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Andrew Jackson Graves Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MPA-0123
Abstract

This collection contains documents from Andrew Jackson Graves' life and career as a Tennessee State Senator. The bulk of the material comes from the years 1933 to 1940, and relates to various projects Graves was involved in at the local, state, and national levels. The collection also contains a sizable number of posthumous documents pertaining to awards and honors he received after his death.

Dates: 1933-1968

Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Government Charter Commission Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0827
Abstract

This collection houses records documenting an attempt to consolidate Knoxville and Knox County in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Dates: 1947-1959

Peter Staub Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0979
Abstract

This collection houses a letter written by Peter Staub, then the mayor of Knoxville, to the Trustees of East Tennessee University in reference to Knoxville's inability to collect outstanding taxes.

Dates: 1875 August 26

Peter Staub Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0236
Abstract

This collection contains a letter written to then Mayor Peter Staub of Knoxville, Tennessee, by a group of Knoxville citizens on May 20, 1875. The letter concerns their dissatisfaction with a new hog law in which hogs must be penned up. In the letter, the authors threaten to burn down Staub’s home and anyone inside should the law be enforced.

Dates: 1875 May 20

William G. Swan Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3621
Abstract

William G. Swan published this broadside to assure voters that he was a candidate for the Second Judicial Circuit. He was not able to actively campaign because he had been home with his dying brother, and he couldn’t announce in the local political papers because he wasn’t friends with either editor, hence this broadside.

Dates: 1857 August 10

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