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Photographs of the University of Tennessee

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0779

This collection includes sixteen photographs approximately 1.5 x 3 inches. The donor purchased these pictures from either Cole's Drugstore or Ellis and Ernest Drugstore in Knoxville, Tennessee during her freshman year in 1943. Several images include Alumni Memorial Auditorium, Ferris Hall, Morgan Hall, Henson Hall, the Main Entrance, the Library, and many other buildings and locations.

Dates

  • 1943

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

Abstract

This collection includes sixteen photographs of various buildings and locations on the University of Tennessee campus that were purchased as souvenirs from a local drugstore in Knoxville, Tennessee. These pictures were collected circa 1943 by Jo W. Henry (née Sara Jo Watson), a University of Tennessee alumna.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jo W. Henry (née Sara Jo Watson) is an alumna of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She purchased a collection of sixteen photographs 1943 as a freshman from either Cole's Drugstore or Ellis and Ernest Drugstore. The latter drugstore was bulldozed to make way for the Carolyn P. Brown University Center in the 1950s. These photographs picture several well-known locations on the University of Tennessee campus including the library, residence halls, and auditoriums. Taken circa 1943, these images show the university before the construction of the current Neyland Stadium and the addition of several other halls and class buildings.

Acquisition Note

Jo W. Henry donated this collection of sixteen photographs in 2017.

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