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Mary Beth Spina Family Papers

Identifier: AppMs-0414

Scope and Contents

The Mary Beth Spina Family Papers consist of newspaper clippings, newspapers, diplomas and other memorabilia, a scrapbook, photographs, and miscellaneous publications that document the lives of Spina’s grandparents (Frederick T. and Elizabeth White), aunt (Mary Elsie White), and mother (Freddie Lee White Spina). In addition to family history, the collection documents such subjects such as Frederick White’s service in the Spanish-American War and the Philippines and Mary Elsie White’s work with the Girl Scout program in East Tennessee.


  • Creation: 1898-1975, undated


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


3.00 Boxes (1.25 linear feet (2 boxes), 13 photographs (1 box), 2 oversized map folders)

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Method of Acquisition

The collection was donated to the Archives of Appalachia by Mary Beth Spina, of Clarence, New York, on November 8, 1992, accession 1992-040.

Separated Materials

A 45rpm recording of Wiley Oakley telling stories was added to the Archives media collection.

An autographed copy of Restin' with the Roamin' Man of the Smoky Mountains by Wiley Oakley was added to the Archives book collection.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Ned Irwin and opened for research in April 2007.

Ned Irwin
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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