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Mary K. Barden Photograph Album

Identifier: MS-3770

  • Staff Only

This collection is a photograph album, belonging to Mary K. Barden of Hartford, Tennessee. It contains 152 black and white photographs in the album and 28 loose black and white photographs attatched separately. This album is dated from 1915 to 1925. The pictures are taken in Hartford, Tennessee and its surrounding areas including Newport and Del Rio. The photographs are of missionaries and teachers in rural Tennessee. They include many scenes of teachers, rural farmers, and many children working outside. Two missions named are Blacks Mission and Ebenezer Mission.

There are some captions in the photograph album. In the inside cover, there is a caption that reads "Mary K. Barden, Hartford, Tenn." There is also a caption under three photographs on the first page: "Blacks Mission", "Ebenezer Mission", and an illegible caption under the third photograph. The second page has three photographs with captions: "Teachers at Blacks", "Teachers at Tampa", and "Teachers at Ebenezer". The third page has two photographs with captions: "Mountain Soil Well Moistened" and "Misses [Fulkleson] ? Roberts and Anderson and Dr. Black Newport, Tenn." On the fourth page there is only one photograph with a caption, "Coming Through the Rye". Although there are more pages, these are the only photographs with captions written about them.


  • 1915-1925


The material in 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.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box, 2 folders )


This collection is the photograph album of Mary K. Barden. These are photographs of rural farmers, teachers, and missionaries in Tennessee from 1915 to 1925. These pictures were taken in Hartford, Tennessee and its surrounding areas.

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available.

Processing Information

This collection contains 152 black and white photographs in a photo album. There are also 28 black and white loose photographs. The photographs are in good condition, with only a few that are damaged. Tissue was needed in each page of the photo album. The 28 loose photographs were placed in Mylar for preservation. This collection consists of one box with two folders.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA