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John Goodin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AppMs-482
The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia created or collected by John Goodin. There is a particular emphasis on Goodin’s World War II military service with the United States Army, including correspondence from friends and family at home in East Tennessee. Goodin was also a railroad enthusiast and collected photographs and railroad ephemera, especially that of the Clinchfield Railroad and other Southeastern United States rail lines. Other Goodin family members are represented in the collection, especially Goodin’s father, Thomas Goodin, who was a longtime employee of the Clinchfield Railroad.

Dates

  • 1914 - 1999

Creator

Extent

13.1 linear feet (20 legal-size document boxes, 2 flat boxes, 1 cassette box, 1 VHS box, 1 roll storage box, 2 oversize folders)

Arrangement

The material is arranged in eight series: Thomas E. Goodin Materials; Correspondence; Military; Personal; Railroad Memorabilia; Photographs; Audio and Video; and Oversize.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of John Goodin.
Immediate Source of Acquisition John Goodin and David Goodin donated the papers between 1996 and 2007, accession numbers 1996-013, 1997-011, 1998-032, 2005-117, 2007-041.

Separated Materials

Copies of the following publications were added to the serials holdings of the Archives of Appalachia: The Jitterbug; Ties: The Southern Railway Historical Magazine; and Whistle Stop.

Processing Information

Nathaniel Skaggs, Jessica Newell and Jen Bingham completed processing the papers in September 2017.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

Contact:
PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA
423-439-4338