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Robert M. Shank Collection

Identifier: AppMs-0142

Scope and Contents

The Robert M. Shank Collection contains one farmer's account book, newsclippings, newspaper, and a map of Sullivan County, Tennessee. The account book documents Shank's purchase and sale of agricultural products while a Sullivan County farmer and a "debts and records account" of his family's household expenses dating between 1899 and c. 1949. The book also contains a description of home remedies, a mathematical table for calculating the size and weight of different types of farm products, and various legal document forms. The newsclippings and newspaper contain reports of returns for elections held in Sullivan County between 1920 and 1934, a breeding table,and an advertisement for a state conference of the Daughters of the American Revolution held in Johnson City, Tennessee between October 31 and November 3, 1923. The collection also includes an undated map of Sullivan County that identifies district boundaries and the location of some communities within each district.


  • 1899-1949


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.


0.25 linear feet

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Method of Acquisition

The Robert M. Shank Collection was donated to the Archives of Appalachia by Chester A. Wilson on November 30, 1982.

Processing Information

Dawn Gentry, Missy Garant, and Scott Schwartz completed processing and the collection was opened to researchers on September 30, 1991.

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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