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Sevier County Influenza Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2711

This collection consists of a broadside, dated October 11, 1918, informing citizens of Sevier County, Tenn., of ways in which they can stop the spread of influenza. The broadside notes that the flu "is now sweeping over the United States and claiming its hundreds by such complications as pneumonia and that it has at last reached our county."

Dates

  • 1918 October 11

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

Collection consists of a broadside, dated October 11, 1918, informing citizens of Sevier County, Tenn., of ways in which they can stop the spread of influenza.

Biographical/Historical Note

The influenza epidemic of 1918-1919 was statewide. Approximately 20 million people died worldwide, including more than 500,000 Americans. The city of Chattanooga lost nearly 5,900 civilians by October 19, 1918.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single broadside.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased in January 2006.

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