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Thomas Earl Anderson Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-509

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. Also included are 43 maps of the National Geographic Society that document many different parts of the world. 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.


  • 1894 - 1996


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.


3 linear feet (2 legal-size document boxes; 2 oversize folders)

1 linear feet

3.00 folder(s)

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged in alphabetical order by subject. Oversized items are housed in in folders in the map cabinet by accession number.

Method of Acquisition

The Thomas Earl Anderson Collection was donated to the Archives of Appalachia by Mr. Anderson of Piney Flats, Tenn., 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