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Research Materials, 1728-1741, 1785-1842, 1902-1903, 1931-2001, undated

Identifier: I
From the Collection:

This collection includes a variety of research materials, published materials, and ephemera collected by Michael Lofaro pertaining to Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, and many other frontier and pioneer heroes. The material dates from the mid-18th century through the 21st century with the bulk of the material dating from the mid-19th century through the 20th century.

The collection is divided into three series based on type of material: Research Materials, Published Materials, and Ephemera. Within each series, the material is arranged by topic. The arrangement of the material is based on the creator's organization.

Series I: Research Materials includes information about Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, and Pre-1800 Frontier. The materials include notes, photocopies, annotated index cards, photos, and proofs. Research materials pertaining to Lofaro's "Davy Crockett’s Rip-roarious Shemales" is also within this series.

Series II: Published Materials includes published information on Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, the Alamo, Buffalo Bill, the Frontier, and pre-17th through 20th century history. The types of materials within this series are primarily books, comics, magazines, story papers, and dime novels.

Series III: Ephemera includes a wide variety of ephemera pertaining to Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, Buffalo Bill, William Byrd II, Kit Carson, and others. Glasses, posters, postcards, hats, shirts, buttons, DVDs, VHSs, trading cards, dolls, action figures, and coloring books are some of the ephemera included in this series.


  • 1728-1741, 1785-1842, 1902-1903, 1931-2001, undated

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite and must be requested in advance. See for detailed information. Collections must be requested through a registered Special Collections research account.


From the Collection: 50.75 Linear Feet (50 record boxes, 3 flat boxes)

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA