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36 button

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

1911 Appalachian Exposition medallion

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

“A cabin in the Smokies” (Oil painting by Wiley Oakley).

Identifier: Artifact 2019.016
Scope and Contents “A cabin in the Smokies” (Oil painting by Wiley Oakley).
Dates: undated

Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland (miniature book)

Identifier: Artifact 2018.003
Scope and Contents Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel. MiniaPress Printed and Published by Edmund S. Wood. Printed in the U.S.A. No date. Miniature book. Green cover with gold embossing. 1 vol.
Dates: 1950

Appalachian Exposition 1911 small leather purse

Identifier: Artifact 2014.011
Scope and Contents Small leather purse with metal kisslock frame and chain for handle. ‘Appalachian Exposition 1911’ handwritten on one side; ‘Eva’ handwritten on the other side.
Dates: 1911

Appalachian Exposition B. P. O. E. pin

Identifier: Artifact 2012.003
Scope and Contents Appalachian Exposition B.P.O.E. pin, 1910. Copper metal pin with Tennessee-shaped top (embossed: ’B.P.O.E. Knoxville 160. Detroit Reunion 1910) linked to rectangular embossed bottom With AE in white, ‘Appalachian Exposition Knoxville, Tenn.’ ‘COME TO KNOXVILLE IN 1910’ and elk head at lower right. B.P.O.E. = Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (also know as Elks Lodge). On back: Greenduck Co., Chicago. C clasp on back. Overall size of both parts: 2 1/4 x 2” 1 pc. artifact.
Dates: 1910

Appalachian Exposition creamer

Identifier: Artifact 2014.004
Scope and Contents Artifact 2014.004 White earthenware creamer (finish is crackled), with AE (Appalachian Exposition) emblem in blue and gold on the front and “Knoxville, 1910” on the back. No maker’s mark. Crack on front. Gold decoration on front and back.
Dates: 1910

Appalachian Exposition cup

Identifier: Artifact 2016.003
Scope and Contents Appalachian Exposition Knoxville, Tenn. Red glass cup with clear glass bottom (patterned) and handle. Gold lettering and on rim.
Dates: 1910

Appalachian Exposition pennant

Identifier: Artifact 2016.002
Scope and Contents Appalachian Exposition pennant. Red, white and blue felt sewn together and gold glitter design and words ‘Knoxville, Tenn. 1910 Souvenir.’ Round disk of paper in center with photograph of the Administration Building and the words ‘Appalachian Exposition Sep. 12 to Oct. 12, 1910.’ (Paper is creased)
Dates: 1910

Appalachian Exposition souvenir plate. (artifacts)

Identifier: Artifact 2009.002
Scope and Contents White porcelain or ceramic plate with pierced edging and gilt, 9.5” diameter. Center has color picture of Administration Building, Appalachian Exposition, Knoxville, Tenn. On back: J.H.R. & Co. Knoxville, Tenn. Made in Germany for B.W. Akers.
Dates: 1910-1911

Appalachian Exposition spoon

Identifier: Artifact 2013.001
Scope and Contents Appalachian Exposition sterling spoon with “Appalachian Exposition, Knoxville, Tennessee” on the bowl around a likeness of the main exposition building. Tennessee state seal on the handle. 1 pc. artifacts. 1910 or 1911.
Dates: 1910 - 1911

Appalachian Exposition spoon

Identifier: Artifact 2015.001
Scope and Contents Silver spoon stamped ‘Appalachian Exposition’ on handle. Shell-shaped bowl. C. D. Kenny Co. stamped on back handle.
Dates: 1910 - 1911

Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge, a Kingsport Press Miniature Presidential Book

Identifier: Artifact 2011.001
Scope and Contents Artifact 2011.001.01 Extracts from The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge, a Kingsport Press Miniature Presidential Book (1930). Extracts from The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge is in small typeface with about sixty words per page in twelve lines in 129 pages. The books in this series are titled Addresses of Abraham Lincoln (1929), The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge (1930), and Washington’s Farewell Address (1932). The miniature books in this collection were created by the Kingsport Press...
Dates: 1930

“Battle of Fort Saunders [Sanders] Nov. 29, 1863” streetcar token

Identifier: Artifact 2016.001
Scope and Contents “Battle of Fort Saunders [Sanders] Nov. 29, 1863” streetcar token, on verso “West End ST. R .R./ ONE FARE”. Knoxville Journal 11-29-1938. The token was the same size as later tokens but one cent cheaper. Used on the mule or horse drawn streetcars. West Knoxville was a separate incorporated town from 1888 until 1897. “The Battle of Fort Saunders” (as spelled on the token) was commemorated on the West End car line fare, the only line of which approached the historic battlefield, which was all of...
Dates: 1890 - 1900

Bonny Kate Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0036
Scope and Contents Bonny Kate Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) application papers, minutes (1893-1992 and as received), miscellaneous records, membership certificate for Mary Boyce Temple, silver loving cup of Mary Boyce Temple. The Charter is framed.
Dates: 1893

Broadway Baptist Church material.

Identifier: MSC 0650
Scope and Contents Bulletins, newsletters, photographs, and newspaper clippings for Broadway Baptist Church, Knoxville, 1975-ca. 1985. Gift also includes World War I and World War II dog tags, and a small WWI Bible (1917). Folders contain lists of pastors and clippings and papers re: the church fire and rebuilding efforts.
Dates: 1975-1985

Brownlow Scrapbooks.

Identifier: MSC 0040
Scope and Contents Two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, ca. 1900-1910, about William G. “Parson” Brownlow, wife Elizabeth O’Brien Brownlow, house, etc. + Sketches of the Rise, Progress, and Decline of Secession; with a Narrative of Personal Adventures among the Rebels. by W.G. Brownlow. Philadelphia: George W. Childs, 1862. + Ought American Slavery to be Perpetuated? A Debate between Rev. W.G. Brownlow and Rev. A. Pryne, Held at Philadelphia, September, 1858. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1858. +...
Dates: 1858-1910

Buffat Family Bible, 1841. (Bibles)

Identifier: FB 0063
Scope and Contents Buffat Family Bible, 1841 (in French). Family entries copied and placed in Buffat Genealogy VF. + copy photographs of the Charles A. Buffat family and the Alfred Buffat family. + wedding dress of Elise Buffat Tillery, 1909.
Dates: 1841

C. M. McClung & Co. Hardware & Supplies, Knoxville, Tenn-- Metal Stencil

Identifier: Artifact 2014.012
Scope and Contents “From C. M. McClung & Co. Hardware & Supplies, Knoxville, Tenn.” Metal Stencil used for painting label on items sold by the company. Brass with small wooden handle/rim at the bottom.
Dates: 1920 - 1950

Capt. Oliver P. McCammon Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0654
Scope and Contents Papers relating to Captain Oliver Pinkney McCammon (O.P.M.) (1840-1897) of the 3rd East Tennessee Cavalry, Company L, also relating to the explosion of The Sultana and campaigns in Tennessee. Over 120 items, mostly correspondence between Captain Pinkney (1840-1897, Blount Co. Tenn.) and his future wife, A. E. McCall of Blount Co., during the war years of 1861-1865. Letters between Captain Pinkney and his father, the men in his regiment, and others. Also, McCammon's discussion of military...
Dates: 1861-1865

Caroline Buckner Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0339
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence, photographs, deeds (Sam E. Young’s papers), printed material, calling cards, dentist’s records; 1 folder with house plans. Diploma from Vanderbilt University for Henry Thomas Boyd, Doctor of Dental Surgery, April 27, 1900. Diploma is attached to a heavy paper advertisement for a backing. 1 pc. Class photograph, Vanderbilt University Dental Department, 1900. H. T. Boyd and all members are identified (along with their home states). Photograph is on mat board. [Class...
Dates: 1900-1962

Carolyn Johnson McCraith Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0509
Scope and Contents Items from the estate of Carolyn Johnson McCraith (1920-2010) Greensboro, N. C. Includes mostly material from her family in Sweetwater, Monroe County, Tenn. including the Cleveland and Johnson families. Mother Malinda Neil Cleveland (1888-1876); father J. Gid Johnson, Sr., (1885-1953) and brother J. Gid Johnson, Jr. Includes books, photographs, bibles, Tennessee Military Academy items. Box 1 Tennessee Military Academy (TMI) and old photographs, Box 2 Books and bibles, Box 3 Gid Johnson, Jr.,...
Dates: 1920-1980

Carter Family Reunion ribbon, Chilhowee Park, 1914. (ephemera; artifacts)

Identifier: Ephemera 2000.003
Scope and Contents White ribbon with blue ink: ‘Reunion of Carter Family Chilhowee Park October 15th, 1914.’ 2 x 6” Fragile condition. Also, typed copy of article from a Knoxville newspaper (not identified) dated October 15, 1914 about the William Carter Family Reunion.
Dates: 1914

Ceramic toothpick holder, 1982 World’s Fair of Knoxville, Tennessee

Identifier: Artifact 2003.02.01
Scope and Contents Egg-shaped ceramic toothpick holder with artwork of the Sunsphere and rainbow design on front with the words: The 1982 World’s Fair, Knoxville, Tennessee.
Dates: 1982

Christmas in the City, Knoxville, 1987, enamel pin. (artifact)

Identifier: Artifact 2017.002
Scope and Contents Christmas in the City, Knoxville, 1987, enamel pin. Pin + backing. Gold tone with red and green on front. (artifact). Approx.. 1” x .75”, oval.
Dates: 1987

Coile Seilaz Collection (Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Durham).

Identifier: MSC 0675
Scope and Contents Includes: Armstrong, Seilaz, Buffat family photographs. 24 photographs, 1 framed; ephemera, including invitation, land company prospectus, valentine, train and boat schedules. 19 pcs.; Knoxville Weekly Tribune, August 22, 1888; maps (13 pcs.); World War II ration books (7 pcs.); Pamphlets: Catalogue, Fine Arts Section, Appalachian Exposition and The Way to a Man’s Heart. .(T. E. Burns Co.). Box 2: Armstrong House and Seilaz & Buffat photographs, a Knoxville souvenir book of postcards, and a...
Dates: 1880-1945

Copper Medallion, Appalachian Exposition, 1911.

Identifier: Artifact 2009.001
Scope and Contents Souvenir medallion with Appalachian Exposition, Knoxville, Tenn., 1911; verso American flag.
Dates: 1911

David A. Deaderick gold nugget watch fob

Identifier: Artifact 2014.007
Scope and Contents David A. Deaderick went to the California gold rush, ca. 1849-50, with the East Tennessee Gold Mining Company. He did not strike gold, but came back with a gold nugget he had made into a watch fob with a stone (amethyst?) or colored glass inlaid on the end, ca. 1852. His initials ‘DAD’ were etched into the stone.

Housed in small black jeweler’s box with ‘Huguenin’ on inside cover. This is where the family kept the fob for many years.
Dates: 1849 - 1850

East Tennessee Packing Company Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0258
Scope and Contents The East Tennessee Packing Company (ETPC) Collection includes company records and documents pertaining to the 87 years of company operations, plus some relevant documents from before and after the company's time frame of existence. James B. Madden in Knoxville, Tennessee founded the company in 1895. The documents, ca. 1886 - 1984, include account books, deeds, corporate minutes, audit reports, and other related materials. The collection also includes photographs of personnel, property,...
Dates: 1886-1984

E.E. Patton Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0129
Scope and Contents Collection contains the writings of E. E. Patton, speeches, personal papers, newspaper articles, and other publications. Writings include the subjects Knoxville and Knox County, Tenn. Collection also includes material of his wife, Lula Smith Patton; photographs; Sawyer genealogy; Patton family manuscripts; correspondence; Civil War manuscripts; autographs; diary of E. E. Patton re: Tennessee state legislature; William G. Brownlow correspondence, 1840-1874; Col. John B. Brownlow correspondence,...
Dates: 1840-1961