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Barbara Blount Research

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0602

This collection houses Neal O'Steen's research into Barbara Blount, including articles from the Tennessee Alumnus and handwritten notes.

Dates

  • 1792-1973

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 houses Neal O'Steen's research into Barbara Blount, including articles from the Tennessee Alumnus and handwritten notes.

Biographical/Historical Note

Barbara Blount was born to Territorial Governor William and Mary (Grainger) Blount on September 16, 1792. She is recognized as the nation's first co-ed and enrolled at Blount College (parent institution of the University of Tennessee) with four other women (Polly McClung, Jenny Armstrong, Mattie Kain, and Kittie Kain) in 1804. She married Edmund Pendleton Gaines (1777-1849) in 1815, and the couple had two known children: Mary and Edmund Jr. The family later moved to Mobile, Alabama, where Barbara Blount died on November 30, 1836. She has been memorialized at the University with Barbara Hill (now known simply as the Hill) and Barbara Blount Hall (razed in 1979).

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to University Archives.

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