Spencer Rex Gervin Collection
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.
- Gervin, Spencer Rex, 1915-1990 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
5.75 linear feet (12 boxes, 1 folder, 1 oversized folder)
Language of Materials
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.
The collection processing was completed and opened for research in September 2006 by Allison Wilson and Ned Irwin.
- Church history -- Tennessee Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Jonesborough (Tenn.) -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Jonesborough (Tenn.) -- Politics and government Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Jonesborough United Methodist Church (Jonesborough, Tenn.)
- Maps Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Personal papers Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Publications (document genre) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Washington County (Tenn.)--Politics and government Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Allison Wilson and Ned Irwin
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