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Kingsport: Conserving the Sprankle Scrapbooks

Leroy Sprankle (1894-1972) was an important figure in the  City of Kingsport ‘s high school athletics and education history. The Archives of the City of Kingsport is fortunate to have a large collection of Sprankle’s scrapbooks, which include correspondence, photographs, clippings, and … Continue reading

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Kingsport: Buried Treasure

Part of the amazing Thomas McNeer, Jr. Collection (KCMC 106) includes a series of publicity photographs commissioned by the new Ridgefields Country Club  in 1948. The images feature a beautiful stone lookout, gorgeous views of the South Fork Holston, and two … Continue reading

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Day 19: Collections Processing

A very surprising day at the Church History Library. This whole “Archival Diet” approach really seems to be working. I finished the Miscellaneous Papers series first thing this morning and got right into the Photograph series.

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Day 15: Collections Processing

Do you know how many times I have had locks of hair and rose petals fall into my lap, this week, while processing the Correspondence Series? I’ve lost count.

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Day 4: Conservation Lab

My week with the CHL conservators is quickly coming to a close and I am sad. I am so impressed by people who are natural mentors and truly enjoy it. Katie, Russ, and Chris are so great. Everyone that comes … Continue reading

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Day 2: Conservation Lab

This morning was mostly spent in meetings. We started off with an employee devotional. I’ll just say I was surprised with how well the conservators sing! I worked on setting up an employee e-mail account and my future work station … Continue reading

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