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East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad

 Organization

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Henry Blackwell Photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-122
Scope and Contents The Henry Blackwell Photographs consist of 44 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 black and white negatives, and 44 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 black and white contact prints. The negatives and contact prints focus on the August 13, 1940 flood on the Linville River Railroad (LRR), a narrow gauge railroad which ran from Pineola, North Carolina to Cranberry, North Carolina. LRR was part of the East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad. The August 1940 flood washed away track and bridges and helped hasten the abandonment...
Dates: 1940

East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad Historical Society Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-567
Scope and Contents This collection documents the history of the East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad and the Linville River Railway through company records, publications, maps, oral history interviews, films, videotapes, and photographs. The materials date from 1883-2005, but predominantly 1910s-1950. This collection provides a comprehensive visual record of the ET&WNC RR. The written record highlights various aspects of the railroad’s operation. The research value of this collection...
Dates: 1883-2005; 1910-1950

George E. Pettengill Collection

 Collection — other: Boxes 1-3
Identifier: 500-AppMs 648
Arrangement Material is filed in alphabetical order by subject.
Dates: 1961-2003 and undated

Burr Harrison Photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-64
Scope and Contents The Burr Harrison Photographs consist of 380 photographic images (prints and negatives) depicting Johnson City and environs circa 1881-1958. The collection represents only a portion of Harrison's work, as much of it did not survive. The collection centers on photographs of commercial buildings in downtown Johnson City; industries, residences, apartment houses and churches in the city; buildings and activities at Mountain Home; and buildings at East Tennessee State Normal School (ETSNS). Some of...
Dates: 1881-1958

James Agee Film Project Photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-471
Scope and Contents The James Agee Film Project Photographs consist of a number of historical photographs and negatives from the northeastern area of Tennessee that were donated to or copied by the film project from local Tennessee families and businesses. The images document life in the region during the late 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. Included are images of Johnson City, Jonesborough, and Washington County showing East Tennessee families, residences, businesses, agriculture, landscapes,...
Dates: 1875 - 1956; Majority of material found in 1950-1951; Other: Date acquired: 1995-07-11

Kenneth Riddle Collection of Cy Crumley Photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-572
Scope and Contents The collection consists of images scanned from photographs that belonged to former East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad conductor Cy Crumley. There are also printouts from the website "The Cy Crumley Scrapbook” created by Ken Riddle. The images were also used in the book Cy Crumley's Tweetsie: Ninety Years on the Narrow Gauge, compiled by Kenneth Riddle.
Dates: 2000 - 2006

James D. Moody Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AppMs-116
Scope and Contents The collection consists of nine oversized maps of proposed construction projects for the city of Johnson City. The maps depict the planning of subdivisions, water and sewage line construction, proposed property annexation, the building of (Old) Science Hill High School, and the layout of railroad track through Johnson City.
Dates: 1889-1954

Ridley Wills East Tennessee Postcard Collection

 Collection — Box: 1-3
Identifier: 500-AppMs 847
Scope and Contents Ridley Wills began collecting Tennessee postcards in the 1930s, eventually amassing some 30,000 postcards. In 2015, he began distributing them to regional institutions. The cards in this collection represent landmarks in East Tennessee, especially in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and in Carter, Greene, Johnson, Sullivan, Washington and Unicoi Counties. There are images of schools, churches, hotels, towns, railroads, scenery and more.
Dates: 1906-1996, undated

Susan H. Henry Collection of ET&WNC Railroad and ET&WNC Transportation Company Memorabilia

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: AppMs-719
Scope and Contents The collection consists of material pertaining to the early years of the ET&WNC Railroad and to the last years of the ET&WNC Transportation Company. ET&WNC Railroad material includes correspondence and other historical documents as well as articles about the railroad, photographs and postcards. The ET&WNC Transportation Company material includes marketing material, employee photographs, the Red Ball Motor Freight Offer to Purchase and a financial statement.
Dates: 1874-1977, undated

W. B. “Pat” Watson Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-457
Arrangement The collection is arranged in the following series: Series 1, Maps, 1863-1988; Series 2, Printed Materials and Memorabilia, 1860-1958; Series 3, Legal and Financial Papers, 1783-1965; and Series 4, Photographs and Postcards, 1903-1980s.
Dates: 1783-1988