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A. G. Dutch and Margaret Ann Roth Papers

Identifier: MS-3334
Abstract This collection consists primarily of approximately 8,000 photographs of the Great Smoky Mountains and the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club taken by Albert Gordon Dutch Roth between 1916 and 1960. It also houses a number of photographs taken by Dutch Roth's daughter, Margaret Ann Roth, and a variety of print materials (including correspondence, announcements and invitations, programs, and maps) documenting the SMHC.

A Vegetation Analysis of the Great Smoky Mountains

Identifier: MS-3395
Abstract Robert Harding Whittaker submitted this thesis (entitled A Vegetation Analysis of the Great Smoky Mountains) on 1948 August 4 in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology at the University of Illinois-Urbana. In it, he analyzes the structures and patterning of plant communities in a region largely untouched by human interruptions: the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Whittaker focuses on a new analytical approach to the ecological study of...

Albert G. (Dutch) Roth Photo Album

Identifier: MS-2584
Abstract This collection consists of a photo album by Albert G. (Dutch) Roth, containing pictures of the Smoky Mountains and the Smoky Mountain Hiking Club. The earliest dated photograph is December 1925; the latest dated photograph is May 2, 1937.

Allen R. Coggins Collection

Identifier: MS-3891
Abstract Materials from Allen Coggins' research in writing his book Place Names of the Smokies as well as from his time as a tour guide in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Also included are his personal library and photograph collection related to the GSMNP.

Camp LeConte for Boys Yearbooks

Identifier: MS-3889
Abstract This collection consists of three yearbooks from the Camp LeConte for Boys in Elkmont, Tennessee from 1938 to 1940. The yearbooks proclaim the camp as the only boys' camp in a national park, and includes information on the camp staff, facilities, procedures, and activities such as hiking and archery. The yearbooks also include a roster of boys who attended the camp.

Carson Brewer Articles

Identifier: MS-2048
Abstract Carson Brewer wrote these columns for the Knoxville News-Sentinel on such subjects as Knoxville, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the people and communities of the Smoky Mountains region, and the Tennessee Valley Authority between the 1940s and the 1980s.

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 clippings;...

Elkmont Papers and Photographs

Identifier: MS-3924
Overview Collection contains material related to the history and preservation of the town of Elkmont, Tennessee. Papers in the collection include correspondence and member rosters from the Appalachian Club, maps, newspaper articles, and advertisements for the Wonderland Hotel. Also included are photographic prints and negatives of the area.

Ephemera Collection

Identifier: Ephemera
Abstract Artificial collection of ephemera items related to the history of Knoxville, Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountains, and more.

Fink Mountain Days Manuscript

Identifier: MS-3853
Abstract The collection consists of a typed manuscript, written in 1960 in Jonesboro, Tennessee, by mountaineer and Tennessee historian Paul Fink, entitled “Mountain Days. A Journal of Camping Experiences in the Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina. 1914-1938.” An early draft of his 1975 book, Backpacking was the only way, the journal details his experiences exploring the Smoky Mountains and includes accounts of how he helped developed the Appalachian Trail there.

Great Smoky Mountains Guidebooks

Identifier: MS-3414
Abstract These guidebooks document the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and some of the towns nearby. Among them are a Thompson Photo publication including photographs of popular destinations, brochures detailing the history of the park, brochures containing maps of the park, brochures describing the Park's plants and animals, brochures advertising special events and programs, and visitor guides promoting attractions in Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and Cherokee, North Carolina.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Commission Records

Identifier: MS-1323
Abstract This collection houses the records of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Commission dating from 1947 to 1960. Among the subjects discussed are roads, accessibility, and legal issues.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Oral History Collection

Identifier: MS-3782
Abstract This collection contains oral histories about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park through interviews of people who lived in the area in the early twentieth century. These interviews were conducted by students from the University of Tennessee in Anthropology and Appalachian Folklore classes.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Postcards Collection

Identifier: MS-1638
Abstract This collection consists of approximately 50 postcards depicting scenes and animals of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Also included in the collection are pamphlets of postcards with pictures and descriptive entries about different locations and sites.

Great Smoky Mountains Postcards and Brochure

Identifier: MS-3542
Abstract This collection consists of several postcards and one brochure depicting the Great Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg, Tennessee. One postcard was sent to Jefferson, Maine and is dated August 19, 1944; the rest are blank.

Great Smoky Mountains Postcards and Negatives

Identifier: MS-3784
Abstract This collection contains various postcards of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and several negatives of the photographs that were printed on to them. There is also a miniature book containing pictures used on the postcards and a box that has miniature pictures in it as well. Also contained in the collection is sheet music contained in a large, thin book and several pricing manuals on graphic masks.

H. M. Jennison Letter

Identifier: MS-0851
Abstract In this letter to Harvey Broome, H. M. Jennison reports that he hopes that he can help Dr. Cahn find what he is looking for, although he cannot make predections because the weather has been screwy. Jennison also sends information about the state of several plant species in the park, including Trillium luteum, Phlox stolonifer, and Phacelia fimbriata.

Harold Ray Payne Collection

Identifier: MS-3904
Abstract This collection documents the work of Harold Ray Payne with the Great Smoky Mountains. Included are papers, notebooks, reports, and books on several projects by Payne such as Elkmont preservation, Wonderland Hotel, and North Shore Road. There is some correspondence with representatives regarding funding and papers regarding legislation.

Ilene Jones Cornwell Papers

Identifier: MS-2054
Abstract Series I of this collection contains photographs, correspondence, sketches, postcards, clippings, publications, and other materials documenting Paul J. Adams. Many of these items discuss Adams' beloved dog, Cumberland Jack II. Of particular interest is a typewritten manuscript for Adams' unpublished "Cumberland Jack." Series II houses photographs, notes, publications, and other materials showing Tennessee historian Paul M. Fink. Series III houses materials unrelated to Adams and Fink,...

J. Fred Baumann Papers Regarding Elkmont, Tenn.

Identifier: MS-2053
Abstract This collection houses correspondence, minutes, sketched maps, membership lists, newspaper articles, bylaws, deeds, wills, rough architectural drawings, photographs, and a VHS tape documenting the Elkmont community in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The bulk of the material dates from the 1980s and 1990s and documents the National Park Service's struggle to evict the area's residents so that the structures could be razed and the land returned to its natural state. Also included are...

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