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James Agee Film Project Photographs, 1875-1956 | Archives of Appalachia

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Predominant Dates: 1950-1951
ID: 500/AppMs 471
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Arrangement: The collection is arranged in three series, as follows: Series 1, Administrative Files, undated, Box 1; Series 2, Negatives, 1875-1956 and undated, Boxes 2-4; and Series 3, Prints, 1876-1956 and undated, Boxes 5-6.

The project originally assigned an alphanumeric filing arrangement to the images (ex.: A1; B1, etc.). The images have been arranged as much as possible in this order sequential order. However, because of gaps and missing numbers in the sequence, a new alphanumeric numbering system was assigned to each image in order to arrange images in consecutive numerical order. For example, the image identified as “A1” is now listed as “JA-1 (A1)”. Original negatives for which there were no corresponding prints were scanned and printed. These post-donation prints are found in Box 6.
Extent: 2.5 linear feet
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Scope and Contents: The James Agee Film Project Photographs consist of a number of historical photographs and negatives from the northeastern area of Tennessee that were donated to or copied by the film project from local Tennessee families and businesses. The images document life in the region during the late 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. Included are images of Johnson City, Jonesborough, and Washington County showing East Tennessee families, residences, businesses, agriculture, landscapes, buildings, social and cultural activities.

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