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128 Years of Market Square Business: 1880-2008, compiled by Forrest Conklin for the East Tennessee Historical Society + 1 folder copies of articles about Market Square from library files and resources.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.2018.016
Scope and Contents

128 Years of Market Square Business: 1880-2008, compiled by Forrest Conklin for the East Tennessee Historical Society.

Dates: 2008

Baum’s Home of Flowers advertisement

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Identifier: Ephemera 2019.216
Scope and Contents

Card advertising Baum’s Home of Flowers (Knoxville, Tenn.) Includes list of dates for Easter from 1921-1967 and price list for corsages.

Dates: unknown

Bell Laundry Pamphlet

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Identifier: Ephemera 2020.001
Scope and Contents

Pamphlet advertising Bell Laundry. The laundry was in business in Knoxville 1906-1928.

Dates: 1906 - 1928

Berkline Corporation Silver Anniversary Issue

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Identifier: Ephemera 2020.047
Scope and Contents Berkline Corp., Silver Anniversary Issue, 1937-1962 of "The Berkliner" company magazine. Celebrating 25 years in business in Morristown, Tenn., this special issue is on glossy paper with special silver soft covers and is 1/4" thick. Celebrates the move of the Popkin family to the South and their contributions to the economy of Hamblen Co. Berkline began in Morristown in 1937 with 18 employees and began 1962 with over 1700 local employees. This company became the largest of the northern...
Dates: 1962

Bill from George Tobler, Dairyman

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Identifier: Ephemera 2020.049
Scope and Contents

Knoxville, Tenn., Geo. [George] Tobler, Dairyman, Pure Milk and Cream, December 1900, printed billhead to Mrs. Armstrong for $3.75. Says the bill is paid, signed Geo. Tobler.

Dates: 1900

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

Busch family photos.

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Identifier: SPC 2019.095
Scope and Contents

Nine photographs plus printouts of news articles about Busch family. Identified photos include: --two photos of Busch family inside jewelry store, --two portraits of S. Harry Busch, --exterior of Royal Jewelers (504 S Gay Street), --A. K. Club Third Annual Ball (04/05/1937)

Dates: 1930 - 1939

C. M. McClung & Co. painted wooden box.

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Identifier: Artifact 2015.006
Scope and Contents

McClung Warehouse Grain Painted Box, 1874. C.M. McClung & Co. grain painted pine storage box, dated July-December 1874, with hook latch and old nail construction. C. M. McClung & Co. was a hardware and agricultural implements business in Knoxville, Tenn., late 19th century.

Dates: 1874

Callaway, Lowry & Cureton Clothiers and Furnishers

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Identifier: Ephemera 2020.092
Scope and Contents

Booklet entitled "It's Me Linen That Kapes Me Well" promoting Dr. Deimel mesh linen underwear and listing items, prices, and care instructions of garments sold by Callaway, Lowry & Cureton located on 517 Gay Street in Knoxville.

Dates: undated

Chamberlain Family Papers

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Identifier: MSC 1025
Scope and Contents The Chamberlain Family Papers consists of correspondence, certificates, photographs, address books, maps, programs, petitions, receipts, contracts, court records, deeds, WWII ration books, and estate documents Among the artifacts are Fred W. Chamberlain’s wallet, and the printing plate for William P. Chamberlain’s calling card. Certificates include William P. Chamberlain II’s certifications from Camp LeConte as well as certificates from his time at McCallie School. Chamberlain II’s 1933...
Dates: 1831 - 1959; Majority of material found within 1863 - 1920

Charles McClung McGhee Papers

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Identifier: MSC 0019
Scope and Contents Papers include: personal and business correspondence; 9 letterbooks of outgoing correspondence; 3 ledgers with stock and personal finances; 2 account books of the American Cattle Trust; receipts, etc. Railroads include: East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia; Memphis and Charleston; Knoxville and Kentucky; Knoxville and Ohio; Knoxville and Augusta; Southern Railway, and others. Businesses include: Southern Railway Security; American Cattle Trust; Western Union Beef; Lenoir City Company;...
Dates: 1857 - 1907

"Crosby Quits"

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Identifier: Ephemera 2021.017
Scope and Contents

Early 20th century flyer from dry good store in Beulah, Tenn. "Crosby Quits Means every item must go … All to be sold at cost … C.L. Crosby Beulah, Tennessee"

Dates: undated

Deaderick Building Barber Shop

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Identifier: Ephemera 2020.093
Scope and Contents

Card for Deaderick Building Barber Shop, Julius Schwenke & Co. ladies' and children's hair dressing and hot, cold and shower baths in Knoxville.

Dates: undated

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

Doe River Woolen Mills Stock Certificate

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Identifier: Ephemera 2019.212
Scope and Contents

Shares certificate number 34 for the Doe River Woolen Mills of Elizabethton Tennessee made out for two shares of Doe River Woolen Mills stock at $50 each. Signed December 1, 1891.

Dates: 1891

D.R. Mayo Seed ledgers

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Identifier: MSC 0935
Scope and Contents

Dale R. Mayo’s seed company, D.R. Mayo Seedsman (later Mayo Garden Center) ledgers. The oversized ledgers contain business information from 1917? - ????

Dates: unknown

"Edgar Lonas" Bailey Store sketch (photocopy)

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Identifier: Artwork 2021.001
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a pencil sketch of the "Edgar Lonas" Bailey Store in Strawberry Plains, Tenn. Signed Doug Griffith. Includes 4.25" x 5.25" black and white photograph of building.

Dates: undated

Ellis & Ernest Drug Stores menu

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Identifier: Ephemera 2019.130a
Scope and Contents

Menu from Ellis & Ernest Drug Stores (1500 West Cumberland; 1221 Western Avenue) “The Orange & White Drug Store at the Corner of Campus”

Dates: ca. 1930s-1940s

Fire Insurance Company postcards

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Identifier: MM.2021.015
Scope and Contents

1) July 11, 1911. Form postcard from Hamblen and Jefferson County Mutual Fire Insurance Company to J. D. Wisecarver (Russellville, Tenn.). Request for assessment payment to pay Jos. [Joseph] Shaver for loss of his house. 1 pc. 2) March 30, 1913. Form postcard from Hamblen County Mutual Fire Insurance Company to J. D. Wisecarver (Russellville, Tenn.). Request for assessment payment to pay W.B. Hodges for loss of his barn. 1 pc.

Dates: 1911; 1913

H. M. & Company Ledger

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Identifier: MSC 0945
Scope and Contents

Ledger book fo (H. M. & Company (J. Madison Housley and William Moulden). Merchants in Strawberry Plains near McBee’s Ferry 1834-1839. Day Book A, embossed on spine “H. M. & CO.” Includes luxury items and everyday expenses.

Dates: 1836 - 1838

Hamblen Tobacco Warehouse material

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Identifier: Ephemera 2021.021
Scope and Contents

1) November 25, 1931. Typed advertisment for the opening sale of the season (December 9, 1931) and describing the new warehouse ("North Cumberland Street near the old City Water Plant") Hamblen Tobacco Warehouse, Carter, Fagg, & Co., proprietors. 2) Book for keeping record at tobacco sales. Booklet from Carter, Fagg, & Co. Handwritten list of tobacco sold.

Dates: 1930s

Harrington Insurance Agency calendar

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Identifier: Ephemera 2022.014
Scope and Contents

Promotional calendar commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Harrington Insurance Agency featuring photographs of the Smoky Mountains taken by Tom Harrington, III.

Dates: 2022

Hensell & Armstrong Booksellers blotter

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Identifier: Ephemera 2020.059
Scope and Contents

Knoxville. Blue ink blotter bearing printed ad for Hensell & Armstrong, Booksellers and Stationers, 515 Gay St. Knox. Phone 354.

Dates: unknown

Invitation to Annual East Tennessee Business Hall of Fame Dinner (April 4, 2019)

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Identifier: Ephemera 2019.086
Scope and Contents

Invitation to 2019 Annual East Tennessee Business Hall of Fame Dinner held at the Knoxville (Tenn.) Convention Center on April 4, 2019. The event raised funds for Junior Achievement of East Tennessee, Inc. and honored Bill and Crissy Haslam. The event marked the 30 years of the Business Hall of Fame.

Dates: 2019

J. E. Haun & Co. Ledgers

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Identifier: MSC 1004
Scope and Contents

Seven ledgers of the J. E. Haun & Company in New Market, Tenn.

Dates: 1890 - 1917

JFG Coffee Premiums brochure

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Identifier: Ephemera 2021.014
Scope and Contents

JFG Coffee Premiums fold out brochure, 12 panel. Black-and-white photographs. Offers a variety of chrome and aluminium products for coupons and cash.

Dates: circa 1930s-1940s

Joseph Jaques Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0015
Scope and Contents Papers of Joseph Jacques (1825-1885), railroad executive and business man. Born in England, lived in Virginia, then moved to Knoxville, where he worked as a riverboat captain. He was the depot agent for the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad, and elected mayor of Knoxville in 1858. In 1862 he was superintendent of the Holston Salt and Plaster Company at Saltville, Va.. Returned to Knoxville in 1869 to serve as vice-president of the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad. Founded the...
Dates: 1851 - 1884

Knoxville business papers

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Identifier: MM.2022.010
Scope and Contents

Five papers from Knoxville businesses: four bills of sale for purchases made by Rob Mason from various Knoxville businesses, one handwritten letter from W.B. Lockett & Co. dated September 16, 1886 re: receipt of order for "Victor Hugo" cigars and clock.

Dates: 1865 - 1886

Knoxville Downtown Promenade Plaza rendering

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Identifier: APD 0034
Scope and Contents

Rendering of Knoxville Downtown Promenade Plaza. Signed ‘Lay.’ Shows Spence Shoes, Kimball Jewelers, Woodruff’s, Holiday Shoes, Fowler Brothers, J.C. Penney Co., Federal Bakery, Kay Jewelers, The Knox, Cole Drugs, Olen Dollar Stores, Hall’s. Handwritten date on back 1/30/59. 22 x 16”

Dates: 1959

Knoxville Gulf Oil distributor group photo

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Identifier: SPC 2020.015
Scope and Contents

Knoxville Gulf Oil distributor group photo, 1930. B&W 8 x 10, Photo shows Gulf employees in uniform and delivery trucks and equipment. 1930 Tenn. tags visible on trucks.

Dates: 1930