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Allen A. Hall Letters

Identifier: MS-1635

In these four letters, Allen Hall's correspondents discuss such political matters as appointments to the Post Office, removals of political officeholders, and the political situation in Knoxville and East Tennessee.

Dates: 1849 May 22-November 8

Cave Johnson Letters

Identifier: MS-0888

Two of these letters, both addressed to an unknown recipient, concern subscriptions to the Weekly Globe. The third (dated 1843) is addressed to John H. Caustine and concerns fees for dealing with spoliation claims.

Dates: 1832 June 17-1843 December 23

Charlie Daniel Editorial Cartoon Collection

Identifier: MS-3526
Abstract This collection consists of over 20,000 original cartoons drawn by Charlie Daniel during his career as the editorial cartoonist at the Knoxville Journal (from 1958) and the Knoxville News-Sentinel (from 1992). In these cartoons, Daniel has offered comments upon life in general and politics in particular, through a cast of characters that includes – in addition to real people – Rosie the diner cook, Elmo Smidlap the everyman, and someone who looks remarkably like the artist himself. The...
Dates: 1951-2016

F. S. Heiskell Scrapbook

Identifier: MS-2190

This collection contains a F. S. Heiskell's scrapbook of 1840's newspaper clippings, mainly about the government, the economy, agriculture, and the Mexican War.

Dates: circa 1840-1851

F. S. Heiskell Subscription List of the Knoxville Register

Identifier: MS-0493
Abstract This collection contains the subscription list for the Knoxville Register in 1820. According to an accompanying note, the list was found in the attic of the editor, F. S. Heiskell. The date 1820 is indicated by the reference on page 112 to the Emancipator, an anti-slavery paper published in that year in Jonesboro. The numbers after the names are probably the number of issues of the Register...
Dates: 1820

George Wilson Publishing Accounts Payable List

Identifier: MS-2768
Abstract This folder contains a list of accounts payable from June to October 1801 to East Tennessee publisher George Wilson of George Wilson Publishing. Wilson, as partner to George Raulston, was the publisher of the Knoxville Gazette. After the partnership dissolved, Wilson moved to Jonesborough to start his own newspaper, The Washington Newspaper and Advertiser, which was established in 1803. Items on the list include: whiskey and workmen, gate and...
Dates: 1801 June-October

H. G. Parks Letter

Identifier: MS-0269

In this letter, H. G. Parks asks F. S. Heiskell (editor of the Knoxville Register) to please send him a copy of that paper. Parks is residing in Richmond (Ray County), Missouri and has not seen the Register since he left Knoxville. He also remarks that most newspapers in Missouri "put Genl. Jackson down and ... rase Henry Clay." A note on the verso indicates that Heiskell provided the requested copy.

Dates: 1831 July 24

John B. Brownlow Letter

Identifier: MS-0363

This collection consists of a single letter from John B. Brownlow to William G. McAdoo on February 4, 1890. The letter concerns Brownlow's recollection of a speech made by Andrew Johnson in Knoxville around 1860.

Dates: 1890 February 4

John H. Eaton Jr. Papers

Identifier: MS-0018

This collection houses the papers of Tennessee educator, journalist, and politician John H. Eaton Jr. Some of the topics documented include the U. S. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, the U. S. Bureau of Education, Eaton's newspaper Memphis Evening Post, and personal matters.

Dates: 1862-1881

Knoxville Journal and Tribune Assignment Book

Identifier: MS-2197

This collection contains a newspaper assignment book for the Knoxville Journal and Tribune from January 1 to December 31, 1911. Each page is dated and completed in ink with the stories a reporter was assigned to and the items that needed to be looked up that day.

Dates: 1911

Knoxville Journal and Tribune Button

Identifier: MS-3949

A single pinback button with text reading "I sell the Knoxville Journal and Tribune."

Dates: undated

Knoxville Journal Company Notebook

Identifier: MS-3574
Abstract Note

This small leather pocket journal contains various lists of financial and political information from the 1890's, including election returns from several wards, the price of silver, shareholders in the Knoxville Journal Company, payment on several loans, and the salaries for political and military personnel.

Dates: 1889 January-1896 July

Malcolm Miller Papers

Identifier: MS-0308

This collection houses correspondence, reviews, programs, photographs, scripts, and other materials documenting Malcolm Miller's work with the University of Tennessee's drama program, his involvement with such Knoxville theaters as the Bijou, the Lyric, and the Tennessee, and his column, Music and Drama, in the Knoxville Journal.

Dates: 1881-1963; Majority of material found within 1920-1963

Oak Ridge Mercury Loss News Clippings

Identifier: MS-3797

This collection consists of photocopied newspaper clippings from 1983 to 1986 detailing mercury loss into East Fork Poplar Creek in Oak Ridge, Tennessee from the Y-12 plant. The clippings include documentation of public controversy and fear surrounding this revealed exposure by the Department of Energy in addition to the subsequent Congressional hearing and later efforts to clean up the environment contaminated by the mercury loss.

Dates: 1983 May 18-1986 December 11

Sam Venable Papers

Identifier: MS-3692

This collection consists of correspondence, photographs, negatives, slides, oral histories, manuscript drafts, press clippings, memorabilia, oversized posters, and taped interviews collected over the career of Sam Venable, a writer and columnist for the Knoxville News Sentinel in East Tennessee.

Dates: 1941-2018

Samuel C. Williams Collection

Identifier: MS-2297

This collection contains handwritten notes taken by Samuel C. Williams from the Jackson Gazette issues between 1824 and 1830.

Dates: undated

U.S. Government Documents Declaring War

Identifier: MS-3631

This double-sided broadside reprints a message to Congress by James Madison (June 10); a report from the Committee on Foreign Relations; the declaration of war, signed by Henry Clay and William Crawford, and approved by James Madison (June 18); a proclamation by the president, signed by James Madison and James Monroe (June 19); and a letter to the citizens of West Tennessee from Felix Grundy (June 25).

Dates: 1812 June 1-25

W. G. Holmes Letter to S. E. Hunt

Identifier: MS-0146

In this letter to Sarah E. Hunt, W. G. Holmes (business manager of the Memphis Commercial Appeal) describes the history of morning newspapers in Memphis beginning with the foundation of the Appeal in 1840 and ending with the consolidation of the city's two major daily newspapers, the Appeal Avalanche and the Commercial, as the Commercial Appeal in 1894. Holmes closes with an outline of the features that make Memphis an ideal location for a morning newspaper.

Dates: 1898 January 29

W. G. Hunt Letter

Identifier: MS-2445

This collection contains one Nov. 13, 1824 letter from William G. Hunt, the founder of The National Banner. He writes to Abram Maury and John Fitzgerald of the Nashville Republican, inquiring about the identity of an anonymous writer who assailed Hunt.

Dates: 1824 November 13

"With the Tennessee Valley Authority"

Identifier: MS-1256

This collection includes pages from Knoxville Labor News featuring the "With the Tennessee Valley Authority" article during 1936 and 1937. Also included is one copy of the April 23, 1936 issue of the Norris News.

Dates: 1936-1937

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