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Lawson McGhee Library

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

100 Ways to Use the Library.

Identifier: Ephemera 2010.009
Scope and Contents 100 Ways to Use the Library. Framed poster. Gift from the Friends of the Library, May 1987, to the Centennial Celebration Committee, Knox County Public Library System, Lawson McGhee Library. Lawson McGhee Library, copyright 1986
Dates: 1986

1921 Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Catalogs and Presentation to the Library Program

Identifier: MSC 0952
Scope and Contents Includes Laura Luttrell’s annotated printed catalog of the original gift from Barbara Adair McClung of her husband’s, Calvin M. McClung, personal library to create the McClung Collection. One copy of original printed catalog with circa 2018 inventory updates. One unmarked copy of original printed catalog. One folder with circa 2018 updates to original catalog of missing items.One copy of Presentation of Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection...
Dates: 1921

“A Film Forum Program,” Charlesanna Gox and Martha L. Ellison (ALA Forum, 1951).

Identifier: Ephemera 2012.016
Scope and Contents Lawson McGhee Library “America at War” film forum, 1943
Dates: 1943-1951

Cordell Hull letter, 1935.

Identifier: MM.1981.219
Scope and Contents March 16, 1935, letter from Cordell Hull, Department of State, to Librarian, Lawson McGhee Library. TLS (typed, signed letter). 2 pp. + enclosure. Re: receiving set of the published Territorial Papers of the United States.
Dates: 1935

John M. Lea letter to George Andrews. September 22, 1886.

Identifier: MM.1999.020
Scope and Contents Letter from John M. Lea, Nashville, Tenn., to George Andrews. September 22, 1886. ALS 1 p. Re: unable to make an address at the opening of the public library [Lawson McGhee Library].
Dates: 1886

Julia Armistead interview , 2003

Scope and Contents Interview with Julia Armistead by McClung Collection Director Steve Cotham in 2003.Armistead discusses her ealy life in Danville, Kentucky and Knoxville, her father's work for Southern Railways, attending Knoxville High School, earning her Library Science masters degree, living on Magnolia Avenue and in Sequoyah Hills, working for the American Library Association in Washington, D.C. and legislation she helped craft, working at Lawson McGhee Library and being a member of the Library...
Dates: 2003

Lawrence D. Tyson Paper (Drew Gilin Faust gift).

Identifier: MSC 0121
Scope and Contents Papers of Lawrence D. Tyson, re: Assistant Secretary of State appointment; business; personal papers; Lawson McGhee Library.
Dates: 1902-1918

Lawson McGhee Library, Architectural Plans, Additions

Identifier: APD 0023
Scope and Contents Lawson McGhee Library, Architectural Plans, Additions (1952) Bealer & Wilhoit, Journal Bldg., Knoxville, Tenn., Blue line prints
Dates: 1952

Lawson McGhee Library, Architectural Plans, Proposed Additions

Identifier: APD 0024
Scope and Contents Lawson McGhee Library, Architectural Plans, Proposed Additions (1951) Bealer & Wilhoit, Knoxville, Tenn. architects
Dates: 1951

Lawson McGhee Library. Blue Line Plans for Lawson McGhee Library, Bruce McCarty & Associates Architects (Public Library Collection)

Identifier: APD 0010
Scope and Contents Blue line plans for Lawson McGhee Library, Bruce McCarty & Associates Architects. (This folder is part the Public Library Collection.) Plans include: (set 1:) Details, (set 2:) Architectural, structural, mechanical/plumbing, and electrical drawings. March 18, 1969. Folder contains 2 sets of plans.
Dates: 1971

Lawson McGhee Library Bookplate. Printed bookplate for the original Lawson McGhee Library (1886-1916).

Identifier: Ephemera 2013.032
Scope and Contents Lawson McGhee Library Bookplate. Printed bookplate for the original Lawson McGhee Library (1886-1916) 1 bookplate (3 x 5 inches)(printed on pale blue paper)
Dates: 1886-1916

Lawson McGhee Library (LML) History

Identifier: MM.2020.009
Scope and Contents Photocopies of documents with background on the transition of Lawson McGhee Library to the Free Public Library and other historical documents containing the history of LML.
Dates: 1888; 1914 - 1917; 1944

Lawson McGhee Library Subscription pages

Identifier: Ephemera 2020.036
Scope and Contents 1) Advertisement by Trustees of the Lawson McGhee Library providing information to about the library to attract subscribers

2) Blank subscription form (three different forms attached) a) for subscribers to send to LML with payment of $3.00 for a year subscription as a library member b) for subscribers to send to LML with payment of $1.00 for four months subscription as a library member c) request to be added as a member to LML with obligation to pay $0.25 per month for the privilege
Dates: 1893

Margaret Dickson Collection

Identifier: MSC 0584
Scope and Contents Photographs, Girl Scouts, Mr. and Mrs. James Dickson (parent), Lawson McGhee Library, Knoxville/Knox County Public Library children’s services and branches; Helen Harris, Mary U. Rothrock; brass and copper vase “Presented to Mr. and Mrs. James E. Dickson by the members of Cherokee County Club, Knoxville, Tennessee, U S A, 1912”. Margaret Dickson was the longtime librarian of the Children’s Room in Lawson McGhee Library. The Children’s Room was named for her after her retirement. She...
Dates: 1900 - 1975

Marionettes (clown and villain) from Children’s Room, Lawson McGhee Library.

Identifier: Artifact 2019.013
Scope and Contents Marionettes (clown and villain) from Children’s Room, Lawson McGhee Library.
Dates: undated

Mary U. Rothrock Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0242
Scope and Contents Mary Utopia Rothrock (1890-1976) papers. Weeded by Miss Rothrock before donation. Subject divisions include: Biographical material; library; speeches, writings and publishing; history textbooks; historical research; Tennessee Historical Commission; historic preservation; McClung Collection; East Tennessee Historical Society; other historical societies; hereditary societies and groups; Rothrock genealogy; correspondence and papers; diaries and calendars; person papers--property holdings,...
Dates: 1908-1974

Public Library Collection (Lawson McGhee Library, Knox County Public Library, McClung Historical Collection, etc.).

Identifier: MSC 0254
Scope and Contents Records documenting the history of the public library from the founding of Lawson McGhee Library in 1886. Record include director’s records, board minutes of the library board, personnel, departmental records and records of branches; Lawson McGhee Library centennial material, 1986 (including scrapbook with photographs and clippings; videotape with LML centennial, public service announcements, local talk show interviews, and ‘Good Morning, America’ clip; audio cassette tape includes radio...
Dates: 1885-2018

W. W. Williams’ Welsh Bible (Bibles)

Identifier: FB 0012
Scope and Contents W. W. Williams’ Welsh Bible. This bible was published in Welsh in London by Eyre & Spottiswood in 1867 It was presented by W. W. Willliams of Gomer, Ohio, to the Welsh Congregational Church in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1876. In turn, the bible was presented to Lawson McGhee Library in 1925.
Dates: 1867

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