Tag Archives: preservation
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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Genealogy: On Display
There is a set of tea towels in my possession. They were made for my mother by her grandmother, Elizabeth Ann Williams Mansfield (1867-1949). I wrote a little about my great-grandmother here.
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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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Genealogy: How will you be remembered?
One way that we can be remembered by our loved ones is by handing down favorite objects or handmade items to our descendants. For my Christmas blog post, I thought I would write about one of my most favorite items … Continue reading
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I just finished processing the Kingsport Altrusa Club Records for the Archives of the City of Kingsport. It is a very large collection that includes about a dozen scrapbooks.
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Archives: Cultural Preservation
When visitors enter the Art Institute of Chicago from Michigan Avenue and ascend the Grand Staircase, they arrive in gallery 200; Architectural Fragments. According to AIC’s website, “Home to the first skyscraper . . . , Chicago has been the center of American … Continue reading
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Kingsport: I’ve Got Plans
I have been working on records of the Kingsport Planning Commission. The bulk of the files range from 1950-1982. They were donated about 10 or more years ago. They looked like this: Everything you see that is light grey (record center … Continue reading
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Kingsport: The New Mystery Collection
Last time I mentioned I was working on a new collection that was a bit of a mystery. Here are a few images and interesting tidbits from this “new” collection.
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In the past, I have sometimes recommended what one should NOT do when attempting to preserve family keepsakes or when visiting museum displays. For instance, do NOT leave paperclips in scrapbooks. Do NOT touch artwork on exhibit. Do NOT adhere … Continue reading
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Kingsport: World War II
I’ve put in quite a few hours at the archives since my last post. I don’t know if I am trying to get a lot done, or if I am just putting off my Master’s project. Hmm. There are twelve … Continue reading
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