W. Stuart Evans Collection
The W. Stuart Evans Collection spans from 1972 through 1986 and consists of Correspondence, Proposals, and Publications. The bulk of the material involves design and administration of the Knoxville International Energy Exposition (KIEE), also called the 1982 World's Fair. Much of the correspondence involves Bo Roberts, Richard Evans, DKA, KIEE, and John Ulmer. Of special interest, there is a letter addressed to Ronald Reagan from Evans concerning solar power, and some correspondence with Bob Hope. Also, there are various memoranda from the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce. The collection contains many proposals and designs for the World's Fair, as well as publications about the event and Knoxville. Researchers interested in Evans's career at the University of Tennessee should consult AR.0451.
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3 Linear Feet
The W. Stuart Evans Collection spans from 1972 through 1986 and consists of Correspondence, Proposals, and Publications. The bulk of the material involves the design and administration of the Knoxville International Energy Exposition (KIEE), also known as the 1982 World's Fair.
William Stuart Evans was actively involved with the planning of the Knoxville International Energy Exposition (KIEE), or the 1982 World's Fair. He advocated installing cleaner and more efficient power supplies such as solar power in the United States. Evans was employed by the Downtown Knoxville Association (DKA) and served as a chairman for the KIEE. Evans was also employed by the University of Tennessee from 1967 through 1979.
Collection consists of two boxes divided into three series; Series I: Correspondence, Series II: Proposals, Designs, and Administration, and Series III: Publications.
This collection is a gift of Debbie Evans Ragland.