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Absalom Arthur Kyle Papers

Identifier: MS-0027
Abstract This collection houses correspondence, appointments, and other official documents related to Absalom Arthur Kyle and his son Hugh Graham Kyle. Hugh Graham Kyle was born on December 27th, 1849 to Absalom and Marry Anne in Rogersville, TN. Hugh followed in his father's footsteps and served as a judge and was a respected member of the Tennessee bar. He died on July 15th, 1927. There are also account books, private records of legal cases, and a cash book.

Adam Huntsman Broadside

Identifier: MS-3632
Abstract This double-sided broadside is addressed to “the free and independent voters of Madison County,” and presents to them Huntsman’s positions on the upcoming constitutional convention so they can decide whether or not to elect him as their delegate. He offers suggestions for the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, then lists ideas for justices of the peace before he turns back to his own candidacy for convention delegate, promising to do his best and praising the state of Tennessee.

Address to the People of Tennessee by the Whig Members of the Twenty-Fourth General Assembly

Identifier: MS-3403
Abstract In this 28-page pamphlet, entitled Address to the People of Tennessee by the Whig Members of the Twenty-Fourth General Assembly, the Whig Party denounces the Tennessee Democratic Senators who have prevented the Assembly from selecting two Whig U. S. Senators from Tennessee. The authors charge that the Democratic Senators refused to meet with the Tennessee House in Joint Session on the grounds that the Constitution requires each chamber to approve senatorial candidates separately. This argument...

Albert G. Welcker Bill and Letter

Identifier: MS-0068
Abstract This collection consists of a political letter and bill addressed to Albert G. Welcker.

Allen A. Hall Letters

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.

Andrew J. Fletcher Political Circular

Identifier: MS-3635
Abstract Andrew J. Fletcher published this circular in order to refute accusations made by Mr. Bullen, his Republican opponent in the state senate race. Fletcher refutes the charges, turns several back on Bullen, and then adds additional ones.

Andrew Jackson Donelson Correspondence

Identifier: MS-3653
Abstract This collection consists of sixteen Andrew Jackson Donelson correspondences about plantation life, slavery, and politics in Tennessee.

Andrew Jackson Graves Papers

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.

Andrew Johnson Broadside

Identifier: MS-3557
Abstract This circular, entitled Appeal to the People of Tennessee, begins with a brief history of Tennessee's recent history that leads to Johnson announcing his appointment as military governor of the state. Within this role, he invites the citizens to support his government appointments until an election can be held, and promises amnesty for all who yield to the authority of the national government. He assures them that there will be no vindictive prosecutions.

Andrew Johnson Letter

Identifier: MS-2213
Abstract Andrew Johnson, then serving in the U. S. House of Representatives, writes from Elizabethton, Tenn., to his son-in-law David T. Patterson on July 10, 1845, describing the political scene and campaigning action in East Tennessee.

Andrew Johnson Letter

Identifier: MS-3798
Abstract Four page personal correspondence between Andrew Johnson and his son, Robert Johnson, dated February 7, 1859 from Washington City.

Austin Peay Appointment

Identifier: MS-0037
Abstract In this 1926 document, Tennessee governor Austin Peay appoints Miss Mary E. Baker as a delegate to the 50th Anniversary Conference of the American Library Association. This conference was held October 4-9, 1926, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Ben Atchley Papers

Identifier: MPA-0318
Abstract The Ben Atchley Papers include records from the life and career of Ben Atchley, a Republican politician from the State of Tennessee. The collection spans from 1965 to 2003 and focuses almost entirely on Atchley's career as a State Representative (1972-1976), State Senator (1977-2005), and Senate Republican Caucus Chairman (1983-1985).

Ben Hooper Letter

Identifier: MPA-0311
Abstract This letter (March 17, 1900) announces Hooper's intention to be a candidate to the National Convention and expresses Hooper's hope for help from an old friend, an unidentified Paul.

Benjamin O. Duggan Papers

Identifier: MPA-0139
Scope and Contents Note B.O. Duggan's papers are drawn from his files of reports and letters concerning education in Tennessee, which he kept while he was a professor at the University and a Commissioner of Education for the state. Items of particular interest include Duggan's Personal File as Commissioner, his education scrapbook (which contains articles about Tennessee education), and bound quarterly reports. Collection consists of three boxes divided into three series: Subject File, Scrapbooks, and Reports.

Boarding Bill for Eight Creek Indians

Identifier: MS-3682
Abstract William Maclin, Secretary of State for Tennessee, on May 24, 1799 issued a bill for the United States government concerning the boarding of eight Creek Indians for 33 1/2 cents each (including one gallon of whiskey) for two nights in Nashville, TN.

Bob Clement Oral History

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MPA-0348
Abstract The Bob Clement Oral History is a project conducted by Univeristy of Tennessee doctoral students Travis Hardy and Aaron Crawford.

The collection includes recordings and transcripts of oral interviews with former Congressman Bob Clement and his family members. Focus is on Clement's long and varied career in public service, from his father's time as Tennessee's governor to his own positions at the Tennessee Valley Authority and terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Bob Clement Papers

Identifier: MPA-0320
Abstract The papers of former US congressman Bob Clement (U.S. Representative for Tennessee’s 5th District, 1988-2003), who mounted a campaign to become Mayor of Nashville in 2007, but ultimately lost in a runoff to Karl Dean. While the collection includes material from both his congressional career and his mayoral campaign, the bulk of the material comes from the mayoral campaign.

Brown Ayres Collection

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: MPA-0350
Abstract This collection contains photos of Brown Ayres conducting business at the Tennessee Senate Chamber in Nashville, TN and a letter to Jim Venito.

Buford Ellington Papers

Identifier: MPA-0174
Abstract This collection documents the State of Tennessee in 1970. The material primarily consists of information commissions, departments, and offices. Additionally, there are briefings on the environment, housing and revenue.

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