C. Hodge Mathes Family Papers
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of documents, photographs, and sound recordings of, about, or created by the family of Charles Hodge Mathes. Most are from the 1920s – 1970s, though the earliest materials date back to the 1840s. Most of the content relates to Charles Hodge Mathes himself and concerns his writing/academic career and travel. There are also significant amounts of material relating to his daughter, Mildred Mathes Dalton, and his granddaughters, Betty and Diana Dalton. Other than the papers about his travel to Germany, these materials were created in and about the southeastern United States, specifically Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina.
- 1848-2017, undated
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open for research.
1.5 linear feet (3 document boxes; 1 oversize folder)
9 sound recordings
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The bulk of the papers were purchased by the Archives in August 2017, accession number 2017-037.
Dr. Maria Niederberger of the East Tennessee State University Department of Music donated the 1917 diary in June 2017, accession 2017-019. The diary was given to her by Aylene Mathes, wife of W.T. Mathes, who was a nephew of C. Hodge Mathes. The transcription was done by some of Dr. Niederberger's 2016-2017 student workers.
Dr. Colin Baxter of the East Tennessee State University Department of History donated C. Hodge Mathes' drafts of a history of Washington County, Tennessee in April 2022, accession 2022-002. The drafts were given to him by Mildred Kozsuch.
The Charles Hodge Mathes Memorial Volume was transferred from Sherrod Library in July 1983, accession number 1983-006.
Intern Tracy Dalton processed the bulk of the papers in May 2021. The Charles Hodge Mathes Memorial Volume was originally processed as collection 172 by J. Shelton in 1986. The volume was incorporated into the Mathes Family Papers in May 2021.
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Diaries Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- East Tennessee State Normal School
- Hiking -- Appalachian Mountains Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Sound recordings Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Women--Religious Life Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- In Progress
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository
PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA