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Albert A. Cannella papers

Identifier: RG-0000-0078
Content Description

Documentation of Civil Engineering projects in the Upper Cumberland, consultancies, class notes and tests, articles, photographs and correspondence of Albert A. Cannella's career as teacher, engineer and community activist.

Dates: 1935 - 1995

Algood Family Collection

Identifier: RG-0000-0123

Henry Brooks Algood (1860-1934), a druggist who owned Algood Pharmacy in Cookeville, was the son of Joel Algood, for whom the town of Algood was named. His wife, Frances "Fannie" Crutcher Algood (1862-1936) traveled across the United States purchasing ladies' hats and accessories to sell to the women of Putnam County. This collection contains ledgers, financial records, receipts, and other materials that belonged to Henry and Fannie.

Dates: 1859-01-01 - 1934-12-29

Allison Rash Ensor collection

Identifier: RG-0000-0117
Dates: 1920 - 1966

Herman E. Baggenstoss South Cumberland State Park records

Identifier: RG-0000-0066
Content Description

The Herman E. Baggenstoss Collection details the creation of the South Cumberland Recreation Area from its inception as the Grundy State Forest in 1935. Included in this collection are maps, photographs, contracts, reports, minutes, clippings, articles, brochures, studies, statistics, correspondence and memorabilia.

Dates: 1935 - 1992

Vivian Barnes collection

Identifier: RG-0000-0003

Vivian Barnes attended Tennessee Tech and graduated in 1949 with a degree in accounting. She married H.S. Barnes, who attended Tech from 1936 to 1939. The materials include clippings from the Oracle, Tech’s student newspaper, and programs from different events, such as operas, plays, choral events, and symphony performances from 1935 to 1980, with most of the material dating from 1938 to 1966.

Dates: 1935 - 1980

William J. Brinker papers

 Record Group — Box: 1
Identifier: RG-0000-0074
Abstract The collection primarily documents William John "Bill" Brinker's interviews with Cookeville veterans who served either in the Vietnam War or the 109th Cavalry as well as interviews with their families and his research on such topics. Brinker (1935-2021) was a history professor at Tennessee Tech University and eventually the chairman of the History Department. Having served in the military himself, he was an avid researcher of war studies, specifically of the Vietnam War. Using the research...
Dates: 1988 - 2009

Brooks, Joe D. collection

Identifier: RG-0000-0080

Charles Faulkner Bryan collection

Identifier: RG-0000-0042
Abstract The papers and tapes of Charles Faulkner Bryan. Bryan was born on July 26, 1911, near McMinnville, Tennessee. His music education began at the age of ten when he started studying piano. In 1934 he graduated from the Nashville Conservatory School of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree. In 1935 Bryan was appointed director of the Tennessee Polytechnic Institute's Music Department in Cookeville, Tennessee. While in Cookeville, Bryan began an extensive study of folk music with his wife, Edith...
Dates: 1790 - 1956

Bryan Symphony Orchestra Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RG-0000-0145
Content Description

Programs, calendars of events and other ephemera from the Bryan Symphony Orchestra. These are not records of the Orchestra, just records from the Orchestra maintained/collected by the Archives.

Dates: 1970 - 1990

Linnie M. Bullington records

Identifier: RG-0000-0016
Content Description

Legal papers related to land puchases and transfers possibly for property affiliated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers construction of Center Hill Lake.

Dates: 1890 - 1965; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1965

Tommy Burks papers

Identifier: RG-0000-0065
Scope and Contents

Papers of politician Fred Thomas "Tommy" Burks.

Dates: 1971 - 1997

Bushing, Arthur Story papers

Identifier: RG-0000-0125
Dates: 1919 - 2009

Donald Caplenor Papers

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-0000-0044
Content Description

Collection includes monographs, field notes from from various plant surveys in Tennessee, and studeies.

Dates: 1952 - 1971

Myrtis Leonard Conry ledger and diary

Identifier: RG-0000-0075
Content Description The diary and accounts ledger gives a brief look at the daily life of Myrtis and Joseph (Joe) Conry and their two young children in the late 1920's and 1930's Cookeville Tennessee. Written by Myrtis, the diary begins in March of 1928 and shares stories about what is happening in the Cookeville area and at T.P.I (Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, now Tennessee Technological University) and in the world. In her writings she mentions the cost of the T.P.I. President's house, the Presidential...
Dates: 1921 - 1954

Cookeville Production Credit Association

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RG-0000-0048

Contains papers and framed memorabilia of the operation and history of the Cookeville branch of the Production Credit Association which served several counties in the Upper Cumberland Region.

Dates: 1934 - 1974

Cookeville Tree Board records

Identifier: RG-0000-0067
Content Description

Records include correspondence, grant applications, ordinances, inventories, educational materials, minutes, pamphlets, brochures, and a history.

Dates: 1986 - 2014

Calvin Dickinson papers

Identifier: RG-0000-0120
Content Description Calvin Dickinson is professor emeritus at Tennessee Technological University having taught history for there for 30 years until his retirement in 2000. Born in Shreveport, La., and raised in East Texas, he attended Baylor University from which he received Bachelor's and Master's degrees. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina and has also studied at the College of William and Mary and East Carolina University. Dickinson was Instructor and Department Chair at Chowan College...
Dates: 1983 - 1997; Majority of material found within 1983 - 1985

The Dispatch photographs

 Record Group — Box: 1-4
Identifier: RG-0000-0126
Dates: 1971 - 1982

Harold Ward Draper Papers

Identifier: RG-0000-0043
Content Description State publications and photographs of Ward, Cordell Hull Dam, and numerous political meetings. There are also numerous prominent politician's signatures include in the contents of two scrapbooks, one on an Appalachian Scenic Highway with signatures of David Pack, Joe L. Evins, Harlan Mathews, Henry Ward, Frank Stubblefield, Edward Breathitt, Thurston Morton, Frank Clement, Annette Belle Clement, and a second scrapbook on Economic resources development which has the signatures of Albert...
Dates: 1964 - 1967

Dyer Family Business Records

Identifier: RG-0000-0102
Content Description

The Dyer Family Business Records date from 1879 to 1929, with the bulk of material dating from 1882 to 1905. The collection is mainly comprised of J. F. Dyer’s appointment books which list the payments made, dates visited, and who was visited. It also contains some of Lex Dyer’s appointment books. The minutes and members of the Board of Putnam County Medical Society is also included, dating from 1903 to 1917.

Dates: 1879 - 1929

Eads collection

Identifier: RG-0000-0132
Dates: 1593 - 2006

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.

Dates: 1953 - 1983

Joe L. Evins papers

Identifier: RG-0000-0001
Scope and Contents The Evins papers included 100,000 pieces of correspondence, 2000 photographs, 1000 documents, 100 scrapbooks, speeches, and personal records, 300 artifacts, 400 volumes, and 150 maps and facsimiles. The core of the collection is the Congressional Papers. These papers span the years from l946 when Evins entered the U.S. House of Representatives as its youngest member to l976 when he retired as one of the most powerful men in Congress.The Congressional Papers, Series...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1947 - 1976

Lottie Farr papers

Identifier: RG-0000-0058
Abstract Lottie Farr (1907-1994) was an English professor at Tennessee Tech University and worked with the College of Education. She also was involved with the Putnam County Library and was treasurer for the Board of Trustees. Through the Department of English, she edited and copyrighted a collection of poetry by Clara Cox Epperson. The materials primarily date from 1970 to 1986, with the bulk of materials dating from 1970 to 1983. The materials consist of Putnam County Library records, book layouts...
Dates: 1970 - 1986

T.J. Farr papers

Identifier: RG-0000-0059
Abstract T.J. Farr (1902-1962) was a history professor at Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, and was chairperson of the English and Education Departments. He was also involved with the Tennessee Folklore Society and gathered folklore from across the Upper Cumberland region, along with some East Tennessee Folklore. The materials primarily date from 1926 to 1961, with the bulk of materials dating from 1935. The materials consist of Tennessee Folklore Society Bulletins, correspondences, and membership...
Dates: 1926 - 1961

Ric Finch papers

Identifier: RG-0000-0124
Content Description Ric Finch was a geology faculty member at Tennessee Technological University. He began in 1975. Ric Finch's papers include numerous slides from his thesis, a geology field trip he took with University of Texas, field trips taken with Tennessee Tech, and the Geology Club. This record group also contains records from Ric Finch regarding the building of PSR-451 Corridor J, including records regarding community action against it and records relating to its construction. When Finch...
Dates: 2000 - 2004

Frances Byrne scrapbook and school papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RG-0000-0172
Dates: 1922 - 1933

Alfred H. Gill papers

Identifier: RG-0000-0062
Scope and Contents

The Alfred H. Gill papers include numerous team photographs of the TPI football team and reunion photographs. There are four yearbooks, of which there is a letter from "Mary" and the others have a few messages from classmates. There is a photograph from his time at Camp Forrest, Tennessee during World War II and three postmaster declarations signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Dates: 1925 - 1944

Harding Studio Photographs and Logs

Identifier: RG-0000-0010
Dates: 1924 - 1957

Hector Black papers

Identifier: RG-0000-0138
Scope and Contents This collection consists of documentation of the family and public life of Hector Black, who lived from 1925 to 2020. Documents include notebooks, journals, log books, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, Christian songbooks, correspondence, and notably a copy of an FBI file on him for his activism on behalf of the African-American community. Igniting his advocacy and activism was his underlying love of peace and justice, and remarkable forgiveness of a man, Ivan Simpson, who murdered his...
Dates: 1930 - 2017; Majority of material found within 1960 - 2017