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Dr. C. S. Boyd Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2129

This collection consists of photographs of African-Americans in the Knoxville, Tenn. area during the early 20th century. Many are of Dr. Charles S. Boyd, his dental office, and his family. Others include other individual or group portraits and school photographs. Most of the photographs are either mounted for framing or enclosed in the paper envelopes provided by the photographer. Several include writing on them identifying the individual(s) shown and/or the studio that created the image. Studios or photographers include Browder of Knoxville; L. D. Hill Fagg of Knoxville; Brazelton of Chattanooga; and Lay of Nashville.

Dates

  • 1913, 1924, undated

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 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of photographs of African-Americans in the Knoxville, Tenn. area during the early 20th century. Many are of Dr. Charles S. Boyd, his dental office, and his family.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles S. Boyd was born in Maryville, Tenn. in the mid-19th century. He graduated from Meharry Medical College in Nashville in 1896. In 1897, he married Hattie Agnes Valentine, also of Maryville, and later that year, they moved to Knoxville. Boyd owned a dental office on W. Vine Ave. in downtown Knoxville during the early 20th century. He was also very active in community organizations.

Arrangement

Collection consists of five topical series:

  1. Series I: Group Photographs
  2. Series II: Photographs of Women
  3. Series III: Photographs of Men
  4. Series V: Oversize Photographs
  5. Series IV: Photographs of Children

Previous Citation

This collection was previously titled the African-American Photography Collection.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased by Special Collections.

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