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Tennessee Historical Commission Nominations for the National Register of Historic Places

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1164

This collection houses the Tennessee Historical Commission's nominations for the National Register of Historic Places dating from 1981 to 1984.

Dates

  • 1981-1984

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

1.5 Linear Feet (1 record box, 1 half box)

Abstract

This collection houses the Tennessee Historical Commission's nominations for the National Register of Historic Places dating from 1981 to 1984.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Tennessee Senate established the Tennessee Historical Commission on January 23, 1919 for the purpose of collecting and organizing information relating to Tennessee and the First World War. Although the Commission was nearly inactive after the death of its first director in 1921, its scope began expanding after it was reorganized under Judge Samuel Cole Williams in 1940. The most notable of these expansions came in 1971 when the Tennessee General Assembly placed the Commission in charge of executing the provisions of the 1966 Historic Preservation Act. In this role, the Commission was responsible for conducting a county-by-county survey of Tennessee's historic structures, placing the most significant of these buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, auditing state projects using federal funds to identify any potential threats to cultural heritage, assisting the public in administering tax incentive programs, and working with the Certified Local Government program.

Arrangement

This collection consists of two boxes.

Related Archival Materials

Interested researchers may also wish to consult:

  1. MS.1338: Tennessee Historical Commission Nominations for the National Register of Historic Places, 1983 March 30-1987 May 20, undated
  2. MS.2679: Tennessee Historical Commission Records, 1982-1992

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