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Politics and government

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 72 Collections and/or Records:

Knox County Democratic Women’s Club minute book, 1930-1932. Given by Evelyn Jane Davis in memory of Stella Ball.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1999.053
Scope and Contents Minute book of the Knox County (Tenn.) Democratic Women’s Club, December 10, 1930-July 6, 1932, September 7 (no year). List inside volume names charter members, March 1928, with notes added later. Volume also includes newspaper clipping and programs from the Roosevelt Recovery Birthday Dinner, 1934, and Woodrow Wilson banquet ticket, 1933, and program, 1937. Loose papers include the constitution and by-laws, 1934, and an undated list of members.
Dates: 1930-1932

Lee S. Greene Manuscript, Frank Clement biography.

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Identifier: MSC 0072
Scope and Contents Manuscript of Lead Me On: Frank Goad Clement and Tennessee Politics by Lee Seifert Greene, Knoxville, Tenn. 1982. 13 chapters. Photocopy. + notes to book (photocopy).
Dates: 1982

Lee S. Greene Papers and Autobiography.

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Identifier: MSC 0073
Scope and Contents Drafts of letters written to Lee S. Greene’s daughter Harriet, describing events that took place during the first city and county (Knoxville and Knox County, Tenn.) consolidation attempt in 1959. “The Seven Ages” unpublished autobiography of Dr. Lee S. Greene (was also restricted until after the death of Dr. Greene and his wife). 509 pp. (photocopy)
Dates: 1959

Leonidas C. and John Chiles Houk Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0010
Scope and Contents Leonidas Campbell Houk (1836-1891), was born in Sevier County, Tenn. He was a lawyer, judge, and congressman. He served in the Union Army from 1861 to 1863. He was circuit judge of the 17th judicial district of Tennessee (1866-1869). Moved to Knoxville in 1870 and was involved in local and national politics. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1878 and served until his death in 1891. He was married to Elizabeth Matilda Smith (died 1879) and to Mary Belle Van Rosen. John...
Dates: 1863-1923

Letter from John Blair, Washington City, to George Gammon, Sullivan County, Tenn. April 30, 1830.

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Identifier: MM.1997.027
Scope and Contents Letter from John Blair, Washington City, to George Gammon, Sullivan County, Tenn. April 30, 1830. ALS 5 pp. (2 pcs.). Re: state of things in East Tennessee; friends of General [Andrew] Jackson; internal improvements by the government; road bill; John Williams; government opening the Cumberland River; etc. Outer page folded to make envelope: no stamp; words “Free. J. Blair.”
Dates: 1830

Letter of the Hon. Hugh L. White to the Legislature of Tennessee on Declining to Obey Certain of Their Resolutions of Instruction and Resigning the Office of Senator of the United States. 1840. (ephemera)

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Identifier: Ephemera 2004.002
Scope and Contents Letter of the Hon. Hugh L. White to the Legislature of Tennessee on Declining to Obey Certain of Their Resolutions of Instruction and Resigning the Office of Senator of the United States. Washington: printed at the Madisonian Office. 1840. 15 pp.
Dates: 1840

Lincoln and Johnson 1864 campaign button

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Identifier: Artifact 2016.004
Scope and Contents Lincoln and Johnson 1864 campaign button (circular tin-type, embossed, with red ribbon). Image on both sides.
Dates: 1864

Lucien B. Chase letters, 1848.

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Identifier: MM.1981.101
Scope and Contents April 14, 1848, letter from Lucien B. Chase, U. S. House of Representatives, to Major General W. J. Worth. ALS 1 p. Re: Worth’s opinions on enclosed political questions. June 2, 1848, letter from L. B. Chase, U. S. House of Representatives, to General W. J. Worth. ALS 3 pp. Re: received Worth’s answers to political questions; support for Worth at the Baltimore convention; suggests Worth be cautious in letter writing (”Taylor has made himself vulnerable by the many letters he has written.”)
Dates: 1849

Luke Lea, Campaign poster, Democratic candidate for re-election to U.S. Senate. (1916?)

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Identifier: Q Ephemera 2011.002
Scope and Contents Tenn. Politics. Luke Lea, Campaign poster, Democratic candidate for re-election to U.S.Senate. Large photograph of Lea, with facsimile signature at bottom and message. Poster is 12 1/2 x 18", B&W. For Nov. Primary election, no date. 1916? VG. cond. with rolls and folds. Scarce, authentic vintage.
Dates: 1916

Luke Lea letter to Spencer Gist. March 28, 1834.

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Identifier: MM.1999.025
Scope and Contents Letter from Luke Lea, Hall House [of] Repts., to Spencer C. Gist. March 28, 1835. ALS 2 pp. (1 pc.). Re: elections, politics.
Dates: 1834

Mabry and Charlton Photograph Album.

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Identifier: PAS 0042
Scope and Contents Photograph album of many members of the 1870 Tennessee Constitutional Convention, and autographs.
Dates: 1870

“Poke Shooting in Tennessee.” Political cartoon re: James K. Polk by E. W. C. N.Y., 1844. (Prints) (Ephemera)

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Identifier: Ephemera 1844.001
Scope and Contents “Poke Shooting in Tennessee.” Political cartoon by E.W.C. Published by A. Donelly. Re: Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, Webster, Dallas, Tyler, and Freylinghuysen. Color. 1 pc. (fragile: edges are damaged).
Dates: 1844

Political Ephemera. Gift of Eddie Walker.

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Identifier: Ephemera 2011.013
Scope and Contents 1. Election ticket [1872]. For President, Ulysses S. Grant...Republican State Ticket [Tenn.], For Governor, Hon. A.A. Freeman. 1 pc. 2. Governor Austin Peay, Candidate for re-nomination Democratic Primary August 5, 1926, Opening Speech Delivered at Trenton, June 26th, 1926. 24 pp. (ink stain on p. 24). 3. Democratic Instruction Card [1938]. Governor: Prentice Cooper, J. Ridley Mitchell, J. Bailey Wray. 1 pc.
Dates: 1872, 1926, 1938

Posters (political).

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Identifier: Ephemera 2019.029
Scope and Contents Posters (political) Political campaign posters and signs, ca. 2000-2001 and undated. Folder 1 of 2: 1. Alexander (Lamar Alexander). Color picture, 14 x 22.” (2 copies) 2. [Al] Gore- [Joseph] Lieberman 2000 (Presidential campaign yard sign--torn). 21 x 13.5” (double-sided). 3. Dan McGehee, Chancellor. Plastic sign. ca. 2000-2001. 26 x 16.” 4. Pavlis, City Council. Corrugated plastic sign. ca. 2000-2001. 24 x 16.” 5. ‘No Lottery’ Paid for by Gambling Free Tennessee Alliance. Ca. 2002. 24 x 12.”...
Dates: ca. 2000

Powell County, Tenn. Injunction to John S. Young, et al., to conduct any business on behalf of Powell County. Signed by Dicks Alexander. November 4, 1839.

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Identifier: MM.1997.030
Scope and Contents Printed broadside. Writ of injunction prohibiting John S. Young of Davidson County, et al. from conducting any business on behalf of the newly formed Powell County, Tenn. Signed by D(icks) Alexander, Clerk and Master of the Chancery Court at Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tenn. DS 1 pc. (+ typed sheet explaining document. Powell County did not exist for very long.)
Dates: 1839

Ray H. Jenkins Collection.

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Identifier: MSC 0085
Scope and Contents Papers by and about Ray H. Jenkins and his role in the Army McCarthy Hearings (1954); the Col. John Nickerson court martial (1957); and Republican politics. Also includes photographs, editorial cartoons, magazine articles, clippings and Ray H. Jenkins’ speeches. There is a J. Edgar Hoover autograph on a Nov. 29, 1954 letter (folder 16).
Dates: 1954-1957

Reese B. Brabson speech, March 2, 1861. (Photocopy).

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Identifier: MM.1978.003
Scope and Contents Speech of the Hon. Reese B. Brabson on the State of the Union; delivered in the House of Representatives, March 2, 1861. Washington: 1861. Photocopy.
Dates: 1861

Republicans Urge Tennessee to Ratify Suffrage. (ephemera)

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Identifier: Ephemera 2011.006
Scope and Contents Republicans Urge Tennessee to Ratify Suffrage. Broadside. 1 pc. 8.5 x 11” (fragile). [1920]. National Woman’s Party, Washington, D.C. (ephemera)
Dates: 1920

“Rev. Dr. Ross’ Column” for The Christian Observer by Dr. Frederick A. Ross. (scrapbooks)

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Identifier: MM.1998.023
Scope and Contents Scrapbook of glued-in newspapers clippings of the column by Dr. Frederick Augustus Ross, D. D. (1796-1883). Some identified as from the Christian Observer (Richmond, Va.). Title of column was “Rev. Dr. Ross’ Column.” Mostly religious and political. Undated. Includes printed copy of December 16, 1868, letter from Dr. Ross, Huntsville, Ala., to Col. John A. McKinney, Rogersville, Tenn.
Dates: undated

Reynolds Papers, n.d., 1801-1929.

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Identifier: MSC 0302
Scope and Contents 35 documents dating from 1801-1929, most re: Robert B. Reynolds, Knoxville. Includes : correspondence to Churchwell & Reynolds; correspondence to and/or from ___ Wallace, Wm. Gammon, Benjamin Crawford, L. P. Roberts, David Patterson, Jacob Rogers & Sons, Henry Stanton, J. P. Evans, Arthur R. Crozier, P. D. Gates, J. C. Ramsey, F. L. Reynolds, Mrs. R. B. Reynolds, R. R. Pate, George Rupert Reynolds; politics; deeds; military papers (R. B. Reynolds served as a Paymaster during the Mexican...
Dates: 1801-1929

Richard Lee letters to Robert Carter. 1785, 1786, 1790.

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Identifier: MM.1999.034
Scope and Contents Letter from Richard Lee, Richmond, to Robert Carter, Westmoreland. December 15, 1785. Re: liquidating Continental or State Loan Office certificates; Religious Bill, Jefferson and Wythe. ALS 1 p. Letter from Richard Lee, Westmoreland, to Robert Carter, Westmoreland. November 2, 1786. Re: no Senate yet; nominations for governor; petitions for and against paper money. ALS 1 pc. Letter from Richard Lee, Lee Hall, to Robert Carter, Nomony. July 6, 1790. Re: attend a survey. ALS 1 p.
Dates: 1785-1790

Sam G. Heiskell Scrapbooks covering 1895 to 1920.

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Identifier: PAS 0064
Scope and Contents Scrapbooks of S.G. (Sam) Heiskell (Mayor of Knoxville 1896-97). Mostly newspaper clippings (many about Heiskell and politics) and ephemera. V. 1 1895-1907. 174 pp. (former accession # 4509) V. 2 1906-1912. 144 pp. (former accession # 4510) V. 3 1911-1915. 100 pp. (former accession # 4511) V. 4 1915-1918 144 pp. (former accession # 4512) V. 5 1917-1920 140 pp. (former accession # 4513)
Dates: 1895-1920

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, political cartoons, Knoxville news, and Central High School articles.

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Identifier: PAS 0151
Scope and Contents Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, political cartoons, Knoxville news, and Central High School articles
Dates: 1940s

Scrapbook of relief bills introduced by Jno. C. Houk, U.S. House of Representatives, 52nd Congress. 1892. (scrapbooks)

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Identifier: PAS 0148
Scope and Contents Scrapbook of relief bills introduced by Jno. C. Houk, U.S. House of Representatives, 52nd Congress. 1892. 1 volume. 153 pp. + index at front of volume. + loose papers, including: 6 relief bills, 1892; “To the Republican Voters of Phillips County”; program from Fifth Annual Drummers Picnic, Knoxville, Tenn., May 8, 1890;”To All Good Citizens of Tennessee” from the Anti-Salon League; The Tennessee Educational Bulletin. Vol. 2, No. 1. Nashville, Tenn. January 1923.
Dates: 1890s, 1923

Sevier County. Politics. Handbill in the form of the opponents letter. Bully Blazer and L. E. Sarten working for Pierce in Sevier Co., Gov. race, 1926.

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Identifier: Ephemera 2019.059
Scope and Contents Sevier Co. Politics. Handbill in the form of the opponents letter. Bully Blazer and L. E. Sarten working for Pierce in Sevier Co., Gov. race, 1926. Signed by Sarten and sent to Hathaway in Carter Co. In 1928, the letter was used by the opposition. 1 pg. Exc. cond., no env., folds.
Dates: 1926

“Seymour, Tennessee” by Mary and Elizabeth Sharp.

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Identifier: MM.1983.017
Scope and Contents “Seymour, Tennessee” by Mary and Elizabeth Sharp. Ca. 1960s. 3 pp. Carbon TS (Photocopy in VF). Official ballots for 4th District, Knox County, Tenn., primary election, 1902. 2 pcs. “U. S. Journal: Knoxville, Tenn. It’s Just Too Late,” by Calvin Trillin, The New Yorker, March 12, 1979. Pp. 110-117. Re: auto accident death of FaNee Cooper in Knox County. “Mrs. Seymour, Wife of Engineer, Dies.” Knoxville News-Sentinel. July 22, 1955.
Dates: 1902-1979

Southern Rights’ Ticket. For President Jefferson Davis [1861]. (ephemera)

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Identifier: Ephemera 1990.001
Scope and Contents Southern Rights’ Ticket. [1861]. Includes Jefferson Davis for President and William G. Swan for Congress. Printed. 1 pc. 3x5”
Dates: 1861

Speech by Edward Everett of Massachusetts. Nashville, Tenn. 1829 .

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Identifier: MM.1998.016
Scope and Contents Speech given after a dinner in Nashville by Edward Everett of Massachusetts. May 30, 1829. Undated TS 13 pp.
Dates: 1829

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

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Identifier: MSC 0002
Scope and Contents Papers of Thomas Amis Rogers Nelson (1812-1873), a lawyer, judge, congressman, and defense counsel for President Andrew Johnson in his impeachment trial of 1868. Nelson began law practice in Washington County, Tenn, in 1832, served two terms as attorney general of the 1st judicial circuit, and was presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1844 and 1848. Strong Unionist, elected to the 36th Congress in 1859 and 1861; was captured by Confederate forces and imprisoned in Richmond, Va.. He moved...
Dates: 1782-1873

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

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Identifier: PAS 0051
Scope and Contents 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