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"Newspapers and Periodicals in the Hughes Public Library (Rugby, Tenn.)"

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1201

This document lists the newspapers and periodicals present in Rugby, Tennessee's Hughes Public Library as of the summer of 1983. It includes information about each item's title, frequency of publication, volume, issue and date, publisher, indexes, catalog number (when present), conditions for use, and annotations for items of particular interest.

Dates

  • 1983

Language of Materials

This material is in 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

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This document lists the newspapers and periodicals present in Rugby, Tennessee's Hughes Public Library as of the summer of 1983. It includes information about each item's title, frequency of publication, volume, issue and date, publisher, indexes, catalog number (when present), conditions for use, and annotations for items of particular interest.

Biographical/Historical Note

Rugby Colony was a utopian community founded by English author and social reformer Thomas Hughes in Morgan County, Tennessee. By the time Rugby was officially christened on October 5, 1880, the village had become home to approximately 100 colonists. The population expanded to nearly 300 residents by the following summer. A typhoid fever epidemic struck the colony the same year, killing seven and causing several others to leave in panic. By the end of 1881, only about 60 people remained. Gradually, the colony rebounded, with the population growing to about 450 in the next few years. Eventually, however, the colony's popularity waned as land sales lagged, legal problems occurred, and the school that was to be the centerpiece of the colony never reached its potential. By the early 1890s, the colony could no longer support itself.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

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