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Nat T. Winston Papers

Identifier: AppMs-0178

Scope and Contents

The Nat T. Winston Papers consist of documents from, by, and about the Taylor and Winston families of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. The papers include correspondence, land deeds, diplomas, receipts, and other memorabilia. There are two documents concerning enslaved people: A collateral bond and an agreement between Winston family members pertaining to property.


  • 1781-1967


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.


0.50 linear feet (1 document box; 2 oversize folders)

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Method of Acquisition

The Nat T. Winston Collection was originally donated to the B. Carroll Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University in 1968 by Dr. Nat T. Winston, Jr., Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Mental Health. The papers were subsequently transferred to the Archives of Appalachia on August 25, 1983. Additional materials were transferred from the Reece Museum on March 30, 2005.

Processing Information

Alice Cunningham and Becky Tuthil completed processing, and the collection was opened for research on February 14, 1990. Jen Bingham reprocessed the collection to incorporate additional material in July 2020. The collection was digitized by Nick Shaner in 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