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James Kevin Research Collection

Identifier: AppMs-0680

Scope and Contents

The James Kevin Research collection consists of research files on Edward C. Huffaker and his work with early aviation in late 19th and early 20th century America. It also includes genealogical information on the Huffaker family. The collection includes Kevin’s in-coming and out-going correspondence, copies of articles written about Huffaker, Samuel P. Langley, research on Octave Chanute, articles written by Steve and Julie Hensley, several versions of the Hensley’s thesis, and genealogical information on the Huffaker family.


  • Creation: circa 1877-2010 and undated


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


0.75 linear feet

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The collection is arranged alphabetically by topic.

Method of Acquisition

The James Kevin Research Collection was donated to the Archives of Appalachia by James Kevin, of Mountain Home, Tennessee, on September 28, 2004.

Accruals and Additions

James Kevin donated his essay on the Peters Hollow Easter Egg Fight on September 19, 2010.

Related Materials

AppMs 554, Edward Chalmers Huffaker Papers

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Brianne Johnson and opened for research in November 2006.

Brianne Johnson
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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