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Alex Haley letter to Patti Lindsay

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Identifier: MM.2020.008
Scope and Contents 1) Letter from Alex Haley to Patti Lindsay (Arts and Crafts Instructor of the Girls Club of Knoxville) re: his payment of $125 plus additional $25 for a carton of 50 cornshuck dolls sent to him previously. ALS. January 27, 1986. + envelope

2) copy of article on Alex Haley from December 19, 1985 Savannah (Ga.) Morning News
Dates: 1986

Anderson-Deaderick Letters. (Typed Transcriptions).

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Identifier: MM.2019.009
Scope and Contents Anderson-Deaderick Letters.
Dates: undated

Bessie (Bertha) Jones and Samuel Houston Jestes Correspondence

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Identifier: MSC 0966
Scope and Contents S. H. (Samuel Houston) Jestes married Bertha Jones January 1, 1914 in Morgan County, Tenn. (photocopy of marriage license in box). Correspondence arranged chronologically. List of letters included in box.
Dates: 1908 - 1914

Brown Papers. Greeneville (Tenn.)

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Identifier: MSC 0940
Scope and Contents Mix of family correspondence, work papers, receipts, cards, newspaper articles, ephemera spanning 1841-1954.
Dates: 1841 - 1954

Civil War Letters, 1864, Rufus P. Willson, 6th Tennessee Infantry, U. S. A.

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Identifier: MM.2014.015
Scope and Contents Civil War Letters, 1864, Rufus P. Willson, 6th Tennessee Infantry, U. S. A. Rufus P. Willson (1844-1865) was from Anderson County, Tenn. One of the letters addressed to his mother and step-father, Vincent Packet and Mary Packet. Rufus served until the end of the war and was killed in the burning of the steamer Generall Lyon off Cape Hatteras on March 30, 1865.
Dates: 1864-1865

David A. Sherman letter

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Identifier: MM.2020.026
Scope and Contents David A. Sherman the first president of East Tennessee College (later University of Tennessee), principal of Hampden-Sydney Academy. ALS. Knoxville, 20 January 1817. Address panel present with manuscript “Knoxville, T./20 January 1817” postmark and manuscript “25” rate. Addressed to Gen. Hezekiah Howe in New Haven, CT.At the time of this writing, Sherman was at Hampden-Sydney. The letter is an order for books for the academy (244 books). Sherman also makes comments on Knoxville...
Dates: 1817

George Dempster letter to Mrs. Howard Johnson

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Identifier: Ephemera 2020.043
Scope and Contents George R. Dempster, 1958 "hobo" letter to Mrs. Howard W. Johnson, wife of motor lodge tycoon, thanking her for sending the new copy of her husband's book about hoboing as a young man. 2 page letter mentions appearing on the $64,000 Question T.V. show, George’s early hobo excursions and the famous theft of a workman's lunch pail while on the road. This leads up to George inviting everyone to come visit and have a free lunch at the Dempster factory as his penance for stealing the lunch pail over...
Dates: 1958

George Gerding letters

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Identifier: MM.2020.019
Scope and Contents MANUSCRIPT ARCHIVE OF LETTERS WRITTEN BY GEORGE F. GERDING, THE FOUNDER OF WARTBURG, TENNESSEE, TO NEW YORK MERCHANT ANDREW W. SPIES, IN WHICH GERDING CONTINUES TO PROMOTE A "NEW GERMANY" IN TENNESSEE AND WITH STRONG CONTENT ON NORTH-SOUTH TENSIONS. Wartburg, Tn. 1854-1861. Seven autograph letters, signed, totaling [24]pp. A small but significant collection of letters written by German immigrant George F. Gerding to Andrew W. Spies, in which Gerding solicits investment in land belonging to...
Dates: 1854 - 1861

Jeanne Barkley Papers

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Identifier: MSC 0949
Scope and Contents Alice Jeanne Barkley, most often referred to as Jeanne Barkley, was born in White Pine, Tennessee on October 3, 1918, but moved to Knoxville at 18 where she would spend the rest of her life. Jeanne attended Knoxville Business College and the University of Tennessee. After her first job at Lawson McGhee Library, she worked for 40 years in the Alumni Affairs office of UTK. Jeanne kept in touch with many UTK alum as well as her siblings Marvin, H.D., and Elizabeth. Miss Barkley died in July 31,...
Dates: 1937 - 1985

Knoxville Film Council scrapbook. (scrapbooks)

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Identifier: PAS 0175
Scope and Contents Newspaper clippings, letters, and ephemera about the organization and activities of the Knoxville Film Council. Some clippings dated and identified.

The Film Council was a subcommittee under the umbrella of the Committee for Public Understanding organized in the Spring of 1947. The Film Council first met October 20, 1947.
Dates: 1947 - 1948

Lakin Letters

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Identifier: MM.2020.003
Scope and Contents 1) Anna Lakin Limited Training Elementary Certificate of from the State of Tennessee Department of Education. 1 July 1925 2) Anna Lakin 1926 Teacher Contract. Millertown Elementary. 3) Anna Lakin 1927 Principal Contract. Inskip Elementary. 4) ALS from Stella Smith (Iowa City, Iowa) to Anna Lakin (Knoxville, Tenn.) 19 October 1929. 5) ALS from A. M. Feathers (Knoxville, Tenn.) to Prof. Edd Lakin (Knoxville, Tenn) 15 September 1931.
Dates: 1926 - 1931

Letter N. J. Collum to S. J. MacKay

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Identifier: MM.2020.005
Scope and Contents Letter to Lt. Col. S. J. MacKay from Capt. N. J. Collum (Greeneville, Tenn.) dated April 26, 1865. ALS. Collum notes he provided his car for the daughter and son of President Johnson as the railway had failed to provide one; discusses troop movements out of Bulls Gap (Tenn.); Confederate prisoner transport
Dates: 1865

Livingston Family Letters, 1873-1895 (Jefferson County, Tenn.).

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Identifier: MM.2010.008
Scope and Contents Livingston Family Letters, 1873-1895, Jefferson County, Tenn.
Dates: 1873 - 1895

Rockwood, Tenn. Letter from Stark Mills to Miss Florence Mills of New York City.

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Identifier: MM.2019.007
Scope and Contents Rockwood, Tenn. Letter from Stark Mills August 16, 1933, to Miss Florence Mills of New York City, describing effects of Great Depression.
Dates: 1933

Smith Family Collection (Whitesburg, Tenn.).

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Identifier: MSC 0102
Scope and Contents (Folders 26, 43, 49, & 75 tell of the location of Smith Family artifacts, portraits, and papers located in libraries and museums other than the McClung Collection.) Includes Tomlinson family material & Tate Springs material. Folder 13 contains postcards showing views and bldgs. of the Tate Springs Hotel. Many other postcards are in this collection, most are 19th century. Tate Springs Hotel (Inn), Knoxville Farmers Convention, agriculture, Appalachian Exposition award ribbons and cards,...
Dates: 1794 - 1930

Smith Family Papers (Charles H. Smith and family)

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Identifier: MSC 0939
Scope and Contents Charles H. Smith of Corryton and later Fountain City.Folder 1: Letters re: Charles H. Smith Civil War Record Folder 2a: Correspondence re: Charles H. Smith debt (1917) Folder 2b: Correspondence re: Charles H. Smith death + obituary (1916) Folder 3: Deeds (1894 and 1918) Folder 4: Black River Oil & Gas Company Stock Certificate (1919) Folder 5: Obituary for Mrs. Martha M. Floyd Smith (1941) Folder 6: Photo of Anna Louise Smith Folder 7: Central High School (Anna Smith)...
Dates: 1860s-1930s

Tennessee General Building drawings, sketches, notes, 1927-28 correspondence. Barber & McMurry

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Identifier: APD 0042
Scope and Contents Tennessee General Building drawings, sketches, notes ca. 1924-25, 1927-28 correspondence. Barber & McMurry, (architectural plans). Includes one charcoal(?) rendering of the building (damaged at edges).
Dates: 1924 - 1928

Trotter Family Collection

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Identifier: MSC 0969
Scope and Contents The Trotter Family Collection contains materials descended through the prominent Sevier County, Tenn. Family. The Collection includes photograph albums of family members and travels, correspondence and other materials collected by Jess Wynn Trotter during her travels, scrapbooks containing historical clippings, and other ephemera related to the Trotter family.

Finding Aid available.
Dates: 1867 - 1942

William Park Baker Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0285
Scope and Contents Personal, business and financial papers of William Park Baker of Knoxville, Tenn., and Laurel, Ky. Papers date from 1860-1904. His business in Knoxville was Baker & Stephenson; in Ky he served as postmaster of London, Ky. He married Anna (Anne) Brown of Lancaster, Ky. Correspondence is primarily between Baker, Brown, and Moses family members. Business papers include Baker & Stephenson, postmaster forms; and M. E. Church records for London, Ky.
Dates: 1860-1904