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Souvenir Postcards Regarding Knoxville (Tenn.)

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3489

This souvenir folder of Knoxville, Tennessee postcards contains nine cards illustrated on both sides. The covering folder has nine brief paragraphs about Knoxville’s features, history, and statistics during the mid-20th century. Among the subjects depicted are various U.T. buildings, a moonshine still, St. Mary's Hospital, the Baptist Hospital, Gay Street (looking north), the Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville's skyline, Shields-Watkins field, Cherokee Country Club, Talahi Park, First Baptist Church, and William Blount Mansion.

Dates

  • 1959 June

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is 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

1.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This souvenir folder of Knoxville, Tennessee postcards contains nine cards illustrated on both sides. The covering folder has nine brief paragraphs about Knoxville’s features, history, and statistics during the mid-20th century. Among the subjects depicted are various U.T. buildings, a moonshine still, St. Mary's Hospital, the Baptist Hospital, Gay Street (looking north), the Knox County Courthouse, Knoxville's skyline, Shields-Watkins field, Cherokee Country Club, Talahi Park, First Baptist Church, and William Blount Mansion.

Biographical/Historical Note

General James White built Knoxville's first house in 1786. In 1791, Governor William Blount named the town after General Henry Knox and it was surveyed and laid out for lots in 1792. Today, Knoxville is known as the Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is home to the University of Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

William P. Simmons donated these cards to Special Collections in 2010.

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