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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. 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."

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.

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.

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.

Babyhood of Knoxville Manuscript

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Identifier: MS-0975
Abstract This collection houses a manuscript entitled Babyhood of Knoxville written by William A. Henderson describing how the city of Knoxville was founded and how it flourished between the early 1700s and the early 1900s.

Bank Account Book

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Identifier: MS-1443
Abstract This account book contains lists of transactions, many for currency or settlement, with a variety of customers. Among the individuals and businesses represented are Cowan McClung and Company, S.V. McCorkle, Stamps and Company, D.P. Rowe and Company, and Knoxville Iron Company. A loose piece of paper bears the letterhead of The Hanover National Bank of the City of New York.

Barbara Goddard's Memoirs of Lewis Frelan Goddard

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Identifier: MS-3127
Abstract This collection contains the Memoirs of Lewis Frelan Goddard, May 9, 1924 to August 7, 1944, compiled by Barbara Goddard in July 1994. It traces the life of Frelan Goddard with family photographs, certificates, newspaper articles, and correspondence. There are also materials from the family's trip to Europe and about awards given to the family or posthumously to Goddard.

Benton L. Thompson Siege of Knoxville Letter

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Identifier: MS-3005
Abstract This Civil War letter was written by Benton L. Thompson of the Union Army, and contains general details of his journey to Knoxville, Tennessee by railway and by foot for the Siege of Knoxville.

Bernadotte E. Schmitt Papers

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Identifier: MS-0575
Abstract This collection houses photographs, photograph albums, correspondence, diplomas, newspaper clippings, and published works documenting Bernadotte E. Schmitt's family, time at the University of Tennessee, participation in the Rhodes Scholarship Program, and later career.

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