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A. G. Dutch and Margaret Ann Roth Papers

Identifier: MS-3334

This collection consists primarily of approximately 8,000 photographs of the Great Smoky Mountains and the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club taken by Albert Gordon Dutch Roth between 1916 and 1960. It also houses a number of photographs taken by Dutch Roth's daughter, Margaret Ann Roth, and a variety of print materials (including correspondence, announcements and invitations, programs, and maps) documenting the SMHC.

Dates: circa 1880s-2002 December 14 (bulk 1916 May 24-1960 March 1)

A. Randolph Shields Collection

Identifier: MS-2124
Abstract This collection contains slide photography of the Great Smoky Mountains region and the Arizona desert, professional association membership information, professional research, writing and publications proofs, Shields family genealogical information, and personal correspondence. The collection is contained within seven archival storage boxes and a single archival tube. The original organizational patterns have been maintained wherever possible, including titles of folders and notebooks and the...
Dates: 1930s-1990s

"A Vegetation Analysis of the Great Smoky Mountains"

Identifier: MS-3395
Abstract Robert Harding Whittaker submitted this thesis, entitled "A Vegetation Analysis of the Great Smoky Mountains" on August 4, 1948 in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology at the University of Illinois-Urbana. In it, he analyzes the structures and patterning of plant communities in a region largely untouched by human interruptions: the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Whittaker focuses on a new analytical approach to the ecological study...
Dates: 1948 August 4

A Walk in the Spring Rain Original Screenplay

Identifier: MS-3855

This collection contains the original screenplay for the 1970 film A Walk in the Spring Rain, directed by Guy Green. The film was apapted from Rachel Maddux's 1966 novel of the same name by screenwriter Stirling Silliphant and starred actors Anthony Quinn and Ingrid Bergman. The film was shot on location in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Dates: 1970

Al Watson Collection

Identifier: MS-3955

This collection from Al Watson consists of over 1,500 color photographs taken by Watson documenting trails, vistas, and other scenery within the Great Smoky Mountains. Also included are pamphlets, correspondence, reports, and other papers documenting activities of the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club as well as other activities related to the Great Smoky Mountains and the Appalachian Trail.

Dates: 1934-2024

Alice Brehm Williamson Elkmont Collection

Identifier: MS-3753

This collection documents the last years of the Wonderland Hotel and village at Elkmont, spanning from the 1970s until the area's closure in 1992. It details the ownership arrangement of the land and leases of the buildings as well as the history of the community. Included are correspondence, records, photographs and newspaper columns concerning the Elkmont community and the Wonderland Hotel.

Dates: 1970 - 1994

Allen R. Coggins Collection

Identifier: MS-3891

Materials from Allen Coggins' research in writing his book Place Names of the Smokies as well as from his time as a tour guide in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Also included are his personal library and photograph collection related to the GSMNP.

Dates: 1885-2014

Ambrose M. Paine Papers

Identifier: MS-3292
Abstract This collection houses correspondence and legal documents showing the construction of the Indian Gap Road, which was intended to facilitate movement between East Tennessee and Western North Carolina. The state and local governments of both states, however, faced many obstacles in this collaboration. The road's success depended on the assurance that North Carolina would resume construction of the road upon reaching the Tennessee/North Carolina border. Community groups in Sevier county led by...
Dates: 1923 September 25-1936 November 24

Anne Broome Placemats

Identifier: MS-3708

This collection consists of two hand-woven placemats made by Anna Broome from grass near her cabin in Cobbles Hollow.

Dates: undated

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Collection

Identifier: MS-3958

This collection houses a variety of materials documenting the history, activities, and legacy of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Tennessee's oldest craft school. The collection includes photographs, publications, correspondence, business records, and more.

Dates: 1793-2003

Bain Family Collection

Identifier: MS-3826

This collection consists of materials belonging to botanist Samuel Bain and his family. Most materials in the collection are related to the Great Smoky Mountains.

Dates: circa 1900-1942

Betsey Beeler Creekmore Papers

Identifier: MS-2823

This collection contains the notes, photographs, and books collected by Betsey Beeler Creekmore for her publications and research about the Knoxville region and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Dates: 1930s, 1960s-1990s

Bogart Family Great Smoky Mountains Postcards

Identifier: MS-3709

The collection consists of 19 postcards depicting the Great Smoky Mountains. The postcards were mailed to the family and friends of the Bogart family during the early 20th century.

Dates: 1917 June 14-1946 September 2

Camp LeConte for Boys Yearbooks

Identifier: MS-3889

This collection consists of three yearbooks from the Camp LeConte for Boys in Elkmont, Tennessee from 1938 to 1940. The yearbooks proclaim the camp as the only boys' camp in a national park, and includes information on the camp staff, facilities, procedures, and activities such as hiking and archery. The yearbooks also include a roster of boys who attended the camp.

Dates: 1938-1941

Carson Brewer Articles

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.

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

Carson Brewer Articles

Identifier: MS-2435

This collection contains 45 items, mainly articles written by Carson Brewer for the Knoxville News-Sentinel from 1959 to 1992. Most of the articles contain local stories about history and people's experiences or activities.

Dates: 1959-1992

Cumberland Gap, TN Stereoview Card

Identifier: MS-3082

This collection consists of a stereoview (two photographs that can be combined to create a 3-D image) of a Mountaineer's Cabin, Cumberland Gap, TN. On the reverse is a brief description of the hardships of life in a log cabin.

Dates: undated

Dunn-Oliver Collection

Identifier: MS-3690
Abstract This collection includes extensive documentation on the history and families of Cades Cove, Tennessee, collected by John W. Oliver and used by Durwood C. Dunn in his book Cades Cove: The Life and Death of a Southern Appalachian Community, 1818-1937. Papers include original manuscripts, typescripts, photocopies, and notes. The materials include correspondence; legal and business documents; genealogical, church, and cemetery records; personal memoirs; newspaper...
Dates: 1730-1984

Earl M. Albertson Genealogical Research

Identifier: MS-3451

This collection houses photographs, stories, records, and publications documenting the people of Greenbrier Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains. Among the family names discussed are Huskey, Ogle, Whaley, Reagan, Stinnett, Albertson, Dodgen, Bohannon, Shultz, and Ingle. The majority of the photographs are modern copies; the existence and location of the originals is not known.

Dates: circa 1860-circa 2000

Elgin P. Kintner, M.D. Smoky Mountains Collection

Identifier: MS-3686

This collection consists primarily of photographs, slides, and negatives of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park that were taken during Dr. Kintner's frequent hikes through the park. Also included in the collection are a Kodaslide Stereo Viewer II and many stereoscopic slides, a cd with several photos and a spreadsheet of every photo in the collection, and two manuscripts by Dr. Kintner.

Dates: 1950-2011

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