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O. L. Hensley Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1634

This collection houses a number of studio portraits taken by O. L. Hensley in Jonesboro, Tennessee. Although none of the images are identified, a few seem to have been used as samples in Hensley's business.

Dates

  • circa 1870s-circa 1900s

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

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses a number of studio portraits taken by O. L. Hensley in Jonesboro, Tennessee. Although none of the images are identified, a few seem to have been used as samples in Hensley's business.

Biographical/Historical Note

Omar L. Hensley was born to Richard and Susan L. (Propes) Hensley in Tennessee in February of 1867. For most of his professional career, he worked as a photographer in Jonesboro (Washington County) Tennessee. Hensley married Mary Jane Keeble on September 6, 1893 and the couple had one daughter, Maude (Hensley) Stephenson, before Mary Hensley died of typhoid fever in 1895. Omar Hensley died on July 30, 1913 and is buried in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Jonesboro, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single box.

Acquisition Note

R. R. Allen donated these photographs to Special Collections in February of 1990.

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