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John Curtis Higgs, Sr. Autobiography

 Collection — Box: E (Small Collections)
Identifier: AppMs-0225

Scope and Contents

The John Curtis Higgs, Sr. Autobiography is a bound typescript of Higgs' memoirs. The manuscript covers a span of eighty-one years from May 12, 1902 to December 1983 and includes recollections of life on a farm in Marshall County, Tennessee, working in various roles for the Tennessee State Highway Department, the Great Depression, the Volstead Act, and raising his family.


  • 1983


Conditions Governing Access

The manuscript is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.


0.10 linear feet

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Method of Acquisition

Dr. Robert J. "Jack" Higgs donated a copy of The Story of My Life by John Curtis Higgs, Sr. to the Archives of Appalachia in July 1984, accession number 1985-013. The volume was opened for research September 1986.

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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