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Mattie L. Mettetal Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 500-AppMs 638

Scope and Contents

The Mattie L. Mettetal Collection documents the genealogical and historical interests of Mrs. Mettetal. Materials include pamphlets, maps, family trees, lineage sheets, hereditary society files, photographs, brochures, booklets, notebooks, scrapbooks, and genealogical notes on her family. Important topics include historical information relating to East Tennessee; information on her activities with the Daughters of the American Revolution; scrapbooks pertaining to the Children of the American Revolution; genealogical materials on her family lines including Pryor, Gaines, Bernard, Magee, Wardlaw, Mettetal, King, Houston, and Wallace; and brochures and pamphlets relating to East Tennessee history and historical sites.


  • 1809-2006
  • Other: Date acquired: 2003-05-20


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


34.00 Boxes

3.00 Boxes

31.00 Boxes

5.00 folder(s)


The collection is arranged into three series, as follows: Series I, Genealogical Files, 1809-2006 and undated, Boxes 1-22 and oversized folders 1-5; Series II, Scrapbooks, 1929-1974 and undated, Boxes 23-31; and Series III, Photographs, 1903-2006 and undated, Boxes 32-34.

Method of Acquisition

Mattie L. Mettetal donated her books, periodicals, and papers on May 20, 2003 to the Archives of Appalachia. Additions to the collection were made between 2004 and 2008. Note: Books and periodicals were removed from the collection and transferred to Special Collections in the Archives of Appalachia.

Separated Materials

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

City Map of Johnson City, Tennessee, undated Map of Johnson City, Tennessee, undated Map of Virginia by Jed. Hotchkiss, 1874 (1906 reprint?)

Processing Information

Ashley Cate processed the collection which was open for research in March 2012.

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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