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Michael "Birdie" Birdwell papers

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 1-71
Identifier: 2022-0084

Content Description

Materials include both personal and work-related papers of Dr. Michael "Birdie" Birdwell. The work-related papers include research and numerous Tennessee Tech ephemera. Also included are papers related to Birdwell's work with the Upper Cumberland Institute. Personal materials include travel records, journals, planners, correspondence, and photographs.

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These materials came on multiple occasions. They were delivered by both Dr. Jeffrey Roberts and Tom Fursch. Fursch was in charge of the estate of Birdwell.

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Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

The bulk of these papers will not be open for research until the collection is processed and materials are further reviewed. They contain personal information related to many local community members.

Use Restrictions

Some materials are not available for immediate use due to format obsolescence and lack of playback equipment. Materials will need digitization.


  • 1900 - 2022


32 Cubic Feet

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57 document boxes, 2 bankers boxes, 2 slide containers, 3 mini-document boxes, 5 photograph boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder.