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Langston Heritage Group Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 500-AppMs 575
The collection consists of interviews, lectures, and songs concerning the history of African Americans in East Tennessee. Materials include a 1788 warrant and and 1846 slave bill of sale, Washington County, Tennessee; two pamphlets (1961, 1962) documenting the history of Thankful Baptist Church in Johnson City, Tennessee; 23 photographs of unidentified members of Thankful Baptist Church (1972); interviews with Julia Cousins and Elizabeth Mills (includes tape logs, release forms, field notes); transcripts of interviews made as part of the Historic African American Site Preservation Society (HASP) project (includes paperwork, audio and video recordings, and diskettes); selections of newspapers relating to historic events and regional development; miscellaneous clippings; 2 scrapbooks of newspclippings relating to service men and women in WWII; copies of four Westlawn Cemetery plot maps in Johnson City; research files of the Langston Heritage Group; and a certificate to Edward Carson from the Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Committee.


  • 1788-2001
  • 1916-1986



5.35 linear feet

0.25 linear feet

3.10 linear feet

2.00 linear feet


The materials are arranged by format and size, then alphabetically by topic.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Mary Henderson Alexander, Donald Shaffer, Katie Doman, Starlet Williams, and James McCray.

Processing Information

Student assistant Damaris Brooks completed processing of these papers in October 2012.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA