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Abrams and Armstrong Family Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: AppMs-242

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.

Dates

  • 1886-1940

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Extent

0.5 linear feet (1 document box; 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials

English

Custodial History

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.

Processing Information

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.
Status
Completed
Date
2020-07-14
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

Contact:
PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA
423-439-4338