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Barbara Cueter Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3300

This collection houses original letters, poems, photographs, and drawings documenting Nettie Alma (Blevins) Buttram, formerly of Oneida, Tennessee and the subject of Barbara Cueter's historical fiction memoir entitled Sand Against the Wind. Additionally, this collection contains the notes and drafts that Cueter created while writing and editing the book.

Dates

  • circa 1970s-2000s

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

4.75 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses original letters, poems, photographs, and drawings documenting Nettie Alma (Blevins) Buttram, formerly of Oneida, Tennessee and the subject of Barbara Cueter's historical fiction memoir entitled Sand Against the Wind. Additionally, this collection contains the notes and drafts that Cueter created while writing and editing the book.

Biographical/Historical Note

Barbara Cueter, author of Sand Against the Wind, was born in Tennessee and later moved to Michigan. Inspired by her interest in WWII and the Great Depression, she researched the life of Nettie Alma (Blevins) Buttram and composed a historical fiction memoir about Nettie's life.

Nettie Alma Blevins was born to William Joseph and Barbara Ellen (Range) Blevins on December 17, 1911. She married Millard Buttram (1904-1974) on September 7, 1929 and the couple had nine children: Barbara Lou, Arbria Ella, Glenna J., Carolyn J., Raymond J., Rose Catherine, Larry Allen, Ralph, and Sharon. Nettie Buttram died on January 3, 2007 in Plano, Texas.

Arrangement

Collection consists of four boxes.

Acquisition Note

Barbara Cueter donated this collection to the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections on 2008 April 8.

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