The Frank P. Smith Papers contain personal research notes, reports, photographs, and East Tennessee State Normal School yearbooks and literary publications documenting the personal activities of Frank P. Smith while both a student at East Tennessee State Normal School and a Tennessee educator between 1919 and 1967. The reports and personal research notes describe frontier culture; these were used possibly by Smith for a research project while a student at East Tennessee State Normal School. The photographs are scenes of the Johnson City campus. The issues of the "Chalkline," "Old Hickory," and "Buccaneer" date between 1925 and 1938 and contain marginalia from friends and colleagues.
The collection is divided into two series; Series 1, Personal Effects, 1924-1967 and Series 2, East Tennessee State Normal School Publications, 1920-1947.
Series 1 contains personal papers and reports documenting Frank Smith's varied activities as college student ETSNS and teacher in the Meigs County Schools between 1924 and 1967. Series 2 contains the East Tennessee State Normal School publications, "Chalkline," "Old Hickory," and "Buccaneer." This series is broken down into two sub-series; sub-series 2.1: Chalkline, 1923-1924, and sub-series 2.2: Old Hickory-Buccaneer Year books, 1920-1938.
Method of Acquisition
The Frank P. Smith Papers were transferred to the Archives of Appalachia from the B. Carroll Reece Museum by Helen Roseberry, museum coordinator, August 26, 1983.
Scott Schwartz, Alice Cunningham, and Becky Tuthill completed processing, and the records were opened to researchers March 9, 1990.