The Annie Wilder Stratton Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) Scrapbooks consist of materials removed from two magnetic page photograph albums. The first was labeled "1910-1934" and consisted of a handwritten history of the PTA with tipped in photographs, a letter and a program. The second scrapbook, "1940-1945," continued the handwritten history and included programs, memorabilia and newspaper clippings. There were also some post-1945 materials tucked into the second scrapbook. Most materials appear to have been removed from an older scrapbook or scrapbooks.
Pages are arranged and numbered in the order in which they were found in the original albums. Removing the pages revealed articles and other materials which were pasted to the verso of several pages.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Anne Kitchens, former librarian of the Annie Wilder Stratton Library at Fairmont School in Johnson City, Tennessee, arranged for the scrapbooks to be donated to the Archives of Appalachia in July 2015, accession number 2015-027.
Jen Bingham processed the scrapbooks in November 2015.