorman and Sis. Bessie Taylor, AN fragment. 1 pc.; printed booklet (no title) re ‘opening’ and other ceremonies for [Independent Order of Good Samaritans]. Printed by Fitzsimmons Printing Co.,...
Dates: 1910 - 1957

James Weir Journal and the Banjo research

Identifier: MM.2020.012
Scope and Contents

Research project undertaken to verify the accuracy of the quote about negro banjo players in frontier Knoxville in the 1790s in the book The Outlaw Years: The History of the Land Pirates of the Natchez Trace by Robert M. Coates (New York: The Literary Guild of America, 1930).

Dates: 2019

Knoxville College Video Collection

Identifier: TAMIS-MIC 2020.017
Dates: Majority of material found in Circa 1970s

Paine, D. “Race and Murder in Knoxville, 1919: The Trials of Maurice Mays”.

Identifier: MM.2019.004
Scope and Contents

Paine, D. “Race and Murder in Knoxville, 1919: The Trials of Maurice Mays” (Photocopy of notes distributed for a talk before the Knoxville Bar Association 14 December 2006).

Dates: 1919; 2006


Identifier: SPC 2020.003
Scope and Contents

Black & white photograph (6.25” x 8.25”) mounted on board (8” x 10”). Bottom edge of board stamped “V. E. Rutherford. Fountain City, R. D. 1 Tennessee” in varying fonts. Virgil E. Rutherford (10/10/1873-05/08/1949) was a photographer in Fountain City, Tennessee.

Image of white and African American men out near Smithwood working in a hay field. One young man holds a small wooden water barrel. Horses are hooked up to carts and piles of hay are in the field

Dates: unknown

St. Clair Cobb Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony program

Identifier: Ephemera 2019.109
Scope and Contents

Program from the October 2, 2013 St. Clair Cobb (1895-1974) Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony at Vine Middle School. Mr. Cobb was “The Father of Band Music” for African-American public schools in Knoxville.

Dates: 2013