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Ted P. Yeatman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3927

This collection consists of materials relating to the work of author and historian Ted P. Yeatman. The papers date from 1979 to 2002 which covers a large portion of Yeatman's career. Included are edited chapters from Tennessee Wild West (currently out of publication), a proposal for his book Alias Woodson and Howard: The James Boys in Tennessee, and his co-authored work Jesse James and Bill Ryan at Nashville with Steve Eng. Also included are research materials Yeatman collected while studying Jesse James such as photographs, notes, and film.

Dates

  • 1979 December 12-2002 July 16

Language of Materials

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

0.25 Linear Feet (11 folders)

Overview

This collection consists of materials relating to the work of author and historian Ted P. Yeatman. The papers date from 1979 to 2002 which covers a large portion of Yeatman's career. Included are edited chapters from Tennessee Wild West (currently out of publication), a proposal for his book Alias Woodson and Howard: The James Boys in Tennessee, and his co-authored work Jesse James and Bill Ryan at Nashville with Steve Eng. Also included are research materials Yeatman collected while studying Jesse James such as photographs, notes, and film.

Biographical / Historical

Ted P. Yeatman was born on December 16th, 1951 in Nashville, Tennessee. Yeatman attended Peabody College, earning a B.A. and an M.A. in Library Science. Yeatman dedicated his professional career to studying Jesse James, the infamous bank robber. Yeatman wrote several books on the life of James, and through his research uncovered new information on one of the assassination attempts against him. Yeatman was widely regarded as the most knowledgeable historian of James. He was interviewed on multiple History Channel documentaries and served as a commentator on the bonus material for the Academy Award nominated film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Yeatman had a passion for historical re-enactments and participated in them anually. He died on November 1st, 2009.

Arrangement

This collection is in 11 folders.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480