Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources > Grundy County

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Grundy County in General

Allred, Charles E. Grundy County, TN; relief in a coal mining community. Knoxville, UT Ag. Exp. Sta., 1936. 51 pp. (its Report #11)

Allred, Charles E. Some problems of rural relief in TN. Knoxville, UT Ag. Exp. Sta., 1935. 17 pp. (its Report #1)

Allred, Charles E., et al. How the Swiss farmers operate on the Cumberland Plateau. Knoxville, UT Ag. Exp. Sta., 1937. 30 pp. (its Monograph #33)

American Public Welfare Assn. Public welfare & related problems in Grundy County, TN. Chicago, IL, unpublished typescript, 1940. 178 pp.

Arbuckle, J.W. & Alan C. Shook. The mountain goat: tales of men, locomotives, coal trains, mountain grades, & a lot of memories are woven into a story of the Tracy City Branch Line of the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis; the Louisville & Nashville,; & finally, the CSX Railways. Johnson City, Overmountain Press, 1992. 123 pp.

Biographical directory, TN General Assembly, 1796-1969 (Grundy County, Preliminary #15). Nashville, TSLA, 1970. 42 pp.

Blevins, Jerry. Sequatchie Valley soldiers in the Civil War: Bledsoe, Grundy, Marion & Sequatchie counties in TN & Jackson County in AL. Huntsville, AL, the author, 1990. 274 pp.

Gorenflo, Louise E. A survey of surface mining in Grundy County, TN, as it affects water quality. UT thesis, 1978. 166 pp.

Gregg, Dennis. An energy flow analysis of Grundy County, TN. UT thesis, 1978. 143 pp.

Grundy County Herald. Grundy County, 1946-1960: a chronology. Tracy City, the Herald, 1977. 32 pp.

Grundy County, 1844-1976. Tracy City, the Herald, 1976. (special history publication representing vol. 47, no. 7, Sept. 2, 1976 of the Grundy County Herald combined with the North Grundy Star)

Grundy County 1980-1987: an economic analysis. Nashville, TN Dept. Emp. Sec., 1988. 12 pp.

McCampbell, Vera C. An educational survey of the elementary schools of Grundy County, TN. UT thesis, 1935. 112 pp.

McCormick, Allen. Development of the coal industry of Grundy County, TN. George Peabody College thesis, 1934. 95 pp.

Marlowe, Mikii. "The supernatural in Summerfield." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 27 (1961), pp. 52-55.

Neskaug, Selmer R. Agricultural & social aspects of Swiss settlement in Grundy County, TN. UT thesis, 1936. 184 pp.

Nicholson, James L. Grundy County. MSU Press, 1982. 134 pp.

Nicholson, James L. Views from the mountain: columns by a country editor on values which endure. Tracy City, Herald Pub. Co., 1974. 136 pp.

Tate, Leonard L. All the lost Octobers & other poems; edited by Benjamin H. Caldwell, Jr. & Herschel Gower. Beersheba Springs, Beersheba Springs Hist. Soc., 1990. 171 pp.

TN Dept. Transportation [county maps] issued periodically.

TN Taxpayers Assn. A report of the survey of the finances & management of the government of Grundy County, TN. Prepared for the county court of Grundy County, & for the taxpayers of Grundy County. Nashville, TN Taxpayers Assn., 1934. 113 pp. (its Research report #12)

TN Valley Authority. Social & Ec. Div. Research Sec. Effect of proposed national forest purchases on county finance in the Cumberland Plateau of TN. Knoxville, TVA, 1937. 65 pp.

TN Valley Authority. Social & Ec. Div. Research Sec. Effect of proposed national forest purchases on county finance, survey no. 7: Grundy County, TN. Knoxville, TVA, 1936. 40 pp.

US Geol. Survey [topographic maps] issued periodically. Quadrangles: Morrison, Viola, Irving College, Curtistown, Hillsboro, Cane Hollow, Altamont, Collins, Savage Point, Alto, Burrow Cove, Tracy City, Palmer, Sewanee, Monteagle, White City.


Beersheba Springs

Beersheba Springs, 150 years, 1833-1983: a history & a celebration. Written & edited by Margaret Brown Coppinger et al. Beersheba Springs, Beersheba Springs Hist. Soc., 1983. 167 pp.

Bentley, Blanche S. Sketch of Beersheba Springs & Chickamauga Trace. Chattanooga, Lookout, 1928. 34 pp.

French, Lucy V. The Beersheba Springs diaries of L. Virginia French, 1863- 1864. Edited with an introduction by Hershel Gower. Beersheba Springs, Beersheba Springs Hist. Soc., 1986. 64 pp.

Gower, Hershel, ed. "The Beersheba diary of L. Virginia French." ETHSP 52 (1980), pp. 89-107; 54 (1982), pp. 3-25.

Gower, Hershel. "Beersheba Springs & L. Virginia French: the novelist as historian." THQ 42 (1983), pp. 115-137.

Howell, Isabel. "John Armfield of Beersheba Springs." THQ 3 (1944), pp. 46- 64, 156-167. (reprinted 1983 by Beersheba Springs Hist. Soc., 64 pp.)


Elk River Valley Area

Bean, Arlene P. Homecoming '86 history of the Elk River Valley (Pelham Valley) of Grundy County, TN. Manchester, Beaver Press, 1986. 157 pp.

Payne, Eddie W. Economic growth in the Elk River region. MTSU thesis, 1967. 68 pp.



Clayton, David E. Forgotten colony. Gruetli, n.p., 1971. 46 pp.

Jackson, Frances H. The German-Swiss settlement at Gruetli, TN. Vanderbilt U. thesis, 1933. 70 pp.

Neskaug, Selmer R. Agricultural & social aspects of the Swiss settlement in Grundy County, TN. UT thesis, 1936. 184 pp.

Stone, Grave. "TN: social & economic laboratory." Sewanee Rev. 46 (1938), pp. 36-44, 158-166, 312-336.


Highlander School

Adams, Frank. Unearthing seeds of fire: the idea of Highlander. By Frank Adams with Myles Horton. Winston-Salem, NC, J.F. Blair, 1975. 255 pp.

Durham, Frank D. Opposition in process: the press, Highlander Folk School & radical social change, 1932-1961. U. WI dissertation, 1993.

Bledsoe, Thomas. Or we'll all hang separately: the Highlander idea. Boston, MA, Beacon, 1969. 266 pp.

Glen, John M. Highlander: no ordinary school, 1932-1962. Lexington, U. Press of KY, 1988. 309 pp.

Glen, John M. On the cutting edge: a history of the Highlander Folk School, 1932-1962. Vanderbilt U. dissertation, 1985.

Horton, Aimee I. The Highlander Folk School: a history of its major programs, 1932-1961. Brooklyn, NY, Carlson Pub., 1989. 334 pp.

Horton, Myles. "Witch hunt in TN: Highlander Folk School." New Repub. (Mar. 9, 1959), p. 23.

Horton, Myles. The long haul: an autobiography. By Myles Horton, with Judith Kohl & Herbert Kohl. NY, Doubleday, 1990. 231 pp.

Horton, Myles. We make the road by walking: conversations on education & social change. Myles Horton & Paulo Freire, edited by Brenda Bell, et al. Philadelphia, PA, Temple University Press, 1990. 256 pp.

Petty, Anne W. Dramatic activities & workers' education at Highlander Folk School, 1932-1942. Ann Arbor, MI, UMI, 1983. 233 pp.

Price, Michael. "The New Deal in TN: the Highlander Folk School & worker response in Grundy County." THQ 43 (1984), pp. 99-120.

Report of Joint Committee on Highlander Folk School, 81st session of the general Assembly of the State of TN. Nashville, n.p., 1959. 17 pp.

Stone, Grave. "TN: social & economic laboratory." Sewanee Rev. 46 (1938), pp. 36-44, 158-166, 312-336.

Thomas, H. Glyn. "The Highlander Folk School: the depression years." THQ 23 (1964), pp. 358-371.

Thomas, Harlan G. History of the Highlander Folk School. Vanderbilt U. thesis, 1964. 169 pp.

Tjerandsen, Carl. Education for citizenship: a foundation's experience. Santa Cruz, CA, Emil Schwarzhaupt Foundation, 1980. 713 pp.



Lane, Patricia G. Sweet days, precious memories: a brief history of the Hixson- Skymount community, Grundy County, TN. Knoxville, UT Dept. Anthrop., 1984. 92 pp.



Mountain voices: the centennial history of Monteagle Sunday School Assembly. Frank C. Waldrop, ed. Monteagle, the assembly, 1982. 362 pp.

Porter, Curt. "Chautauqua & TN: Monteagle & the independent assemblies." THQ 22 (1963), pp. 347-360.

Purnell, Elizabeth W. John Gamp, or, coves & cliffs of the Cumberlands: a story of the early days of the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly. Nashville, Gospel Advocate Pub. Co., 1901. 460 pp. (fiction)

Robert, Charles E. Picturesque Monteagle Springs, the famous health & pleasure resort, in that wonderful cloud-land, the Cumberland Plateau. Issued for free distribution by the Monteagle Springs Hotel Co. Nashville, Tavel & Howell, 1881. 75 pp.

Wills, Ridley II. "The Monteagle Sunday School Assembly: a brief account of its origin & history." THQ 44 (1985), pp. 3-26.



Ray, Henrietta B. Pioneer days, Pelham, TN. Pelham, the author, 1983. 26 pp.


Tracy City

Reminiscence: senior citizens of Tracy City. Tracy City, Grundy County Hist. Soc., 1990. 166 pp. (interviews conducted by Renice Curtis for Grundy County Hist. Soc.)

Woodward, I.B. Tracy City from 1893 to 1899. Important events, deaths, marriages, etc. that have occurred here in the past six years. Tracy City, Woodward's Print., 1899. 22 pp.

Woodward, I.B. Tracy City from 1893 to 1910 (inclusive): important events, deaths, marriages, etc. that have occurred here in the past eighteen years. Tracy City, n.p., 25 pp