Photo of New Echota, undated
This collection consists of documents collected by Penelope Johnson Allen, concerning the Cherokee Nation in southeastern Tennessee and northern Georgia during the 1800s. Included are receipts, claims, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other materials related to the Cherokee Agency, as well as Allen's notes and research material, collected largely between the 1930s-1970s. Collection includes materials on Return Jonathan Meigs, agent to the Cherokee Nation and military agent for the United States War Department, and Cherokee Chiefs James Vann, Path Killer, and John Ross.
Conditions Governing Access
Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.
From the Collection: 2.5 Linear Feet
Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA