Tag Archives: archives

Archives: Wessyngton Plantation

In the fall of 2011, as a graduate student in archives, I attended the annual conference of the Society of Tennessee Archivists in Nashville. One of the speakers was John F. Baker Jr., who was presenting his research on his … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Tennessee State Library and Archives

April was a beautiful month for visiting Nashville and the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA). It is always exciting for me to have the opportunity to tour an archives.

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Field Trip: Elizabethton Library and Archives

Brianne and I recently set out on an Archiventure. We went to visit Joe Penza at the Elizabethton and Carter County Public Library where he has been improving their local history room and developing an archives. Joe is a fellow … Continue reading

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Kingsport: A Tour for Archives Month

October is American Archives Month! At the Archives of the City of Kingsport, we have several activities going on, including four new exhibits to see, the Friends of the Archives Annual Meeting and Lecture on October 29, and big additions to our … Continue reading

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Kingsport: Fire Department

The summer I turned ten years old, I broke my arm on the Fourth of July. My parents took me to the emergency room across town late at night. There was another patient close by, a burn victim, who had been brought … Continue reading

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Kingsport: Buried Treasure

Part of the amazing Thomas McNeer, Jr. Collection (KCMC 106) includes a series of publicity photographs commissioned by the new Ridgefields Country Club  in 1948. The images feature a beautiful stone lookout, gorgeous views of the South Fork Holston, and two … Continue reading

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Kingsport: Remembering Mr. Jackson

Last week I was reading through a collection or two, trying to become familiar with more of the archives’ holdings, when I began reading Kingsport Utilities old newsletters. One entry in the Spring 1950 edition honored 5 men who had … Continue reading

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Kingsport: Freedom Train

On October 1, 1948, the first Freedom Train pulled into the Kingsport train station and opened its doors upon an exhibit of dozens of original “documents of liberty.”

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Kingsport: Start spreading the news

The editor of Kingsport Life requested a 300 word article, picture, and caption from the Archives of the City of Kingsport. So, if you pick up your free copy of this . . .

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Genealogy: Using Primary Records

It’s fun to plug your ancestor’s name into a search engine and find a census record or border crossing record. These documents can list where a person’s parents were born, so that you know what country to look in next, … Continue reading

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