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Kingsport Press Strike Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0152

Scope and Contents

The Kingsport Press Strike Collection contains correspondence, reports, pamphlets, photocopies of articles taken from commercial publications, newspaper clippings, speeches, cassette audiotapes, memorabilia, and broadsides documenting the events surrounding the strike between Kingsport Press and its unions between 1961 and 1967. The correspondence and speeches describe events leading up to the strike, chronicles union activities during the strike, and identifies the problems surrounding the unsuccessful resolution of the labor dispute. The reports document specific union issues that served as the progenitors for the strike. The pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and photocopies of articles define the general issues and describe the activities surrounding the Kingsport Press strike. The two 60-minute audio cassette tapes (dated April 27, 1982) contain an interview with Earl Derrick about the Kingsport Press strike.


  • 1961-1982


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


0.50 linear feet (1 Hollinger box, 2 cassette audiotapes)

2.00 sound recordings

1.00 Boxes

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The collection is divided into four series: Series 1, Correspondence, Reports and Speeches, 1963-1965; Series 2, Pamphlets and Broadsides, 1963-1965; Series 3, Articles, Memorabilia and Newspaper Clippings, 1964-1966; and Series 4, Cassette Tapes, 1982.

Method of Acquisition

Dale Larkin compiled the material on the Kingsport Press strike.Larkin donated the papers to the Archives of Appalachia in March 1983.

Processing Information

Scott Schwartz, Dawn Gentry and A.Kilgore completed processing in April 1990.

Scott Schwartz, Dawn Gentry and A.Kilgore
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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