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Theresa Ousely Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0373
Scope and Contents 1 box + 1 folder containing material that belonged to Theresa Ousely (b. 1923). Collection includes artifacts from the 1982 World's Fair; snapshots of Christenberry Junior High, 1936; flier with matching photograph for Miles Music Shop; memorabilia of Dolly Parton and Dollywood; photographs and certificates from Broadway Baptist Church; Knoxville High School artifacts, newsletters, newspapers, and other papers, and 4 pcs. family papers. Also includes sheet music for "The Fifth Army's Where My...
Dates: 1936-1982

Thomas E. Roach Genealogical Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0346
Scope and Contents Thomas Edward Roach (1937-1985) was a member of the East Tennessee Historical Society and an avid genealogist. He restored two structures on the National Register of Historic Places and donated Shields family papers to the library. He wrote a number of local history articles published in the Grainger County News and the Jefferson Standard. These pieces and other writings were collected in “Gleanings from a Scrapbook” (1983). Tom started a periodical “East Tennessee Roots” and published a number...
Dates: 1965-1985

Three family bibles (Will. C. Peck 1891) (P M. Senter 1815) (Reuben Grove 1830) (John and Martha Peck gift)

Identifier: FB 0044
Scope and Contents Three family bibles (Will. C. Peck 1891) (P M. Senter 1815) (Reuben Grove 1830) George H. Grove group portrait photograph and hand-tinted ambrotype in frame. Old tablecloth and 3 blocks of wood from Adam Peck’s mill at Mossy Creek.
Dates: 1815-1891

Tom Walker Collection (Walker genealogy).

Identifier: MSC 0565
Scope and Contents Thomas H. Walker (1961-1994) author of “The Walkers of House Mountain and Their Kinsmen” Walker and allied families genealogy collection.
Dates: 1980-1994

Van Deventer Collection.

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

Virgil Barnhill Collection (genealogical) .

Identifier: MSC 0631
Scope and Contents 14 boxes of genealogical material, files, notes, documents, etc. Includes material for the Barnhill book by the donor (A. Virgil Barnhill, Jr.) and research for hire. + rolled maps. + coat of arms for Barnhill family.; 4 boxes of additional materials received includes some family photographs, diplomas, framed engineering certificates, and family crests mounted on board plaques. Box 1 also includes master copy of his published Barnhill genealogy up to vol. 2--those corrections not entered. Also...
Dates: 1970-1999

W. O. Whittle Collection .

Identifier: MSC 0906
Scope and Contents W. O. Whittle (1870-1947) was a native of Sevier County, descended from pioneer ancestors on both sides of his family. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1898. He was one of the founders of the Union Bank of Knoxville and had a career in banking for a number of years. For the last 17 years of his life he was the coordinator of the Tennessee state soil surveys carried out by the University of Tennessee and the Tennessee Valley Authority. Whittle was a local historian and...
Dates: 1920-1945

W. O. Whittle Papers (Genealogy).

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

W. S. Parker Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0521
Scope and Contents W. S. Parker Collection
Dates: 1960-1980

W. S. Parker Papers (Parker genealogy).

Identifier: MSC 0278
Scope and Contents Genealogical research on the Parker family done by W. S. Parker (William S.) of Knoxville.
Dates: 1960s-1980s

Whedbee Genealogy.

Identifier: MSC 0892
Scope and Contents Whedbee genealogy research and notes. Correspondence addressed to R.. E. Whedbee.
Dates: 1960s

White family record.

Identifier: MM.1984.005
Scope and Contents White family record-- two handwritten sheets of genealogical information on Moses White and his descendants. Creator unknown.
Dates: undated

Will E. Parham Papers (originals) (genealogy).

Identifier: MSC 0799
Scope and Contents Will E. Parham (1860-1946) was a woolen mill operator, a state legislator, and chairman of the Blount County Court for many years. He was considered “the Blount County historian” before such an office existed officially and spent many years researching the history and the family history of Blount County. His genealogy research includes information on over 400 family surnames.
Dates: 1920-1940

William B. Reynolds Papers, 1855-1876.

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