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Alex Haley Papers

Identifier: MS-1888

This collection houses manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, cassette tapes, videotapes, trial transcripts, and other materials documenting Alex Haley's literary career. Of particular interest are those materials showing Haley's Roots and the subsequent plagiarism trials related to the book.

Dates: 1870-1991

Bentley Family Papers

Identifier: MS-2358

This collection contains two series: the first consisting of personal correspondence, mostly to Blanche (Spurlock) Bentley in the 1920s and 1930s and the second consisting of notes, clippings, and photographs regarding genealogy of Blanche (Spurlock) Bentley's family.

Dates: 1859-circa 1950

Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Records

Identifier: MS-0766

The collection consists of one record book with the lineage records of the members of the James White Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The records are dated up to June 3, 1929.

Dates: 1929

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

James P. Brownlow Obituary

Identifier: MS-2975

This collection consists of a hand-written obituary notice for Brigadier General James P. Brownlow, copied from the New York Herald in 1879.

Dates: 1879 May

John Fain Anderson Statements Regarding the Hoss Apple and Hoss Family History

Identifier: MS-0147
Abstract In these statements, John Fain Anderson discusses the Hoss Apple, the Magott (or Margrett) Apple, and the Robertson Apple, provides a sketch of the Hoss family, and enumerates his memories of Washington County, Tennessee. His sketch of the Hoss family includes information about his own family beginning with his grandfathers, John R. Fain (d. 1869) and John Anderson (1765-1850), and ending with his parents, Samuel Anderson (1805-1849) and Hannah Crawford Fain (1811-1891). Also included is a...
Dates: 1928 February 4-April

Park Family Papers

Identifier: MS-0538

This collection houses correspondence, ledgers, and bank records documenting the lives of several members of the Park family in Knoxville, Tennessee and Galleighan, Ireland. Among the topics discussed are family news, national politics, and land holdings that the Parks are renting out.

Dates: 1803 May 30-1874 May 1

Penelope Johnson Allen Collection

Identifier: MS-3060

This collection contains the papers of historian and genealogist Penelope Johnson Allen, from the 1770s to the 1980s, primarily the twentieth century. The collection includes personal papers, research material, genealogical research material, publications, and more.

Dates: 1777-1983 (bulk 1860-1983)

Turley Family Papers

Identifier: MS-2554

The Turley Family Papers contain 19th-20th century papers of the Turley family of Tennessee. Included are letters, contracts, receipts, account books, genealogies, and family history research. The papers generally cover the time between 1860 and 1920 and the 1970s and 1980s.

Dates: 1819-1992 (bulk 1865-1940)

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