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J. Wylie Brownlee Collection

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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

Jim Casada Collection of Horace Kephart and George Masa

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Identifier: MS-3452
Abstract

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 (Bulk 1926 March 6-2009 October 30)

John Peine Collection

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Identifier: MS-2029
Abstract

The John Peine Collection houses drafts, reports, proposals, letters, and memoranda documenting various issues affecting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Dates: 1982-1990

Leroy G. Fox Collection

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Identifier: MS-2051
Abstract This collection houses articles, assessments, brochures, correspondence, magazines, maps, newsletters, newspaper articles, notes, minutes, plans, reports, photocopies, and more documenting Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Great Smoky Mountains organizations, including the Great Smoky Mountain Park Commission and the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club. The collection is broken down into eight series: personal materials, publications, articles, plans, organizations, places, subjects, and...
Dates: 1927-1999

Luther Family Photograph Albums

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Identifier: MS-3685
Abstract

These two photograph album scrapbooks contain images of the three Luther boys - Edwin, Lawrence, Albert - their sister, Louise, and many of their friends during their youth in the 1920s.

Dates: circa 1924-1930

Peter H. Prince Papers

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Identifier: MS-2921
Abstract The bulk of this collection is composed of photographs, newspaper clippings, computer printouts, xerox copies, floppy disks, correspondence, and reference publications documenting Peter Hayden Pete Prince's research into the history of his family and of the Great Smoky Mountains both before and after the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was formed. Other materials document Prince's personal life (including his two fiancees, his work with cerebral palsy patients, his struggle to find...
Dates: 1770-2006

Philip and Ruth Ewald Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2093
Abstract

Philip and Ruth Ewald collected these newspapers, maps, and various proposals, reports, and recommendations documenting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The materials date from 1953 to 1984 and focus on a decision made in about 1965 to build a road on park land from Townsend to Bryson City. The collection also houses several drafts of a General Management Plan for the park and materials showing the discussion surrounding it.

Dates: 1953-1984

Ridley Wills Postcard Collection

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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

Rising From the Ashes Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3935
Overview

This collection consists of both audio and video interviews concerning the Chimney Tops 2 Wildfires in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains during 2016. Beginning in 2017, interviews were conducted with residents of Gatlinburg, government officials, emergency responders, and researchers in various fields.

Dates: 2017-2020

Ruth Ewald Collection Regarding the Great Smoky Mountains

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Identifier: MS-3522
Abstract

This collection houses Smoky Mountains Hiking Club Handbooks, newsletters, pocket maps, and guides to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park assembled by Ruth Z. Ewald.

Dates: 1926-2009

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3936
Overview

This collection documents the activities of the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club from its inception in the 1920s through the 2010s. It includes materials such as correspondence, administrative files, photographs, handbooks, and more.

Dates: 1922-2019

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club Records

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Identifier: MS-0423
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of bulletins, photographs, song sheets, member information, and other materials documenting the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club. Also included are a few issues of the Georgia Mountaineer, three guidebooks to various areas of the Smoky Mountains, and materials describing the building of a transmountain road in the 1960s and the passage of the 1964 Wilderness Bill.

Dates: 1926-1969 July

Wesley T. Kennerly Papers

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Identifier: MS-3440
Abstract The bulk of this collection houses correspondence written to and by W. T. Kennerly between 1891 and 1943. Among his correspondents are the nurses that he met while hospitalized in San Francisco during the Spanish-American War and such political figures as Senators Kenneth McKellar and Tom Stewart and Tennessee governor Prentice Cooper. Many of the letters document Kennerly's efforts to help friends and supporters secure employment with such agencies as the WPA and the TVA. The collection...
Dates: 1855 February 21-1943 May (Bulk 1891 June 8-1943 May)

William T. Rolen Jr. Photograph Collection

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Identifier: MS-3813
Abstract

This collection consists of photographic slides and photographs from national parks, including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, taken by William T. Rolen Jr.

Dates: 1943-2010, undated; Majority of material found within 1990 - 2010

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