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Hu L. White letter, 1826.

Identifier: MM.1984.010
Scope and Contents May 16, 1826, letter from Hu L. White Senate Chamber, to William C. Mynatt, Knoxville. ALS 1 p. “The Bill to amend the Judicial System of the United States has this moment fallen in the House of Representatives by a majority of ten votes.”
Dates: 1826

Hu Lawson McClung. “Career of Hu Lawson McClung” Scrapbook.

Identifier: PAS 0028
Scope and Contents “Career of Hu Lawson McClung” scrapbook, 1909 with some 1910. Includes clippings, correspondence, writings. 1 vol. + 2 folders of loose clippings and documents from scrapbook.
Dates: 1909-1910

J. Carroll Cate Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0045
Scope and Contents Material on J. Carroll Cate (1896-1980)and his campaigns running for Knox County, Tenn., sheriff. Includes color pictures of John J. Duncan, signed; Senate Joint Resolution No. 64 re: naming J. Carroll Cate Bridge, signed by Ned R. McWherter and Governor Ray Blanton; political ephemera re: sheriff’s elections; TVA&I resolution on the death of J. Carroll Cate. J. Carroll Cate was the jailer of the Knox County Jail during the Knoxville Race Riot 1919 and was elected sheriff 1936-1940.
Dates: 1936-1981

James C. Luttrell letter to wife. March 6 & 7, 1858.

Identifier: MM.1997.017
Scope and Contents Letter from James C. Luttrell, Nashville, Tenn., to wife. March 6 (2 pp.) and March 7 (1 p.), 1858. ALS 3 pp. (1 pc.). Re: committee investigations satisfactory; Mr. Spence is a good friend; marriage of Margaret Swan and Mr. Hook (Houk?); recently married P. Brabson going to Memphis; anxious to get home.
Dates: 1858

James S. Meek letter to Lemuel McBee, May 29, 1835.

Identifier: MM.2018.004
Scope and Contents Letter from James S. Meek, Caldwell County, Ky, (postmarked Princeton, Ky.), to Lemuel McBee, Newmarket (New Market), Jefferson County, Tenn. May 29, 1835. ALS 4 pp. (1 pc.). Family news, growing and selling tobacco, U. S. Bank and bank charter, Judge White is the peoples’ candidate, caucus of nine members of Congress and David Crockett, the great coonkiller of the west, politics, let me know the price of Negroes there, wish to buy one or two negroes,
Dates: 1835

James Shields Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0251
Scope and Contents James Shields (Grainger County, Tenn., 1827-1856). The Shields Papers contain correspondence to and from James Shields, Postmaster at Marshall's Ferry in Grainger County, Tennessee. The records represent primarily financial documents related to The Mineral Association from its establishment in 1845 and business documents related to its functioning for several years. The Mineral Association members were John Easterly, Solomon Cox, William R. Cox, John Walker, James Shields of Grainger County;...
Dates: 1827-1856

John Bull letter, 1856.

Identifier: MM.1980.009
Scope and Contents February 21, 1856 letter from John Bull, House of Representatives, Nashville, Tenn., to Col. Phillip Critz, New Canton, Tenn. Mentions railroad bridge across Holston River, Know Nothing Party, Democrats, Major Hood and Mr. Flora, Democrats. ALS 4 pp.
Dates: 1856

Judge Howard Bozeman Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0249
Scope and Contents C. Howard Bozeman (1918-2011) was a civic leader, lawyer, and politician. Bozeman served as a Knox County judge 1948-1966 and 1974-1982 under the county court system of government then in force in Knox County. He was potentate of Kerbela Shrine Temple, a member of the Scottish and York Rites, and a 33rd Degree Mason. Judge Bozeman served on the board of directors of the Shriners Hospitals for Children, and was president of the University of Tennessee Alumni Association and the Great Smoky...
Dates: 1946-1966

Knox County Democratic Women’s Club minute book, 1930-1932. Given by Evelyn Jane Davis in memory of Stella Ball.

Identifier: MM.1999.053
Scope and Contents Minute book of the Knox County (Tenn.) Democratic Women’s Club, December 10, 1930-July 6, 1932, September 7 (no year). List inside volume names charter members, March 1928, with notes added later. Volume also includes newspaper clipping and programs from the Roosevelt Recovery Birthday Dinner, 1934, and Woodrow Wilson banquet ticket, 1933, and program, 1937. Loose papers include the constitution and by-laws, 1934, and an undated list of members.
Dates: 1930-1932

Knoxville Journal Publisher's Statement, ca. 1920. Handbill from new owner, Nat G. Taylor.

Identifier: Ephemera 2011.022
Scope and Contents Tenn., Knox County Knoxville Journal Publisher's Statement, ca. 1920. Handbill from new owner, Nat G. Taylor, son of Gov. Alf Taylor and nephew of Gov. Bob Taylor. New editor-owner announces that paper will continue to be a Republican paper with no changes in staff. This handbill is lengthy in content and is a real lesson in E. Tenn. politics as it discusses Taylor's famous family in some detail. It notes that Taylor will be moving to Knoxville. Single sided bill, size 5 x 16", exc. w. folds....
Dates: 1925

Lee S. Greene Manuscript, Frank Clement biography.

Identifier: MSC 0072
Scope and Contents Manuscript of Lead Me On: Frank Goad Clement and Tennessee Politics by Lee Seifert Greene, Knoxville, Tenn. 1982. 13 chapters. Photocopy. + notes to book (photocopy).
Dates: 1982

Lee S. Greene Papers and Autobiography.

Identifier: MSC 0073
Scope and Contents Drafts of letters written to Lee S. Greene’s daughter Harriet, describing events that took place during the first city and county (Knoxville and Knox County, Tenn.) consolidation attempt in 1959. “The Seven Ages” unpublished autobiography of Dr. Lee S. Greene (was also restricted until after the death of Dr. Greene and his wife). 509 pp. (photocopy)
Dates: 1959

Leonidas C. and John Chiles Houk Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0010
Scope and Contents Leonidas Campbell Houk (1836-1891), was born in Sevier County, Tenn. He was a lawyer, judge, and congressman. He served in the Union Army from 1861 to 1863. He was circuit judge of the 17th judicial district of Tennessee (1866-1869). Moved to Knoxville in 1870 and was involved in local and national politics. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1878 and served until his death in 1891. He was married to Elizabeth Matilda Smith (died 1879) and to Mary Belle Van Rosen. John...
Dates: 1863-1923

Letter from John Blair, Washington City, to George Gammon, Sullivan County, Tenn. April 30, 1830.

Identifier: MM.1997.027
Scope and Contents Letter from John Blair, Washington City, to George Gammon, Sullivan County, Tenn. April 30, 1830. ALS 5 pp. (2 pcs.). Re: state of things in East Tennessee; friends of General [Andrew] Jackson; internal improvements by the government; road bill; John Williams; government opening the Cumberland River; etc. Outer page folded to make envelope: no stamp; words “Free. J. Blair.”
Dates: 1830

Letter of the Hon. Hugh L. White to the Legislature of Tennessee on Declining to Obey Certain of Their Resolutions of Instruction and Resigning the Office of Senator of the United States. 1840. (ephemera)

Identifier: Ephemera 2004.002
Scope and Contents Letter of the Hon. Hugh L. White to the Legislature of Tennessee on Declining to Obey Certain of Their Resolutions of Instruction and Resigning the Office of Senator of the United States. Washington: printed at the Madisonian Office. 1840. 15 pp.
Dates: 1840

Lincoln and Johnson 1864 campaign button

Identifier: Artifact 2016.004
Scope and Contents Lincoln and Johnson 1864 campaign button (circular tin-type, embossed, with red ribbon). Image on both sides.
Dates: 1864

Lucien B. Chase letters, 1848.

Identifier: MM.1981.101
Scope and Contents April 14, 1848, letter from Lucien B. Chase, U. S. House of Representatives, to Major General W. J. Worth. ALS 1 p. Re: Worth’s opinions on enclosed political questions. June 2, 1848, letter from L. B. Chase, U. S. House of Representatives, to General W. J. Worth. ALS 3 pp. Re: received Worth’s answers to political questions; support for Worth at the Baltimore convention; suggests Worth be cautious in letter writing (”Taylor has made himself vulnerable by the many letters he has written.”)
Dates: 1849

Luke Lea, Campaign poster, Democratic candidate for re-election to U.S. Senate. (1916?)

Identifier: Q Ephemera 2011.002
Scope and Contents Tenn. Politics. Luke Lea, Campaign poster, Democratic candidate for re-election to U.S.Senate. Large photograph of Lea, with facsimile signature at bottom and message. Poster is 12 1/2 x 18", B&W. For Nov. Primary election, no date. 1916? VG. cond. with rolls and folds. Scarce, authentic vintage.
Dates: 1916

Luke Lea letter to Spencer Gist. March 28, 1834.

Identifier: MM.1999.025
Scope and Contents Letter from Luke Lea, Hall House [of] Repts., to Spencer C. Gist. March 28, 1835. ALS 2 pp. (1 pc.). Re: elections, politics.
Dates: 1834

Mabry and Charlton Photograph Album.

Identifier: PAS 0042
Scope and Contents Photograph album of many members of the 1870 Tennessee Constitutional Convention, and autographs.
Dates: 1870

Memoirs of Lucy Mulholland Brownlee, as told to her son John Wylie Brownlee (photocopy).

Identifier: MM.2015.025
Scope and Contents Memoirs of Lucy Mulholland Brownlee, as told to her son John Wylie Brownlee (photocopy) + photocopies of Brownlee family history; photocopy of politically inspired newspaper “The Racketeer" (3-4-1932) (See also Historical Copy Project 2015.001)
Dates: undated

“Poke Shooting in Tennessee.” Political cartoon re: James K. Polk by E. W. C. N.Y., 1844.

Identifier: Ephemera 1844.001
Scope and Contents “Poke Shooting in Tennessee.” Political cartoon by E.W.C. Published by A. Donelly. Re: Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, Webster, Dallas, Tyler, and Freylinghuysen. Color. 1 pc. (fragile: edges are damaged).
Dates: 1844

Political Ephemera. Gift of Eddie Walker.

Identifier: Ephemera 2011.013
Scope and Contents 1. Election ticket [1872]. For President, Ulysses S. Grant...Republican State Ticket [Tenn.], For Governor, Hon. A.A. Freeman. 1 pc. 2. Governor Austin Peay, Candidate for re-nomination Democratic Primary August 5, 1926, Opening Speech Delivered at Trenton, June 26th, 1926. 24 pp. (ink stain on p. 24). 3. Democratic Instruction Card [1938]. Governor: Prentice Cooper, J. Ridley Mitchell, J. Bailey Wray. 1 pc.
Dates: 1872, 1926, 1938

Posters (political).

Identifier: Ephemera 2019.029
Scope and Contents Posters (political) Political campaign posters and signs, ca. 2000-2001 and undated. Folder 1 of 2: 1. Alexander (Lamar Alexander). Color picture, 14 x 22.” (2 copies) 2. [Al] Gore- [Joseph] Lieberman 2000 (Presidential campaign yard sign--torn). 21 x 13.5” (double-sided). 3. Dan McGehee, Chancellor. Plastic sign. ca. 2000-2001. 26 x 16.” 4. Pavlis, City Council. Corrugated plastic sign. ca. 2000-2001. 24 x 16.” 5. ‘No Lottery’ Paid for by Gambling Free Tennessee Alliance. Ca. 2002. 24 x 12.”...
Dates: ca. 2000

Powell County, Tenn. Injunction to John S. Young, et al., to conduct any business on behalf of Powell County. Signed by Dicks Alexander. November 4, 1839.

Identifier: MM.1997.030
Scope and Contents Printed broadside. Writ of injunction prohibiting John S. Young of Davidson County, et al. from conducting any business on behalf of the newly formed Powell County, Tenn. Signed by D(icks) Alexander, Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court at Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tenn. DS 1 pc. (+ typed sheet explaining document. Powell County did not exist for very long.)
Dates: 1839

Prints and engravings: Events/Political

Identifier: Prints Events/Political
Scope and Contents Individual prints and engravings of political events in Tennessee. Purchased from original prints by Frank Leslie’s Illustrated, Harpers Weekly, and others.
Dates: 1798-1881

Ray H. Jenkins Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0085
Scope and Contents Papers by and about Ray H. Jenkins and his role in the Army McCarthy Hearings (1954); the Col. John Nickerson court martial (1957); and Republican politics. Also includes photographs, editorial cartoons, magazine articles, clippings and Ray H. Jenkins’ speeches. There is a J. Edgar Hoover autograph on a Nov. 29, 1954 letter (folder 16).
Dates: 1954-1957

Reese B. Brabson speech, March 2, 1861. (Photocopy).

Identifier: MM.1978.003
Scope and Contents Speech of the Hon. Reese B. Brabson on the State of the Union; delivered in the House of Representatives, March 2, 1861. Washington: 1861. Photocopy.
Dates: 1861

Republicans Urge Tennessee to Ratify Suffrage. (ephemera)

Identifier: Ephemera 2011.006
Scope and Contents Republicans Urge Tennessee to Ratify Suffrage. Broadside. 1 pc. 8.5 x 11” (fragile). [1920]. National Woman’s Party, Washington, D.C. (ephemera)
Dates: 1920

“Rev. Dr. Ross’ Column” for The Christian Observer by Dr. Frederick A. Ross. (scrapbooks)

Identifier: MM.1998.023
Scope and Contents Scrapbook of glued-in newspapers clippings of the column by Dr. Frederick Augustus Ross, D. D. (1796-1883). Some identified as from the Christian Observer (Richmond, Va.). Title of column was “Rev. Dr. Ross’ Column.” Mostly religious and political. Undated. Includes printed copy of December 16, 1868, letter from Dr. Ross, Huntsville, Ala., to Col. John A. McKinney, Rogersville, Tenn.
Dates: undated