Abrams and Armstrong Family Photographs
Scope and Contents
The collection consists almost entirely of studio portraits and snapshots from the early twentieth century. Most are unidentified. Among the identified photographs are several portraits of Virginia “Jennie” (Mrs. W.K.) Richmond, a president of the Presbyterian Synod of Appalachia, and a panoramic group photograph of the 1920 Womans [sic] Summer School of Missions in which she was likely a participant. The collection also includes three letters and a recipe for a cold remedy.
- Abrams, Virginia A., 1896-1979 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.
0.5 linear feet (1 document box; 1 oversize folder)
Language of Materials
The Abrahms family photographs and correspondence were found by Martha Lewis Hampton, Johnson City, Tennessee, in the attic of Virginia Abrams' house in Rogersville, Tennessee, shortly after Abrams' death in 1979.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Martha Lewis Hampton donated the material to the Archives on April 17, 1985.
Marie Tedesco and Tim Cook completed processing and the collection was opened for research in May, 1987. Jen Bingham reprocessed the collection in July 2020.
- Armstrong, Virginia Richmond, 1875-1958
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Presbyterian Church in the U.S. Synod of Appalachia
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository
PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA