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Rinehart and Ellis Families Collection

 Collection — other: Box 4
Identifier: 500-AppMs 45

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the narrative of Elizabeth Ellis Rinehart as recorded by her sons, James H. Rinehart and Henry Rinehart, and a typed compilation of the two accounts by Mrs. Bertha Chappell. The collection also includes a copy of a letter from Mrs. Chappell to Mrs. L. W. McCown, January 27, 1964.


  • 1893


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open fro research.


1.00 folder(s)

1.00 folder(s)


This collection was deaccessioned June 16, 2014 because there is another copy in Mrs. McCown's papers along with her notes about the family.

Custodial History

The Rinehart and Ellis Families Collection was copied from the originals in the possession of Mrs. Bertha Chappell, Mountain View, California, who sent a copy to Mrs. L. W. McCown, 512 East Unaka Avenue, Johnson City, Tennessee. Mrs. McCown gave a copy to Sherrod Library, East Tennessee State University, date unknown.

Method of Acquisition

The collection was transferred to Archives of Appalachia, February 15, 1979 from Sherrod Library, East Tennessee State University.

Processing Information

David Goodin completed processing, and the collection was opened to research on May 30, 1979.


David Goodin
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

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