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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Aileen Seilaz Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0163
Scope and Contents Aileen Seilaz (1901-1983) worked in Hollywood, California as a story analyst for Universal International Studios in the 1920s. The collection includes some material from motion picture industry of that time. There are also some examples of illustrations from Aileen’s sister Louise Seilaz (1903-1983). Victor Seilaz was a Knoxville businessman who was associated with the Seilaz Cafe, the Colonial Hotel, and the Star Laundry Company. Genealogical material on the Seilaz family; Gourley family;...
Dates: 1808-1928

Briscoe, W. Russell. “The Great Gay Street Fire” April 8, 1897.

Identifier: MM.2019.014
Scope and Contents

Briscoe, W. Russell. “The Great Gay Street Fire” April 8, 1897 (Photocopy of typed notes that artist used to talk about his painting of the Gay Street Fire).

Dates: undated

Fire at Liberal Arts Building at Chilhowee Park

Identifier: SPC 1996.019
Scope and Contents

Fire at Liberal Arts Building at Chilhowee Park, Knoxville, Tenn. September 3, 1935. B&W 8x10” copy photograph.

Dates: 1935

Harry Smith Avery Papers

Identifier: MSC 0953
Scope and Contents Papers from Harry S. Avery. Mr. Avery was the Chief Special Agent for Tennessee for the National Board of Fire Underwriters, Chief Deputy State Fire Marshall of Tennessee, and Commissioner of Corrections for the state of Tennessee. These papers include some of his arson and medical investigations as well as papers from his time as the Commissioner of Corrections.BOX 1: Arson Investigation and medical investigations files BOX 2: Files during Commissioner of Corrections term;...
Dates: 1950 - 1969

[House Fire], 1960

Identifier: TAMIS F 2020.016.001
Scope and Contents

The Bearden Fire Department sprays a large smoldering mound, which appears to be a large collapsed building, with fire hoses. Insert shots include silhouettes of burned items, onlookers, and firefighters.

[No significant dirt or damage visible in transfer.]

Dates: 1960

Jack Lewis Collection, Knoxville Fire Department.

Identifier: MSC 0758
Scope and Contents Photographs and artifacts of various aspects of the Knoxville Fire Department from 1861-1984. 528 photographs in 478 mountings housed in 56 obliques files. Photographs are arranged under the subject headings: buildings; equipment; events; fires; group portraits; individual portraits; training scenes, and miscellaneous. Artifacts arranged in eight boxes (see finding aid for details). The following oversized artifacts are stored separately: 1 wooden ladder; 2 framed pieces of newspaper...
Dates: 1861-1984

View of Gay Street after fire

Identifier: SPC 2017.015
Scope and Contents

SPC 2017.015.001 View of Gay Street after fire, 1897 (marked 1898 on back). 1 pc. 6.5 x 4.25”, mounted on board. sepia. SPC 2017.015.002 View of Gay Street after fire, 1897 (marked 1898 on back). 1 pc. 5 x 7” mounted on board. graytone. SPC 2017.015.003 . Hill at Locust, Knoxville, Tenn. Believed to be the back of the Perez Dickinson property, possibly the stables. McCrary & Branson, Knoxville, Tenn. 1 pc. 9 x 7”, mounted on board. sepia

Dates: 1897