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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

1823 letter to Captain John P. Mathews

Identifier: MM.2019.066
Scope and Contents

Two page, double-sided letter from Henry Sheffer (possibly) of Grayson County Virginia to Captain John P. Mathews (Clerk of Court for Wythe County Virginia from 1809-1850). Topics include illness at home; an election campaign for General Smyth who is opposed to John Quincy Adams; and s request for Captain Mathews to subpoena the witnesses requested for the author’s upcoming Chancery Court case involving W. D. Nielson.

Includes transcript of letter by McClung Staff.

Dates: 1823

Adam Clayton Powell card

Identifier: Ephemera 2020.018
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Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. was a Baptist pastor and the first African American Congressman elected from New York State. The front of the card has a photo of Adam Clayton Powell standing next to and looking down at a woman holding a baby (most likely his wife Hazel Dorothy Scott and their son Adam Clayton Powell, III) and “VOTE FOR DADDY!” underneath the photo. Back of card has Powell’s listings of his accomplishments and reasons to re-elect him.

Dates: circa 1947

Alfred A. Taylor and Robert L. Taylor Collection.

Identifier: MM.1984.009
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Alfred A. and Robert L. Taylor material: printed etched portrait of each man, 1 pc.; campaign button “The People -- Our Bob” 1 pc. (in envelope); “The War of the Roses” / “Bob” Taylor brochure re: “The Paradise of Fools” lecture series, 1893-1894. 1 pc.

Dates: 1893-1894

Cas Walker election card. (ephemera)

Identifier: Ephemera 2010.002
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Re-Elect Cas Walker to City Council with photo on front; joke on back. Ca. 1940. 1 pc. 4.5 x 2.5”

Dates: 1940

Daniel M. Axelrod, U .S. Presidential Candidate position paper, 2009.

Identifier: Ephemera 2019.041
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David M. Axelrod, Oak Ridge, Tenn. U .S. Presidential Candidate position paper, 2004 & 2008

Dates: 2009

Election notice broadside

Identifier: Ephemera 2019.214
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“Election Notice. I will, on Saturday, the 12th of December 1891, at the regular voting place in each Civil District of Washington County, open and hold an election, for the purpose of voting County subscription of $150,000 to the capital stocks of the Louisville, Cumberland Gap and Atlantic Railway and the Unaka and Nola Chucky Railway, J. I. Hawkins, Sheriff of Washington County.”

Dates: 1891

Ellen Capito Collection (Milligan family, Greeneville, Tenn.).

Identifier: MSC 0492
Scope and Contents The Ellen Capito Collection consists of Milligan family photographs, books, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, portraits, diaries and Samuel Milligan’s memoir. A letter from Governor William G. Brownlow to George Andrews invites him to speak at Knoxville’s 4th of July celebration for 1868. Two portraits of a young George Andrews and his wife, Mary Lathrop Andrews are housed in wooden, oval frames. Photographs, mostly unidentified, include cartes-de-visite, cabinet cards, tintypes, and...
Dates: 1764 - 1925; Majority of material found within 1868 - 1925

George M. Trotter Papers

Identifier: MSC 1027
Scope and Contents The George M. Trotter Papers consist primarily of election and campaign related material produced by both George Trotter and the Knox County Republican Party. Other personal items include a marriage certificate, taxes, receipts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, accounts, invitations, membership cards, programs, and publications. The marriage certificate certifies the marriage of Charles Harrison Smith and Margaret Shipe. Programs include 1913 Knoxville High School Commencement and the...
Dates: 1873 - 1974; Majority of material found within 1908 - 1934

Harry T. Burn for Governor. (ephemera)

Identifier: Ephemera 2009.002
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Harry T. Burn for Governor card, Republican Primary, August 7, 1930. With messages to Republican Men and Republican Women, photograph at top of card. 1 pc. Ephemera.

Dates: 1930

J. Carroll Cate Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0045
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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 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

Letter from Oliver Perry Temple, Greeneville, to R. H. Armstrong, Knoxville, March 5, 1848.

Identifier: MM.2015.005
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Letter from O. P. Temple, Greeneville, to Robert H. Armstrong. ALS 3 pp. (1 pc.). Re: informing him that Temple had agreed to form a partnership with William H. Sneed of Knoxville. Armstrong may also have been a partner with Sneed at the time. Includes election results from Greene County (Sevier re-elected over Page, a Methodist preacher). Includes address panel with stampless “Greeneville, Te” CDS and manuscript “5” rate.

Dates: 1848

Lincoln and Johnson 1864 campaign button

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

Dates: 1864

Lincoln County, Tenn., election petition, 1813.

Identifier: MM.1985.013
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Petition to the General Assembly of Tennessee from Citizens of Lincoln County, Tenn., re: additional site for voting at elections. September 1813. Includes signatures. ADS 1 Pc. (2 sheets, attached).

Dates: 1813

McCallum and Bowen Account Book and List of Knox County voters, 1865-1866.

Identifier: MSC 0141
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[Daniel] McCallum and Bowen Account Book and List of Knox County voters, 1865-1866. Both manuscripts recorded in one volume

Dates: 1849-1850; 1865-1866

Political and Business Ephemera.

Identifier: Ephemera 2019.139
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Political: J W. Elmore for Mayor (1951); Al Schmutzer for District Attorney

Business: M. F. Flenniken & Co. (4 pieces); McClamroch Co.; Preston White, C. L. U.

Cultural: Barter Theatre, Abingdon, Va.

Dates: unknown

Political Ephemera. Gift of Eddie Walker.

Identifier: Ephemera 2011.013
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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...
Dates: ca. 2000

Prentiss Price Papers. Hawkins County, Tenn., Court Cases. (1788 -1897).

Identifier: MSC 0111
Scope and Contents Court cases, most from Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tenn., ca. 1788 to ca. 1897. Arranged alphabetically by first person listed on case. Detailed finding aid lists additional names involved. Collection also includes: account book, Wm. Alexander, 1834-1852; Battle of Tohopeka casualty report, 1814; Hawkins County election returns, 1869; Hawkins County jurors and tax collectors, 1834; Hawkins County militia roll, 1824; 1833 petition re: route of River Road near Hawkins & Grainger County...
Dates: 1788-1897

Randy Tyree for Mayor card

Identifier: Ephemera 2019.204
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Card printed "Randy Tyree for Mayor"

Dates: undated

Tennessee Union Ticket, Election, August 1, 1861 “Against the Permanent Constitution.” (ephemera)

Identifier: Ephemera 2016.003
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Tennessee Union Ticket, Election, August 1, 1861 “Against the Permanent Constitution” (4 tickets uncut on one sheet, 4 x 7.5 inches). W.H. Polk - Governor; H. Maynard - Congress; J.W. Wester - Senator; R.H. Hodsden - Floater; Jno. M. Fleming - Representative. Ephemera.

Dates: 1861

W. S. Maget Papers, 1875-1933. Mascot, Knox County, Tenn. Collected by Frances Hileman.

Identifier: MSC 0885
Scope and Contents W. S. Maget Papers, 1875-1933. He was a farmer in Mascot, Knox County, T Tenn. The papers were collected by antiques dealer Frances Hileman. Folder 1: Knox County, Tenn. plat, deeds, pamphlets, receipts, letters. Undated; 1875-1889. Folder 2: Knox County, Tenn. receipts, promissory notes, election notice. 1890-1894. Folder 3: Knox County, Tenn. receipts, insurance papers, correspondence, promissory notes. 1895-1899. Folder 4: Knox County, Tenn. receipts, lawsuit documents. 1900-1904. Folder...
Dates: 1875-0933

Whiskey Trials ephemera

Identifier: Ephemera 2020.057
Scope and Contents 1) Tenn., Cocke Co. Whiskey Trials. 1920, handbill, "Notice to Public", containing sworn statements by David Baxter and J.C. Smallwood, swearing that Hamblen Co. Sheriff W.C. Carriger and Deputy Joe Caton were involved in sale of illegal liquor. Printed note at bottom supposedly from Sheriff Carriger. Size 8 1/2 x 11, folds, blank back. 2) Tenn., Hamblen Co., 1920 Sheriff election. G.C.McKinney statement in news clipping regarding business with David Baxter, complete sworn...
Dates: 1920

Will Wallace letter to Sheriff Sam McCalmon, 1844.

Identifier: MM.1986.005
Scope and Contents

March 9, 1844 letter from Brig. Gen. Will Wallace, Maryville, Tenn., to the Sheriff of Knox County Sam McCalmon (sic.) [McCammon]. Re: instructions to hold an election for a lt. col. and a 2nd major. ALS 1 pc.

Dates: 1844