Ketron Family Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of correspondence, pamphlets, photographs, ephemera, an account book and a journal, all concerning the Ketron family of Sullivan County, Tennessee. The bulk of the papers are related to Joseph Henry Ketron and his nephew Audley Bruce Ketron. These materials offer insight into the personal and political life of family members and include documents pertaining to the Kingsley Seminary, the coeducational school in Bloomingdale, Tennessee which Joseph Ketron led for 25 years. The collection also includes Joseph’s 1876 travel journal in which he details his rail journey between Springfield, Illinois and New York City.
- 1839 - 1948
- Ketron, Audley Bruce, 1876-1972 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Photocopying/scanning may be limited due to the fragile nature of the material.
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this material.
0.75 linear feet
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Alan Bridwell donated the three bound volumes in 2005, accession 2005-087. He added the correspondence, journal and photographs in 2009, accession 2009-012.
Jen Bingham completed processing of the papers in April 2021.
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Diaries Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Ketron, Rueben J., 1829-1905
- Ketron, Thomas Watson, 1878-1943
- Kingsley Seminary (Bloomingdale, Tenn.)
- Methodist Episcopal Church. Holston Conference (Tenn.)
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Sullivan County (Tenn.) -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Language of description
- Script of description