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Kenneth E. Wilhoit Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0679

Scope and Contents

The Kenneth E. Wilhoit Collection consists of ET&WNC Transportation Company records and Wilhoit’s personal papers. The collection dates from 1866-2003, with the bulk of the material dating from 1930-1978.

The ET&WNC Transportation records in this collection chronicle ET&WNC daily operations over the course of Wilhoit’s forty years with the company. The records include minutes of Board of Directors meetings, resolutions, company by-laws, memos, interoffice correspondence, accounting records, sale of stock, operating authorities, request to and rulings by the Interstate Commerce Commission, and documents relating to the Red Ball Motor Freight Corporation’s acquisition of ET&WNC Transportation Company.

Wilhoit’s personal papers include personal correspondence and documents, such as financial records, photographs, railroad memorabilia, and copies of ET&WNC materials that Wilhoit used for personal research.


  • Creation: 1866-2003
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1930-1978


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


6.50 linear feet (17 boxes)

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Series 1, ET&WNC Transportation Company Records, 1866-1996. Series 1 is divided into three sub-series: Sub-series 1, Board of Directors Meetings, 1963-1977; Sub-series 2, Reference Files, 1866-1996; Sub-series 3, Red Ball Acquisition Records, 1976-1983.

Series 2, Kenneth E. Wilhoit, Personal Papers, 1930-2003. Series 2 is divided into two sub-series: Sub-series 1, Personal Papers; Sub-series 2, Printed Materials.

Series 3, Photographs.

Method of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the Archives of Appalachia on November 11, 2004, by Kenneth E. Wilhoit.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Nathan Jones and Adrienne Marrah in 2005.

Nathan Jones and Adrienne Marrah
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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