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Postcards of Knoxville

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3811

This consists of postcards that shows various locations and landmarks around Knoxville such as the Andrew Johnson Hotel, the Knoxville Courthouse, Fountain City Lake, and the University of Tennessee. The dates of the postcards range from around 1908 to 2013, with some of them being blank and others having writing and postage stamps on them.

Dates

  • 1908-2013

Language

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.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This consists of postcards that shows various locations and landmarks around Knoxville such as the Andrew Johnson Hotel, the Knoxville Courthouse, Fountain City Lake, and the University of Tennessee. The dates of the postcards range from around 1908 to 2013, with some of them being blank and others having writing and postage stamps on them.

Biographical/Historical Note

Knoxville, Tennessee was inhabited by the Cherokee before Europeans came to explore and settle around the region, eventually establishing James White Fort in 1786 as the beginning of permanent settlement. It was named after Revolutionary War general and Secretary of War, Henry Knox, and became Tennessee’s first state capital until 1817. It was also the battleground for some significant battles during the Civil War. In today’s times, Knoxville stands as the third largest city in Tennessee with a population of around 179,000 in the city. Some iconic landmarks and locations include the University of Tennessee, which was established in 1794; Gay Street, which holds many of the important businesses and shops of downtown Knoxville; the Knoxville Municipal Airport, also known as McGhee Tyson; and the Knoxville Courthouse, which is the seat of the Tennessee Supreme Court in East Tennessee.

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