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Steven Craig Hurd Map Collection

Identifier: AppMs-0825

Scope and Contents

This Stephen Craig Hurd Map Collection consists of framed and unframed maps, primarily of Tennessee and bordering states. In addition to the paper maps, there is a set of drinking glasses printed with a map of Tennessee. Most of the maps were originally found in atlases, but the collection also includes pictorial maps and road maps. Stephen Hurd framed and matted the maps.


  • Creation: 1785-2008, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. Thirty-four (34) maps of Tennessee have been digitized and added to ETSU's Digital Commons. They can be viewed here: Steven Craig Hurd Map Collection

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.


34.15 linear feet (Seventeen (17) flat boxes; one (1) large framed map; three (3) oversize folders)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The maps were bequeathed to the Archives of Appalachia by Stephen Craig Hurd. Accession number 2013-027.

Separated Materials

The following books were cataloged for the Archives of Appalachia book collection:

Hart, Joseph C. An Abridgement of Geographical Exercises for Practical Examinations on Maps. New York: Samuel S. and William Wood, 1826.

History of Tennessee: From the Earliest Time to the Present…. Chicago and Nashville: The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887

Mitchell, S. Augustus. The New Primary Geography: Illustrated by Twenty Colored Maps and Embellished with a Hundred Engravings. Philadelphia: E.H. Butler & Co., 1870.

Morris, Easton. The Tennessee Gazetteer or Topographical Dictionary. Nashville: The Gazetteer Press, 1971.

Morse, Jedidiah. Geography Made Easy: Being an Abridgement of the American Universal Geography. Boston: Thomas & Andrews, 1818.

Phelan, James. School History of Tennessee. Philadelphia: E.H. Butler & Co., 1889.

Preston, Thomas W. Historical Sketches of the Holston Valleys. Kingsport, Tennessee: Kingsport Press, 1926.

Ramsey, J.G.M. The Annals of Tennessee to the End of the Eighteenth Century. Kingsport, Tennessee: Kingsport Press, 1926.

Rand McNally Pocket World Atlas. New York, NY: Pocket Books, Inc., 1951

Tennessee Valley Authority. The Scenic Resources of the Tennessee Valley: A Descriptive and Pictorial Inventory. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1938.

Worcester, J.E. An Historical Atlas Containing the Following Charts…. Boston: Cummings, Hilliard, and Company, 1826.

Processing Information

Jen Bingham completed processing in September 2018.

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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