Reverend Edwin White Papers
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.
- White, Rev. Edwin E. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
10.00 linear feet (20 Boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Language of Materials
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.
The collection was processed by Allison Wilson, Chasity Taylor, and Ned Irwin and opened for research in December 2006.
- White, Edwin E. (Edwin Elverton), 1891-
- Zajac, Dorothy White
- Church history -- Tennessee Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Grace Presbyterian Church (Kingsport, Tenn.)
- Kingsport (Tenn.) Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church (Kingsport, Tenn.)
- Personal papers Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Presbyterian Church Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Presbyterians--Tennessee Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Allison Wilson, Chasity Taylor, and Ned Irwin
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