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3 mid-19th century portrait photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SPC 2016.024
Scope and Contents

Ann Lizzie Fisher (photographer T. N. Thurman, Athens, Tenn.) ; Eva Taylor (Happy Valley, Carter County, Tenn/) (no photographer identified); S. Tomlinson, Cincinnati; S. Tomlinson (Photographed by Leo Weingarten, Cincinnati, Ohio) (inscribed “Compliments of S. Tomlinson to Miss Fannie Fisher, August 1st, 1873”)

Dates: 1870 - 1880

6th Ohio U. S. Volunteers Camp Site

 Collection
Identifier: SPC 2019.083
Scope and Contents

Photograph of Camp Poland. E. E. Swineford, Cincinnati, Ohio - photographer (photographer’s stamp in green on back) photo numbered 188 written on back in ink “Camp of the 6th Ohio U.S.N. -- Camp Poland, Knoxville Tenn.” written on back in pencil “The Dummy track runs just to the left of the picture”

Dates: 1898-1899

African American photograph album

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Identifier: PC 0102
Scope and Contents Small photograph album with the name W.G. McNeil (April 11, 1928) on the inside cover. Includes b&w (sepia) snapshots of unidentified African-Americans, ca. 1918-1928. Lake Michigan is noted on one photograph. Candid and posed snapshots , some with first names (Marie, Willie, etc.). Loose pictures from inside the album are housed in two envelopes, one with 11 small photographs, the other with 6 larger snapshots. Two handwritten notes mention the Grahl and Wilcox surnames with family...
Dates: 1918 - 1928

Alhambra Court and Home

 Collection
Identifier: SPC 2022.005
Scope and Contents

Six black-and-white photographs (2.75"x4.5" each) of Alhambra Courts (Knoxville, TN). All exteriors. One promotional postcard for Alhambra Court and Home, R. L. Fooshee, Owner. Color image of exterior.

Dates: unknown

Allen R. Coggins North Knoxville Family Photos

 Collection
Identifier: SPC 2019.111
Scope and Contents

-8 black & white photos of family members with identifications, mostly taken on Oklahoma Avenue. 1920s-1940s

-Group black & white photo of Local 457 International Woodworkers of America, Knoxville Tennessee November 15, 1946.

Dates: 1920s-1940s

Anchorage Restaurant and Marina photograph, ca. 1950. Gift of Richard J. Carroll, Jr.

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Identifier: QSPC 2021.001
Scope and Contents

Aerial photograph of the Anchorage Restaurant and Marina and Cate’s Bridge, ca. 1950. Restaurant was owned by Stuart McCroskey (later sold to ______ Creech, and later it burned). Located on Knox and Blount County line. Provides view of the railroad bridge and Cate’s Bridge; Jewish Country Club was located on the hill above the restaurant. Riverlake Lodge Motel was out of photograph, to the right.

Dates: circa 1950

Anne Wetzell Armstrong Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0930
Scope and Contents

This collection includes copies of many of her articles, typescripts of her plays, and a handwritten copy of her (as of 06/2019) unpublished autobiography. In addition, many family photos and other family ephemera, as well as correspondence (her father’s Civil War letters and other personal correspondence of AWA). There are a number of books (primarily novels) included with the collection -- including first editions of both of her novels.

Dates: 1860 - 1940

Archival copy negatives of panoramic photographs (made from Thompson panoramic photographs)

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Identifier: PC 0083
Scope and Contents

8"x10” b&w copy negatives of panoramic photographs. Copy negs made by Gamma Photo in Chicago, 1/1999.

Dates: 1999

Asylum yard. T.M. Schleier.

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Identifier: SV 2016.003
Scope and Contents

One stereograph. SPC 2016.003 Asylum yard. [Grounds at the School for the Deaf in Knoxville?]. Views Around Knoxville. The Beauties of American Switzerland. Negatives and Published by T.M. Schleier. American and Stereoscopic Emporium, Knoxville, Tenn. Handwritten note: Asylum yard.

Dates: 1870s-1880s

Barber and McMurry Collection

 Collection
Identifier: PC 0009
Scope and Contents

Barber and McMurry Collection contains 3 boxes of photographs + 5 large boxes containing renderings & photographs of selected projects

Includes 2 copies of exhibition catalog for Dulin Art Gallery's "The Architecture of Barber and McMurry 1915-1940: An Exhibition of Photographs and Drawings" on exhibit September 20 to October 15, 1976.

Dates: 1916 - 1940

Barber & McMurry photograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: PC 0009a
Scope and Contents Black-and-white photographs of exterior and/or interiors of various Barber & McMurry buildings. Photographs by Tebbs-Knell, Inc. of New York. C. M. Moore residence Hugh Goforth residence Mahan-Kerr Motor Company Sales & Service Building J. R. McDowell residence T. O. Couch estate University of Tennessee Chemistry Building University of Tennessee Hoskins Library J.V. Henderson residence Washington Pike United Methodist Worsham residence Mrs. A. A. Yeager residence Yeager &...
Dates: 1920 - 1940

Barry Spann artwork presentation

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Identifier: Ephemera 2020.103
Scope and Contents

Ephemera of the September 6, 2012 presentation of two paintings by Barry Spann to the Howard H. Baker Jr. United States Courthouse. Includes invitation to the event, information sheet on the paintings, nomination for East Tennessee Historical Society 2011 Award of Excellence (for the research of the background of the artwork in the Courthouse), and photos of the Barry Spann artwork in the Courthouse.

Dates: 2012

Black/Jones/Clamon/Boyd Family Photo Album

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Identifier: PAS 0186
Scope and Contents

Photographs and genealogical information about Coy W. Black, Sr. Family (Greene County, Tenn.), John Boyd Family (Hawkins County, Tenn.), Frank Cain Clamon Family (Hawkins County, Tenn.), and Daniel Jones Family (Hawkins County, Tenn.).

Dates: 1890s-1950s

Bristol photographs

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Identifier: QSPC 2020.004
Scope and Contents Three black-and-white photographs taken in Bristol, Tenn mounted on boards. The frames were removed and mats were damaged. Two mats have photographer’s mark “Boy’s Studio Bristol, Tenn.”Photo 1: Group of Red Cross workers outside Six women with coats and scarves, hats with Red Cross emblem on front. One man with Red Cross arm band. Photo 2: Group of soldiers with Red Cross workers outside in street. Automobile to left of photo. Photo 3: Closer view of soldiers with Red...
Dates: 1910s

Bruce Leslie Collection

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Identifier: PC 0057
Scope and Contents Photographs and negatives from Knoxville photographer Bruce Leslie and his family. Boxes 1-4 contain negatives in envelopes with BL numbers. Boxes 5-11 have some proof photos among negatives in separate envelopes. Envelopes labeled with Order Numbers, Date, and Subject, if available. Four boxes of 8"x10" negatives and some prints, two of the boxes have damaged negatives and prints. One box of unidentified, undated negatives. Sixteen total boxes of negatives. Two boxes of cards containing...
Dates: 1950 - 1963

Busch family photos.

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Identifier: SPC 2019.095
Scope and Contents

Nine photographs plus printouts of news articles about Busch family. Identified photos include: --two photos of Busch family inside jewelry store, --two portraits of S. Harry Busch, --exterior of Royal Jewelers (504 S Gay Street), --A. K. Club Third Annual Ball (04/05/1937)

Dates: 1930 - 1939

“Cherokee.”

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Identifier: QSPC 2021.004
Scope and Contents

Black-and-white panorama of Smoky Mountain scene “Cherokee.” Circuit camera photograph. (Embossed lower right “Robin Thompson.”)

Dates: unknown

Coile Seilaz Collection (Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Durham).

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0675
Scope and Contents Includes: Armstrong, Seilaz, Buffat family photographs. 24 photographs, 1 framed; ephemera, including invitation, land company prospectus, valentine, train and boat schedules. 19 pcs.; Knoxville Weekly Tribune, August 22, 1888; maps (13 pcs.); World War II ration books (7 pcs.); Pamphlets: Catalogue, Fine Arts Section, Appalachian Exposition and The Way to a Man’s Heart. .(T. E. Burns Co.). Box 2: Armstrong House and Seilaz & Buffat photographs, a Knoxville souvenir book, and a broach...
Dates: 1880 - 1945

Craig/Candoro Marble Company Collection.

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Identifier: MSC 0359
Scope and Contents

Craig/Candoro Marble Company material: Deeds, contracts, records, and other business papers of John J. Craig, the John J. Craig Company, and the Candoro Marble Company. Subjects include: John J. Craig Candoro Marble Co. Great Bend Marble Co. Photographs John J. Craig Company Lucy Cage Craig W. J. Donaldson Model Garage Co. Albert L. Craig Greystone Marble Co. Lillie and W. C. Crouch Westmoreland Heights George Meddlin W. A. Neubert family property

Dates: 1883 - 1984

David Thomas Kirk.

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Identifier: MSC 0730
Scope and Contents

David Thomas Kirk: personal journals, family photograph album, newspaper clippings etc. 1899-1959. Kirk was a Methodist minister, farmer and house builder. Details of life in Bybee, Cocke County, Tenn. 2 boxes.

Dates: 1899-1959

Dent/Mitchell Family Collection

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Identifier: MSC 0955
Scope and Contents

Photographs (many unidentified) and ephemera of the Dent Mitchell Family. Includes items related to Henry Minor Dent, Sr., Henry Minor Dent, Jr., Dorothy Mitchell Hale, Fannie Hale, and others. Yearbooks (1937, 1938, 1940) from Dobyns-Bennett High School (Kingsport Tenn.) Photographs and ephemera from University of Tennessee and Delta Tau Delta fraternity (1940s). Handwritten 1902 recipe book by Fannie Hale.

Dates: 1880 - 1949

Dr. Herbert Acuff Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0029
Scope and Contents

Papers of Dr. Herbert Acuff, operator of the Acuff Clinic, Knoxville. Papers from ca. 1940s-early 1950s. Includes photographs of 1948 dinner honoring Dr. Acuff, medical articles by Dr. Acuff, and papers presented by Dr. Acuff.

Dates: 1940 - 1960

Ed Westcott: Capturing History. Award Nomination for ETHS 2009.

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Identifier: MM.2019.020
Scope and Contents

Ed Westcott: Capturing History. Award Nomination for ETHS 2009. Includes a copy of the book “Through the Lens of Ed Westcott: A Photographic History of World War II’s Secret City” letters of commendation, newspaper articles, photographs.

Dates: 2009

Edwards family photographs

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Identifier: SPC 2019.099
Scope and Contents

Four photographs of Edwards family members of Tennessee, Minnesota, and Michigan. (1 photograph 7x5 inches) (3 photographs 6.5x4.25 inches) Amelia Edwards (dad’s sister) (Murdock, Knoxville TN); 3 relatives in MN and MI

Dates: unknown

Eliza R. Moore Fain Bible (Gift of Kathleen Franklin Todd).

 Collection
Identifier: FB 0047
Scope and Contents

Family Bible given to Eliza R. Fain by her mother M.A. Moore, 1870. Eliza Ruth Moore married George Alexander Fain on July 21, 1854. Eliza R. Fain left the Bible to her daughter Kittie Rice Fain in November 1900. Eleven CDVs of Fain family members were found with the Bible. They were photocopied and the originals are in the box with the Bible. Subjects in CDVs include: Mrs. Eliza R. Fain and Mattie, Minnie Fain, Mrs. M.A. Moore, Belle Fain, and E.R. Fain.

Dates: Publication: 1870

Fort Sanders, Knoxville. Civil War Stereograph, War for the Union. (incorrectly identified as Fort Saners)

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Identifier: SV 2003.001
Scope and Contents

SV 2003.001.001: The War for the Union series, 1861-1865. Fort Sanders, Knoxville, exterior view, s6006. Stereograph. 1 pc. John C. Taylor, Hartford, Conn. ca 1890. This stereograph is actually of a fort on the coast of South Carolina. There were photos in the National Archives that identified this fort with Fort Sanders. The photographer who took the photo was the same fellow who photographed Fort Sanders, possibly explaining the mix-up.

Dates: 1860s

Four photos from the papers of Ms. F. Ruth Fulton.

 Collection
Identifier: SPC 2020.024
Scope and Contents 1) Black-and-white family group portrait, unidentified. Outdoors next to building. “Aug. 19, 1937” written in pencil on back. 3.25” x 5”2) Black-and-white portrait. Two young children, unidentified. Undated. Mounted on board. Embossed on board at bottom “Weiser. 119 1/2 Gay St. Knoxville, Tenn.” George Weiser was a photographer in Knoxville at that address 1893-1903 according to the city directory. 4” x 5.5” photo on 5” x 7” board. 3) Black-and-white...
Dates: unknown

Fran Scheidt Collection. b/w photographs and 35 mm negatives of the building of the World’s Fair + genealogy, books, maps

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Identifier: PC 0038a
Scope and Contents

Also includes some Bible family genealogy and correspondence with Richard Marius.

Dates: 1982

Friends of the Knox County Public Library BookFest

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Identifier: MSC 0984
Scope and Contents

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

Fritz Staub House

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Identifier: SPC 2021.002
Scope and Contents

Photograph of front of house. 850 Temple Avenue, Knoxville, Tenn.

Home of Fritz Staub (1861-1934), son of Peter Staub, founder of Staub’s Opera House/Theatre in Knoxville, Tenn. in October 1872.

Dates: unknown