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Emmett Essin Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UnivRec-0506

Scope and Contents

The Emmett Essin Papers consist of drafts of his Shavetails and Bell Sharps: The History of the U.S. Army Mule, published in 1997 by the University of Nebraska Press. Included in the collection are an uncorrected typescript draft of the manuscript, a corrected typescript draft, a photocopy of the typescript draft (with editor's corrections), and galley proofs.


  • 1996-1997


Conditions Governing Access

The papers were opened to researchers in August 1997.

An accrual of three linear feet of research material for Shavetails and Bell Sharps and correspondence has not been processed. Please contact the Archives of Appalachia if you are interested in accessing this material.


3.75 linear feet

3.00 linear feet

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Method of Acquisition

The Emmett Essin Papers were donated to the University Archives on August 12, 1997, by Emmett M. Essin, III, professor of history at East Tennessee State University.

Dr. Essin donated additional materials on December 9, 2013, accession 2013-064.

Processing Information

E.Speer completed processing the collection in 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