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McGhee Tyson Airport (Knoxville, Tenn.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Alan Atkin Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: PAS 0101
Scope and Contents

Knoxville airports scrapbooks (1954-59; 1959-63; 1964-68; 1969-74); photographs of airport, Amra Grotto; U. T. football (scrapbook), masonic apron in frame; baseball and political ephemera (father Arthur Atkin) U. T. Football scrapbooks (1934-1974); sheet music (printed and handwritten scores), trumpet mute shaped like small hat, photographs

Dates: 1954-1974

American Airlines Flagship “Knoxville.”

 Collection
Identifier: Ephemera 2016.026
Scope and Contents

American Airlines Flagship “Knoxville” Includes printed color photograph from C. R. Smith Museum, Fort Worth, Texas where the airplane was apparently retired. Two color photographs at McGhee Tyson Airport, Newspaper clipping about stewardess Esther Carlson getting her wings May 1939

Dates: 1939

Commemorative envelopes, postcards, postal cachets, and commemorative stamps, including McGhee Tyson Airport, John Sevier and others.

 Collection
Identifier: Ephemera 2015.004
Scope and Contents

McGhee Tyson Airport Official Dedication Envelopes, October 15, 1937 (4 items); 1 airmail postcard; 1938 postal cachets (30 items); envelopes with stamps 1937-1965 (162 items) Printed envelope with stamps and images for the Bicentennial of the death of John Sevier [cachets are special printed or inscribed messages on the envelopes]

Dates: 1933-1965

Hodges Briscoe Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0100
Scope and Contents Hodges Briscoe (1906-1991). Hodges Briscoe was the first manager of McGhee Tyson Airport when it was located on Sutherland Avenue in Knoxville. He was also charged with selecting the site for the new airport and oversaw construction of the new airport in Blount County. He was also the first manager of the new airport until he was called back into active duty with the with the Army Air Corps at the beginning of World War II. He had been trained as a pilot during World War I. He reentered the...
Dates: 1935-1940

Knoxville Aero Corp ticket (no. 244).

 Collection
Identifier: Ephemera 2020.072
Scope and Contents

Knoxville Aero Corp ticket (no. 244) In 1919, the Knoxville Aero Club formed a subsidiary organization, Knoxville Aero Corporation in order to sell stock and to raise money to purchase an airplane. The KAC bought a Curtiss Standard airplane christened "Knoxville" on Sept. 5, 1921. The Knoxville Aero Corporation became an airplane sales and flying service that was based at McGhee Tyson Airport on Sutherland Avenue in the 1920s.

Dates: 1920s

Knoxville Metropolitan Airport, McGhee Tyson Airport.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0855
Scope and Contents

Knoxville Metropolitan Airport, McGhee Tyson Airport; contains news articles and VHS tapes.

Dates: 1996-2010

McGhee Tyson Airport Thompson Photo Exhibit

 Collection
Identifier: SPC 2019.106
Scope and Contents

Copies of photographs used in an exhibit at McGhee Tyson Airport. Includes copies of promotional materials and photos of the exhibit display in the airport.

Dates: 2006

R. L. Harris Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SPC 2017.014
Scope and Contents SPC 2017.014.001 R. L. Harris Road Machinery display, Chilhowee Park (1920s). Man at right in white shirt in background is business founder Robert Luck Harris.8x10: mounted, sepia. 1 pc. SPC 2017.014.002 Jerry Wilson, vice president of R. L. Harris, Inc., delivers a CAT D7 road grader to Knoxville Mayor Jack Dance. (4-10-1959). 8x10” sepia 1 pc. SPC 2017.014.003 Estes Kefauver (2nd from right) and Bill Harris, Sr. (right) in front of airplane, probably at McGhee Tyson Airport on a campaign...
Dates: 1920s, 1950s