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Mayor’s Court of the City of Knoxville minute book, 1838-1840; Recorder of the City of Knoxville volume, 1857.; Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Knoxville minute book, 1886-1889. (1 volume)

Identifier: MSC 0912
Scope and Contents One volume containing: Mayor’s Court of the City of Knoxville minute book, March 7, 1839-January 1840; Recorder of the City of Knoxville records, 1857-1861 re: free women and men of color; Memorandum of the Meetings of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Knoxville, C.C. Nelson, Recorder, May 28, 1886-August 31, 1889. Some loose notes in volume. Free persons of color: Clarissa freed by Mary Matthews, King George County, Va.; James Goins of Hawkins County, Tenn; Mary Elizabeth Williams...
Dates: 1838-1840, 1857, 1886-1889

McBee Papers, 1819-1872.

Identifier: MM.1979.051
Scope and Contents Papers of the McBee Family, no date, 1819-1872. Includes several slave receipts; list of slaves’ names and births; 1822 will of William McBee, Knox County; papers re: W. P. Hawkins et al. vs. Sally McBee et al., 1845; estate list of L. G. McBee, 1856; McBee-Lonas Papers; James A. McBee’s 1865 oath of allegiance; 27 currency bills, many from CSA (Confederate).
Dates: 1819-1872

McMahan Papers,1829-1923, Sevier County, Tenn.

Identifier: MSC 0534
Scope and Contents The McMahan Papers,1829-1923, contain documents of T. W. McMahan in Sevier County, Tenn. The collection contains original manuscripts, documents, two poems by Louisa Walker, and one issue of the Republican Semi-Weekly, Sevierville, Tenn., newspaper (August 22, 1885). Also: August 1862 Volunteer Descriptive List and Account of Pay and Clothing for Private Joseph F. McClurg
Dates: 1829-1923

Morristown Normal and Industrial College “Radio” [magazine] vol. 1, no. 9 (1928). (ephemera)

Identifier: Ephemera 2018.002
Scope and Contents African American Morristown Normal and Industrial College, Tennessee, 1928 Radio School Magazine. Commencement Edition. Vol 1 #9. soft cover, 8 pg. Photo illus. Judson S. Hill D.D. President- photo of broom department. They also had dairy farm, manual training department for men and women making everything from cedar chests to barrels. Champions in baseball with team photo of basketball teams. College orchestra, advertising in back from black and white businesses, particularly dentist and...
Dates: 1928

Myra Lenoir Reagan Civil War letters, 1862-1864.

Identifier: MM.2000.007 a&b
Scope and Contents MM.2000.007a:1) Two envelopes addressed to Miss Julia Reagan, H. C. F. College, Asheville, N. C. Stamp area torn away on one envelopes, stamp missing from 2nd envelope. Inside of one envelope addressed to Gen. Jas. H. Reagan, Facility, Tenn. Handwritten dates on front: ‘17th May,’ ’ and ‘6th Aug.’ + one envelope dated Nov. 29/63 (from) Pigeon River, N. C. to Miss Julia Reagan, care of J. C. Norwood, Lenoir, Caldwell Co., N. C. (torn, stamp missing) 2) July 21, 1862, letter to Miss Margaret....
Dates: 1862-1864

Nancy and William Williams petition. Grainger County, Tenn. 1849-1850.

Identifier: MM.nd.70
Scope and Contents Papers re: the sale of two slaves by Nancy and William Williams, guardians of the minor heirs of William F. Williams, Grainger County, Tenn., 1849-1850.
Dates: 1849-1850

Negro Women’s Civic Club Greeneville, Tennessee.

Identifier: MSC 0592
Scope and Contents Negro Women’s Civic Club Greeneville, Tennessee. Copy (in red ink) of manuscript, 1984. ca 40pp, 16mo, hand-made laminated covers, tied with cord. History, decorum, list of current and former members.
Dates: 1984

New Market, Tenn., Church Homecoming. Aug. 13-22, no year. Brazelton’s Studio (photographs) Gift of John Coker.

Identifier: QSPC 1997.001
Scope and Contents Photograph of African-American church homecoming group, Aug. 13-22, no year. New Market, Tenn. Brazelton’s Studio. Damaged photograph; mounted on cardboard. (McClung made copy neg. June 1997)
Dates: undated

New Market, Tenn.(photographs)

Identifier: SPC 1997.004
Scope and Contents New Market, Tenn.: -One photograph of small building with 3 African American men in front; -Young African American woman holding book ‘Thy Kingdom Come.’ word Brazelton written on bottom; -Young African American woman holding diploma(?), words L .D. Fagg, Knoxville, Tenn. written on bottom; -Portrait of African American man; -Outdoor photograph of white woman with two children.
Dates: undated

Nikki Giovanni

Identifier: SPC 2007.005
Scope and Contents Color snapshot of Nikki Giovanni, [ca. 1970].
Dates: ca. 1970

Olive Hannum Photographs

Identifier: SPC 2001.001
Scope and Contents May 23, 1912 photograph of young African American men wearing ‘H’ sweaters [football team], seated on steps, men in suits on either side. Hale High School? HHS on football. 5x7” sepia print, mounted. 1 pc. April 25, 1941 convention group, Parent Teachers Association. Ordered by Tennessee Congress of PTA, Colored Schools. Thompson Photograph. 8x10” b&w / sepia.
Dates: 1912; 1941

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

Papers of Peter, James, and William Hamilton. Knox & Grainger Counties, Tenn. 1798-1846.

Identifier: MM.nd.029
Scope and Contents Papers of Peter, James, and William Hamilton. Knox & Grainger Counties, Tenn. 1798-1846. Subjects include: land transactions, indentures, receipts, correspondence. Included: 1798 Grainger County land transfer between Peter Hamilton & James Galloway; November 1803 orders from Brig. Gen. White to Captain Peter Hamilton (fragment); 1810 sale of Negro girl by Samuel Love to Peter Hamilton; 1813 letter mentioning Volunteers and troops; 1829 letter re: paid work of slave; 1845 agreement of...
Dates: 1798-1846

Photograph album, unidentified African Americans, most by Knoxville photographers. (photographs)

Identifier: PAS 0154
Scope and Contents Unidentified photographic portraits of African Americans, mostly by Knoxville Studios. One album. 35 photographs. Ca. 1890. Only name in album is Miss Ida Williams.
Dates: circa 1890

Plan of the Maryville Circuit, October 1836.

Identifier: MM.1986.001
Scope and Contents Plan of the Maryville Circuit, October 1836. Notes on various circuit stops, people involved, membership numbers (white and colored), etc. Apparently written by a former circuit rider to his replacement. 1 item (several pages sewn together).
Dates: 1836

Powell High School research papers, 1992-1993, 1997. Janie Cassell, teacher.

Identifier: MSC 0804
Scope and Contents Research papers on Knoxville and area topics done by the English students of Janie Cassell at Powell High School.
Dates: 1992-1993, 1997

R. G. Fain note re: hiring slave Caroline from Watterson estate, March 1, 1862.

Identifier: MM.2009.012
Scope and Contents Note signed by R. G. Fain and Geo. R. Powell agreeing to pay $52 dollars for 12 months services of Caroline, a slave belonging to the estate of Margaret Watterson. Agrees to keep her in Hawkins County, Tenn., to provide for medical needs and clothing. March 1, 1862. ADS 1 pc. (mounted to backing with tape by ETHS).
Dates: 1862

‘Race and Murder in Knoxville, 1919: The Trials of Maurice Mays’ by D. Paine. 2006. (ephemera)

Identifier: Ephemera 2006.012
Scope and Contents ‘Race and Murder in Knoxville, 1919: The Trials of Maurice Mays’ by D. Paine, KBA Lunch and Learn. December 14, 2006. Photocopies of illustrations used in PowerPoint presentation. 9 pp, Thursday, December 14, 2006 Calhoun’s on the River Race and Murder in Knoxville, 1919: The Trials of Maurice Mays Speaker: Donald F. Paine, Paine, Tarwater, Bickers & Tillman
Dates: 2006

Rev. Mrs. V. R. Robinson

Identifier: SPC 2009.006
Scope and Contents SPC 2009.006.001 Rev. Mrs. V.R. Robinson, Evangelist, Newport, Tenn. SPC 2009.006.002 unidentified building SPC 2009.006.003 unidentified man SPC 2009.006.004 unidentified woman SPC 2009.006.005, 006, and 007 single portraits of unidentified women SPC 2009.004 and 007 have a note on the back:’ photo found during demolition of Black church and school in Scuffle Town, Hots Springs, N.C., during the 1970s.’
Dates: ca. 1900s

Robert Johnson Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0087
Scope and Contents Collection includes: James White and John Williams deed, 1816; The Examiner newspaper, African-American newspaper, Knoxville, June 29, 1878; W. S. McEwen correspondence, Kingston, Tenn., 1850-1869; postcards; stamps; World War II; Civil War related topics.
Dates: 1816-1945

Shiloh Presbyterian Church Minutes of the Board, 1867-1873.

Identifier: MM.2012.009
Scope and Contents Shiloh Presbyterian Church Minutes of the Board, 1867-1873. Knoxville, Tenn. First 28 pages are missing. Minutes begin on p. 30 for Nov. 4, 1869-Aug. 7, 1873 (p. 106). Part of p. 39/40, 65/66, 67/68 and last pages were cut out or missing. Page 49/50, 59-62, 71-74, 77-80, 83-86, 101/102, 107-118 missing. 1871 list of members on pp. 87-91. Front flyleaf inscribed “Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, No. 3.” First pastor was Rev. Geo. W. Levere. African-American Church.
Dates: 1867-1873


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

Tennessee Homecoming ‘86 William J. Hale School, 1931-1966, dedication ceremonies. July 26, 1986. + newspaper article. From the estate of Olive Hannum. (ephemera)

Identifier: Ephemera 2001.004
Scope and Contents Tennessee Homecoming ‘86 William J. Hale School, 1931-1966, dedication ceremonies. July 26, 1986. Program + insert (“Lift Every Voice and Sing”). Also: article on Hale School reunion from The Daily Times, July 24, 1986.
Dates: 1986

Thomas Blount, Knoxville, letter to Col. Robert Hays, 1795.

Identifier: MM.1981.046
Scope and Contents September 20, 1795, letter from Thomas Blount, Knoxville, to Col. Robert Hays. Re: Hays’ promise to assist John Womble (a man of color and a war soldier) in obtaining his grant of land. ALS 1 p.
Dates: 1795

W. Y. C. Hannum’s recommendation for former slave Charles Boyd. March 28, 1901

Identifier: MM.1999.007
Scope and Contents Letter of recommendation for his former slave Chas. Boyd, written by W. Y. C. Hannum, Maryville, Tenn. March 28, 1901. ALS 1 pc.
Dates: 1901

William Stanhope Foster Papers, 1803, 1818-1839.

Identifier: MSC 0686
Scope and Contents The papers of William Stanhope Foster include: personal and military correspondence, 1818, 1820-21, 1825-26, 1831-1839; letter books of the United State Army, 4th Infantry Regiment, 1828-1838; military operations journals of the 4th Infantry Regiment, 1837-1838; Army and Navy Chronicle , 1837 (complete), 1838-1839 (sporadic); maps related to the Florida Campaign (Seminole War, second) and Cherokee Removal; survey notice, 1803; slave manifest, 1836; miscellaneous military documents, 1825,...
Dates: 1803, 1818-1839

W.S. Hannum Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0886
Scope and Contents W. S. (Winfield Scott) Hannum (1862-1938) was possibly born a slave in Blount County, Tennessee. However, he lived most of his life in Knoxville. Hannum was the longtime janitor of the Knox County Court House (1908-1938). He and his wife Julia were active members of the Shiloh Presbyterian Church in Knoxville. Hannum was also a member of District Grand Lodge No. 6, Grand United Order of Odd Fellows from 1902-1930. There are papers from the church and other interests of Hannum and his wife and a...
Dates: 1907-1938