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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

David H. Steinberg manuscript history of Knoxville’s streetcars (photocopy).

Identifier: MSC 0836
Scope and Contents

David H. Steinberg manuscript history of Knoxville’s streetcars and additional research material (photocopy).

Dates: 1876-1947

History of Knoxville’s Streetcar System, 1902-1922.

Identifier: MM.1991.011
Scope and Contents

History of Knoxville’s Streetcar System, 1902-1922. No author. Typescript. 7 pp.

Dates: 1902-1922

Joe Carroll Bell Collection. Knoxville streetcars.

Identifier: MSC 0421
Scope and Contents The Joe Carroll Bell Streetcar collection consists of photographs, copy prints, programs, newspaper clippings, cartoons, drawings, pins, fliers, maps, calendars, postcards, and reports.The photographs, copy prints, and photocopied photographs comprise a majority of the collection and show primarily Knoxville streetcars and drivers from approximately 1900 until the 1940s. The streetcar reports provide details of specific streetcars owned and operated by the Knoxville Railway and...
Dates: 1900 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1961

Joe Carroll Bell, “Lincoln Park: As I Remember It and What I Have Been Told” .

Identifier: MSC 0839
Scope and Contents

A remembrance of life in Lincoln Park by a longtime resident, who was an accomplished fiddle player and also an expert on the history of Knoxville streetcars

Dates: 2003

Knoxville Power & Light Company

Identifier: SPC 2012.010
Scope and Contents

SPC 2012.010.001 Knoxville Power & Light Company. Streetcar #5 Lonsdale. ‘Don’t Gamble. Buy Now Knoxville Power & Light Company’s Preferred Stock. Pays dividends every three months. People on streetcar and in doorways. 8x10” sepia. Taken by Robin Thompson. 1 pc. SPC 2012.010.002 Knoxville Power & Light Co. employees on stage with electronic appliances. Nelle Mann, 2nd from left (aunt of donor). 11x7” B&W Taken by Robin Thompson. 1 pc.. Other IDs on back of photo.

Dates: ca. 1925

Knoxville Streetcar City: Photographs from 1985 exhibit (East Tennessee Historical Society)

Identifier: PC 0005
Scope and Contents

Knoxville Streetcar City: Photographs from 1984 Exhibit (East Tennessee Historical Society) Includes photograph of the dance pavilion at Fountain City

Dates: 1984

McCampbell-Simpson photographs (Gift of Kathleen McCampbell Bettis)

Identifier: PC 0054
Scope and Contents McCampbell - Simpson Photographs. 37 photographs in 7 folders (in one 2.5” box). Subjects include: Matthew and Eleanor Simpson; Old McCampbell House; 2 laundry interiors with women working; 2 Spring Hill School groups, one from ca. 1917-18; 10 streetcar photographs with Bell Avenue streetcar, Lake Ottosee streetcar, Middlebrook streetcar (Green & Peden), and Broadway streetcar (tinted); People in front of unidentified business, Kathleen Idelle McCampbell (1911), Beulah Parker Wade...
Dates: 1900-1920

Railroad and Streetcar Scrapbooks.

Identifier: PAS 0157
Scope and Contents Scope: 3 scrapbooks containing Knoxville newspaper clippings, original photographs, ephemera, brochures for train excursions, newspaper account of the last passenger train service in Knoxville, last run of the final Knoxville electric streetcar in 1947, and related materials. Primarily relating to trains, but also including streetcars. Mostly concerning Southern and L & N Railways (1967-1969), with a few items from earlier years. Items were probably kept by an (unidentified) Knoxville...
Dates: 1947, 1960s


Identifier: QSPC 2022.008
Scope and Contents Two black-and-white photographs: 1) 10"x19.5" group of men in uniforms standing in two lines in front of three streetcars. One streetcar has "Vestal" across the front, one has "Fountain City" and the third has "Lyons View". Written in lower right corner "Aug-11-1934" 2) 14"x19.5" row of people standing in front of streetcar marked "1890-1947 Last Run" Photographer's mark in lower right corner "Thompsons". Electric streetcars made their last run in Knoxville August 1, 1947. One...
Dates: 1934 - 1947