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Aileen Seilaz Collection.

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Identifier: MSC 0163
Scope and Contents Aileen Seilaz (1901-1983) worked in Hollywood, California as a story analyst for Universal International Studios in the 1920s. The collection includes some material from motion picture industry of that time. There are also some examples of illustrations from Aileen’s sister Louise Seilaz (1903-1983). Victor Seilaz was a Knoxville businessman who was associated with the Seilaz Cafe, the Colonial Hotel, and the Star Laundry Company. Genealogical material on the Seilaz family; Gourley family;...
Dates: 1808-1928

Capt. Oliver P. McCammon Collection.

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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

Charles Floyd Shipe World War II letters.

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Identifier: MSC 0116
Scope and Contents The Charles Floyd Shipe Papers consist primarily of the letters written by Floyd Shipe to his wife Ruth Caroline Fowler Shipe during World War II. Floyd Shipe was born on June 6, 1909, in Knox County, Tennessee, and died on March 25, 1993. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from May 1942 until September 1945, and he wrote to his wife nearly every day. The Shipes lived near Halls Cross Roads in Knox County, Tennessee. The contents of the letters cover issues of health, finance, farming, weather,...
Dates: 1942-1945

Edith Owsley Reed Research (Owsley Family).

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Identifier: MSC 0284
Scope and Contents Research of Edith Owsley Reed of Blount County, Tenn., on the Owsley, Ousley, Housley family and related lines. Includes two sets of cards; photographs; information on the Owsley Family Historical Society; Ousley Genealogical Society; and Speak, Speake, Speakes, Speaks Family Association. Most material arranged by descendants of John Christian Owsley and wife Charity Barton Owsley. See Finding Aid for details. 18 boxes of genealogical research on 3rd floor, Box 19 with photographs in closed...
Dates: 1960-1985

F. W. Taylor Family Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0239
Scope and Contents F.W. Taylor family papers, including: estate settlement papers of L. D. Franklin (n.d., 1841-1878); Graham family papers; Miller and Taylor family history; cabinet card of David Crockett; Treaty of Dumplin Creek program; Marshall J. Hughes patent papers, 1886; land grants and deeds, mostly in Grainger, Cocke, and Jefferson Counties, Tenn, n.d., 1795-1854 (some signed by William Carroll, Jos. McMinn, and President Franklin Pierce). Photocopies of land records are in folder 38; the donor kept the...
Dates: 1841-1878

Graham Papers--Maurer Research.

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Identifier: MSC 0070
Scope and Contents Genealogical research done by Sara Maurer (Mrs. Roy Maurer) on the Graham, Nenney, Patterson, Rogan, Craig, Wier, and related families. The Graham folder contains a photograph of Cavana-Lee, and old Kyle and Patterson home.
Dates: 1960-1980

H. H. Taylor genealogy and photographs.

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Identifier: MM.1980.008
Scope and Contents Family history by Henry H. Taylor Lengthy printed obituary for H. H. Taylor One typewritten sheet re: H. H. Taylor’s Civil War service Typed history of Nathaniel Taylor 9 photographs in 7 envelopes, mostly portraits of unidentified people
Dates: undated

Henry R. and Mary Deaderick Duncan Collection.

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Identifier: MSC 0057
Scope and Contents 4 boxes: Mary Deaderick Duncan’s personal memoirs; family clippings, programs, invitations, etc.; Civil War year memoirs of Adeline McDowell Deaderick (typescript); Henry R. Duncan’s 1911 diploma from Maryville College; Mary Deaderick Duncan’s Home Demonstration Agent material, 1917-1921; University of Tennessee Extension work; Middle Tennessee State Normal School catalog, 1917-1918; Thunderbolt newspapers, 1965-1971 (scattered issues); Henry R. Duncan’s research on Cades Cove, Greenbrier, the...
Dates: 1911-1971

Inez Giffin Papers. (Genealogy) (Gift of Bobbie Ryan).

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Identifier: MSC 0689
Scope and Contents 1) Papers of Inez Giffin. Papers include: condolence letter from George R. Dempster, Feb. 9, 1932; American Red Cross Assistant Program Director/ Social Director General Hospital, Knoxville papers, 1945-1947; correspondence and cards, 1957-1964; Third Baptist Church and William Bright Ford papers, 1889-1929; The Four Fuller Brothers (musical group) autographed photograph; Eugene Williams (paralyzed child) and television set papers, 1954; Miscellaneous, including information on the flag and coat...
Dates: 1889-1964

Jane Gray Buchanan Collection (genealogy).

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Identifier: MSC 0645
Scope and Contents Genealogical files of Jane Gray Buchanan. Primarily on the Thompson family. + 2 boxes of research and photographs for “Early Inns and Taverns of East Tennessee”
Dates: 1965 - 1984

John N. Fain Collection.

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Identifier: MSC 0084
Scope and Contents Collection of Fain family papers from East Tennessee. Includes: diaries of Eliza Rhea Anderson Fain (1816-1892), dating from 1834 to 1892; military papers of Richard G. Fain; papers from the Mossy Creek Cotton Mill, 1862-1879; account books, Bible entries for Fain and Anderson families; photographs; almanacs; recipes; slaves to Liberia (folder 31); Rhea family genealogy; Elizabeth Rhea Anderson diary; Hiram Fain diary; patent medicine circulars; ephemera. 11 boxes of processed material....
Dates: 1816-1892

Joseph A. Sharp Collection (Sevier County, Tenn.) (genealogy).

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Identifier: MSC 0354
Scope and Contents Collection contains research on Sevier County, Tenn., families and subjects. Includes: articles written by Joseph (Joe) A. Sharp, Sevier County Historian, including his notes, research and correspondence with other researchers; newspapers and clippings; photographs; eleven Sevier County Chancery Court cases (saved from destruction by Joe Sharp in August 1951). The collection is divided into four sections: genealogy; subjects; newspapers; Chancery Court cases.
Dates: 1950-1971

Joyce Haige Research--Ownby Family.

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Identifier: MSC 0074
Scope and Contents 109 folders containing genealogical information on Ownby, Owensby, Owenby and related families, researched and compiled by Joyce Haige. Arranged individually, geographically, as well as by secondary family name. Includes some photographs as well as negatives. + 7 notebooks which contain census, public, and church records from 18 states, with emphasis on Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. One of the notebooks contains photographs.
Dates: 1975-1986

Kirtley Collection. (Gift of Gordon S. Kirtley)

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Identifier: MSC 0731
Scope and Contents Genealogy of Kirtley and allied families. The majority of the collection contains research on Kirtley, Thompson, Matthews, Roberts, Flora and some research on Early, Harbour, Mitchell, Morris, Rowan, Sims, and Jamison families. The research was done by Gordon Kirtley and his late wife. The collection includes one oversize Kirtley family chart (in Map Room); photographs; photocopies of maps; Hurricane Bridge and Huntington, WV, material; and two Civil War medals for James Alexander Flora.
Dates: 1920s-1980s

Mary U. Rothrock Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0242
Scope and Contents Mary Utopia Rothrock (1890-1976) papers. Weeded by Miss Rothrock before donation. Subject divisions include: Biographical material; library; speeches, writings and publishing; history textbooks; historical research; Tennessee Historical Commission; historic preservation; McClung Collection; East Tennessee Historical Society; other historical societies; hereditary societies and groups; Rothrock genealogy; correspondence and papers; diaries and calendars; person papers--property holdings,...
Dates: 1908-1974

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

T. H. R. Neal Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0231
Scope and Contents Papers of T. H. R. Neal of Knoxville, Tenn. Includes his manuscript book on the Neal-Harbison-Snodgrass-Miller and Related Families (a copy is also on McClung shelves); research on other families, including Graves, Karnes (mostly land and deed research); his papers as Knoxville City Engineer, 1956-1960; World War I material from 117th Infantry, Machine Gun unit; photographic postcard of WWI ship Pocahontas; some photographs; 3 stoneware jugs (found in Knoxville dump); some WWI artifacts; 1962...
Dates: 1917-1960

Van Deventer Collection.

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Identifier: MSC 0809
Scope and Contents James Thayer Van Deventer (1830-1910) was the son of Christopher Van Deventer (West Point, 1808)and Sarah Birckhead Van Deventer. He attended Yale Law School and was admitted to the bar in New York. He moved to Clinton, Iowa where he was treasurer and manager of the Iowa Land Company in 1856. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War leaving with the rank of Col. James Thayer Van Deventer married Laetitia Flournoy in 1862 in Clinton, Iowa. After the war ended, he was president of the...
Dates: 1820s-1970s

W. O. Whittle Papers (Genealogy).

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Identifier: MSC 0894
Scope and Contents Genealogical information on the John and Mary Keener Whittle family and their eleven children. A few manuscript items were included with the collection. 14 blue tone photographs (8 x 10”) were removed from the collection and added to Photograph Box 3 (not connected to genealogical research). (subjects of photographs include: Custom House; Knoxville views; Warm Springs, N. C.; Holston River; Austin Springs, Tenn.; Strawberry Plains; East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad).
Dates: 1920s-1940s

William B. Reynolds Papers, 1855-1876.

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Identifier: MSC 0169
Scope and Contents William Barton Reynolds (1820-1882) was born in Hawkins County, Tenn., and lived in Benton, Polk County, Tenn. He died in Rome, Ga. Folders 1-3 include correspondence to and from William Barton Reynolds, 1855-1876. Major correspondents were son-in-law Peter Smith and John H. Reynolds. Topics include family business, education, the Civil War and conditions in East Tennessee, Lincoln’s death, and spiritualism. Folder 4 has a copy of W.B. Reynold’s obituary and reprints of six family photographs....
Dates: 1855-1876