Tag Archives: archives
Field Trip: Washington County Archives Part II
In 2011, Ned Irwin accepted the challenge of establishing an archives for the State of Tennessee’s oldest county; Washington. Originally, as the records were gathered to Jonesborough from various county offices and storage sites, the old courthouse was modified to … Continue reading
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I am involved in a volunteer project, right now, that is so exciting, I wanted to share it with my readers. It is the transcription of an Ohio woman’s diaries.
Posted in Archives Tagged archives, diaries, digitization, Smithsonian, Women 8 Comments
Kingsport: That’s a Good Sign
At the Archives of the City of Kingsport, we love downtown history, archival images, and research. Put those loves together and you get our latest exhibit.
Kingsport: 100 Years of History
October is American Archives Month. We have a new exhibit up at the Archives of the City of Kingsport to celebrate history preservation efforts that have taken place in Kingsport over the last 100 years.
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Archives: The Little Archives on the Frontier
I love creating and hanging exhibits. It satisfies my former art teacher-self while challenging my current archivist-self. So, when the Exchange Place Living History Farm invited me to create the first archival exhibit for their new museum, I said “Let’s … Continue reading
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Kingsport: Happy Birthday, Kingsport!
2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the City Charter for modern Kingsport. Celebrations kick off with a party at the Farmer’s Market on March 2 at 3:30. But, we’ve started celebrating early at the archives with a new exhibit!
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.
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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
Posted in Kingsport Tagged archives, donors, exhibit, family papers, Kingsport, Outreach 6 Comments
Genealogy: A Little Help
I love doing genealogy. I love my ancestors. But, from time to time, we can all use a little help. Today, I thought I’d share with you a few ways that help me find the inspiration to keep going when I’m feeling a … 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
Posted in Kingsport Tagged Archiventure, archives, historic homes, Kingsport, photograph, Sullivan County 14 Comments