Elgin P. Kintner, M.D. Smoky Mountains Collection
This collection consists primarily of photographs, slides, and negatives of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park that were taken during Dr. Kintner's frequent hikes through the park. There are also many shots of fellow hikers and a set of panoramic views created by combining several photographs. Most of the photos are glued onto scrapbook pages and have captions accompanying them. Also included in the collection are a Kodaslide Stereo Viewer II and many stereoscopic slides, a cd with several photos and a spreadsheet of every photo in the collection, and two manuscripts by Dr. Kintner. One manuscript is entitled Hikes in the Smokies, from 1995, and the other is entitled Margaret Stevenson the Walkingest Woman and has no date.
The material in this collection is in English.
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This collection consists primarily of photographs, slides, and negatives of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park that were taken during Dr. Kintner's frequent hikes through the park. Also included in the collection are a Kodaslide Stereo Viewer II and many stereoscopic slides, a cd with several photos and a spreadsheet of every photo in the collection, and two manuscripts by Dr. Kintner.
Elgin P. Kintner, M.D. was born on September 5, 1917 in North Manchester, Indiana to Edward and Gladys Kintner. He graduated from Manchester College and the Indiana University School of Medicine, and in 1951 he moved to Maryville, Tennessee to become the first full-time pathologist at Blount Memorial Hospital in 1952. Kintner married Ethel Pritchett and together they had four children: Rebecca (King), Richard, Johanna (Bryant), and Ella (Brown).
In addition to his jobs as a physician and a pathologist and his passions for hiking and photography, Kintner was very active in his community, participating in the Kiwanis Club and New Providence Presbyterian Church, founding the local chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and serving as the first registered male Girl Scout leader in the United States. He also published 38 articles in scientific journals and was awarded the Silver Billings Medal for private research by the American Medical Society. His interest in genealogy led to several publications, including Blount County Remembered and Events in the Life of Elgin Perry Kintner. Because of his meritorious service to the citizens of Tennessee, the Tennessee legislature passed a resolution to honor him in 2006. Elgin Kintner died on May 25, 2008.
Margaret Stevenson was born Margaret Elizabeth Roys on July 17, 1912 in Kuling, China to Harvey C. and Grace (Woodbridge) Roys. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Oklahoma in 1934 and quit graduate school to marry William Robert Stevenson in 1936. They had three children, Judy (Hogan), Margie (Ribble), and Bill, Jr. After she and her husband retired to Tennessee, she took her first hike with Elgin Kintner on October 13, 1973. Over the years, she hiked to the top of Mt. Le Conte 718 times, became the first woman to hike every trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and led countless groups and individuals on various hikes. Margaret Stevenson died on October 5, 2006.
This collection was donated to Special Collections in December 2007 by Rebecca Kintner-King.