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"African American CCC Legacy in Tennessee" by Hobart Akin

Identifier: MM.2022.003
Scope and Contents

Article by Hobart Akin titled "African American CCC Legacy in Tennessee" published in the January/February 2022 issue of The Tennessee Conservationist pp.26-29.

Dates: 2022

Alex Haley letter to Patti Lindsay

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

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Collection, Knoxville Branch

Identifier: MSC 0310
Scope and Contents The first meeting of the Southern Association of College Women in Knoxville was held in the summer of 1903. In the spring of 1921 the organization affiliated with the American Association of College Women (AAUW) and the first meeting held as the Knoxville Branch of the American Association of College Women was held on May 3, 1921. Records of the organization include folders on the chapter's history and its centennial celebration in 2003; minutes, 1903-1982; membership/dues cards; Study Group...
Dates: 1903 - 2008

American Legion scrapbook, 1920s (scrapbooks)

Identifier: PAS 0172
Scope and Contents

Newspaper clippings about American Legion, many dated and identified.

Dates: 1925

Bert Vincent “Strolling” Scrapbook.

Identifier: PAS 0032
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Scrapbooks of Bert Vincent’s newspaper column “Strolling,” clipped without dates. Bert Vincent (1896-1974) was a regular newspaper columnist with the Knoxville News Sentinel from 1929 until his death.

Dates: undated

Brown and Wheeler Bible. Gift of Mrs. Jo Jones.

Identifier: FB 0062
Scope and Contents

Family Bible of the Brown-Wheeler-Lahn families, 1818. + loose papers from Bible and newspaper (The Rockingham Messenger, Portsmouth, N.H., Jan. 7, 1851).

Dates: Publication: 1818

Chattanooga Daily Times (bound)

Identifier: NWP 0097
Scope and Contents

1. Bound issues of Chattanooga Daily Times from Jan 1, 1878 through June 15, 1878. Incomplete; missing and damaged pages/issues. 2. Bound issues of Chattanooga Daily Times from July 1, 1882 through Dec 31, 1882. Damaged pages/issues.

Dates: 1878; 1882

Cherokee Phoenix, August 31, 1833 (Cherokee newspaper, ephemera).

Identifier: Ephemera 1987.020
Scope and Contents

Cherokee Phoenix, August 31, 1833. Vol. V, No 29. (newspaper)

Dates: 1833

Church of the Brethren

Identifier: Ephemera 2020.060
Scope and Contents 1) Church of the Brethren, 1890, "Minutes, The Brethren’s Annual District Meeting, held at Pleasant View Church, Washington County, Tenn. Oct 31 & Nov. 1, 1890. Lists all delegates and their homes. Queries include, no candy wagons to solicit outside their meeting, foot washing self-government, wearing of gold and other dress code issues, codes for women of the church, regular business. Mentions Rev. Henry Sheets from Flat Rock, names churches and their contributions to debt of Choto...
Dates: 1890; 1972

City Association of Women’s Clubs scrapbook (scrapbooks)

Identifier: PAS 0171
Scope and Contents

Clippings of news articles about the Knoxville City Association of Women’s Clubs pasted into a scrapbook. Most articles have dates and newspaper identification. Some other pamphlets pasted in the book as well.

Dates: 1940 - 1950

Declaration of Independence-large format facsimile of the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, printed by a 1848 newspaper. Gift of John Armistead.

Identifier: Ephemera 1848.001
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Large format facsimile of the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, printed by a 1848 newspaper.

Dates: 1848

Democratic politics scrapbook, 1940. (scrapbooks)

Identifier: PAS 0177
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Newspaper clippings glued into scrapbook (some loose); include dates and source information for the majority of the clippings.

Dates: 1940

Dickson-Wright Mansion 200th Anniversary

Identifier: Ephemera 2021.012
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Invitation and program - Dickson-Wright Mansion 200th Anniversary, 08/29/2021, Greeneville Tenn. "Putting the icing on the cake" A Re-inactment Wedding Ceremony of Miss Catharine Dickson to Dr. Alexander Williams. The event was a fund raiser to put shutters on the mansion. Includes newspaper article recapping event.

Dates: 2021

“Do You Remember The Knoxville Reds” newspaper article

Identifier: Ephemera 2021.007
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Clipping from Knoxville Sentinel titled “Do You Remember The Knoxville Reds, This City’s Crack Baseball Team of the Eighties?” Thompson photograph of 1883/1884 team with players identified below. The article appeared in the 30 April 1922 edition of the Knoxville Sentinel.

Dates: 1922

Fain Family Papers and Documents (Gift of Kathleen Franklin Todd)

Identifier: MSC 0942
Scope and Contents Fain Family material inherited by Kathleen (Kathy) Franklin Todd. Includes newspapers, record books for the Franklin Bible Class of New Providence Presbyterian Church in Maryville, Tenn., deeds and other legal documents, portraits of Eliza Ruth Moore Fain and George Alexander Fain, the scrapbook of Ollie Lee Fain Franklin (souvenir cards, birthday cards, illustrations, and Confederate States of American $20 bill pasted into back; plus unsigned watercolor), and 1904 pocket business diary of...
Dates: 1860s-1910s

Frederick S. Heiskell Scrapbook

Identifier: PAS 0026
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The Frederick. S. Heiskell Scrapbook contains political clippings, also a broadside by Heiskell & Brown, printers of the “Knoxville Register,” of the Mecklenburg Declaration of 1775.

Dates: 19th century

Friends of the Knox County Public Library BookFest

Identifier: MSC 0984
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This collection contains various documents related to the Friends of the Library Book and Author Dinner in 1988 and BookFest of 1991 and 1992 including lists of authors, schedules, photographs, pamphlets, and newspaper article clippings.

Dates: 1988 - 1992

F.S. Heiskell scrapbook of clippings (scrapbooks)

Identifier: PAS 0181
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Newspaper clippings (primarily New York papers) pasted into scrapbook. Very few dates or source identifications. Pasted under subject headings: “Anecdotes - Amusing, Wit, Etc.” “Poetry - Humorous, Etc.” “Poetry - Moral and Select” “Historical” “Stories - Romantic, Etc.” “Remarkable” “Religious, Moral, Etc.” “Statistics” “Scientific” “About Statesmen, Etc.” “Cures - Household Affairs, Recipes, Etc.” “Miscellaneous” “Political” “Piscatory”

Dates: 1876 - 1898

George Franklin Barber Collection (Gift of Michael and Carolyn Dufano)

Identifier: MSC 0438
Scope and Contents This collection contains magazines, newspaper articles, letters, postcards, order forms, and other ephemera related to George Franklin Barber home catalogs. Material in this collection is dated 1893-1906 with several undated and missing items. Boxes 1-3 contain issues of American Homes, a monthly journal “devoted to planning, building, and beautifying the home” published in Knoxville, Tenn through American Homes Publishing Co. Box 4 contains catalogs and...
Dates: 1888 - 1906; undated

George Franklin Campbell and Mattie Alice Ross Campbell Family Bible. Ca. 1888. Gift of Anne Goddard Jones.

Identifier: FB 0066
Scope and Contents

Family Bible of George Franklin Campbell (1861-1914) and Mattie Alice Ross Campbell (1862-1933). Holy Bible printed by A. J. Holman & Co., Philadelphia, 1888. + folder of loose items from the Bible including one mourning card, several photographs, and clippings.

Dates: Publication: 1888

George R. Dempster Scrapbooks.

Identifier: PAS 0012
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Scrapbooks1940s-1954 (some gaps), mostly newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1940 - 1954

Giffin Family Bible

Identifier: FB 0052
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Family Bible of the Giffin Family (G. W. L. Giffin). Also includes Martha Frances McFall McDonald (Mrs. William McDonald). The Holy Bible. Philadelphia: A.J. Holman & Co. ca. 1890. Also, folder with copies of Bible entries, copies of census records, William McDonald’s transcribed obituary (Knoxville News-Sentinel, April 2, 2003), and newspaper clippings.

Dates: Publication: 1890

Grace Moore memorabilia

Identifier: MSC 1033
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Memorabilia about film star Grace Moore. Includes newspaper clippings, magazines, photographs, sheet music, and other ephemera.

Dates: unknown

Harper’s Weekly, 1861 (facsimiles) + other facsimile newspapers

Identifier: NWP 0093
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Bound volume of Harper's Weekly facsimiles: December 29, 1860-May 25, 1861 (not in order)

Loose facsimiles: June 8, 1861-October 12, 1861 (missing September 14, 1861)

Box also contains: Charleston Daily Courier (June 2, 1864) The New York Herald (February 11, 1861 and April 14, 1861) The New York Times (April 12, 1861 and April 15, 1861) New-York Tribune (July 22, 1861)

Dates: 1861; 1864

Henry R. and Mary Deaderick Duncan Collection.

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,...
Dates: 1911 - 1971

Hugh Allen Papers (genealogy).

Identifier: MSC 0593
Scope and Contents Hugh Allen was a native of Newport, Cocke County, Tennessee. He was a newspaper columnist for the Knoxville News Sentinel for almost thirty-five years. Hugh attended Maryville College and graduated from Pace Business College in New York. His humorous newspaper columns and cartoons were favorite features of the newspaper from 1941 until he retired in 1964. Hugh Allen died on June 11, 1975 at the age of 76 and was buried in Newport Union Cemetery in Cocke County. Boxes 1-5: This collection...
Dates: 1950 - 1975

"It Has Been Done!"

Identifier: MSC 1018
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Series of original cartoons illustrating "actual patents granted to inventors" published in New York Tribune newspaper.

Dates: 1934 - 1935

Jane Gray Buchanan Photograph Collection. Travels. Gift of Jane Gray Buchanan

Identifier: PC 0090a
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Black-and-white photographs by Jane Gray Buchanan taken during travels throughout the world. Includes four articles about the artist and her husband, Joel Buchanan.

Locations include Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, Florida, France, Indonesia, Ireland, Massachusetts, Morocco, Portugal, Russia, Tennessee, and Utah.

Dates: 1990s-2000s

Jeanne Barkley Papers

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

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

Identifier: MSC 0354
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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