In addition to all the neat things we have on permanent display in the archives lobby, the library also provides us with two display cases on the main floor. We just removed the Spoden Collection exhibit and replaced it with one about Bays Mountain Reservoir and Park.
A favorite portion of the Bays Mountain Park Records is the correspondence between the US Army and Kingsport City concerning an exchange of land between the park boundaries and Holston Defense. Below is just one sample.
Items in the left case are representative of the Reams, McNeer, Spoden, Huffaker, and other collections.
So, if you need to get out of the heat and humidity this summer, come by the library and check out the Bays Mountain Reservoir and Park exhibit. If you want to see more of any of the collections represented, come by the archives M 2-5, or T-Th 10-12 & 2-5!