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Armstrong Family Papers, 1826-1892. Include the papers of Drury P. Armstrong and Robert Houston Armstrong.

Identifier: MSC 0237
Scope and Contents The Armstrong Family Papers consist of the business transactions and personal reflections of Drury Paine Armstrong (1799-1856) and his son Robert Houston Armstrong (1825-1896). In 1823, Drury P. Armstrong married Amelia Houston, the daughter of Robert Houston. Armstrong was a well regarded businessman and town leader and was appointed to several positions throughout his lifetime. Robert Houston Armstrong was elected to the state legislature about 1850, representing Knox and Sevier Counties....
Dates: 1826-1892

“Black & White: Knoxville in the Jim Crow Era” exhibition guides & research

Identifier: Ephemera 2020.061
Scope and Contents Exhibition guides for the Museum of East Tennessee History exhibit “Black & White: Knoxville in the Jim Crow Era” featuring the stories of African American artists Beauford and Joseph Delaney and Ruth Cobb Brice. The exhibit was presented as a timeline featuring selected moments from Knoxville’s history. The exhibit was designed by Adam Alfrey and Rebecca P’Simer, with Steve Cotham and Bob Booker providing research. The exhibit was originally scheduled to run concurrently...
Dates: 2020

Enlightener (Knoxville, Tenn.) (Newspapers)

Identifier: NWP 0059
Scope and Contents

Newspapers. Enlightener (Knoxville, Tenn.): 1985-1987; 1991-1994; 2001-2003; 2004-2005; 2006-2007; 2008-2009; 2010-2013. Published by P. A. Williams, Knoxville

Dates: 1985-2013

Gilbert Brown Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0588
Scope and Contents

Gilbert Brown (1907-1975) native of Knox County, Tenn., was married twice. There are World War II letters from Brown to second wife Sula Mae Brown and his family during military service during the war. There are also wartime letters from other members of his extended family

Dates: 1943-1958

Gleaner Printing Company

Identifier: SPC 2014.016
Scope and Contents

Gleaner Printing Co., Vine Avenue, Knoxville, Tenn. Operated by Noah W. Smiley. Interior view with four people. 8x10” Sepia. 1 pc.

Dates: ca. 1900s

Happy Home Church of God (Knoxville, Tenn.).

Identifier: MSC 0381
Scope and Contents Happy Home Church of God material is from the African American Church, which was located on Henson Road, off Middlebrook Pike near Tennessee Avenue and the L & N Railroad (the church as a group is no longer in existence). Material is housed in 1 box that contains 2 books of financial records + legal papers (including court exhibits) concerning the chancery court case filed by the Trustees of the church against the former pastor, John Bair, ca. 1948. Books and papers were sent to the...
Dates: 1942-1949

James Weir Journal and the Banjo research

Identifier: MM.2020.012
Scope and Contents

Research project undertaken to verify the accuracy of the quote about negro banjo players in frontier Knoxville in the 1790s in the book The Outlaw Years: The History of the Land Pirates of the Natchez Trace by Robert M. Coates (New York: The Literary Guild of America, 1930).

Dates: 2019

Knoxville College glass plate negative

Identifier: SPC 2019.086
Scope and Contents

Photo of McKee Hall and Elnathan Hall on Knoxville College campus

Dates: ca. 1896-1909

Knoxville College Glee Club

Identifier: SPC 2019.087
Scope and Contents

Black & white group portrait of Knoxville College Glee Club (4 men, 4 women). Back printed with names of members. Photographer’s mark on front, silver embossed, McCrary & Branson.

Dates: ca. 1893-1895

Knoxville College Video Collection

Identifier: TAMIS-MIC 2020.017
Dates: Majority of material found in Circa 1970s

Letter from H. M. Green, Physician, Knoxville to Gov. Ben W. Hooper, August 13, 1912.

Identifier: MM.2017.026
Scope and Contents

Letter from H. M. Green, Physician, Knoxville to Gov. Ben W. Hooper, August 13, 1912. Letter from Green, physician to Bessie Hamilton, concerning her murder by her husband Dennis Hamilton, currently a prisoner in the state penitentiary. Henry Morgan Green (1877-1939) was one of the leading African American physicians of Knoxville. It was largely through his efforts that the colored unit of Knoxville General Hospital was built. He was a leading authority on pellagra.

Dates: 1912

Mayers’ Industrial High School

Identifier: SPC 2015.013
Scope and Contents SPC 2015.013.001 Mayers’ Industrial High School 606 Payne St., Knoxville, Tenn. Normal, Industrial, Domestic Science and Sewing. School Begins Sept. 1st. Closes June 1st. Postcard showing buildings. Unused. 1 pc. Elma(?) Rodgers written on back. SPC 2015.013.002 Photograph of Mayers’ Industrial High School 606 Payne St., Knoxville, Tenn. (same as used on postcard. Sepia, 5.5x4.75” on board, damaged. 1 pc. SPC 2015.013.0023 Group of nine African American women in aprons and white hats....
Dates: 1902-1905

McMahan Papers,1829-1923, Sevier County, Tenn.

Identifier: MSC 0534
Scope and Contents

The McMahan Papers,1829-1923, contain documents of T. W. McMahan in Sevier County, Tenn. The collection contains original manuscripts, documents, two poems by Louisa Walker, and one issue of the Republican Semi-Weekly, Sevierville, Tenn., newspaper (August 22, 1885). Also: August 1862 Volunteer Descriptive List and Account of Pay and Clothing for Private Joseph F. McClurg

Dates: 1829-1923

Paine, D. “Race and Murder in Knoxville, 1919: The Trials of Maurice Mays”.

Identifier: MM.2019.004
Scope and Contents

Paine, D. “Race and Murder in Knoxville, 1919: The Trials of Maurice Mays” (Photocopy of notes distributed for a talk before the Knoxville Bar Association 14 December 2006).

Dates: 1919; 2006

Powell High School research papers, 1992-1993, 1997. Janie Cassell, teacher.

Identifier: MSC 0804
Scope and Contents

Research papers on Knoxville and area topics done by the English students of Janie Cassell at Powell High School.

Dates: 1992-1993, 1997

‘Race and Murder in Knoxville, 1919: The Trials of Maurice Mays’ by D. Paine. 2006. (ephemera)

Identifier: Ephemera 2006.012
Scope and Contents

‘Race and Murder in Knoxville, 1919: The Trials of Maurice Mays’ by D. Paine, KBA Lunch and Learn. December 14, 2006. Photocopies of illustrations used in PowerPoint presentation. 9 pp, Thursday, December 14, 2006 Calhoun’s on the River Race and Murder in Knoxville, 1919: The Trials of Maurice Mays Speaker: Donald F. Paine, Paine, Tarwater, Bickers & Tillman

Dates: 2006

St. Clair Cobb Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony program

Identifier: Ephemera 2019.109
Scope and Contents

Program from the October 2, 2013 St. Clair Cobb (1895-1974) Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony at Vine Middle School. Mr. Cobb was “The Father of Band Music” for African-American public schools in Knoxville.

Dates: 2013