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Clifford A. Maxwell Photographs

Identifier: AppMs-0297

Scope and Contents

The negatives and prints in the collection date from the 1950s and continue through the early 1970s, with the bulk of the materials coming from the earlier period. Included in the collection are negatives and prints of businesses, events, street scenes, rural scenes, and persons in Johnson City and the surrounding area. Also included are negatives of World War II era ships.

Important subjects covered in the collection include: Tipton-Haynes Historical Farm, Johnson City businesses, Johnson City street scenes, Andrew Johnson residence and tailor shop, Jonesborough street scenes, Washington County historical residences, Washington County churches, Maxwell family ancestors, rural landscapes and structures, and World War II era destroyers and submarines.

The following copies from the Maxwell Collection have been placed in an envelope and stored in Box 1 of the collection: 3 5" x 7" black and white prints of the William Bean cabin; 4" x 5" black and white negatives, one each of: Hart and Houston-Annex; W. C. Haynes; "Bicycles/Parades"; Johnson City Street Scenes with Majestic Theater; Trolley; Johnson City street scenes; and "Parades".


  • 1940-1986


Conditions Governing Access

The photographs are open for research.


10.00 Boxes (Approximately 4000-5000 negatives (mostly 4" x 5" black and white; some color), Approximately 300-400 black and white prints of various sizes)

1.00 linear feet

10.00 Boxes

2.00 linear feet

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The Maxwell photographs are divided into two series: Series 1, Negatives, and Series 2, Prints. Additional unprocessed materials are available. Please contact us for information about these materials.

Method of Acquisition

The Clifford A. Maxwell Photographs were donated to the archives on March 26, 1987 by Maxwell's widow, Ruth B. Maxwell, and his son, James C. Maxwell. Additional photographs were donated on December 8, 2010 by James Maxwell.

Separated Materials

Negatives with vinegar syndrome, etc. have been removed from original box and stored in a separate location.

Processing Information

T. Fisher and Marie Tedesco completed processing and the collection was opened for research in June 1988.

T. Fisher and Marie Tedesco
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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