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Bethany Mackey Scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: AppMs-0865

Scope and Contents

The Bethany Mackey Scrapbook documents some of the on- and off-campus activities of Bethany Mackey of Cleveland, Tennessee, a 1921 East Tennessee State Normal School (ETSNS) graduate. The scrapbook includes photographs of friends, family, teachers, travels, and campus buildings. Many of the photographs are identified, including a photograph of an African-American woman labeled "Aunt Lizzie, the maid 1918-1920." There are several images of an outing to Cranberry, North Carolina. ETSNS president Sidney Gilbreath and ETSNS dean D.S. Burleson inscribed her scrapbook as did many of her friends and classmates. She also included photographs of some of her high school teachers in Cleveland, Tennessee.

In addition to the scrapbook, the collection includes a folder containing fifteen unidentified photographs and a copy of the ETSNS graduating exercises program of May 31, 1921, all of which were found loose in the scrapbook.


  • 1919-1921, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material.


0.90 linear feet

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The scrapbook was sent to the archives by Kathy and Allen Casstevens in February 2018, accession number 2018-008. Allen Casstevens found it in a paper recycling truck.

Processing Information

The scrapbook was processed by Jen Bingham, August 2018. With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, project archivist Nick Shaner digitized the collection in February 2022.

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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