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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 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

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

Albert G. (Dutch) Roth Photo Album

Identifier: MS-2584

This collection consists of a photo album by Albert G. (Dutch) Roth, containing pictures of the Smoky Mountains and the Smoky Mountain Hiking Club. The earliest dated photograph is December 1925; the latest dated photograph is May 2, 1937.

Dates: 1925-1937

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

Anderson Design Group Posters of the Great Smoky Mountains

Identifier: MS-3978

The 44 posters in this collection, designed by Anderson Design Group, showcase different areas and scenes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Information about each piece of artwork as well as information about GSMNP is detailed in Illustrated Guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park written by Daniel S. Pierce, Joel Anderson, and Nathan Anderson (2017).

Dates: 2015-2017

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)

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

East Tennessee Automobile Club Letter

Identifier: MS-1906

Collection consists of a single letter written by Mary Coleman of the East Tennessee Automobile Club to Herbert P. Carl regarding the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Dates: 1930 September 12

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

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

Great Smoky Mountains Guidebooks

Identifier: MS-3414

These guidebooks document the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and some of the towns nearby. Among them are a Thompson Photo publication including photographs of popular destinations, brochures detailing the history of the park, brochures containing maps of the park, brochures describing the Park's plants and animals, brochures advertising special events and programs, and visitor guides promoting attractions in Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and Cherokee, North Carolina.

Dates: 1955-2004

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 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

H. M. Jennison Letter

Identifier: MS-0851

In this letter to Harvey Broome, H. M. Jennison reports that he hopes that he can help Dr. Cahn find what he is looking for, although he cannot make predections because the weather has been screwy. Jennison also sends information about the state of several plant species in the park, including Trillium luteum, Phlox stolonifer, and Phacelia fimbriata.

Dates: 1936 April 22

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

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

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