The Sidewalks and Porch Swings Oral History Project was developed as a class project in Governor's School courses taught at ETSU by Katie Doman. The project, whose full title is "Sidewalks and Porch Swings: An Oral History of the Tree Streets," documents the history of the "Tree Streets," a several block residential district in south Johnson City, Tennessee near the campus of East Tennessee State University. Originally developed by George L. Carter and known as the Carter Addition, the area's name comes from the fact that streets there are named for trees, e.g., Walnut, Maple, Pine, Locust, Cherry, Poplar, Cedar, Chestnut and are primarily tree-lined. It is a neighborhood roughly bounded on the south and west by University Parkway, on the east by South Roan Street, and on the north by Walnut Street.
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The Sidewalks and Porch Swings Oral History Project consists of eight audiocassette recordings of oral history interviews with residents, tape logs summarizing the interviews, data sheets on individuals interviewed, release forms, newspaper clippings, a photograph, and a newsletter of the Southside Neighborhood Organization which document the history of the "Tree Streets" neighborhood and residents in Johnson City, Tennessee.