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Great Smoky Mountains National Park (N.C. and Tenn.) -- History.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

A. G. Dutch and Margaret Ann Roth Papers

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Identifier: MS-3334
Abstract This collection consists primarily of approximately 8,000 photographs of the Great Smoky Mountains and the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club taken by Albert Gordon Dutch Roth between 1916 and 1960. It also houses a number of photographs taken by Dutch Roth's daughter, Margaret Ann Roth, and a variety of print materials (including correspondence, announcements and invitations, programs, and maps) documenting the SMHC.

Albert G. (Dutch) Roth Photo Album

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Identifier: MS-2584
Abstract This collection consists of a photo album by Albert G. (Dutch) Roth, containing pictures of the Smoky Mountains and the Smoky Mountain Hiking Club. The earliest dated photograph is December 1925; the latest dated photograph is May 2, 1937.

Dunn-Oliver Collection

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Identifier: MS-3690
Abstract This collection includes extensive documentation on the history and families of Cades Cove, Tennessee, collected by John W. Oliver and used by Durwood C. Dunn in his book Cades Cove: The Life and Death of a Southern Appalachian Community, 1818-1937. Papers include original manuscripts, typescripts, photocopies, and notes. The materials include correspondence; legal and business documents; genealogical, church, and cemetery records; personal memoirs; newspaper clippings;...

Fink Mountain Days Manuscript

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Identifier: MS-3853
Abstract The collection consists of a typed manuscript, written in 1960 in Jonesboro, Tennessee, by mountaineer and Tennessee historian Paul Fink, entitled “Mountain Days. A Journal of Camping Experiences in the Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina. 1914-1938.” An early draft of his 1975 book, Backpacking was the only way, the journal details his experiences exploring the Smoky Mountains and includes accounts of how he helped developed the Appalachian Trail there.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Oral History Collection

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Identifier: MS-3782
Abstract This collection contains oral histories about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park through interviews of people who lived in the area in the early twentieth century. These interviews were conducted by students from the University of Tennessee in Anthropology and Appalachian Folklore classes.

Ilene Jones Cornwell Papers

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Identifier: MS-2054
Abstract Series I of this collection contains photographs, correspondence, sketches, postcards, clippings, publications, and other materials documenting Paul J. Adams. Many of these items discuss Adams' beloved dog, Cumberland Jack II. Of particular interest is a typewritten manuscript for Adams' unpublished "Cumberland Jack." Series II houses photographs, notes, publications, and other materials showing Tennessee historian Paul M. Fink. Series III houses materials unrelated to Adams and Fink,...

J. Wylie Brownlee Collection

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Identifier: MS-3817
Abstract The J. Wylie Brownlee Collection details the Great Smoky Mountains National Park campaign during the mid-1920s. It includes letters to Brownlee, brochures and pamphlets promoting the creation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and its conservation, writings describing the beauty of the Smoky Mountains, empty letterheads, a list of instructions for the organization presidents of the Smoky Mountains Campaign, and a letter from the campaign chairman of the Chamber of Commerce in Asheville,...

Jim Casada Collection of Horace Kephart and George Masa

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Identifier: MS-3452
Abstract This collection houses correspondence, photographs, publications, newspaper clippings, and other materials that Jim Casada collected during his research into the lives and work of Horace Kephart and George Masa.

Peter H. Prince Papers

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Identifier: MS-2921
Abstract The bulk of this collection is composed of photographs, newspaper clippings, computer printouts, xerox copies, floppy disks, correspondence, and reference publications documenting Peter Hayden Pete Prince's research into the history of his family and of the Great Smoky Mountains both before and after the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was formed. Other materials document Prince's personal life (including his two fiancees, his work with cerebral palsy patients, his struggle to find housing,...

Ruth Ewald Collection Regarding the Great Smoky Mountains

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Identifier: MS-3522
Abstract This collection houses Smoky Mountains Hiking Club Handbooks, newsletters, pocket maps, and guides to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park assembled by Ruth Z. Ewald.

Wesley T. Kennerly Papers

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Identifier: MS-3440
Abstract The bulk of this collection houses correspondence written to and by W. T. Kennerly between 1891 and 1943. Among his correspondents are the nurses that he met while hospitalized in San Francisco during the Spanish-American War and such political figures as Senators Kenneth McKellar and Tom Stewart and Tennessee governor Prentice Cooper. Many of the letters document Kennerly's efforts to help friends and supporters secure employment with such agencies as the WPA and the TVA. The collection also...