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Colonel James Corbitt Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0167

This collection consists of photographs collected by University of Tennessee student James S. Corbitt. The subjects depicted include the UT campus directly after the Civil War (including the earthworks built for the Battle of Fort Sanders), the 1931 College of Engineering faculty (including Nathan Dougherty and Red Matthews), Ferris Hall, football games on Shields-Watkins Field, and unidentified UT faculty members.

Dates

  • 1931

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 consists of photographs collected by University of Tennessee student James S. Corbitt. The subjects depicted include the UT campus directly after the Civil War (including the earthworks built for the Battle of Fort Sanders), the 1931 College of Engineering faculty (including Nathan Dougherty and Red Matthews), Ferris Hall, football games on Shields-Watkins Field, and unidentified UT faculty members.

Biographical/Historical Note

James Stitt Corbitt was born to Pleasant Stribling and Marena Frances (McCrary) Corbitt in Tennessee on July 2, 1908. He entered the University of Tennessee on September 23, 1926 and graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering on June 8, 1931. He went on to become one of the first Engineering faculty members at the University of Tennessee's campus in Martin, to work with the U. S. Department of Agriculture, and to manage the Humphrey's County Telephone Company. Corbitt also served with the U. S. National Guard until 1962. He was married to Allene (sometimes spelled Alliene) Jenkins (1913-1993) and the couple had two children. James Corbitt died on July 31, 1995 in Martin, Tennessee.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was donated to University Archives by the estate of James Corbitt.

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