Tag Archives: research
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
Yesterday, thanks to Eric Head and his co-workers, I was treated to a wonderful behind-the-scenes tour of the East Tennessee History Center in Knoxville, TN. Where to begin?
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
Update (20 December 2013): I am happy to announce that the items below have found a home with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania located in Philadelphia. The Kingsport Archives sent inquiry e-mails to three different repositories and received interest from … Continue reading
I’ve been tracking some interesting references to the Tri-Cities airport in the S.A. Dorsett Papers (its official name!). In two separate folders there are letters from either someone hoping to apply for a possible position at the future airport, or from … Continue reading
If you can cook, sew, or craft, you can become a budding cottage industrialist.
Happy New Year! I just checked and I haven’t blogged since November 17, 2012. The defense of my research before my committee was November 29 and commencement was December 15. I needed a break after all of that. More importantly, … Continue reading
Here’s an update on the Spoden Collection and my Capstone and defense. I have completed the entries for thirty boxes in the Box and Folder Inventory section of the Finding Aid. That means there are thirty-nine left. The bigger, fuller … Continue reading
Big day! I started my three week stint in processing and was introduced to my new project. First, however, I came in half an hour early so I could get in my Conservation Lab fix. I removed prints from their … Continue reading