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Edwin C. Alexander Papers

Identifier: AppMs-0466

Scope and Contents

The Edwin C. Alexander Papers consists primarily of the personal papers of Alexander's father, E. C. (Crawford) Alexander, Sr. and includes correspondence, newsclippings (copies), legal documents, a scrapbook (copy), and miscellaneous printed matter related to his personal and civic affairs as a prominent businessman and civic leader in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Included is material documenting his efforts to bring the rayon plants of American Bemberg Corporation and American Glanzstoff Corporation to Elizabethton, as well as his work as city manager in guiding Elizabethton through the difficult economic times of the 1930s.

Correspondents include Walter P. Brownlow, Thad A. Cox, Ben W. Hooper, Kenneth McKeller, B. Carroll Reece, and J. Will Taylor. There is also limited correspondence of James H. Alexander, E. C. Alexander, Sr.'s father, with Congressman Walter P. Brownlow, along with a photograph of James H. Alexander. Also included are copies of some newspaper clippings related to civic activities of Edwin C. Alexander, Jr. Materials span 1902-68 with some undated clippings.


  • 1902-1968


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research at the Archives of Appalachia.


0.25 linear feet

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged in folders alphabetically by document type. Within each folder, material is filed chronologically with undated material filed at the end of each folder.

Method of Acquisition

The Edwin C. Alexander Papers were donated to the Archives of Appalachia by Edwin C. Alexander, Elizabethton, Tennessee, January 13, 1995.

Processing Information

Ned Irwin completed processing the collection in December 1996.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

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