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Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 129 Collections and/or Records:

Peter Staub Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0979
Abstract

This collection houses a letter written by Peter Staub, then the mayor of Knoxville, to the Trustees of East Tennessee University in reference to Knoxville's inability to collect outstanding taxes.

Dates: 1875 August 26

Proclamation Establishing the Town of Knoxville and Other Materials

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Identifier: MS-0084
Abstract

This collection houses three copies of a broadside announcing the establishment of Knoxville, Tennessee in 1791. Also included is a letter from James White to Lewis Robert Rhea authorizing him to retrieve some horses that had been stolen.

Dates: 1791, 1793 September 9

R. M. Moore Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0035
Abstract

In this letter to his friend John D. McAdoo of Clinton, Tennessee, R. M. Moore discusses his health and the state of affairs at East Tennessee University in addition to sending news of several mutual friends.

Dates: 1847 February 15

R. N. Kesterson Ledgers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3190
Abstract

This collection consists of two ledgers belonging to dentist R. N. Kesterson of Knoxville, Tennessee, covering the years 1894 to 1896. They contain the names of customers, the dates they came in, and the dental work they had done.

Dates: 1894-1896

Rogers Van Gilder Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0211
Abstract

This collection houses three certificates of distinction presented by the University of Tennessee's Classical Department (dated 1879, 1880, and 1881), a report of grades (dated January 19, 1882), and a portrait photograph (dated April 25, 1919) documenting Rogers Van Gilder of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Dates: 1879-1919

S. B. Newman & Co. Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0090
Abstract

This ledger documents S. B. Newman & Co.'s operations between 1901 and 1911. Entries generally include the name of the customer and the total price of the order, although occasional itemizations appear. Other entries mention the organization's employees and expenses.

Dates: 1909-1911

S. P. Hudson Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0268
Abstract

In this letter to George M. White in Knoxville, Tennessee, Samuel Hudson asks that White have his deposition for Hudson's case against Matthew McGuire, Samuel Rodgers, Ebenezer Alexander, Abner Jackson, and George W. Hazen recorded. Hudson has enclosed $1.00 to cover the cost of forwarding a certified copy.

Dates: 1847 March 19

Sally Jackson Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3404
Abstract

Sarah Sally (Wells) Jackson wrote these letters between 1969 and 1970 while she was a new schoolteacher and librarian for Knoxville City Schools' Fair Garden School. In these letters, Wells highlights her experiences looking for and securing employment at the school, the trials and tribulations of running the school's library, and her home life with husband James J. J. Jackson, an employee of Miller's Department Store.

Dates: 1969-1970

Sam Heiskell Caricatures

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1796
Abstract

These two caricatures, signed simply M. T., depict Knoxville lawyer and politician Sam Heiskell. One portrays him seated, while the other shows him reading a newspaper.

Dates: undated

Samuel B. Boyd Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0871
Abstract

This collection houses letters of recommendation for Samuel Boyd, correspondence to and from Samuel Boyd (including two letters he wrote while being held prisoner at Camp Chase, Ohio during the Civil War), genealogical notes, invitations, newspaper clippings, and resolutions on the deaths of Samuel and Isabella (Reed) Boyd.

Dates: 1850 February 14-1928 March 19

Security Mills Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3138
Abstract

This collection houses receipts from Security Mills of Knoxville, Tennessee recording sales of feed to Frank William Taylor and the Taylor Supply Company of Morristown, Tennessee from 1924 to 1941.

Dates: 1924-1941

"Shall the Circle Be Not Broken: A History of the Circle Park Community"

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1643
Abstract

"Shall the Circle Be Not Broken: A History of the Circle Park Community" was written by Andrew C. Wicks for Dr. Bruce Wheeler's Knoxville History course at the University of Tennessee during spring quarter of 1985. The collection also features photocopies of maps of Circle Park as well as Dr. Wheeler's notes about the paper.

Dates: 1985

Smith Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2918
Abstract

This collection houses correspondence, photographs, certificates, medals, genealogical information, newspaper clippings, calling cards, bridal shower favors, published works, clothing, and other materials documenting the lives of the Smart, Smith, Miller, and Wyatt families of Indiana and Tennessee.

Dates: 1836, 1906-1945, 1966

Some Themes in the Early Life of William G. Brownlow

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0561
Abstract

This collection consists of a senior thesis on William G. Brownlow originally submitted to the history department of Princeton University.

Dates: 1969

Stanley Folmsbee Letter and Article

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2499
Abstract

This collection houses a 1963 Christmas card and envelope addressed to Dr. Stanley Folmsbee about the publication of Divided Loyalties and a 1971 article discussing the reenactment of CSA General James Longstreet's entrance into Knoxville, Tennessee.

Dates: 1963 December 20-1971 April 11

Temperance Society Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2999
Abstract

This collection houses a satirical broadside printed by an unidentified Knoxville Temperance Society. It takes the form of a recruitment poster produced by the liquor companies targeting new customers.

Dates: undated

Tennessee Deaf and Dumb Asylum Photograph

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2749
Abstract

This photograph shows the residents of the Tennessee Deaf and Dumb Asylum in Knoxville, Tenn., standing on the stairs outside of their building. The photograph is signed by Negly Stewart.

Dates: undated

Tennessee WPA/National Youth Administration Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2340
Abstract The Tennessee WPA/National Youth Administration Records, 1933-1942, contain 74 items and is separated into three series. Series I includes 30 memoranda, generally about form and payroll changes from Bruce Overton, the State Director in Tennessee. Series II consists of business letters from or to D. B. Cornwell, the District Supervisor in Knoxville, Tenn. There are also blank forms, letterheads, and various undated lists about Work Projects for the National Youth Administration in Tennessee...
Dates: 1933-1942

The Bijou Theatre: 1909-1949

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0894
Abstract

In this master's thesis, Robert A. Ellis Jr. explores the Bijou Theatre's historical significance to Knoxville and East Tennessee.

Dates: 1976 August

The Good Shepherd

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0710
Abstract In this sermon (entitled The Good Shepherd) Rev. James Park argues that although the shepherd is often considered to fill a humble position, protecting and caring for the flock is an extremely important task that often places its occupant in contact with very powerful individuals. He further contends that because of this combination of responsibility and power, the shepard is an excellent metaphor for Christ. The sermon's cover lists the Biblical text that it is based on (John 10:11, which...
Dates: 1905 April 2