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Don Paine Collection of State of Tennessee v. Maurice Mays

Identifier: MS-3056
Abstract This collection contains the materials collected by Tennessee lawyer Donald F. Paine about the murder trials of Maurice Mays in 1919 and 1921. Mays, a black restaurateur and former deputy sheriff of Knoxville, was convicted of the murder of a white woman named Bertie Lindsey in 1919. He was executed by the state on March 15, 1922, despite the concerns of respectable white and black citizens as to a fair trial and doubts about his guilt. Three series within the collection contain photocopies...
Dates: 1905-1926, 1983-2007 (bulk 1920's, 2006)

Donald F. Paine Collection of Hiram Hall, Eugene D. Blanchard, and Stanley Puryear

Identifier: MS-3204
Abstract This collection houses trial documents, research notes, newspaper articles, and photographs showing three separate murder cases. The first of these cases is State of Tennessee vs. Hiram Hall. Hall was convicted of murdering his wife, Ida Hassler Hall, on August 18, 1897 near Crossville, Tennessee. The second case researched is State of Tennessee vs. Eugene D. Blanchard. Blanchard was convicted of murdering Harry Gervin in Knoxville, Tennessee on May 16, 1930. The third case included is State...
Dates: 1897 August-2007 October

Donald F. Paine Papers

Identifier: MS-2915

This collection contains Donald F. Paine's research papers documenting four early 20th century Tennessee murder trials, including the supposed death of Tom Buntin in 1931, a possible murder committed by Dr. J. Herman Feist in 1906, the conviction and pardon of Claude Nichols in 1955 and in the 1970s, and the numerous trials and eventual acquittal of Bertie Wrather in the 1940s.

Dates: 1907-1908, 1929-1964, 1987-2006

Donald Paine Collection of State of Tennessee v. Fulton

Identifier: MS-2732

This collection contains lectures, handouts, notes, photocopies of court documents, maps, newspaper clippings, and photographs collected by Donald Paine that document State of Tennessee v. Fulton, a case related to the murder of UT graduate Sam Parker on July 5, 1906.

Dates: 1850-2003 (bulk 1903-2003)

Donald Paine Collection Regarding Tennessee v. Carl Still

Identifier: MS-3444

This collection houses the materials that Donald Paine collected while researching Carl Still's murder of Gilbert May in Lonsdale in 1910 as well as the articles that he published on the subject.

Dates: 1870-2009

Donald Paine Collection Regarding Tennessee v. Louis Fain

Identifier: MS-3441

This collection consists of Donald Paine’s research materials and resulting articles and lecture regarding the case of Tennessee v. Louis Fain.

Dates: 1932 November-2009 December

Donald Paine Collection Regarding the Trials of Maude Moore

Identifier: MS-3517
Abstract This collection consists primarily of Donald Paine’s notes regarding the trials of Maude Moore that occurred in Knoxville from 1919 to 1921. Included with these notes is correspondence regarding his research into the case, various related documents including marriage and death certificates, newspaper articles about Moore and her trials, photographs of various locations involved in the case, and recordings and handouts from Paine’s presentation about the case for the Knoxville Bar Association...
Dates: 1909 December 15-2010 September, undated

Donald Paine Research Regarding Henry Clay King, June Newberry, and Lawrencia Bembenek

Identifier: MS-2095

This collection houses correspondence, photocopied newspaper articles, court depositions, articles, transcripts, maps, videocassettes, audiocassettes, and compact discs that Donald Paine collected or created while researching three murder cases. He later used this research to write articles published in the Tennessee Bar Journal.

Dates: 1891, 1961, 1981

Jacob Gardenhire Murder Indictment

Identifier: MS-0808

This collection includes an indictment, issued by the Territory of the United States South of the River Ohio dated 1791, of Jacob Pardenhize for the murder of Joseph Mackley.

Dates: 1791

Sam Y. Parker Collection

Identifier: MS-0830

This collection houses materials documenting the murder of University of Tennessee graduate Sam Y. Parker by Judge James E. Fulton of Helenwood, Tennessee in 1906. Newspaper clippings and correspondence between the trial lawyers document the entire saga in detail. Other material includes research into the history of the Newman and Parker families, a Civil War diary, photographs, a family Bible, mementos, and personal items.

Dates: circa 1700-1970; Majority of material found within 1864-1906