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LaReine Warden Clayton Research Material

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1299

A collection of newspaper clippings, printed articles, and sketches used as research material by LaReine Warden Clayton. Most of the material relates to various historic sites, homes, and properties in the greater East Tennessee area.

Dates

  • circa 1970s-1980s

Language

This collection is in English.

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

0.25 Linear Feet (3 folders)

Abstract

A collection of newspaper clippings, printed articles, and sketches used as research material by LaReine Warden Clayton. Most of the material relates to various historic sites, homes, and properties in the greater East Tennessee area.

Biographical/Historical Note

LaReine Alberta Warden Clayton was born to Hubert Pascal and Betty Alberta (Strother) Warden in Mexico, Missouri in September 1894. She graduated from the University of Missouri where she met her husband, Claud F. Clayton (1890-1968). The couple married during World War II. Claud was assigned to establish a Department of Agriculture post in the Philippines after the war and the couple lived in Manila for several years before returning to their home in Knoxville. Here, LaReine Clayton worked as a musician, painter, writer, and illustrator. She published Now Be a Little Lady in 1967 and was working on Stories of Early Inns and Taverns of the East Tennessee Country (1995) at the time of her death. Clayton also served as President of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities (Ramsey House) and was a longtime member of Knoxville's First Presbyterian Church. She died in Knoxville on May 1, 1993.

Arrangement

This material is in three folders.

Related Materials

Interested researchers may wish to consult:

  1. MS.0908, Milburn Divine Letter to LaReine Warden Clayton and And This Is Our Heritage Chapters, 1944-1976
  2. MS.0998, Early Inns and Hostelries in the East Tennessee Country, 1760-1860, undated

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