The Spencer Rex Gervin Collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, legal documents, publications, and printed ephemera documenting the life, career, and personal interests of Mr. Gervin. The largest part of the collection concerns his interest in the civic, political, and governmental affairs of Jonesborough, Tenn., during the 1980s when he had retired to the town and wrote for the local newspaper, the Jonesborough Herald and Tribune.
The collection is arranged in two series, as follows, Series 1, Subject Files, 1903-1988 and undated and Series 2, Photographs, c. 1940s-c. 1960s. Oversized documents have been placed in a map folder and stored in the map cabinets by accession number.
Method of Acquisition
The Spencer Rex Gervin Collection was donated to the archives by Mr. Gervin’s daughter, Anne Gervin Koehler, Johnson City, Tenn., on April 24, 1992.
The collection processing was completed and opened for research in September 2006 by Allison Wilson and Ned Irwin.