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Spencer Rex Gervin Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0403

Scope and Contents

The Spencer Rex Gervin Collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, legal documents, publications, and printed ephemera documenting the life, career, and personal interests of Mr. Gervin. The largest part of the collection concerns his interest in the civic, political, and governmental affairs of Jonesborough, Tenn., during the 1980s when he had retired to the town and wrote for the local newspaper, the Jonesborough Herald and Tribune.


  • 1903-1988


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


5.75 linear feet (12 boxes, 1 folder, 1 oversized folder)

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The collection is arranged in two series, as follows, Series 1, Subject Files, 1903-1988 and undated and Series 2, Photographs, c. 1940s-c. 1960s. Oversized documents have been placed in a map folder and stored in the map cabinets by accession number.

Method of Acquisition

The Spencer Rex Gervin Collection was donated to the archives by Mr. Gervin’s daughter, Anne Gervin Koehler, Johnson City, Tenn., on April 24, 1992.

Processing Information

The collection processing was completed and opened for research in September 2006 by Allison Wilson and Ned Irwin.

Allison Wilson and Ned Irwin
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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