Included in this series are the following: correspondence, deeds, land grants, court records, diaries, broadsides, foreign currency, bills of sale for slaves, land survey maps, hymn book, newspapers, newsclippings, tax notices, and a history of the Carter County Court House. The dates span from 1770 to 1980. Some of the early historical documents are copies. A number of the documents relate to the early history of East Tennessee. Court records in the series focus on land disputes. The collection also offers biographical material related to various families who settled in East Tennessee.
Some important people mentioned in the collection are: John Overton, John Tipton, Henry Johnson, and John Sevier. Some early businesses represented in the collection are: Johnson's Depot; Rogersville Milling Company; Rogersville Review newspaper, and the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad Company.