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Reverend Edwin White Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0617

Scope and Contents

The Reverend Edwin White Papers primarily document White’s career and activities as a Presbyterian minister in Kingsport, Tenn., from the 1940s to 1960s, most especially his work in founding and serving as the first pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church. A small portion of the material documents similar work with other churches in Tennessee, particularly church mission work in the Cumberland Plateau region prior to his moving to Kingsport during World War II. The papers include correspondence, church records, Presbyterian denominational history and material, newsclippings, subject files of topics of interest to White, printed ephemera, photographs, and memorabilia.


  • 1894-1988


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


10.00 linear feet (20 Boxes, 1 oversized folder)

19.00 Boxes

1.00 folder(s)

1.00 Boxes

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The collection is arranged in three series, as follows: Series 1, Subject Files, 1894-1988 and undated; Series 2, Memorabilia, 1958-1966 and undated; and Series 3, Photographs, undated.

Method of Acquisition

Dorothy White Zajac of Bybee, Tenn., donated the papers of her father, the Reverend Edwin E. White, to the Archives of Appalachia on August 15, 2002.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Allison Wilson, Chasity Taylor, and Ned Irwin and opened for research in December 2006.

Allison Wilson, Chasity Taylor, and Ned Irwin
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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