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Josephine Gernsheimer Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 500-AppMs 425
The Josephine Gernsheimer Papers consist of a bound volume of letters (typescript) written by Gernsheimer (1935-36); correspondence and typescripts of correspondence (1935-36 and 1993); a teacher's class book (1935); student class work; copies of a school newsletter, "Gander Talks"; and photographs and negatives (1935-36). The material documents Gernsheimer's experience as a teacher at Carcassonne Community Center, Gander, Kentucky. There are some letters (typescript copies) received by Gernsheimer from family members and friends.


  • 1935-1993


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


0.50 linear feet

1 box, 2 folders other_unmapped

1.00 Boxes

1.00 folder(s)


Material is arranged in two series: Series 1, Correspondence and printed material, 1935-93 and Series 2, Photographs and Negatives, 1935-36.

Method of Acquisition

The Josephine Gernsheimer Papers were donated to the Archives of Appalachia on June 7, 1993 and March 7, 1995 by Josephine Gernsheimer, Kingston, Rhode Island.

Processing Information

Ned Irwin completed processing, and the collection was opened to researchers in December 1996.
Ned Irwin
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