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Harrison Scrapbook Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1077

This collection houses 19 scrapbooks assembled by Eleanor Harrison documenting Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his administration, Knoxville and Knox County history, the Blount Mansion, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, St. John's Episcopal Church, and England's Royal visitors to the United States.

Dates

  • 1938-1945

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

16 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses 19 scrapbooks assembled by Eleanor Harrison documenting Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his administration, Knoxville and Knox County history, the Blount Mansion, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, St. John's Episcopal Church, and England's Royal visitors to the United States.

Biographical/Historical Note

Eleanor Aurin Harrison, a life-long resident of Knoxville, was born in 1872 and died in April of 1947. She was the daughter of J. T. and Catherine Nance Aurin. She served as Chaplain and Historian for the Bonnie Kate Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Knoxville Chapter, Number 89. A member of Saint John's Episcopal Church, Harrison served for many years as Secretary of the Woman's Guild. Harrison also served as Chairman of St. John's Chapter for Red Cross work in World War II, and she received special commendation for her many hours of volunteer service. As a hobby, Harrison assembled a number of scrapbooks from information gathered from newspapers, magazines, folders, and other sources from many parts of the world.

Arrangement

Collection consists of sixteen boxes divided into six series:

  1. Series I: Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his Administration
  2. Series II: Knoxville History
  3. Series III: Flags of War: England's Royal Visitors to the United States
  4. Series IV: United Daughters of the Confederacy
  5. Series V: St. John's Episcopal Church, Knoxville
  6. Series VI: Daughters of the American Revolution (Knoxville and Tennessee)

Acquisition Note

This collection of 19 scrapbooks was presented to the University of Tennessee Library in June, 1947, in memory of Mr. & Mrs. George F. Harrison of Knoxville, by Mrs. Harrison's niece, Miss Carrie Lou Early.

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