The negatives and prints in the collection date from the 1950s and continue through the early 1970s, with the bulk of the materials coming from the earlier period. Included in the collection are negatives and prints of businesses, events, street scenes, rural scenes, and persons in Johnson City and the surrounding area. Also included are negatives of World War II era ships.
Important subjects covered in the collection include: Tipton-Haynes Historical Farm, Johnson City businesses, Johnson City street scenes, Andrew Johnson residence and tailor shop, Jonesborough street scenes, Washington County historical residences, Washington County churches, Maxwell family ancestors, rural landscapes and structures, and World War II era destroyers and submarines.
The following copies from the Maxwell Collection have been placed in an envelope and stored in Box 1 of the collection: 3 5" x 7" black and white prints of the William Bean cabin; 4" x 5" black and white negatives, one each of: Hart and Houston-Annex; W. C. Haynes; "Bicycles/Parades"; Johnson City Street Scenes with Majestic Theater; Trolley; Johnson City street scenes; and "Parades".
10.00 Boxes (Approximately 4000-5000 negatives (mostly 4" x 5" black and white; some color), Approximately 300-400 black and white prints of various sizes)