Category Archives: Kingsport

Kingsport: “E” is for Eastman

In this town, Eastman Chemical Company is affectionately known as The Big “E” or just “The Eastman.” The new archival exhibit at the Kingsport Public Library celebrates the history of Eastman’s ninety-five years in Kingsport, Tennessee.

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Kingsport: One Family at a Time

The Archives of the City of Kingsport does not have an acquisitions budget. All of the collections under its stewardship are the result of people donating their records to the archives. Think of it this way: the Archives records the … Continue reading

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Kingsport: What’s in a Name?

To live in Kingsport is to live among the names of people who built this town into a thriving community. Everyday we walk through parks, drive over bridges, and enter buildings named for these people. The new archival exhibit at … Continue reading

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Kingsport: Scavenger Hunt 2015

It’s FunFest time here in Kingsport, Tennessee! Time for all you history sleuths to pick up a form for the Archives of the City of Kingsport’s Rediscover Kingsport Scavenger Hunt!

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Kingsport: One Family’s Memories

Can we learn about history just by viewing one family’s photo albums? Before I stumbled upon the Clifford Family Scrapbooks in the Archives of the City of Kingsport, I would have said, “No.” I have learned so much from studying … Continue reading

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Kingsport: Death Comes to Broad Street

And by death, I don’t mean murder, mind you, but I do refer to a sad passing just the same. The loss of 1920s-era painted brick advertising.

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Kingsport: How Does Your Garden Grow?

There’s a new archival exhibit at the Kingsport Public Library that showcases the many garden club collections under the Kingsport Archives’ stewardship. There are 10 unique clubs who have donated their records and scrapbooks to the archives.¬†

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Kingsport: Guest Blog

I have a guest post up on the Archives of the City of Kingsport blog. Please make a visit to their site at your convenience.

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Kingsport: Drive-by History

I had an idea for an Archiventure. I must have made it sound pretty exciting because when I explained my idea to Brianne, the City Archivist, she gave me this look like “You had me at log cabin.” Here’s the … Continue reading

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Kingsport: The Paste Princess

In 1926, the Kingsport Press produced an original musical as a fundraiser for its employee Mutual Benefit Association entitled “The Paste Princess, a Musical Comedy in Glue and Paste with More or Less Ink.” While diving into the Louise B. … Continue reading

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