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Kent Herrin Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0582

Scope and Contents

The Kent Herrin Papers document Herrin’s life in Johnson City, Tenn., and his military service in the U. S. Army during World War II. The collections includes correspondence, post cards, newspaper clippings, military records, maps, photographs, miscellaneous publications and printed matter, an audio cassette recording of Herrin’s reminiscences of World War II, and an audiocassette recording of Herrin’s funeral service in 1994.


  • 1842-1997


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


3.25 linear feet (2 oversized folders, 5 boxes)

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The collection is arranged in three series, as follows: Series 1, Subject Files, 1842-1997 and undated; Series 2, Recordings, 1994 and undated; and Series 3, Photographs, 1942-1970 and undated.

Method of Acquisition

The Kent Herrin Papers were donated to the Archives of Appalachia by his wife, Nancy Fewell Herrin of Johnson City, Tenn., on March 12, 2001.

Separated Materials

Herrin’s military artifacts/memorabilia was transferred to ETSU’s Reece Museum.

Processing Information

Kirk Hrivnak and Ned Irwin completed processing the collection in April 2008.

Kirk Hrivnak 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