The Range Family Papers include genealogical information on the Range family, deeds, family and business papers, clippings on Johnson City and the surrounding area, and photographs of Range family members, friends, and places of interest.
The collection is divided into three series according to document type as follows: Series 1, Subject Files, 1790-2000 and undated; Series 2, Publications, 1849-1941 and undated; Series 3, Photographs, 1880-1974, and undated.
Method of Acquisition
The Range Family Papers were donated to the archives by the children of Harry G. Range, Jr., through his daughter, Jeanne Range Diller of Harrisonburg, Virginia on August 17, 1982. The collection was opened for research in late 1982.
Accruals and Additions
Additional materials were donated by Mary Ann Range, Johnson City, Tennessee, and Jeanne Ray Henson, Kings Mountain, North Carolina, on August 21, 2000.
A street map of Johnson City, Tennessee, circa 1940, was added to the Archives of Appalachia map collection.
Mildred Kozsuch processed the original donation in 1982.
finding aid revision date not supplied: A revision was made to the original donation by Marie Tedesco in 1993. The collection was reprocessed to include the later donation by Ned Irwin and Amanda Wood in 2003.