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Donald Paine Collection of State of Kentucky v. Epperson and Hodge

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2807

  • Staff Only

This collection consists of Donald Paine's research (including transcripts, newspaper clippings, photographs, VHS tapes, and other items) documenting the 1985 murder trials of Roger Dale Epperson and Benny Lee Hodge.

Dates

  • 1985-2006 (bulk 1985-1986)

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

2 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of Donald Paine's research (including transcripts, newspaper clippings, photographs, VHS tapes, and other items) documenting the 1985 murder trials of Roger Dale Epperson and Benny Lee Hodge.

Biographical/Historical Note

Donald Franklin Paine was born in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1939. He earned his B.A. (1961), M.A. (1963), and LL.B. (1963) from the University of Tennessee. Immediately after graduation, Paine served in the Army as a Captain in the Judge Advocate General's Corps. He was discharged in 1966 and returned to Tennessee, where he authored the Tennessee Law of Evidence (1974). Paine practiced law with Paine, Tarwater, and Bickers in addition to researching Tennessee's legal history. He was a Reporter to the Supreme Court Advisory Commission on Rules of Practice and Procedure, wrote a monthly column for the Tennessee Bar Journal, and lectured for the Tennessee Law Institute, the University of Tennessee College of Law, and the Tennessee Judicial Conference. Paine also served as President of the Knoxville Bar Association (1983) and of the Tennessee Bar Association (1986-1987). He died on November 18th, 2013.

Arrangement

This collection consists of two boxes divided into four series:

Missing Title

  1. Series I: Investigation Papers
  2. Series II: Trial Transcript
  3. Series III: Derivative Publications
  4. Series IV: VHS Trial Tapes

Acquisition Note

These materials were donated to Special Collections on April 4, 2006.

Repository Details

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

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