Tag 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.

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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.

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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

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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: 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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Archives: Etched in Stone

I was not sure how to categorize today’s post. Genealogy? Field Trip? I just wanted to share this marvelous family cemetery I came across on a recent outing and point out some of the clever things this family is doing … Continue reading

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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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