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Mary Nell Dosser Keller Collection

 Collection — Box: G (Small Collections)
Identifier: AppMs-0421

Scope and Contents

The Mary Nell Dosser Keller Collection consists of photocopies of clippings, correspondence, miscellaneous essays written by Sarah Jane Foster, a memoir of Robert N. Dosser, memorabilia related to Keller's wedding, and a Dosser family chart. The material relates to the Dosser, Fain, and Rhea families of East Tennessee.

The Foster essays are written on a variety of topics, including education, religion, and libraries.


  • Creation: 1823-1982 and undated


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


0.10 linear feet (0.10 cubic feet in 5 folders)

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The collection is arranged alphabetically by subject, with material arranged chronologically within folders. Undated material is filed at the back of each folder.

Custodial History

The Sara Jane Foster essays were found in a trunk in the basement of the Cunningham-Dosser house in Jonesborough, Tennessee.

Method of Acquisition

The Mary Nell Dosser Keller Collection was donated to the archives on May 10, 1993 by Mary Nell Dosser Keller, accession number 1992-117.

Existence and Location of Originals

Location of originals unknown.

Processing Information

Ned Irwin completed processing, and the collection was opened to researchers in January 1997.

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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