Bibliography of Tennessee Local History Sources > Rhea County

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Allen, Valentine C. Rhea & Meigs counties (TN) in the Confederate War. N.p., 1908. 126 pp.

Biographical directory, TN General Assembly, 1796-1969 (Rhea County, Preliminary # 9). Nashville, TSLA, 1969. 37 pp.

Broyles, Bettye J., comp. Churches & schools of Rhea County, TN. Dayton, Rhea County Hist. & Gen. Soc., 1992. 449 pp.

Broyles, Bettye, comp. History of Rhea County, TN. Collegedale, College Press, 1991. 433 pp.

Calabrese, F.A. Excavations at 40RH6: Watts Bar Area, Rhea County, TN. Knoxville, TVA, 1976. 99 pp.

Campbell, Thomas J. Records of Rhea, a condensed county history. Dayton, Rhea Publishing Co., 1940. 204 pp. (reprinted 1976 by Unigraphic)

Cash, James I. Autobiography & sermons. Spring City, n.p., 1934. 252 pp.

Community partnership in education: a report & recommendations by the governor's task force in Rhea County. N.p., 1986. 42 pp.

Crawford, James T. Rhea County, TN: its agricultural & horticultural possibilities, mineral & timber resources, opportunities offered the home seeker & investor. Issued for Rhea County by the TN Dept. Ag. Nashville, 1921. 32 pp.

Flood insurance study, Rhea County, TN, unincorporated areas. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1991. 1 v.

Goodspeed's history of east TN (Rhea County, pp. 817-821, 1046-1071). Goodspeed, 1887.

Landreth, Virginia G. Migrant farmworkers in Rhea County, TN. George Peabody College dissertation, 1991. 85 pp. & 1 videocassette.

Luther, Edward T. Mineral resources summary of the Pennine quadrangle, TN. Nashville, TN Div. Geol., 1964. 14 pp.

McCollough, Major C.R. Archaeological survey of the Richland Creek flood study area at Dayton, Rhea County, TN. Knoxville, n.p., 1973. 8 pp.

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

Rhea notes. Vol. 1, 1987-. (irregular) Rhea County Hist. & Gen. Soc.

Schrodel, Gerald F. Excavations of the Leuty & McDonald site mounds in the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant area: a report submitted to the TVA in accordance with the provisions of TVA contract TV-35291A between UT & TVA. Chattanooga, TVA, 1978. 231 pp.

Soil survey, Rhea County, TN. Washington, D.C., US GPO, 1948; & Pikeville area, 1903.

TN Dept. Education. Report of the survey of the schools of Rhea County, TN, for school year 1939-40. Conducted by the State Dept. Education, B.O. Duggan, commissioner. Nashville, the department, 1940. 134 pp.

TN Dept. Education. Survey report, Rhea County & Dayton schools. Nashville, n.p., 1965. 1 v.

TN Dept. Transportation [county maps] issued periodically.

TN Valley Authority. Ind. Div. Agricultural-industrial survey of Rhea County, TN. Knoxville, TVA, 1934. var. pp.

TN Valley Authority. Office of Health & Env. Science. Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, units 1 & 2: draft environmental statement supplements & additions. Chattanooga, TVA, 1972. 184 pp.

TN Valley Authority. Social & Ec. Div. Research Sec. Effects of Chickamauga Reservoir land purchases on the finances of Rhea County, TN. Knoxville, TVA, 1936. 8 pp.

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. Effects of proposed national forest purchases on county finance, survey no. 6: Rhea County, TN. Knoxville, TVA, 1936. 38 pp.

TN Valley Authority. Social & Ec. Div. Research Sec. The effects upon local finance of real property purchases by the TVA, survey no. 4: Chickamauga Reservoir counties. Knoxville, TVA, 1938. 45 pp.

US Geol. Survey [topographic maps] issued periodically. Quadrangles: Grassy Cove, Roddy, Rockwood, Melvine, Pennine, Spring City, Ten Mile, Pikeville, Morgan Springs, Evensville, Decatur, Braxton, Graysville, Big Spring, Goodfield.

Walker, Robert S. Torchlights to the Cherokees: the Brainerd Mission. NY, Macmillian, 1931. 339 pp. (reprinted 1993 by Overmountain Press)


Dayton's cultural growth, particularly -- "agricultural!" Chattanooga, the printery, 1925. 27 pp.

Flood insurance study: city of Dayton, TN, Rhea County. (Rev. July 4, 1989.) Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1989. 15 pp.

Johnson, G.W. "The growing town of Dayton, TN." (In East TN Hist. & Biog., pp. 435-439)

Views of principal points of interest in & around Dayton, county seat of Rhea County, TN. Chicago, IL, Press of S.D. Childs & Co., 1880. 36 pp.


Grandview Institute

Grandview Student Body Assn. Old Grandview: Grandview Normal Institute, Grandview, TN, 1884-1919, a history. Grandview, the assn., 1966. 168 pp.



Evans, E. Raymond. "The Graysville Melungeons: a tri-racial people in lower east TN." TN Anthrop. 4 (1979), pp. 1-31.

Flood insurance study: city of Graysville, TN, Rhea County. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1988. 10 pp.


Morgan Springs

Morgan, Tom & Mary Morgan, comps. Morgan Springs, TN: past, present, & future. Morgan Springs, Homecoming '86 Committee, 1986. 54 pp.


Rhea Springs

Wheelock, W.E., Mrs. Rhea Springs. Morgantown, WV, B.J. Broyles, 1979. 38 pp. (first published 1934)


Scopes Trial

Allen, Leslie H., ed. Bryan & Darrow at Dayton: the record & documents of the "Bible-evolution" trial. NY, Lee, 1925. (reprinted 1967 by Russell)

Allem, Warren. Background of the Scopes trial at Dayton, TN. UT thesis, 1959. 123 pp.

Armstrong, O.K. "Bootleg science in TN." North Am. Rev. (Fall 1929), pp. 138- 142.

Bailey, Kenneth K. "The enactment of TN's anti-evolution law." J. So. Hist. 16 (1950). pp. 472-490.

Bailey, Kenneth K. The enactment of TN's anti-evolution law. Vanderbilt U. thesis, 1949. pp.

Bierstadt, Edward H. Curious trials & criminal cases, from Socrates to Scopes. NY, Coward-McCann, 1928. 366 pp.

Blake, Arthur. The Scopes trial: defending the right to teach. Brookfield, CT, Millbrook Press, 1994. 64 pp. (juvenile literature)

Bryan, William Jennings. Bryan's last speech: undelivered speech to the jury in the Scopes trial. Oklahoma City, OK, Sunlight Publishing Society, 1925. 47 pp.

Cornelius, R.M. "Their stage drew all the world: a new look at the Scopes trial." THQ 40 (1981), pp. 129-143.

Darrow vs. Bryan [motion picture]. Wolper Productions, 1965. Released by Public Media, Inc. 25 min.

DeCamp, L. Sprague. The great monkey trial. Garden City, NY, Doubleday, 1968. 538 pp.

DeCamp, L. Sprague. "End of the monkey war." Sci. Am. (Feb. 1969), pp. 15- 21.

Gatewood, Willard B., Jr., ed. Controversy in the twenties: fundamentalism, modernism & evolution. Nashville, Vanderbilt U. Press, 1969. 459 pp.

Ginger, Ray. Six days or forever? TN vs. John Thomas Scopes. Boston, MA, Beacon, 1958. 258 pp. (reprinted 1969 by Quadrangle)

Grebstein, Sheldon N., ed. Monkey trial: the state of TN vs. John Thomas Scopes. Boston, MA, Houghton, 1969. 221 pp. (Houghton-Mifflin research series # 4)

Hogue, Albert R. Peculiar laws & lawsuits in TN, 1796-1926. Jamestown, n.p., 19--. 32 pp. (Scopes trial, pp. 30-32.)

Inherit the wind [videorecording]. CBS/Fox Video, 1983. (127 min.) (Video- cassette release of the 1960 motion picture by Lomitas Productions, Inc./ United Artists. Based on the play by Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee. Screenplay, Nathan E. Douglas, Harold Jacob Smith; producer & director, Stanley Kramer. Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York, Donna Anderson & Harry Morgan)

Ipsen, D.C. Eye of the whirlwind: the story of John Scopes. Reading, MA, Addison-Wesley, 1973. 159 pp.

John Thomas Scopes, plaintiff in error, vs. State of TN, defendant in error, no. 2, Rhea County criminal docket: reply brief & argument for the state of TN. Nashville, n.p., 1925. 382 pp.

Keebler, Robert S. The TN evolution case. Memphis, Davis, 1925. 34 pp.

Levine, Lawrence W. Defender of the faith -- William Jennings Bryan: the last decade 1915-1925.Columbia U. dissertation, 1962. pp.

McGeehan, W.O. "Why pick on Dayton?" Harper's Mag. (Oct. 1925), pp. 623-627.

McGowen, Tom. The great monkey trial: science verses fundamentalism in America. NY, Franklin Watts, 1990. 110 pp. (juvenile literature)

Montgomery, James R & Gerald Gaither. "Evolution & education in TN: decisions & dilemmas." THQ 28 (1969), pp. 141-155.

Paine, S. Hugh. The debate between Bryan & Darrow concerning the authenticity & genuineness of holy writ. Dayton, William Jennings Bryan U., 1948. 16 pp.

Pattie, Frank A., ed. "The last speech of William Jennings Bryan." THQ 6 (1947), pp. 265-283.

Scopes, John T. In the Supreme Court of TN at Nashville by transfer from Knoxville, John Thomas Scopes, plaintiff-in-error, vs. State of TN, defendant-in-error. No. 2. Rhea County, criminal docket Sept. term, 1925.Statement of facts assignment of errors, brief & argument in behalf of John Thomas Scopes, plaintiff-in-error. John Randolp Neal, Clarence Darrow, Dudley Field Malone, Frank Spurlock, Frank McElwee, Robert S. Keebler, Samuel J. Rosensohn, Walter H. Pollak, Arthur Garfield Hays, Attorneys. Nashville, n.p., 1925. 141 pp.

Scopes, John T. John Thomas Scopes, plaintiff-in-error, vs. State of TN, defendant-in-error. No. 2 Rhea County, criminal docket. Brief & argument of Thomas H. Malone, as amicus curiae. Nashville, Baird- Ward, 1926. 64 pp.

Scopes, John T. Report of the proceedings of the state of TN vs. John Thomas

Scopes: Circuit Court, Rhea County beginning July 10, 1925, Dayton, TN. Chicago, Maclaskey & Maclaskey, 1925. 831 pp. (court transcripts of the trial)

Scopes, John T. Transcript appealed from the Circuit Court of Rhea County, Hon. J.T. Raulston, judge; John Thomas Scopes, plaintiff in error vs. State of TN, defendant in error. N.p., 1925. (typescript of original)

Scopes, John T. & James Presby. Center of the storm: memoirs of John T. Scopes. NY, Holt, 1967. 277 pp.

Settle, Mary L. The Scopes trial: the State of TN vs. John Thomas Scopes. NY, F. Watts, 1972. 121 pp.

Szasz, Ferenc M. "The Scopes trial in perspective." THQ 30 (1971), pp. 288- 298.

TN Academy of Science. John Thomas Scopes, plaintiff in error, vs. State of TN, defendant in error: brief & argument of the TN Academy of Science as amicus curiae. William Waller, Jordan Stokes, Sr., Frank S. Carden, Henry E. Colton, attorneys for the TN Academy of Science. Nashville, Baird-Ward, 1926. 166 pp.

Tompkins, Jerry D. D-days at Dayton: reflections on the Scopes trial. Baton Rouge, LA, LSU Press, 1965. 173 pp.

Wesolowski, James W. "Before Canon 35: WGN broadcasts the monkey trial." THQ 34 (1975), pp. 392-406.

The world's most famous court trial, TN evolution case; complete stenographic report of the famous court test of the TN anti-evolution act, at Dayton, July 10 to 21, 1925, including speeches & arguments of attorneys, testimony of noted scientists, & Bryan's last speech. Cincinnati, National Book Co., 1925. 339 pp. (reprinted 1971 by Civil liberties in American History Series)


Spring City

Flood insurance study: town of Spring City, TN, Rhea County. Washington, D.C., FEMA, 1992. 1 v.

Jeffers, Walter. A study of the holding power of Spring City High School & its feeder schools. TTU thesis, 1969. 61 pp.

Massengale, Antoinette M. "The selective process in oral traditions: tragedy of Spring City, TN." TN Folklore Soc. Bull. 48 (1982), pp. 11-18.

Spring City High School Alumni Association. Spring City High School, 1912- 1962, golden anniversary celebration, May 12, 1962. Collegedale, College Press, 1962. 32 pp.

Wolf Creek Baptist Church. History Committee. Wolf Creek Baptist Church, Spring City, TN. Oct. 1869-1969, celebrating the one hundredth [!] anniversary Sunday, Oct. 5th, 1969. Spring City, n.p., 1969. 27 pp.