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McBerney Burleson Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-236

Scope and Contents

The McBerney Burleson Collection documents Burleson’s life and personal interests and activities. This includes his involvement with East Tennessee State University, First United Methodist Church in Johnson City, the Johnson City Community Theatre, and the Kiwanis Club. The collection includes correspondence, newsclippings, sports statistics and information on ETSU and local high school athletic teams, publications, programs, brochures, other printed material, and a small collection of photographs housed in Small Photographic Collection Box 8.


  • 1920-1994


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


7.20 linear feet (11 manuscript boxes, 1 oversized folder, 2 folders of photographs)

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged into two series, as follows: Series 1, Subject Files, 1920-1994 and undated, and Series 2, Photographs, 1931-1989 and undated.

Method of Acquisition

McBerney Burleson, Johnson City, Tennessee, made the original donation of materials for his collection to the Archives of Appalachia on November 21, 1984. He made additional donations in 1985, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1993. Carolyn Bond, Sherrod Library, ETSU, donated additional material on October 30, 2001.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Jessica Ball in February 2008.
Jessica Ball
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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