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Account book of Absalom A. Kyle, [Jr.], ca. 1849-1853; Absalom Kyle journal entries, ca. 1861-1862; and Kyle and Graham family records.
Account book (partial) of Absalom A. Kyle, ca. 1849-1853; journal entries made by Absalom Kyle, Rogersville, Tenn., ca. 1861-1862; and family entries for Absalom Kyle [Jr.] and wife Mary Ann Graham Kyle. Mary Ann Graham Kyle was the daughter of Hugh Graham and Catherine Nenney Graham. Journal entries include purchases of slaves. Inside front cover has account of the death of President Garfield, 1881. Typed index at back of volume. AD 1 vol. [80 pp.] (some pages loose).
Article by Hobart Akin titled "African American CCC Legacy in Tennessee" published in the January/February 2022 issue of The Tennessee Conservationist pp.26-29.
Full length portrait of (African-American ?) woman, with sticker at bottom: “A Merry Xmas To The Family From Sue.” Found in old gift book in 1991, no additional ID.; Shannondale School group, grade 2, 1967-1968. 5x7” color in holder. Belonged to Linda, age 7.
Alfred Easley’s petition to get daughter back from Texas; P. M. Senter document to Freedman’s Bureau, 1871.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority programs, ca. 1939-1941. Alpha Pi Omega Chapter. From the estate of Olive Hannum.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority presents “Adam and Eva” at Austin High School, March 14 (no year). 1 pc. cast listed on front, autographs printed on inner spread and back page. Alpha Pi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority presents the internationally famous Etta Motten. Knoxville High School Auditorium. March 3, 1939. Autographed on the front. 1 pc. Alpha Pi Omega Glee Club of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Sevier County High School. March 25, 1941. 1 pc.
Printed political cartoon re: Andrew Johnson entitled ‘Johnson’s Love For the Soldier.’ Ca. 1866. Portrays favoritism of African American solders over white soldiers. Back of card is printed with information about paying Black soldiers $300.00 and not having money to pay White soldiers $100.00. Anti-Johnson. 3 x 4.25.” 7 copies.
Armstrong Family Papers, 1826-1892. Include the papers of Drury P. Armstrong and Robert Houston Armstrong.
Photograph of John (a former Bachman slave; reputedly an African prince) and Nathan Lynn Bachman (1878-1937). Ca. 1885. Approx. 8.5x13.25” sepia print mounted on board. Portrait of the Jonathan Bachman family, ca. late 1890s. Names on back of photograph. Approx. 10.25x13.5” mounted on board.
Box 1: Correspondence, 1958-1971, 1988 + drawings & text re: numbers in French. 6 folders. + copies of scans of the material. Box 2: 23 used paintbrushes and pencils. Note from relative that they were in a French pitcher from PP? Believed to have belonged to and been used by artist Beauford Delaney.
Benjamin McNutt to Thomas Rodgers, both of Knox County, Tenn., bill of sale for one negro man named Philip. April 10, 1829. ADS 1 pc.
Photocopied typescripts of: - 1859 list of slaves owned by Elizabeth Brabson - family Bible record of John and Elizabeth Brabson - family letters, 1844-1877, including three 1865 letters - Brabson Cemetery (Sevier County, Tenn.) listing
Charles Ducloux (1836-1917) scrapbook (United Confederate Veterans), newspaper clippings on the Civil War, dating from 1886-1895. Includes certificate of valor to Jessie Broyles (African-American), from the U. S. Army, for his service, Greeneville, Tenn. May 23, 1865. (glued to inside cover).
Colored School for the Deaf, Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, Tenn. August 1957. B&W snapshot.
“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.
Three B&W photographic postcards from the ‘Coon Series’ by Knaffl & Bro., Knoxville, Tenn.. . “I’se Cryin’ for you,” “Honey, Does Yo Lub Yo Man?” (1897), and “A Skin Game.” (1898).
Record of Examination of female students of East Port School, 2nd District of Knox County, Tenn., 1889-1890. Signed by P. E. J. Yett, teacher. DS 1 oversize piece. + Record of Examination of Oakland School, 2nd District, Knox County, Tenn. February 1891. Signed by T. Lillard(?), teacher. DS 1 oversize piece. Identified by seller as African-American Schools.
September 24, 1843, letter from Elbridge G. Fuller, Nashville, Tenn., to his nephew Albert Lamberton, Massachusetts. ALS 4 pp. Mentions the city and climate of Nashville, his business there, and the difference in Southern and New England views towards slavery.
Emancipation bond for Luke, July 11, 1831, property of John McCracken, Washington County, Tenn. ADS 1 pc. Originally collected by Seale Johnson, Jackson, Tenn.
Newspapers. Enlightener (Knoxville, Tenn.): 1985-1987; 1991-1994; 2001-2003; 2004-2005; 2006-2007; 2008-2009; 2010-2013. Published by P. A. Williams, Knoxville
Notes on the early history of the United Baptist Church of Jesus Christ at Little Flat Creek, East Tennessee, Knoxville, 1791-1841. 4 pp.; January 14, 1836, letter from J. W. Terrell, Georgia, to Flat Creek Baptist Church (Wm. Moffett, Moses Brock, Absolum Rotherford (sic.), Col. Sawyers, Obediah Brock). ALS 1 p. Asks about African-American member, ca. 1816-1817; Summary table for 1807-1831, Little Flat Creek Church--ministers, clerks, number by “exsperance.”
May 21, 1900, letter from Francis J. Garrison to Mr. Warner. LS (typed carbon with postscript added). 2 pp. Re: Warner's support of Negro education and Fisk & Atlanta Universities; opposition to repeal 15th amendment.
Used (but not mailed) envelope with the return address Free Colored Library, Vine and Nelson Street, Knoxville, Tennessee. Handwritten note in pencil “How about keeping this in McClung Room? Miniature of Washington's Farewell Address Printed by Kingsport Press.” To Miss Harris. Initial M.E. (Martha Ellison?).
- Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection 89
- Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound 1
- African Americans 87
- Slaves 24
- Photographs 19
- Slavery 11
- Knoxville (Tenn.) 10
- Tennessee History Civil War, 1861-1865 9
- Schools 7
- Ephemera 6
- Group portraits 6
- Portraits 6
- Brownlow, William Gannaway, 1805-1877 4
- Children 4
- Education 4
- African Americans -- Tennessee -- Knoxville 3
- Clubs and organizations 3
- Correspondence 3
- Grainger County (Tenn.) 3
- Hawkins County (Tenn.) 3
- Knox County (Tenn.) 3
- Knoxville College (Knoxville, Tenn.) 3 + ∧ less
- English 12
- Knoxville College 1