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Thomas Earl Anderson Collection

Identifier: AppMs-0509

Scope and Contents

The collection reflects Anderson's special interests in genealogy and local history and consists chiefly of the materials gathered in researching in these areas. Materials in the collection include newsclippings, family charts, genealogical notes, census information, correspondence, copies of material from reference sources, maps, and miscellaneous printed ephemera. While containing copies of documents from as early as 1894 (and perhaps earlier), most of the material in the collection is from the period of the 1950s-1990s.


  • Creation: 1894 - 1996


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.


1 linear foot (2 legal-size document boxes; 1 oversize folder)

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Method of Acquisition

The Thomas Earl Anderson Collection was donated to the Archives of Appalachia by Earl Anderson on October 21, 1997.

Separated Materials

The following maps were added to the Archives of Appalachia map collection:

Greene County, Tennessee, Division of Property Assessments index (photocopy), 1995 Johnson County, Tennessee Soil Maps (3 sheets), 1954

The following books were cataloged for the Archives of Appalachia book collection:

Anderson, Earl. A History of Piney Flats Baptist Church, 1983.

Church History, 1850-1970: Sugar Grove Baptist Church, Butler, Tennessee.

The New Bethel Sesquicentennial, 1782-1932.

Pittendreigh, W. Maynard. A People of Faith: The History of the New Bethel Presbyterian Church. Mustard Seed Books, 1995.

Weaver, John R. Organized Religious Bodies in Piney Flats, Tennessee. Thesis. East Tennessee State University, 1983.

Processing Information

Processing of the collection was completed by Ned Irwin in October 2000.

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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