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Cherokee Indian Fair Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2518

This collection contains copies of five photographs from the Cherokee Indian Fair of 1930, including four images of the ball players and their ball game and one image of a blow gun practice. All item labels are from the back of each photo, and they are in the order received.

Dates

  • 1930

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 copies of five photographs from the Cherokee Indian Fair of 1930, including four images of the ball players and their ball game and one image of a blow gun practice.

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1868, the Cherokee Tribal Council officially sanctioned the holding of a fair, but it wasn't officially authorized until 1914, when the first fair was held at the Cherokee Agency Grounds in Cherokee, NC. By 1927, the fair had moved to the Timpson Clay property. It was discontinued during World War II but was reestablished in 1946 as the 29th Annual Cherokee Fair. Problems regarding livestock regulations arose in 1963, causing the fair to close until 1967, when the Cherokee Indian Fair Association revived it. It became a five-day celebration in 1978, and continues as such to this day.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

George E. Webb, Jr., donated this collection.

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