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The Glenn and Betty Slemp Collection consists of material from the Butler community of Johnson County, Tennessee prior to the 1948 inundation and relocation of the town, the result of the construction of the Watauga Dam. Most of the material is from the Watauga Academy.
Ridley Wills began collecting Tennessee postcards in the 1930s, eventually amassing some 30,000 postcards. In 2015, he began distributing them to regional institutions. The cards in this collection represent landmarks in East Tennessee, especially in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and in Carter, Greene, Johnson, Sullivan, Washington and Unicoi Counties. There are images of schools, churches, hotels, towns, railroads, scenery and more.
The interviews are divided into series by the institution that conducted the interviews and the dates of the interviews.
Among the various types of documents are articles of agreement, bills of sale, bonds, declarations, depositions, indentures, indictments, interrogatories, inventories, judgments, list of jurors, minutes of the court, notices, oaths, orders, petitions, pleas in abatement, promissory notes, receipts, securities, recognizances, references and writs.