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Dunn-Oliver Collection

 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

James Merrill Safford Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3728
Abstract

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

Ridley Wills Postcard Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3781
Abstract This collection consists of approximately 2800 postcards featuring the Great Smoky Mountains, East Tennessee and Western North Carolina from the 1910s to the 1990s. The cards depict a variety of scenes, including iconic natural features, distinctive architecture, general landscapes, and popular tourist destinations. The predominant focus of this collection is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and surrounding areas including Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and the images on the postcards...
Dates: 1910s-1990s

Wolf Creek Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3858
Abstract

This collection documents the Allen family and, to a lesser degree, the Peck family of Wolf Creek, Cocke County, Tennessee. Materials consist primarily of correspondence in the form of personal letters, envelopes, telegraphs, and postcards. In addition, there are wills, legal and business papers, newspaper clippings, photocopies, photographs, negatives, a glass negative, a book, an herb/wildflower journal, several periodicals, land deeds, and surveys.

Dates: 1810-2012; Majority of material found within 1880 - 1912