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Allen A. Hall Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1635
Abstract

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

Andrew Jackson Donelson Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3653
Abstract

This collection consists of sixteen Andrew Jackson Donelson correspondences about plantation life, slavery, and politics in Tennessee.

Dates: 1851 May 30-1869 August 3

Edward W. Carmack Pamphlets

 Collection
Identifier: MPA-0211
Abstract

This collection consists of seven campaign pamphlets dating from 1905 to 1907 supporting Senator Edward W. Carmack's re-election to the U.S. Senate.

Dates: circa 1905-circa 1907

Harold Ford, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MPA-0326
Abstract

The papers of former United States Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. (born 1970). Ford served as Congressman from Tennessee's 9th District from 1997-2007 and ran an ultimately unsuccessful Senate race against Bob Corker in 2006. Although the collection contains some materials from Ford's father and congressional predecessor, Harold Ford, Sr. The bulk of materials are from Ford's own five terms and 2006 Senate campaign.

Dates: 1982 - 2006

Horace Maynard Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0415
Abstract

This collection contains scrapbooks, speeches, correspondence, photographs, essays, eulogies, and a biography documenting the life and work of Tennessee statesman Horace Maynard. There are a few items of unknown origin, including a deed for 60 acres on the south side of the French Broad River to John Wright signed by Governor William Carroll and two certificates of sale for land in Ohio purchased by Mathew Heuston and signed by President James Madison.

Dates: 1800-1998; Majority of material found within 1828-1882

Howard and Irene Baker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MPA-0105
Abstract The papers of Howard and Irene Baker, who both served in the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee’s Second District, were donated to the University of Tennessee on March 1, 1973, by Irene Baker. The Baker collection is made up of legislative files, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, clippings, speeches, bills, and myriad associated items. Of special importance in the collection are Howard Baker, Sr.’s works concerning the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Atomic Energy...
Dates: 1933 - 1964

Howard H. Baker Jr. Papers First Addendum

 Collection
Identifier: MPA-0101-001
Abstract

This addendum to the papers of former Senator Howard H. Baker contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, photographs, schedules, speeches and other material related to the Senator's career and personal life. While some papers in the addendum cover roughly the same time and events as the Howard H. Baker Papers (MPA.101), this addendum also documents the Senator's political, legal and personal activities before and after his tenure in the Senate and White House.

Dates: 1856-2001, bulk 1966-1994

Howard H. Baker Jr. Papers Second Addendum

 Collection
Identifier: MPA-0101-002
Abstract

This addendum to the papers of former Senator Howard H. Baker contains correspondence, schedules, speeches and other material related to the Senator's career and personal life. While most of the papers in the addendum cover the years after the Senator's political career, there are also some papers related to his earliest political campaigns.

Dates: 1960-2001

J. L. Edwards Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0728
Abstract In these two letters to Andrew Johnson (then serving Tennessee in the U. S. House of Representatives), J. L. Edwards of the U. S. Pension Office officially establishes the conditions under which old Mrs. Curtis and the heirs of the late Sarah Hawley would be eligible for government pensions. Johnson forwarded both items to Blackston McDannel in Greeneville, Tennessee with a handwritten note assuring McDannel that he is doing the best he can to get the pensions approved, although it appears...
Dates: 1844 December 13-14

James B. Frazier Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MPA-0107
Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, speeches, congressional material, scrapbooks, and other papers documenting the life and career of James B. Frazier.

Dates: 1880-1950

James K. Polk Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0797
Abstract

In this 1841 letter to David Burford, James Polk asks Burford to reconsider his decision to abandon his political aspirations and discusses the general political situation in Tennessee.

Dates: 1841 February 2

John Bell Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2866
Abstract

In this August 30, 1844, letter to William Brownlow, publisher of The Whig newspaper, John Bell, then Secretary of War, discusses his support of Henry Clay in 1839.

Dates: 1844 August 30

Lee Annis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MPA-0344
Abstract This collection contains materials gathered by Lee Annis, Jr., for his biography of Howard Baker, titled Howard Baker: Conciliator in an Age of Crisis. These materials include transcripts of interviews Annis conducted with family and colleagues of Baker's, extensive research notes and news clippings. The collection also contains a pre-print copy of Annis's other book, Tennessee Senators 1911-2001: Portraits of Leadership in a Century of Change, miscellaenous research notes and...
Dates: 1966-1999

Lee Seifert Greene Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3662
Abstract This collection consists of materials documenting the life and work of Lee S. Greene. These materials include reserach, teaching material, student papers, photographs, newspaper clippings related to politics in Tennessee, and edited manuscripts. The majority of the documents relate to Greene's political research for his publications including Lead Me On: Frank Goad Clement and Tennessee Politics, To Foster Knowledge, Government in Tennessee, and Seven Ages: An Autobiography. The collection...
Dates: 1930-1986, undated

O. P. Temple Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0021
Abstract

The O. P. Temple Papers consist of correspondence, legal and financial files, writings, newspaper clippings, awards, gifts, and photographs documenting the life and work of Knoxville businessman and politician Oliver P. Temple.

Dates: 1822-1922

Park Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0538
Abstract

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

S. H. Laughlin Letter to W. I. Whitthorne

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1205
Abstract

In this letter (marked Private) to W. I. Whitthorne, S. H. Laughlin discusses local and national politics. He touches on the possible adjournment of the U. S. House of Representatives, the state of the Native American Democratic ticket and the Whig Party, and his own efforts to promote the Democratic Party and fight the Whigs in Tennessee. He ends with a plea for funds to support his work.

Dates: 1844 April 20

Some Themes in the Early Life of William G. Brownlow

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0561
Abstract

This collection consists of a senior thesis on William G. Brownlow originally submitted to the history department of Princeton University.

Dates: 1969

William B. Bate Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2316
Abstract

In this February 7, 1877 letter to John H. Erskine, William B. Bate describes his problematic run and subsequent defeat in his most recent senatorial race.

Dates: 1877 February 7

William G. Brownlow Letter Supporting Congress

 Collection
Identifier: MS-4002
Abstract

This April 3, 1866, letter was written by William G. Brownlow in Knoxville, Tennessee during his time as governor. In this short handwritten letter, Brownlow gives his support to Congress on an unspecified matter instead of President Andrew Johnson.

Dates: 1866 April 3

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