The Britton Family Papers contain newsclippings, correspondence, playbills from Barter Theatre (Abingdon, Virginia), single copies of periodicals, an almanac, a church bulletin, a paper written by Mrs. Britton for a college public speaking course, lists of children's records published by Victor Records, the script of a radio program, and a manuscript copy (carbon typescript) of a play. The collection provides information about business in Kingsport, Tennessee; St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Kingsport, Tennessee; Girl Scouts in Kingsport; the Kingsport Life-Saving Crew; the University of the South's Sewanee Summer Music Center; and a blizzard in New England (February 1940).
The collection is arranged alphabetically by subject or document type in a single series. Some of the material in the collection is undated, while the remainder of the collection is dated from 1935 to 1965.
Method of Acquisition
The Britton Family Papers were donated to the Archives of Appalachia on March 26, 1987 by Nancy Britton, Kingsport, Tennessee.
Ed Speer completed processing and the collection was opened to researchers in January 1997.