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Appalachian Exposition guest book for the library exhibit, 1911.

Identifier: MM.1997.113
Scope and Contents Guest book for the library exhibit, Appalachian Exposition of 1911, Knoxville, Tenn. Includes signatures, addresses, dates, and comments. Some dates from 1913.
Dates: 1911-1913

Charles Milne Seymour Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0178
Scope and Contents Collection includes: Seymour family history; philosophical papers of Charles Milne Seymour; Knoxville Library correspondence, 1949-1956; selection of new U.T. president, 1946-47, 1950; St. John’s Episcopal Church history and notes. Notes on St. John’s centennial celebration in 1946 received from Digby Seymour, April 16, 1980.
Dates: 1946-1956

East Tennessee Library Association Collection, 1944-2009 and as received (ETLA).

Identifier: MSC 0059
Scope and Contents Minutes, notes, treasurer’s records and correspondence of the East Tennessee Library Association (ETLA), 1944-2009 (some gaps in dates for all categories). ETLA Newsletters (Contemporary Topics), 1974-1993. ETLA 50th anniversary material, 1994. Rothrock Lecture material, 1970s, 1982-1999, includes tape recordings and videotape of Rothrock Lectures. Additional records added as received. Records from 2009-2014 recd. from Matthew Jordan via mail, Oct. 2014.
Dates: 1944-2014

Free Colored Library, Knoxville, Tennessee envelope.

Identifier: MM.2014.007
Scope and Contents Used (but not mailed) envelope with the return address Free Colored Library, Vine and Nelson Street, Knoxville, Tennessee. Handwritten note in pencil “How about keeping this in McClung Room? Miniature of Washington's Farewell Address Printed by Kingsport Press.” To Miss Harris. Initial M.E. (Martha Ellison?).
Dates: 1934-1940

Jesse Cobb Mills Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0783
Scope and Contents Jesse Cobb Mills (1921-1995) was a native of Hawkins County, Tennessee. He won a scholarship in a contest in 1938 to Harvard University where he graduated in 1942 after studying international law. While he had hoped for a career in diplomatic service, he was drafted into the army in 1942 to work in personnel in officer training. He was awarded a master’s degree in English from the University of Tennessee in 1951 where he was working on a master’s degree in history and also teaching freshman...
Dates: 1930s-1990s

John M. Lea letter to George Andrews. September 22, 1886.

Identifier: MM.1999.020
Scope and Contents Letter from John M. Lea, Nashville, Tenn., to George Andrews. September 22, 1886. ALS 1 p. Re: unable to make an address at the opening of the public library [Lawson McGhee Library].
Dates: 1886

Julia Bennett (Mrs. John Armistead) American Library Association (ALA), Washington Office, Scrapbook and Papers. (scrapbooks)

Identifier: PAS 0139
Scope and Contents Scrapbook with photographs and clippings and papers re: American Library Association (ALA), Washington DC office. Jullia Bennett (later Mrs. John Armistead) was director of the ALA Washington Office.
Dates: 1957 - 1970

Knoxville Area Health Science Library Consortium (KAHSLC) minutes .

Identifier: MSC 0740
Scope and Contents Knoxville Area Health Science Library Consortium (KAHSLC) meeting minutes, 1970s-1990s. 10 notebooks.
Dates: 1970s-1990s

Knoxville High School

Identifier: SPC 1997.046
Scope and Contents Knoxville High School. Includes exterior.; library; science lab?; business class room (commercial equipment, typewriters); lab; study hall. B&W approx. 8 x 10”.
Dates: undated

Knoxville Library Company account book of subscribers, 1817-1824. (account books)

Identifier: MM.1999.009
Scope and Contents Account of the subscribers the Knoxville Library Company and collected by Ro. King, treasurer. 1817-1824. 1 vol.
Dates: 1817-1824

Knoxville Library Company business papers, 1817-1824.

Identifier: MM.1999.010
Scope and Contents Business papers (orders for payment, receipts) of the Knoxville Library Company, 1817-1824. 16 documents (January 2, 1817, document is in poor condition, in several pieces). D. A. Sherman and Hu L. White are among the names on the documents. ADS
Dates: 1817-1824

Knoxville Library Company stock transfers, 1817-1822.

Identifier: MM.1997.095
Scope and Contents Ten certificates transferring one share of stock in the Knoxville Library Company, 1817-1822. ADS 10 pcs. Includes : David A. Sherman to Thomas H. Nelson, December 6, 1817; William C. Mynatt to James McMinn, January 2, 1818; David Campbell to James W. Craig, February 21, 1818; John Campbell to Joseph Scott, March 1, 1818; D. Keller to John and Joseph King, June 4, 1819; James McMinn to Hugh A. M. White, April 10, 1820; John Whitson to Clark & Barton, February 10, 1821; James W. Craig to R....
Dates: 1817-1822

Lawrence D. Tyson Paper (Drew Gilin Faust gift).

Identifier: MSC 0121
Scope and Contents Papers of Lawrence D. Tyson, re: Assistant Secretary of State appointment; business; personal papers; Lawson McGhee Library.
Dates: 1902-1918

Lawson McGhee Library & East Tennessee Historical Center

Identifier: SPC 1996.025
Scope and Contents Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave., Knoxville, Tenn. exterior ca. 1984; East Tennessee Historical Center (formerly old Post Office and Custom House) 314 W. Clinch Ave., Knoxville, Tenn. exterior ca. 1984. B&W 5 x 7”.
Dates: ca. 1984

List of Subscribers Who Owned Shares In the Library, 1817 (Photostat)

Identifier: QMM.2017.004
Scope and Contents List of Subscribers Who Owned Shares In the Library, 1817. Chas. A. McGhee first on list. [Knoxville, Tenn.]. (Photostat)
Dates: 1817

Martha L. Ellison Collection (Public Libraries).

Identifier: MSC 0679
Scope and Contents Papers of Martha Louise Ellison, who was a librarian at the Knoxville Public Library, as well as at the University of Tennessee, Boyd Junior High School in Knoxville, and Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. Collection includes: ALA Public Libraries Division Reference Survey, 1956;articles, reports, programs, 1958-1962 correspondence, 1962, 1968-1974; clipping “The Martha Ellison Library,” Owl and Spade, Spring 1983; certificates from UT, 1981, and East Tennessee Historical Society, 1980.
Dates: 1956-1983

Mary U. Rothrock Papers.

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

McCallie School

Identifier: SPC 1997.047
Scope and Contents McCallie School. Includes: exterior; library; three interior classroom shots with students (Miss Biggs’ 1st grade). Ca. 1913. B&W approx. 8x10”.
Dates: ca. 1913

Mrs. John M. Armistead correspondence, 1976.

Identifier: MM.1982.004
Scope and Contents Correspondence re: Mrs. John M. Armistead’s involvement with the National Citizens Emergency Committee to Save Our Public Libraries. 1976. Includes letters from Whitney North Smith, Jr., N. Y. + copies of articles on libraries. + November 10, 1976, letter from Knoxville Mayor Randy Tyree re: support for the Custom House.
Dates: 1976

Nomination for Marcia Nelson and Veta King for 2017 Community History Award

Identifier: MM.2020.020
Scope and Contents Nomination packet for 2017 Community History Award winners: Marcia Nelson (Pigeon Forge Public Library Directory) & Veta King (Pigeon Forge Public Library Staff Historian). Community History Awards given as part of the East Tennessee Historical Society’s yearly Awards of Excellence.

Includes DVD “Pigeon Forge Public Library Oral History Series - 2015 - Mr. Don Huskey - Pigeon Forge Memories DVD” and CD “Cornfields to Condos”
Dates: 2017

Opening of the East Tennessee Historical Center

Identifier: SPC 1995.001
Scope and Contents Contact sheets from the opening of the East Tennessee Historical Center, Knox County Public Library (former Post Office and Custom House), Knoxville, Tenn. Ca. 1982. B&W 8x10”
Dates: 1982

Public Library Collection (Lawson McGhee Library, Knox County Public Library, McClung Historical Collection, etc.).

Identifier: MSC 0254
Scope and Contents Records documenting the history of the public library from the founding of Lawson McGhee Library in 1886. Record include director’s records, board minutes of the library board, personnel, departmental records and records of branches; Lawson McGhee Library centennial material, 1986 (including scrapbook with photographs and clippings; videotape with LML centennial, public service announcements, local talk show interviews, and ‘Good Morning, America’ clip; audio cassette tape includes radio...
Dates: 1885-2018

Public Library of Knoxville stock certificate

Identifier: MM.1987.023
Scope and Contents Public Library of Knoxville stock certificate for one share issued to D. E. (Drury E.) Webb. $3.00. April 9, 1879. Signed by O. P. Temple, president and Leon Jourolman, secretary. AD 1 item (torn).
Dates: 1879

Resolution of the Southeastern Library Association honoring Mary U. Rothrock, 1976.

Identifier: MM.1996.013
Scope and Contents Resolution No. 3 issued by the Southeastern Library Association on the occasion of the death of Mary U. Rothrock, January 30, 1976. Signed by Jesse C. Mills. TS 3 pp.
Dates: 1976

Robert Houston Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0236
Scope and Contents Papers of Robert Houston of Knox County, Tenn,. Ca. 1793-1878. Includes: 1793, 1794, 1795, 1796 appointments of Robert Houston as Knox County Sheriff, signed by William Blount; pardon for Thomas Nelson, 17--; 1803 John Sevier and Robert Houston account; Stokely Donelson land sale certificate signed by F.A. Ramsey, 1800; Receipt from Andrew Jackson, 1803; note from William Blount, 1793; re: subscription to Knoxville Library, 1795; re: cessions of lands from the Indians, 1819; survey of Indian...
Dates: 1793-1834

“Swan Pond: A Tennessee State Shrine.” Articles on Ramsey House by Knoxville Branch of the National League of American Pen Women. TS 1957.

Identifier: MM.1998.029
Scope and Contents “Swan Pond: A Tennessee State Shrine.” Articles on Ramsey House written by members of the Knoxville Branch of the National League of American Pen Women. Presented to Lawson McGhee Library on October 5, 1957. TS. In cover with original artwork on Ramsey House by Quinn. Contents: “Ballad of Ramsey House” by Maud M. Turpin; “Ramsey House: Home of the Courageous” by Josephine Strong Breeding; “The Ramsey House and Nathaniel Hawthorne” by Frances Woolley; “I Remember Cousin Lizzie” by Lillian...
Dates: 1957

William Carroll letter, 1831.

Identifier: MM.1981.089
Scope and Contents March 8, 1831, letter from William Carroll, Nashville, Tenn., to Mrs. Holley, near New Orleans. Letter of introduction for Rev. Dr. (Charles) Coffin, President of East Tennessee College, who is in Louisiana to solicit donations for the college library. ALS 1 p.
Dates: 1831