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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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Field Trip: East Tennessee History Center

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?

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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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Kingsport: Preservation Week

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

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Kingsport: Come Fly with Me

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

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Kingsport: A Business of Her Own

If you can cook, sew, or craft, you can become a budding cottage industrialist.

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Capstone: Graduation

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

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Kingsport & Capstone: Archives and Identity

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

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Day 11: Collections Processing

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

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Day 10:Reference

I have discovered the one weakness with this blog software, if you read the posts from the home page, you are never seeing an entire blog and you also don’t see the feature picture at the top change. CLICK ON … Continue reading

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