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Anne Broome Placemats

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3708

This collection consists of two hand-woven placemats made by Anna Broome from grass near her cabin in Cobbles Hollow.

Dates

  • undated

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Manuscript and University Archives 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

0.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of two hand-woven placemats made by Anna Broome from grass near her cabin in Cobbles Hollow.

Biographical/Historical Note

Anne (Pursel) Broome was the wife of Harvey Broome, who was a Knoxville native. The couple was married in 1937. Harvey was known for his conservation work in the Smoky Mountains. Both Anne and Harvey enjoyed the mountains and eventually moved from Knoxville to a small one bedroom cabin his grandfather owned in the Smoky Mountains near Cobbles Hollow. Harvey was the president of the Wilderness Society and assisted in the passing of the 1964 Wilderness Act.

Acquisition Note

These materials were donated to Special Collections by Ruth Ewald in 2013.

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