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Carson Brewer Articles

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2048

Carson Brewer wrote these columns for the Knoxville News-Sentinel on such subjects as Knoxville, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the people and communities of the Smoky Mountains region, and the Tennessee Valley Authority between the 1940s and the 1980s. Many of these articles were published in Brewer's column, "This is Your Community."

Dates

  • circa 1925-1994 September 29 (bulk 1949 June 6-1994 September 29)

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

3 Linear Feet

Abstract

Carson Brewer wrote these columns for the Knoxville News-Sentinel on such subjects as Knoxville, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the people and communities of the Smoky Mountains region, and the Tennessee Valley Authority between the 1940s and the 1980s.

Biographical/Historical Note

Carson Brewer was born to Charles Henry Charlie and Mary Eliza (Winkler) Brewer on 2 February 1920 in Tennessee. He attended Maryville College from 1939 to 1941 and the University of Tennessee from 1945 to 1946, but illness interrupted his studies and he never graduated. Brewer served in the U. S. Army during World War II and began working for the Knoxville News-Sentinel after the war ended. He married journalist Alberta Trulock (1917-2007) in 1949 and the couple had one son, Carson Trulock Kit Brewer. Brewer began writing a weekly column (which later appeared three times a week) in the 1950s. He was known as a tenacious reporter and a talented writer able to bring Appalachian culture and the beauty of the Smoky Mountains to life for his readers. Brewer formally retired from the Sentinel in 1985 but continued to submit occasional pieces until his death on 15 January 2003.

Arrangement

This collection consists of three boxes.

Acquisition Note

Carson and Alberta (Trulock) Brewer donated these articles to the University of Tennessee's Special Collections Library.

File Plan note

Carson Brewer organized these articles by subject, and this organization was not altered during processing. Each folder represents one of these original subject categories.

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