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Laura Thornburgh Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0195

This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, articles, newsclippings, pamphlets, and books concerning author Laura Thornburgh and her book, The Great Smoky Mountains.

Dates

  • 1921-1960, undated

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 Special Collections.

Extent

3 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, articles, newsclippings, pamphlets, and books concerning author Laura Thornburgh and her book, The Great Smoky Mountains.

Biographical/Historical Note

Laura Thornburgh was born to Jacob Montgomery and Laura Emma (Pettibone) Thornburgh on February 8, 1885 in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was educated at the University of Tennessee, graduating in 1904. She was devoted to the Great Smoky Mountains, where she enjoyed hiking and camping. Thornburgh wrote several books (under the pseudonym Laura Thornborough), including Motion Pictures in Education (1923), Etiquette for everybody: a guide to social usage for old and young (1923), The Etiquette of Letter Writing (1924), Interior decorating for everybody (1925), The Psychologist Keeps House (1930), and her most famous, The Great Smoky Mountains (1937). She died on March 28, 1973 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection currently consists of four series.

Acquisition Note

These materials were donated to Special Collections by Laura Thornburgh in 1960.

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