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Tennessee -- History.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 78 Collections and/or Records:

St. George Leakin Sioussat Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0216
Abstract

This collection contains copies of notes, correspondence, records, bibliography and other research papers collected by historian St. George Leakin Sioussat largely in preparation of a biography of Andrew Johnson and other prominent Tennesseans.

Dates: 1784-1929

Stanley J. Folmsbee Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1627
Abstract

This collection documents the work of Stanley Folmsbee. Included are several book manuscripts (including Folmsbee's Tennessee: A Short History and History of Tennessee), materials showing Folmsbee's involvement with such organizations as the Sons of the Revolution, a set of reprinted Civil War newspapers, and clippings of those of Folmsbee's articles that were printed in Tennessee newspapers.

Dates: 1796-1961; Majority of material found within 1950-1961

Tennessee Homecoming Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1543
Abstract

The collection contains correspondence from the Knoxville Tennessee Homecoming '86 office detailing preparations for that city's year-long events and celebrations. Historical material is included on different communities in the Knoxville/Knox County area. Video tapes and audio tapes are part of the collection.

Dates: 1986

Tennessee: Its Growth and Progress

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0251
Abstract This collection consists primarily of a typed manuscript copy of Robert H. White's Tennessee: Its Growth and Progress. This work was intended as a textbook for young students documenting Tennessee's history from prehistory to the early 20th century. This manuscript begins with a memorandum dated April 16, 1936, from White to the Tennessee Textbook Commission explaining the three items he is sending to be reviewed: the manuscript text, the bound file of illustrations, and the blank dummy...
Dates: 1936

Tennessee Valley Authority Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1980
Abstract

This collection houses 23 photographs documenting the Tennessee Valley Authority between 1933 and 1957. These images depict such subjects as TVA facilities (including Norris Dam and the phosphorus plant at Wilson Dam in Alabama), signs, and TVA employees.

Dates: 1933-1957, undated

The Fighting Parson: Biography of William Gannaway Brownlow Manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0164
Abstract

Samuel Mayes Arnell wrote this manuscript, entitled The Fighting Parson: Biography of William Gannaway Brownlow, in 1903. It describes Brownlow's life from a pro-Union perspective with a particular emphasis on the Civil War and Brownlow's governorship during Reconstruction. The manuscript shows extensive editing.

Dates: 1903

"The Melungeons"

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1182
Abstract

In this photocopied article, Leo Zuber discusses the possible origins and more recent history of the Melungeons of East Tennessee.

Dates: circa 1930s

"The Melungeons at Oakdale"

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1183
Abstract

In this photocopied typescript, Otho N. Walraven discusses the ancient and more recent history of the Melungeons. He focuses specifically on a group of Melungeons living near Oakdale, Tennessee.

Dates: circa 1930s

Thompson McKinley Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1964
Abstract

In this letter, Tennessee State Representative Thompson McKinley of Sumner County asks Governor William G. Brownlow to appoint D. M. Biddle, Esq., T. M. McKinley, and J. H. Rees, Esq. Directors of the Louisville and Nashville Turnpike Company.

Dates: 1868 January 1

Tilghman Haws Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0240
Abstract

Tilghman Haws and his son Kenneth compiled this scrapbook of Knoxville newspaper articles, receipts, Confederate money, and a Civil War letter between 1861 and 1920.

Dates: 1861-1920

Turley Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2554
Abstract

The Turley Family Papers contain 19th-20th century papers of the Turley family of Tennessee. Included are letters, contracts, receipts, account books, genealogies, and family history research. The papers generally cover the time between 1860 and 1920 and the 1970s and 1980s.

Dates: 1819-1992 (bulk 1865-1940)

W. A. Cobb Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2976
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter dated April 6 from W. A. Cobb in Medon, Tennessee, to Miss Mollie.

Dates: circa 1850s

William Blount Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0980
Abstract This collection consists of a letter, a warrant, and an invitation created by William Blount while he was serving as the Governor of the Territory South of the River Ohio. The letter was written to Colonel David Henley (the local agent for the Department of War) on October 26, 1795 and concerns arrangements to deliver ammunition and other supplies to a group of Creek Indians. The warrant is dated July 21, 1795 and authorizes Henley to pay a company of troops stationed near Nashville...
Dates: 1795

William Blount Warrant

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1034
Abstract

This warrant, signed by William Blount in Knoxville on October 30, 1794, authorizes David Henley to pay the troops commanded by Lieutenant William Pickard.

Dates: 1794 October 30

William G. Brownlow Family Cartes de Visite

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3230
Abstract

This collection consists of two undated cartes de visite bearing portraits of William G. Brownlow, one carte de visite depicting Parson Brownlow's Daughter, and two undated envelopes printed with William G. Brownlow's portrait and pro-Union quotes.

Dates: undated

William G. Brownlow Letter to George W. Childs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2088
Abstract

In this letter to his publisher, George W. Childs, William G. Brownlow describes conditions in Tennessee following his recent visit and compliments Childs on his recently published National Almanac.

Dates: 1863 March 25

William Lenoir Letter to James Plunket

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1186
Abstract

In this letter, William Lenoir informs James Plunket that he will not be traveling to Cincinnati, Ohio, as he had expected and so will not be able to visit Plunket in Nashville. He also asks Plunket to write to a machinist that he had mentioned on Lenoir's behalf.

Dates: 1850 July 10

Willie Blount Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0737
Abstract

Tennessee Governor Willie Blount wrote this letter to Henry Newman, Jr. in Boston on December 10, 1811. In it, he expresses his hope that the United States will teach the indigenous people on the Wabash and their [foreign] aiders and abetters, that we are not only united but determined to be free and independent of all nations. He also discusses family and personal business, including Judge Hugh L. White and his family.

Dates: 1811 December 10