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African-Americans

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

African American photograph album

 Collection
Identifier: PC 0102
Scope and Contents Small photograph album with the name W.G. McNeil (April 11, 1928) on the inside cover. Includes b&w (sepia) snapshots of unidentified African-Americans, ca. 1918-1928. Lake Michigan is noted on one photograph. Candid and posed snapshots , some with first names (Marie, Willie, etc.). Loose pictures from inside the album are housed in two envelopes, one with 11 small photographs, the other with 6 larger snapshots. Two handwritten notes mention the Grahl and Wilcox surnames with family...
Dates: 1918-1928

Aileen Seilaz Collection.

 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

Brownlow Scrapbooks.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0040
Scope and Contents Two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, ca. 1900-1910, about William G. “Parson” Brownlow, wife Elizabeth O’Brien Brownlow, house, etc. + Sketches of the Rise, Progress, and Decline of Secession; with a Narrative of Personal Adventures among the Rebels. by W.G. Brownlow. Philadelphia: George W. Childs, 1862. + Ought American Slavery to be Perpetuated? A Debate between Rev. W.G. Brownlow and Rev. A. Pryne, Held at Philadelphia, September, 1858. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1858. +...
Dates: 1858-1910

Charles Ducloux Scrapbook of the Civil War.

 Collection
Identifier: PAS 0056
Scope and Contents Charles Ducloux (1836-1917) scrapbook (United Confederate Veterans), newspaper clippings on the Civil War, dating from 1886-1895. Includes certificate of valor to Jessie Broyles (African-American), from the U. S. Army, for his service, Greeneville, Tenn. May 23, 1865. (glued to inside cover).
Dates: 1886-1895

Charles Freeling Welcker.

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Identifier: MSC 0012
Scope and Contents Papers of Charles Freeling Welcker (1809-1861), merchant and farmer of Welcker’s Mills, Roane County, Tenn. Lived for a while in Alabama, then moved back to Roane County, Tenn. Married Caroline Virginia Mitchell. He served as commissioner for the improvement of the Clinch River. Papers include personal and business letters; account books; broadsides; legal documents; and bills of sale for slaves and goods. Topics include: farming; business; navigation and river improvement; slavery; Welcker...
Dates: 1809-1861

Elbridge G. Fuller letter to Albert Lamberton, 1843.

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Identifier: MM.nd.025
Scope and Contents September 24, 1843, letter from Elbridge G. Fuller, Nashville, Tenn., to his nephew Albert Lamberton, Massachusetts. ALS 4 pp. Mentions the city and climate of Nashville, his business there, and the difference in Southern and New England views towards slavery.
Dates: 1843

Enlightener (Knoxville, Tenn.) (Newspapers)

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Identifier: NWP 0059
Scope and Contents Newspapers. Enlightener (Knoxville, Tenn.): 1985-1987; 1991-1994; 2001-2003; 2004-2005; 2006-2007; 2008-2009; 2010-2013. Published by P. A. Williams, Knoxville
Dates: 1985-2013

Flat Creek Baptist Church material.

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Identifier: MM.nd.024
Scope and Contents Notes on the early history of the United Baptist Church of Jesus Christ at Little Flat Creek, East Tennessee, Knoxville, 1791-1841. 4 pp.; January 14, 1836, letter from J. W. Terrell, Georgia, to Flat Creek Baptist Church (Wm. Moffett, Moses Brock, Absolum Rotherford (sic.), Col. Sawyers, Obediah Brock). ALS 1 p. Asks about African-American member, ca. 1816-1817; Summary table for 1807-1831, Little Flat Creek Church--ministers, clerks, number by “exsperance.”
Dates: undated

Howard-Smith Collection (Papers of the Smith (Howard-Smith), Gaines, McKinney and allied families of Hawkins County, Tenn. 1800-1923.) (Gift of Mrs. F.A. Augsbury, Jr.).

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Identifier: MSC 0712
Scope and Contents The Howard - Smith Collection includes manuscript letters and documents dating from 1800 to 1923 which were collected by Lida and Elise Howard-Smith. Included are letters of the Charles J. McKinney family (Hawkins County, Tenn.); James Gaines (Sullivan County, Tenn.) and Edmund P. Gaines (a military officer whose correspondence covers the War of 1812 and later conflicts); James T. Gaines (Hawkins County, Tenn.) and his correspondence with Governor Joseph McMinn; Eleanor Spurrier Rand; Eleanor...
Dates: 1800-1923

Independent Order of Good Samaritans and Daughters of Samaria material. Gladys Stover, Bright Light Lodge #10, Elizabethton, Tenn.

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Identifier: MM.2000.013
Scope and Contents Materials re: the Union Lodges of the Independent Order of Good Samaritans and Daughters of Samaria material. Includes: one page of a printed typed Christmas service program, no date. 1 pc. ; typed program, no date. 1 pc.; typed printed program, no date. 1 pc.; handwritten note re: dues of Sis. Emma Gorman and Sis. Bessie Taylor, AN fragment. 1 pc.; printed booklet (no title) re ‘opening’ and other ceremonies for [Independent Order of Good Samaritans]. Printed by Fitzsimmons Printing Co.,...
Dates: 1910-1957

J. Leonard Garland Collection--Washington Co., Tenn., ca. 1797-1894.

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Identifier: MSC 0065
Scope and Contents Manuscript items, most from Washington County, Tenn. No date, 1797-1894. Most signed by County Court Clerk James Sevier. Included are: John Brown vs. John Allen, 1797; Amos Loney (Looney?) vs. Lewis Jordan, 1798; Sarah Glass vs. Thomas Stuart (Stewart), 1803-1804; Wm. Humphries vs. Elihu Embree, 1806; Administrator of Andrew Greer, deceased, vs. Boroman(?), 1808; envelopes addressed to Mrs. Sue Ramsey Alexander (N. C.) and others from Dr. J. G. M. Ramsey, ca. 1880s. 51 pcs; 1864 letter...
Dates: 1797-1894

James Ault and Cynthia Ault correspondence, 1862, 1865.

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Identifier: MM.nd.003
Scope and Contents August 22, 1862 letter from James Ault, Camp Armstrong, Miss., to his cousin Cynthia Ault, Knoxville, Tenn. ALS 2 pp. + Env. Mentions his company, family, etc. September 25, 1865 letter from “Aunt,” Charleston, to Cynthia [Ault]. ALS 2 pp. Mentions Lincolnites and Negroes, family news, etc.
Dates: 1862, 1865

John and Rhoda Campbell Williams Papers.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0170
Scope and Contents Letters of John and Rhoda Campbell Williams (Knoxville) to son Rufus Morgan Williams at Edgehill School, Princeton, N.J., 1864-1865, 1867 + one letter from Thomas L. Williams to brother, n.d. [1864]. 14 letters + one envelope. Received from donor June 23, 1987: copy photograph by Knaffl & Bro. of Rhoda Campbell Morgan Williams + photocopy of picture of Col. Joseph Williams.
Dates: 1864-1867

Knoxville College glass plate negative

 Collection
Identifier: SPC 2019.086
Scope and Contents Photo of McKee Hall and Elnathan Hall on Knoxville College campus
Dates: ca. 1896-1909

Knoxville College Glee Club

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Identifier: SPC 2019.087
Scope and Contents Black & white group portrait of Knoxville College Glee Club (4 men, 4 women). Back printed with names of members. Photographer’s mark on front, silver embossed, McCrary & Branson.
Dates: ca. 1893-1895

Myra Lenoir Reagan Civil War letters, 1862-1864.

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Identifier: MM.2000.007 a&b
Scope and Contents MM.2000.007a:1) Two envelopes addressed to Miss Julia Reagan, H. C. F. College, Asheville, N. C. Stamp area torn away on one envelopes, stamp missing from 2nd envelope. Inside of one envelope addressed to Gen. Jas. H. Reagan, Facility, Tenn. Handwritten dates on front: ‘17th May,’ ’ and ‘6th Aug.’ + one envelope dated Nov. 29/63 (from) Pigeon River, N. C. to Miss Julia Reagan, care of J. C. Norwood, Lenoir, Caldwell Co., N. C. (torn, stamp missing) 2) July 21, 1862, letter to Miss Margaret....
Dates: 1862-1864

Robert Johnson Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0087
Scope and Contents Collection includes: James White and John Williams deed, 1816; The Examiner newspaper, African-American newspaper, Knoxville, June 29, 1878; W. S. McEwen correspondence, Kingston, Tenn., 1850-1869; postcards; stamps; World War II; Civil War related topics.
Dates: 1816-1945