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Ann Evins papers

Identifier: RG-0000-0017

Content Description

The Ann Evins papers contain materials related to her civic, religious, and business interests, including correspondence, speaches, directories, ephemera related to numerous clubs and organizations, numerous materials relating to her faith, and articles on topics of her interest. The collection also includes personal correspondence from friends and family, including birthday cards from her daughters.


  • 1953 - 1983

Biographical / Historical

Ann Smartt Evins was the wife of Congressman Joe L. Evins of Tennessee. On June 7, 1935 the two were married for 47 years and had three daughters: Joanna, Jane, and Mary. Evins was born in Smartt Station, Tennessee in March of 1910 to Circuit Court Judge R.W. Smartt and Susan Annie Fancher. She graduated from Warren County Highschool adn recieved her BA from Maryville College. After graduation she taught at Smithville High School. Despite leaving the teaching profession after two years, Evins spent numerous volunteer hours tutoring students in reading. Evins was a member of many organizations and clubs including the Smithville Study Club, the Congressional Club, which organized children's activities, the Congressional Wives Prayer Group, and the Democratic Club. Evins passed away on January 3, 1983.


1.5 Cubic Feet

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Records are arranged into three series: Community Activities; Personal Correspondence; and Articles, Publications, and Ephemera.

Ann Evins papers
Megan Atkinson
2016 December 6
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This is a second edition being added to a container list.

Repository Details

Part of the Tennessee Tech University Special Collections Repository

1100 North Peachtree Avenue
PO Box 5066
Cookeville Tennessee 38505 United States