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Margaret N Wimberly Speeches

 Collection — Box: D (Small Collections)
Identifier: AppMs-158
The Margaret N. Wimberly papers consist of two photocopied, typed speeches made by Wimberly on two separate occasions in the spring of 1983.

The March 18, 1983 speech was delivered to volunteers participating in "Leadership Kingsport," a training program for civic leaders, sponsored by the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce. Entitled "Lovedale Lost: The Missing Link," the speech is about a time of close communal life dating back to early settlement. She reflects on an indigenous culture which is now fading.

The April 18, 1983 speech was given to the Pilot Club of Kingsport. The speech covers Wimberly's recollections of area historic events and includes the story of the hanging of the elephant in Erwin, Tennessee. She recalls historic building sites, little known events, and characteristics of the cultural life of the original setters.


  • 1983


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.


0.05 linear feet

Method of Acquisition

Margaret Nelms Wimberly sent the speeches to the Archives of Appalachia in April 1983 and they were given accession number 1983-009. The papers were opened for research in September 1986.
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

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