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Elkmont Papers and Photographs

Identifier: MS-3924

Collection contains material related to the history and preservation of the town of Elkmont, Tennessee. Papers in the collection include correspondence and member rosters from the Appalachian Club, maps, newspaper articles, and advertisements for the Wonderland Hotel. Also included are photographic prints and negatives of the area.

Dates: 1930 January 31-2014 August

Elkmont Property Papers

Identifier: MS-3263

This collection houses photocopies of deeds and other documents showing land transfers and recording land owned by the Little River Company and the Appalachian Club in Elkmont, Tennessee. The bulk of the collection consists of land transfer deeds dating from 1881 to 1929.

Dates: 1838-1972 (bulk 1881-1929)

Ephemera Collection

Identifier: Ephemera

Artificial collection of ephemera items related to the history of Knoxville, Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountains, and more.

Dates: 1800-2012

Fink Mountain Days Manuscript

Identifier: MS-3853
Abstract The collection consists of a typed manuscript, written in 1960 in Jonesboro, Tennessee, by mountaineer and Tennessee historian Paul Fink, entitled “Mountain Days. A Journal of Camping Experiences in the Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina. 1914-1938.” An early draft of his 1975 book, Backpacking was the only way, the journal details his experiences exploring the Smoky Mountains and includes accounts of how he helped developed the Appalachian Trail...
Dates: 1960

George Fry: The Legend

Identifier: MS-2056
Abstract George W. Fry, Superintendent of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from November of 1963 to July of 1969, began keeping a daily diary as a fourteen-year-old schoolboy in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. These writings resulted in a 329-page unpublished memoir entitled George Fry: The Legend. Selectively edited by daughter Georgiana (Fry) Vines, it details events from his childhood and college days in Pennsylvania to his retirement in Atlanta on June 30, 1973. Most of the...
Dates: 1911-1973

Great Signal Rock, TN Stereoview Card

Identifier: MS-3081

This collection consists of an 1887 stereoview card (two photographs that can be combined to create a 3-D image) of The Great Signal Rock, Summit of Lookout Mt., Chattanooga, Tenn., USA

Dates: 1887

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Commission Records

Identifier: MS-1323

This collection houses the records of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Commission dating from 1947 to 1960. Among the subjects discussed are roads, accessibility, and legal issues.

Dates: 1947-1960

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Oral History Collection

Identifier: MS-3782

This collection contains oral histories about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park through interviews of people who lived in the area in the early twentieth century. These interviews were conducted by students from the University of Tennessee in Anthropology and Appalachian Folklore classes.

Dates: 1980s-2000s

Great Smoky Mountains Postcard Collection

Identifier: MS-3745
Abstract This collection consists primarily of colorized postcards from the early 20th century that depict scenes and animals in the Great Smoky Mountains. Most of the postcards have extensive captions on the back, and some have postmarks and personal notes.Also included in this collection are a booklet, a brochure, and several souvenir postcard folders. The folders, designed to be mailed, include many images folded accordian style within a cover. These occasionally include images from...
Dates: circa 1910-circa 1976

Great Smoky Mountains Postcards and Negatives

Identifier: MS-3784

This collection contains various postcards of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and several negatives of the photographs that were printed on to them. There is also a miniature book containing pictures used on the postcards and a box that has miniature pictures in it as well. Also contained in the collection is sheet music contained in a large, thin book and several pricing manuals on graphic masks.

Dates: circa 1900-1950

Great Smoky Mountains Stamps

Identifier: MS-3862

This collection includes postage stamps featuring the Great Smoky Mountains.

Dates: 1934, undated

Harold Ray Payne Collection

Identifier: MS-3904

This collection documents the work of conservationist Harold Ray Payne with the Great Smoky Mountains. Included are papers, notebooks, reports, and books on several projects by Payne such as Elkmont preservation, Wonderland Hotel, and North Shore Road. There is some correspondence with representatives regarding funding and papers regarding legislation, namely with Ted Snyder.

Dates: 1959-2016

Harvey Broome, A Bibliography

Identifier: MS-1068

This collection consists of a bibliography for Harvey Broome's works.

Dates: 1980

Herbert M. Webster Photographs

Identifier: MS-3338
Abstract This collection houses approximately 500 photographs that Herbert Webster took while hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains prior to the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Among the subjects most frequently depicted are House Mountain, Grandfather Mountain, Three Forks, Greenbrier Pinnacle, Rainbow Falls, Ramsey Cascades, Clingman's Dome, Siler Bald, Mt. Guyot, Mt. Cammerer, Mt. LeConte, Cades Cove, Bald Falls, and the Chimneys. The vast majority of these images are...
Dates: 1926-1955 (bulk 1932-1937)

Huskey and Ogle Families Genealogical Booklet

Identifier: MS-1176

This collection consists of a booklet containing information about the Huskey and Ogle families of Tennessee, including a copy of William Ogle's will, a brief history of William and Martha Jane (Huskey) Ogle's arrival in Sevier County, an essay on the early Huskey and Ogle families of Gatlinburg, an essay on the crafts and utensils that Thomas Stephen and Isaac Huskey made, a piece describing some Cherokee legends, and several biographical notices.

Dates: undated

Ijams Family Papers

Identifier: MS-3668
Abstract This collection consists of photos and documents which provide insight into the private lives and conservation interests of the Ijams family, primarily from the 1920s to the 1960s. In addition to many family photos, there is a folder of photos belonging to Della Yoe (Alice Yoe Ijams' sister) and taken by photographer Edouard Exline of individuals in the Great Smoky Mountains to document mountain culture and traditions. Also included are many of the newsletters that a young Josephine Ijams...
Dates: 1840-1993 August 29, undated

Ilene Jones Cornwell Papers

Identifier: MS-2054
Abstract Series I of this collection contains photographs, correspondence, sketches, postcards, clippings, publications, and other materials documenting Paul J. Adams. Many of these items discuss Adams' beloved dog, Cumberland Jack II. Of particular interest is a typewritten manuscript for Adams' unpublished "Cumberland Jack." Series II houses photographs, notes, publications, and other materials showing Tennessee historian Paul M. Fink. Series III houses materials unrelated to Adams and Fink,...
Dates: 1923-circa 2010

J. Wylie Brownlee Collection

Identifier: MS-3817
Abstract The J. Wylie Brownlee Collection details the Great Smoky Mountains National Park campaign during the mid-1920s. It includes letters to Brownlee, brochures and pamphlets promoting the creation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and its conservation, writings describing the beauty of the Smoky Mountains, empty letterheads, a list of instructions for the organization presidents of the Smoky Mountains Campaign, and a letter from the campaign chairman of the Chamber of Commerce in Asheville,...
Dates: 1924-1926

James Merrill Safford Correspondence

Identifier: MS-3728

This collection contains one correspondence from James Safford. He writes about a distinguished botanist that came to measure the peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains, which are the highest in North Carolina and Tennessee. Safford goes on to note that they are the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River.

Dates: 1822-1907

Jim Casada Collection of Horace Kephart and George Masa

Identifier: MS-3452

This collection houses correspondence, photographs, publications, newspaper clippings, and other materials that Jim Casada collected during his research into the lives and work of Horace Kephart and George Masa.

Dates: 1882-2009 October 30; Majority of material found within 1926 March 6-2009 October 30

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