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The Elma Lillian Rankin Beeson Papers contain newspaper clippings, class record books, and photographs pertaining to her teaching career at East Tennessee State Normal School. Also included are extensive photographs, postcards and a diary of her 1913 trip to Europe. The papers also contain part of the Rankin family history and several certificates and awards resulting from Beeson's activities involving Tusculum College and various ladies civic clubs.
The collection reflects Bryan's career as a composer, folklore collector, performer, and teacher. The microfilmed portion of the collection includes correspondence, biographical and financial papers, newspaper clippings, programs, teaching notes, folk music and folklore collections, professional publications, and composition scores and scripts.
The Christine Burleson Papers consists of correspondence, clippings, photographs, class assignments and class rolls, student composition papers, notes, essays, university committee records, memoranda, and miscellaneous printed matter documenting the teaching career of Ms. Burleson at ETSU.
The collection is arranged in five series, as follows: Series 1, Subject Files, 1855-2005 and undated; Series 2, Publications, 1809-1992; and Series 3, Photographs and Photograph Scrapbooks, 1880-1985 and undated; Series 4, Postcards and Tobacco cards, 1907-1967 and undated; and Series 5, Recordings, 1996-2004 and undated.
The original records were arranged alphabetically into four notebooks: Book I, Maxwell Clan with Maxwell Surname; Book II, Maxwell Clan without Maxwell Surname, A-F; Book III, Maxwell Clan without Maxwell Surname, G-Z; and Book IV, General Genealogical Data. The photocopied records have been placed in acid-free folders and are arranged sequentially according to the original book numbers and then alphabetically by applicant's name.
The collection is arranged in three series, as follows: Series 1, Subject Files, 1890-2001 and undated, Boxes 1-2 and oversized folder 1; Series 2, Photographs, 2000 and undated, Box 3; and Series 3, Audio-Visual Recordings, 2000 and undated, Box 4.
The collection is organized into three subgroups, as follows: Subgroup 1: Ella V. Ross Papers, 1920-1990 and undated; Subgroup 2: May Ross McDowell Papers, 1915-1988 and undated; and Subgroup 3: Audio-Visual Materials, c. 1910-1987 and undated.
The collection is arranged into three series, as follows: Series 1, Subject Files, 1953-2002 and undated; Series 2, Memorabilia, 1931-2001 and undated; and Series 3, Photographs, 1930-1996 and undated.
This collection also consists of some unprocessed letters, photographs and memorabilia. Please contact us for information about these materials.
The Clarence W. Hobson Collection consists of photocopies of newsclippings, correspondence, photographs, Hobson's memoir ("Appalachia Is My Home, a memoir"), miscellaneous autobiographical material and essays, and genealogical information related to the Hobson family. The material covers the period 1857-1993 and relates to Hobson's life experiences, along with material related to the Dosser family business interests.
The collection contains documents produced by the international office of the woodworkers union, and by Magnavox, but it consists primarily of Local 5-313 records. Included are contracts between the local and company; negotiation session notes taken by local members; membership and financial records; grievance reports; photographs; international publications; court transcripts; and news clippings, mainly on the 1967 strike.
The collection is divided into nine series: Series 1, Miscellaneous Ledgers and Journals, 1902-1972; Series 2, Shop Orders, 1946-1982; Series 3, Purchase Invoices, 1975-1983; Series 4, General Accounting Ledgers, 1930-1956; Series 5, Union Contracts and Bills of Lading, 1957-1984; Series 6, Company Documents; Series 7, Photographs; and Series 8, Oversize.
The material is arranged alphabetically by title. The videotape and oversized photograph display have been stored separately.