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1982 Knoxville International Energy Exposition Collection

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Identifier: MS-2071
Abstract The 1982 Knoxville International Energy Exposition Collection consists of five series, occupying two boxes. The collection material contains correspondence and other documents from the numerous organizations that were instrumental in bringing the World's Fair to Knoxville in 1982.

"A Birthday Salute to Knoxville" Manuscript

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Identifier: MS-1090
Abstract This collection includes two copies of a typed manuscript of David J. Harkness' "A Birthday Salute to Knoxville."

A. F. Bellingrath Papers

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Identifier: MS-0154
Abstract This collection houses two letters, one certificate, and one advertisement documenting the University of Tennessee during the 1880s. Guy B. Wetzell wrote the first letter to his friend A. F. Bellingrath on October 5, 1887. In it, he discusses his service as a U.T. cadet, lists the officers of the various companies, describes the activities of the Chi Delta literary society, and mentions the local women. A. F. Bellingrath wrote the second letter to the U.T. Alumni Association in 1933. It...

A. F. Sanford Arboretum Records

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Identifier: MS-0638
Abstract This collection houses seven boxes of record books documenting the flora present in the A. F. Sanford Arboretum between 1930 and 1941. The plants are arranged alphabetically by genus.

A. G. Franklin Letter to Dr. Jesse Snodgrass

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Identifier: MS-3928
Overview Collection contains a three page handwritten letter and envelope to Dr. Jesse Snodgrass from A. G. Franklin. The letter was written on July 22, 1864, and sent from Knoxville, Tennessee to Snodgrass, a surgeon for the Union Army, who was stationed in Atlanta, Georgia.

A History of Music in Knoxville, Tennessee, 1791-1910

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Identifier: MS-1676
Abstract One copy of the dissertation, "A History of Music in Knoxville, Tennessee, 1791 to 1910," written by Emma Katherne Crews.

A. J. Kennedy Ledger

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Identifier: MS-1441
Abstract This bound ledger records the accounts of A. J. Kennedy's sawmill. It begins with an alphabetical list of customers (some of whom were prominent early citizens of Knoxville) and goes on with an itemized list of charges. These charges were incurred for such things as hauling flour to river, loads of wood, loads of hay, quarts of whiskey, scantling, making three pairs of shoes, and various other consumer items.

A. L. Rule Ledgers

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Identifier: MS-3511
Abstract Dr. Andrew L. Rule used these two ledgers to record the names of his patients and the charges they incurred between 1905 and 1914. A note on the inside cover indicates that the ledger changed hands in 1953.

A Skin Game Photograph

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Identifier: MS-3122
Abstract This collection houses one photograph, titled "A Skin Game," depicting three African-American men playing (and humorously cheating at) a game of poker. Information printed on the photograph itself reads "Copyright 1896 by Knaffl & Bro, Knoxville, Tenn."

Ada Larew Papers

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Identifier: MS-0205
Abstract This collection consists of the personal papers of Ada Campbell Larew and includes manuscripts, historical essays, poems, plays, and short stories authored by Larew. Also available are personal correspondence, press clippings, and memorabilia.

Alfred E. Waldo Letter

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Identifier: MS-3184
Abstract A single letter, written October 26, 1863, by Alfred Edward Waldo to his parents. In the letter, he details the defense of Knoxville, Tennessee against General James Longstreet's attack as well as writing of his rations and requesting for new clothes.

Alfred M. Perry Review

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Identifier: MS-2930
Abstract This collection houses a review of Neil Rolde's Continental Liar from the State of Mane: James G. Blaine that Alfred M. Perry presented to the Irving Club on February 18, 2008.

Alice Heap Manuscript Regarding the Heap Family

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Identifier: MS-1785
Abstract Alice Heap begins this handwritten account of the Heap family with her father, George Carson Heap Sr. She goes on to relate her early memories of her parents and Knoxville (including the 1910 Appalachian Exposition, her father's work with Hope Bros., and the first airplane in town) and describes her brother (George Carson Heap Jr.), her uncle (John Graves Heap Jr.), and her grandfather (John Graves Heap Sr.). Finally, she provides a brief genealogical sketch of the Heap family beginning with...

Allen J. Clifton Letter

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Identifier: MS-2964
Abstract In this letter to his mother (written near Knoxville, Tennessee), Allen Clifton reports on his unit's position and supplies, describes the weather, mentions that he is in good health, inquires about the health and doings of family members and friends, and asks for some postage stamps. He also asks about the returned veterans and solicits his mother's opinion of his decision not to re-enlist.

Andrew Jackson Graves Papers

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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.

Annie G. McDowell Postcards

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Identifier: MS-0139
Abstract This collection houses postcards printed in 1906 and sent to Annie G. McDowell of Asheville, North Carolina in 1908 and 1909. All of the cards show scenes of Knoxville and Tennessee.

Appalachian Exposition Diploma

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Identifier: MS-0115
Abstract The University of Tennessee earned this diploma at the Appalachian Exposition for the Best Exhibit of Higher Industrial Education.

Arthur Seymour Scrapbook

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Identifier: AR-0485
Abstract This collection houses a scrapbook compiled by Arthur Seymour documenting his time at the University of Tennessee. It contains a wide variety of materials, including newspaper articles relating to his fraternity, invitations to fraternity dances, notices of marriages, and other articles about the University.

Arthur Seymour Scrapbooks

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Identifier: AR-0483
Abstract This collection houses two scrapbooks compiled by Arthur G. Seymour documenting his time at the University of Tennessee. They include articles and mementos from University events, Kappa Sigma membership, and the many activities and honors of Seymour himself.

Athene Circle Records and Other Materials

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Identifier: MS-0317
Abstract This collection houses meeting minutes, memorial resolutions for Anna Chandler and Angie Warren Perkins, correspondence, a narrative of a trip to Panama, and other materials documenting the Athene Circle of Knoxville, Tennessee. Much of the information shows Anna Chandler, one of the Circle's earliest members.

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