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Carson Brewer Articles

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2435

This collection contains 45 items, 43 of which are articles written by Carson Brewer for the Knoxville News-Sentinel from 1959 to 1992. Most of the articles contain interesting local stories about history and people's experiences or activities. Some of the people mentioned more than once are: Mayor Dempster (2), the Dockerys (2), Lem Ownby (3), Ivan Racheff's gardens (4), Chief R. S. Reynolds (5), and Bob Barker (7). One item is a 1978 letter with an attached article on Granville Calhoun, from Pauline Kindley to Brewer. Another item is the advertisement for Brewer's wife Alberta, playing at a dulcimer concert in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

See a more comprehensive collection of Brewer's articles and papers in MS.2048: The Carson Brewer Collection.

Dates

  • 1959-1992

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.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains 45 items, mainly articles written by Carson Brewer for the Knoxville News-Sentinel from 1959 to 1992. Most of the articles contain local stories about history and people's experiences or activities.

Biographical/Historical Note

Carson Brewer (1920-2003) attended Maryville College and the University of Tennessee and served during World War II. In 1945, he joined the Knoxville News-Sentinel staff, covering federal beat, city hall, and the courthouse. In 1949, he married journalist Alberta Trulock, who bore his son Carson T. Kit Brewer, Jr. He began in the 1950s a weekly column, which expanded to three columns per week. Through this column, he supported local folklore and the region's natural resources. He wrote several books on the Smokies and Tennessee, including one with Alberta, and won several awards for his journalism and conservationism. He retired in 1985 but continued to write for the paper.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection is property of the UT Special Collections Library.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480