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Photographs of Tennessee Cities Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0951

This collection contains images (primarily postcard views) of 135 Tennessee cities. It is particularly rich in images of Knoxville, documenting the city and its history through pictures of airports, individual buildings, maps, vistas, people, vehicles, the Tennessee River, street scenes, and the 1982 World's Fair.

Dates

  • 1850-2007
  • Majority of material found within 1886-1960

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

2.5 Linear Feet (Two regular boxes and one half box)

Abstract

This collection contains images (primarily postcard views) of 135 Tennessee cities. It is particularly rich in images of Knoxville, documenting the city and its history through pictures of airports, individual buildings, maps, vistas, people, vehicles, the Tennessee River, street scenes, and the 1982 World's Fair.

Biographical/Historical Note

First settled in 1786 by James White, the city of Knoxville was officially founded in 1791 and was named the capital of the Southwest Territory and then the first capital of the state of Tennessee in 1796. Knoxville has remained one of the three largest cities in Tennessee and is known for hosting the 1982 World's Fair.

Arrangement

Collection consists of three boxes divided into three series:

  1. Series I: Photographs of Tennessee Cities (excluding Knoxville), circa 1880-1991 (bulk 1905-1950)
  2. Series II: Photographs of Knoxville, circa 1850-2007 (bulk 1886-circa 1960)
  3. Series III: Photographs of Chattanooga, circa 1865-1900

Acquisition Note

This collection is property of the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections.

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