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Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 129 Collections and/or Records:

Knoxville (Tenn.) Chamber of Commerce Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1258
Abstract

Collection contains the records of the Knoxville (Tenn.) Chamber of Commerce, including the records of the Board of Directors, the Convention Department, and the Membership Department. Also included are other materials related to the history of Knoxville.

Dates: 1863-1973

Knoxville Theatres: Vaudeville and Celluloid, 1872-1981

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Identifier: MS-1046
Abstract W. W. Baumann compiled this four page typed manuscript entitled Knoxville Theatres: Vaudeville and Celluloid, 1872-1981 on April 28, 1981. In it, he lists Knoxville's theaters, their addresses, possible names changes, number of seats available, and year closed. Also mentioned in this listing are other auditoriums and halls used for public entertainment (including facilities at the University of Tennessee) and which venues were open to African-American patrons...
Dates: 1981 April 28

Knoxville World's Fair Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3896
Abstract

A collection of material from the World's Fair that took place in Knoxville, Tennessee, from May through October 1982.

Dates: 1982

Knoxville World's Fair Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3304
Abstract

This collection houses guidebooks, picture books, exhibit brochures from the Peruvian and Saudi Arabian pavilions, and other literature documenting the World's Fair held in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1982.

Dates: 1982

Knoxville World's Fair Press Kits

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Identifier: MS-2974
Abstract

This collection consists of two press kits documenting the 1982 World's Fair held in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Dates: 1982

Lucile and Warren Kennerly Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2656
Abstract

These materials document Warren and Lucile Kennerly's involvement with the University of Tennessee and Blount Mansion respectively.

Dates: 1929-circa 2000 (Bulk 1948-1976)

Lynn Family Diaries

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Identifier: MS-1698
Abstract

This collection houses 18 volumes documenting the lives of three members of the Lynn family living in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Dates: 1879-1960

Margaret C. McClung Scrapbook and Photograph

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Identifier: MS-1173
Abstract The photocopied scrapbook in this collection consists primarily of newspaper clippings that Margaret C. McClung accumulated during the 1860s and 1870s. Among the subjects documented are Knoxville society, the Civil War, moral issues, etiquette, fashion, religion, women's roles in the home and society, local attractions, and trivia. It also houses wedding invitations, correspondence, and event programs. In addition to the scrapbook, the collection includes a copy of a portrait of Margaret C....
Dates: 1841-1896; Majority of material found within 1860-1877

Maynard Family Letters

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Identifier: MS-2359
Abstract This collection houses transcriptions of 42 letters written to and between members of the Maynard family from 1841 to 1913. Horace and Laura (Washburn) Maynard write the earliest letters to Laura's parents, Azel and Sarah Washburn, in Royalston, Vermont during the 1840s. Of the remaining letters, some are written from Edward Maynard, Sr. to family members and many are addressed to his son, Edward Maynard, Jr. The majority of the letters to Edward Maynard, Jr. were written by his...
Dates: 1841 March 27-1913 February 6

Musikalische 5 Cent Collection Songbook

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Identifier: MS-3091
Abstract

This collection consists of a single German-language songbook entitled Musikalische 5 Cent Collection most likely dating from 1883. It provides the lyrics and music for three songs: Das Weihnachts=Licht (The Christmas Light), Wenn der Herr die Gefangenen Zions erloefen wird (When the Lord Delivers Zion's Captives) and Fortfestung (A Mighty Fortress). The final two pieces constitute a musical setting of Psalm 126. This copy was printed in Knoxville, Tennessee by Tilghman Haws.

Dates: 1883

Nancy Dickinson Estabrook Diary

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Identifier: MS-3368
Abstract This forty-page diary, written by Nancy Dickinson Estabrook, documents antebellum Knoxville, Tennessee from the perspective of an educated woman from New England. Estabrook is twenty-nine when the diary begins. She often records her religious and emotional thoughts, her feelings about her only daughter (Charlotte Ann Estabrook) and other relatives, and her own physical afflictions, which she feels will soon take her life. She mentions many notable Knoxvillians and local events, including the...
Dates: 1836-1838

Neal O'Steen Papers Regarding Tennessee History, Supreme Court Justices, and Daniel Boone

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Identifier: MS-1876
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of newspaper columns, publications, and notes documenting Neal O'Steen's research into Tennessee during the Civil War and early Knoxville history. Also included are letters and publications regarding a trip that Daniel Boone may have made to Idaho and photographs of Supreme Court Justices James C. McReynolds, Horace H. Lurton, Abe Fortas, Howell E. Jackson, John Catron, and Edward T. Sanford.

Dates: 1961 April 10-1976 January 26

Newman Circle Minute Book

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Identifier: MS-0089
Abstract

This journal records the biweekly meetings of the Newman Circle, a women’s club that met in Knoxville. It opens with the course of study and list of officers for the 1922-23 school year before beginning the minutes for January 2, 1923. There are no records for the 1924-25 school year, and the last record is for May 22, 1928. Most of the officers changed each year, but the directors continued to be Miss Kate White and Mrs. L. E. Vedder.

Dates: 1923 January 2-1928 May 22

Notes on the Chavannes Family

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Identifier: MS-0446
Abstract

A. F. Ernest Chavannes compiled these notes on the Chavannes family in 1882. The narrative begins with Bernard Chavannes (the family's first known ancestor) and traces eight generations of the family in Europe and the United States. Adrian Leon Chavannes (1871-1938) translated and transcribed these notes in 1934.

Dates: 1882

O. P. Temple Portrait

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1944
Abstract

This collection consists of a photographic reproduction of a portrait of Knoxvillian Oliver Perry Temple. The original portrait depicts Temple as he appeared between approximately 1890 and 1900.

Dates: circa 1890-circa 1900

Office of the Chancellor Records

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0361
Abstract

This collection houses the records that the University of Tennessee's Office of the Chancellor created and maintained between 1964 and 1990. The bulk of the material dates from the tenure of Chancellor Jack E. Reese.

Dates: 1964-1990; Majority of material found within 1971-1988

Office of the Chief Signal Officer Letters to Signal Service Observers in Knoxville, Tenn.

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Identifier: MS-1567
Abstract

The Office of the Chief Signal Officer sent these letters discussing reporting errors, budgetary issues, personnel reassignments, and changes in procedures to its observers in Knoxville, Tennessee during the 1870s and 1880s. Sergeant John K. Payne served as observer until December 31, 1879, when he was replaced by Private B. F. Hough.

Dates: 1874 January 8-1880 December 21

Opening New Doors for Young Women: The History of Knoxville Female Academy

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3354
Abstract

Maureen Carlomagno authored this research paper, entitled "Opening New Doors for Young Women: The History of Knoxville Female Academy" and dated April 14, 1997, for an English III AP class. The paper itself consists of a title page, an eight page outline, and a nine page report describing the history of women's education in Knoxville, Tennessee from 1827 to 1924. Carlomagno mentions a number of prominent Knoxvillians and educational pioneers, including Lizzie Crozier French.

Dates: 1997 April 14

Otis F. Hill Ledger

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Identifier: MS-3505
Abstract

Dr. Otis Hill used this ledger to record the names of his patients, the visits he made to them, the treatments he administered, and the rates he charged for his services. Although Hill had an office on Cumberland street, most of these entries refer to home visits. Among Hill's more prominent patients were William Brownlow and James Cowan.

Dates: 1862 January-December

Papers on the Knoxville International Energy Exposition

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Identifier: MS-1254
Abstract

Term papers from Dr. R. B. Cunningham's Political Science 5140 course in the spring of 1977. The papers focused on the Knoxville International Energy Exposition (also known as the World's Fair) in 1982 in Knoxville, Tennessee, and the event's impact on the city financially and politically. Students explored issues such as parking, traffic, cost, power, environmental impact, waste management, and effects on local businesses before, during, and after the convention.

Dates: 1977