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Frank P. Smith Papers

 Collection — other: Boxes 1-2
Identifier: AppMs-0176

Scope and Contents

The Frank P. Smith Papers contain personal research notes, reports, photographs, and East Tennessee State Normal School yearbooks and literary publications documenting the personal activities of Frank P. Smith while both a student at East Tennessee State Normal School and a Tennessee educator between 1919 and 1967. The reports and personal research notes describe frontier culture; these were used possibly by Smith for a research project while a student at East Tennessee State Normal School. The photographs are scenes of the Johnson City campus. The issues of the "Chalkline," "Old Hickory," and "Buccaneer" date between 1925 and 1938 and contain marginalia from friends and colleagues.


  • 1920-1967, undated


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.


1 linear feet (1 document box; 1 flat box)

Language of Materials



The collection is divided into two series; Series 1, Personal Effects, 1924-1967 and Series 2, East Tennessee State Normal School Publications, 1920-1947.

Method of Acquisition

The Frank P. Smith Papers were transferred to the Archives of Appalachia from the B. Carroll Reece Museum by Helen Roseberry, museum coordinator, August 26, 1983.

Processing Information

Scott Schwartz, Alice Cunningham, and Becky Tuthill completed processing, and the records were opened to researchers March 9, 1990.

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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