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Ben Atchley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MPA-0318

The Ben Atchley Papers contains approximately 67 linear feet of material and cover the period from 1965-2003. The papers are almost entirely from Atchley's career as Tennessee Republican State Representative (1972-1976), State Senator (1977-2005), and State Senate Republican Caucus Chairman (1983-1985).

The materials in the collection document many of the activities, plans, responsibilities, and accomplishments of Atchley and his senatorial career. The general types of documents found in the collection include: correspondence, reports, memos, schedules, invitations, newspaper clippings, legislation files, public opinion mail, and financial records. The collection is primarily made up of paper records though it also includes some photographs.

Dates

  • 1965-2005

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Modern Political Archives are housed at the Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy. Researchers interested in consulting the MPA collections are advised to contact the Modern Political Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Modern Political Archives.

Extent

67 boxes

Abstract

The Ben Atchley Papers include records from the life and career of Ben Atchley, a Republican politician from the State of Tennessee. The collection spans from 1965 to 2003 and focuses almost entirely on Atchley's career as a State Representative (1972-1976), State Senator (1977-2005), and Senate Republican Caucus Chairman (1983-1985).

Biographical/Historical Note

Curtis Bentley Atchley, Jr., known as Ben Atchley, was born on June 30, 1930. He attended the University of Tennessee and served in the United States Naval Reserve. A businessman by profession, Atchley would go on to serve more than three decades in the Tennessee General Assembly between 1973 and 2005, including several years as Republican Senate leader. He has also served on the board of numerous community organizations.The Senator Ben Atchley Veterans Home in Knoxville is named in his honor.

Arrangement

This collection consists of 66 boxes.

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