B. Carroll Reece Papers
Scope and Contents
The original acquisition included correspondence, memoranda, speeches, phonodiscs of speeches, Congressional reports, newsclippings, scrapbooks and photographs which provide documentation on Reece's family and on his personal life and political career, 1865-1965.
In July 1983, 11 phonograph recording were added to the collection. These 11 shellac discs contain B. Carroll Reece speeches.
A third addition to the collection included correspondence, certificates, publications and photographs on Reece's education, military life and political career, 1893-1971. In addition, the addendum contains some papers of Louise G. Reece, including her application for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution and a letter from Buford Ellington, Governor of Tennessee. Copies of B. Carroll Reece's "The Courageous Commoner" (posthumously, 1962); "Peace Through Law"(posthumously, 1965); and a copy of "Memorial Services Held in the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States, Together with Remarks Presented in Eulogy of Brazilla Carroll Reece, Late a Representative from Tennessee" (1961) are included in the addendum. Materials in this addition relate to pre-existing series: Series 1, Personal Papers, 1893-1971; Series 2, Republican National Conventions, 1946-52; Series 5, Scrapbooks, 1954-65; and Series 6, Photographs and Drawings, 1919-61.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
61.00 Boxes (24 Hollinger boxes, 63 scrapbooks, 2 oversize boxes (containing photographs and certificates), 11 shellac discs)
11.00 sound recordings
Language of Materials
The collection is divided into eight series as follows: Series 1, Personal Papers, 1908-1955; Series 2, Republican National Convention, 1946-1952; Series 3, The Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations, 1953-1960; Series 4, Speeches of B. Carroll Reece, 1920-60; Series 5, Scrapbooks, 1913-1960; Series 6, Photographs and Drawings, 1919-61; Series 7, Commendations and Certificates, 1865-1965; and Series 8, Addendum.
The B. Carroll Reece Papers were previously held by the B. Carroll Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University before being transferred to the Archives of Appalachia.
Method of Acquisition
On October, 1978, Harvey Dean, director of the B. Carroll Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University, transferred the first group of papers to the archives. This acquisition consisted of 13 linear feet of materials and 63 scrapbooks. In total, the B. Carroll Reece Papers include material from three separate donations.
Accruals and Additions
On July, 1983, Helen Roseberry, director of the Reece Museum, transferred 11 phonograph recordings of Reece's speeches to the archives. These recordings originally were accessioned as an individual collection, but in 1989 they were added to the main Reece collection.
In May, 1987, Roseberry transferred approximately one linear foot of materials from the B. Carroll Reece Museum to the Archives of Appalachia. The records in this addendum were processed in 1990.
Processing of the original acquisition was completed in 1982, while the addendum was processed in 1990 by Marie Tedesco and Scott Schwartz.
- Bethune, Mary McLeod, 1875-1955
- Colegrove, Kenneth Wallace, 1886-1975
- Conrad, Arthur L.
- Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971
- Dodd, Norman
- Ettinger, Karl E.
- Gabrielson, Guy G. (Guy George), 1891-1976
- Hallanan, Walter S. (Walter Simms), 1890-1962
- Hays, Wayne L. (Wayne Levere), 1911-
- Hutchins, Robert Maynard, 1899-
- Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1902-
- Nixon, Pat, 1912-1993
- Peron, Eva, 1919-1952
- Peron, Juan Domingo, 1895-1974
- Rusk, Dean, 1909-
- Taft, Robert A. (Robert Alphonso), 1889-1953
- Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
- Wormser, Rene Albert, 1896-
- African-Americans--Political activity Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Baker, Howard H., Jr. (Howard Henry), 1925-2014
- Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Daughters of the American Revolution
- Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875
- Military art and science Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
- Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Personal papers Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Phonograph records Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Publications (document genre) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Reece, B. Carroll (Brazilla Carroll), 1889-1961
- Reece, Louise Goff
- Republican National Committee (U.S.)
- Republican National Convention (1948 : Philadelphia) Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
- Scrapbooks Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Tennessee Valley Authority
- United States. Agricultural Adjustment Administration
- United States. Congress. House. Special Committee to Investigate Tax-exempt Foundations
- World War, 1914-1918 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945 Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Young Republican National Federation (U.S.)
- Marie Tedesco and Scott Schwartz; Ed Speer
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
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