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Politics and government

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 73 Collections and/or Records:

T.A.R. (Thomas Amis Rogers) Nelson Scrapbooks.

Identifier: PAS 0051
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Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings kept by T.A.R. Nelson. 19 vols. in 9 boxes. 1843-1872. Mostly political + Legal Scrapbook 1867-1868 donated in 2017.

Dates: 1843-1872

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

The Hamblen Review, newspaper, Vol. 1, no. 3 & 4, July 1934. Morristown, Tenn. (Geo. Cathron, pub.).

Identifier: Ephemera 2011.024
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11. Tenn., The Hamblen Review, newspaper, Vol.1, no. 3 & 4, July 7 & 28, 1934. Morristown, Tenn.. Paper published by Geo. Carthron. Pro Ben Stuart for Sheriff paper. Each issue 4 pgs. Lots about shooting at Stuart during rally and speech at Lowland school. (More political tracts than newspapers)

Dates: 1934

Thomas Jefferson Campbell diary re: 27th U.S. Congress, 1841) (gift of Cornelia W. Campbell) (diaries).

Identifier: MM.2001.007
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MM.2001.007a: original diary kept by Thomas Jefferson Campbell (Tenn., 1786-1850) re: his first year of service in the 27th United States Congress, 1841. Includes handwritten notes about House Resolutions, printed material and newspaper clippings. Also, one typed index card pinned into book with facts about Thomas Jefferson Campbell. 1 vol. + loose cover. MM.2001.007b: photocopy of diary + correspondence from son of donor

Dates: 1841

Tim Lawson Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0756
Scope and Contents Political papers collected by Tim Lawson (Knox County, Tenn., Democratic politician) on Democratic politicians in Tennessee, especially Estes Kefauver. Ca. 1950s. Includes political buttons (including Ted Ray Miller buttons), Estes Kefauver t-shirts; posters; Al Gore campaign material; and Ellis family material (correspondence of Esther Ellis, some of her artwork, family photographs). Also: two cameras, cloth bags from Sanitary Laundry, Valley Bank, and Hamilton Bank. Also includes very...
Dates: 1950s

Walter Preston Brownlow Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0004
Scope and Contents Papers of Walter Preston Brownlow (1851-1910), a congressman and newspaper editor. Born in Abingdon, Va. Worked for the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad. In 1876 he bought the Herald and Tribune, a Republican newspaper published in Jonesboro, Tenn. Served in the U.S. House of Representatives for the 1st district from 1897-1910. Was a member of the Board of Governors for the National Soldiers’ Home at Johnson City, Tenn. Papers contain personal and political correspondence;...
Dates: 1882-1894

Watterson Family Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0025
Scope and Contents Papers of William H. Watterson (1836-1908), son of Henry and Lydia Hutchisson Watterson, Hawkins County, Tenn. William H. Watterson attended Emory and Henry College in Virginia and studied law under L. C. Haynes. He served in the Confederate Army from 1861-1865 and practiced law in Rogersville, Tenn. He married Minerva B. Riley in 1870. He was clerk and master of the chancery court of Hawkins County, the mayor of Rogersville, and a United States Commissioner. Papers include: personal and...
Dates: 1780-1908

Will A. McTeer Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0023
Scope and Contents Will A. McTeer was born in Blount County, Tenn., and lived there most of his life. He was a lawyer, legislator and banker. In 1862 he joined the Third Tennessee Cavalry of the Union Army as a private and retired as a major at the end of the Civil War. He married Mary T. Wilson, who died in 1898. In 1903 he married Mrs. Lucy Tilden Wilson, with whom he had one child, Wilson McTeer. Will A. McTeer attended Maryville College, served as circuit court clerk for Blount County from 1868-1878, was a...
Dates: 1828-1925

Will McAdoo for President button (Gift of Mrs. Virginia Knight Nelson)

Identifier: Artifact 2019.014
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Small metal campaign button (white on dark blue, slightly more than 1/2”). Text: ‘Will McAdoo for President He Will!’ Ca. 1924. 1 pc. Housed in small artifact box.

Dates: ca. 1924

William M. Churchwell correspondence, 1860-1862.

Identifier: MM.2012.001
Scope and Contents William Montgomery Churchwell (1826-1862), Washington, D.C. and New York, correspondence to J. F. Deaderick, Jonesboro, Tenn. March 10, 1860-January 24, 1862. Re: sale of property in Sullivan County, Tenn. ALS 16 letters + 4 envelopes (no stamps) + 2 balance sheets re: lands. October 26, 1860, letter mentions “Lincoln is sure to be elected” and “his Administration will be eminently conservative, but the more dangerous for the south, as it will lull them to sleep before the next Republican...
Dates: 1860-1862

William Rule Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0008
Scope and Contents Papers of William Rule(1839-1928), a newspaper editor, mayor of Knoxville (1873, 1898), and postmaster (1873, 1877) in Knoxville, Tenn. Born in Knox County, Tenn. Married Lucy Anne Maxey in 1858. Worked with William G. Brownlow on Knoxville Whig. Served in Sixth Tennessee Volunteer Regiment, Union Army, 1862-1865. Published Republican newspaper, the Knoxville Chronicle. Founded the Knoxville Journal in 1885, which merged with the Tribune in 1888 to become the Journal and Tribune. Rule was...
Dates: 1860-1927

Willie Blount letter to the Editors of the Globe. May 1, 1835.

Identifier: MM.1999.015
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Letter from Willie Blount, Clarksville, Tenn., to the Editors of the Globe, Washington City. May 1, 1835. ALS 3 pp. + unsigned, endorsed note on cover. Re: errors in April 15 editorial about Tennessee Convention, nomination of Judge White for President, and President Jackson.

Dates: 1835

Woman’s Suffrage pins

Identifier: Artifact 2010.001
Scope and Contents Eight round pinback buttons / pins. Sizes from 1/2” to 1.25” Two with yellow backgrounds say “Votes for Women.” One with blue background and yellow stars says “Votes for Women.” One with blue border, copper or gold mountains and sun with rays says “Votes for Women” and “1915.” Small dark blue pin with gold writing says “Votes for Women 1915.” Pin with gold border and purple (or dark blue), green, and ivory sections says “Votes for Women.” Small dark blue pin with gold lettering says...
Dates: 1915 - 1920