Category Archives: Kingsport

Kingsport: From your dear mother

Any letter that comes into the archives where I volunteer that mentions ‘hogs’ and ‘lard’ in the same paragraph is guaranteed to get scanned.

Posted in Kingsport | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Kingsport: Come on in, the water’s fine!

It’s summertime! Time for swimming pools and slip ‘n’ slides, trips to the lake and wading across creeks. The newest archival exhibit at the Kingsport Public Library is all about ways to cool off on hot summer days.

Posted in Kingsport | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Kingsport: American Red Cross

One day UPS delivered a box to the Kingsport Archives. Inside that box was a dress form. That dress form allowed us to unpack this uniform from the American Red Cross of Northeast Tennessee Collection, KCMC 247, and we couldn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Kingsport | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Kingsport: Press Clippings

From its founding in 1922 and for the next eighty years, the Kingsport Press was essential to the economic life of Kingsport, Tennessee.

Posted in Kingsport | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

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.

Posted in Kingsport | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

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

Posted in Kingsport | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Kingsport | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

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!

Posted in Kingsport | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Kingsport | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

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.

Posted in Kingsport | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments