Carson Brewer Articles
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.
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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.
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.
Collection consists of a single folder.
Collection is property of the UT Special Collections Library.