Mf. 900 -- Mf. 900 Lafayette Church of Christ Records. Macon County, 1869-1933. 8 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. RESTRICTED. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of Lafayette Church of Christ consist of seven minute books and one register. The church register lists names of members, date of admission, residence, and status in church. RESTRICTION: Microfilm reel may not be copied without permission of the owner.
Mf. 901 -- Dr. W. E. King Account Books. Macon County, 1900-1909. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. RESTRICTED. Microfilm Only Collection
These are two volumes of client accounts kept by Dr. W. E. King of Macon County until his death in 1909, volume 1 1900-06; volume 2 1907-09. Each volume has a client index. RESTRICTION: Microfilm reel may not be copied without permission of the owner.
Mf. 902 -- George L. Walton General Store Account Books. Macon County, 1897-1901. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. RESTRICTED. Microfilm Only Collection
This ledger was kept by George Walton for his general store, 1897-1901, including a customer index. RESTRICTION: Microfilm reel may not be copied without permission of the owner.
Mf. 903 -- Thomas Elbert Reavis Diaries, 1908 – 1958. TSLA. 1 reel. 35mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The Thomas Elbert Reavis Diaries contain two indexed journals kept by Mr. Reavis which are, “A record of things that happened in, and around Dresden and Weakley County …” January 26, 1908 to June 23, 1958. These events include deaths, births, business, social and political events.
Mf. 904 -- Spring Creek Missionary Baptist Church Records. Macon County, 1849-1963. 5 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of Spring Creek Missionary Baptist Church include three minute books; one enrollment book; copy of a deed; and minutes and list of members of the Siloam Missionary Baptist Association, 1958.
Mf. 905 -- Cofer’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church Records. Nashville, 1868-1980. 12 vols. 450 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
The records of Cofer’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church include minutes of church meetings, registers of membership and baptism, a brief church history, and bulletins. The records also include a chronological list of members, infant baptisms, marriages, and expulsions.
Mf. 906 -- Dale Hollow Dam Project Photograph Album. U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1942. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The photograph album contains a series of snapshots documenting the construction of Dale Hollow Dam during the early 1940s. The photographs are mostly of dam construction in progress; some show tenant and farm dwellings later inundated by floodwaters.
Mf. 907 -- First Baptist Church Records. Madisonville, Monroe County, 1828-1982. 18 vols. 2 items. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of First Baptist Church consist of a history of the church, minutes of the meetings, treasurer’s reports, copy of the deed, letters granted for church membership, minutes of the Women’s Missionary Union, and membership lists.
Mf. 908 -- Winchester and Erwin Family Papers, 1825-1907. 150 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
These are the papers of Valerius Publicola Winchester (1810-1837), a lawyer in Nashville and Memphis, and Valeria (Winchester) Erwin (1835-1909), daughter of Valerius P. and Samuella (Price) Winchester (1813-1894) of Bedford County. The records include accounts, family and business correspondence, court records, land and military records, obituaries, photographs, and miscellaneous items. Particularly interesting items include bills of sale for slaves, firsthand accounts of emigration to Texas, and records of military service in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War. This collection, although fragmentary, supplements existing manuscript material on the prominent Middle Tennessee families of General James Winchester (1752-1826) and Andrew Erwin (1773-1834). The register includes genealogical charts, a name index to correspondence, and catalogue cards. See also Mf. 116, Mf. 180, Mf. 793, Mf. 794, and Mf. 797 for other Winchester papers.
Mf. 909 -- Union Baptist Church Records. Henderson County, 1842-1986. 34 vols. TSLA. 3 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of Union Baptist Church consist of 34 volumes of church-related materials divided into three sections: Section 1 includes ten volumes entitled “Our Church Heritage,” 1842-1986; Section 2 is six volumes of various church records and two volumes of church scrapbooks; Section 3 is minutes of the Pearl Walker Circle of Women’s Missionary Union. The collection includes membership records, 1842-1986.
Mf. 910 -- Oak Dale General Baptist Church Records. Macon County, 1905-1954. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. RESTRICTED. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of Oak Dale General Baptist Church, Volume 1, includes the church constitution and covenant, articles of faith, minutes of meetings, membership lists, and financial contributions 1905-28. Volume 2 consists of minutes of church meetings and membership lists1945-54. RESTRICTION: Microfilm reel may not be copied without the permission of the owner.
Mf. 911 -- Pleasant Hill General Baptist Church Records. Macon County, 1931-1948. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. RESTRICTED. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of Pleasant Hill General Baptist Church includes minutes of meetings and lists of members, baptisms, and contributions made toward upkeep of the church and parsonage. RESTRICTION: Microfilm reel may not be copied without the permission of the owner.
Mf. 912 -- University of Tennessee @ Martin Student Newspapers, 1929-1986. The Volette, vol. 1, 1929 - vol. 43, 1971. The Pacer, vol. 1, 1971 - vol. 15, 1986. 58 vols. TSLA. 6 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
This collection consists of issues of the UT-Martin student newspapers, containing for the most part articles dealing with student life at UT-Martin.
Mf. 913 -- Memphis Conference Female Institute Records. Jackson, Madison County, 1846-1924. 12 vols. 30 items. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of the Memphis Conference Female Institute (forerunner of Lambuth College), consist of Euzelian Society minutes; president’s records of faculty, students and parents, 1857-1924; trustee’s minutes 1864-1924; diaries of President A. W. Jones, 1869-83; and a diary kept by Lou J. Dancy, 1869. This collection gives some insight into the workings of the West Tennessee conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church and its main institution of higher education before the Civil War.
Mf. 914 -- Bondurant Family Papers. Weakley County, 1734-1978. 38 vols. 1000 items. TSLA. 7 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
This collection consists of 38 volumes of genealogical data and correspondence relating to the Bondurant family, including wills, marriages, and cemetery, court, and Bible records. There are, in addition, about 1,000 cards indexing genealogical data.
Mf. 915 -- Flat Creek Baptist Church of Christ Records (Williamson County) 1830-1848; Spring Creek Baptist Church Records (Bedford County) 1819-1830. TSLA. 1 reel. 35mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records for the Flat Creek Baptist Church of Christ, 1830-1848, Williamson County, Tennessee, consist of minutes of meetings, Abstract of Principles, and Rules of Decorum. Records of the Spring Creek Baptist Church, 1819-1830, Bedford County, consist of minutes of meetings, membership list, Constitution of Church, Abstract of Principles, and Rules of Decorum.
Mf. 916 -- Walton Family Papers, 1710-1879. 5 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35mm. Microfilm Only Collection
This is a collection of genealogical data regarding the Walton family of Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee. Correspondence, wills, and deeds are included, as well as genealogical material on the Stark and Gentry families. The material is typewritten and includes a table of contents.
Mf. 917 -- Whitley-Newman Papers, 1835-1983. 6 vols. 1000 items. TSLA. 24 reels. 35 mm.
These are the papers of Edythe Rucker Whitley (1900-1989), Tennessee historian and genealogist, and Willie Betty Newman (1863-1935), prominent artist and founder of the Newman School of Art in Nashville. The bulk of the material consists of the papers of genealogist Edythe Whitley. The collection includes genealogical data and charts relating to over 350 Tennessee families; research on two famous estate cases -- the Humphreys Estate Case, involving claims to the Spindletop oil field near Beaumont, Texas, and the Rucker Heirs Estate, concerning shares in the $200 million estate of an English capitalist; and correspondence and reports of individual D.A.R. chapters.
The collection also contains the scrapbooks of Ms. Newman, who studied in Paris and returned to Nashville to become a nationally recognized landscapist and portraitist. Her five scrapbooks reveal much about her life and work as an artist working in Nashville as well as her experiences as an American expatriate working in the Beaux Arts academies of late nineteenth century Paris. The register includes genealogical charts, name index to correspondence, and catalogue cards.
Mf. 918 -- Church of the Messiah (Episcopal) Records. Giles County, 1835-1966. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of the Church of the Messiah consist of a history of the church; lists of families, baptisms, confirmed members, communicants, marriages, burials and offerings; and church minutes. The baptismal records (1864-99) are excellent.
Mf. 919 -- Jessie Eugenia (Turner) Fletcher Papers, 1918-1974. 300 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The papers of Jessie Eugenia (Turner) Fletcher are contain clippings, correspondence, genealogical data, obituaries, and miscellaneous records of the various associations and institutions to which Ms. Fletcher belonged. The bulk of the papers concern the Turner and other related Virginia and Tennessee families such as the Arnett, Caldwell, Campbell, Dardis, Ellis, Embry, Estill, Garner, George, Grimes, Heslep, Maxwell, McGehee, Pomel, Richard, Wallace, Willoughby, and Wood families. The collection includes organizational correspondence and papers of the Tennessee branches of the Huguenot Society and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mf. 920 -- New Zion General Baptist Church Records, 1914-1975. Macon County, Tenn. 1 vol.; Macon County School Census, 1917-1920. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The New Zion General Baptist Church records consist of lists of members and baptisms, a church history, and death records. The W. H. Vaughn (1841-1918) Record Book, 1876-1970 is an individual’s “church list” book, containing births and marriages. The collection also includes a school census of Macon County, district 11, 1917-20, listing parents and pupils in the11th district during these years.
Mf. 921 -- Liberty Missionary Baptist Church Records. Macon County, 1823-1892. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The Liberty Missionary Baptist Church Records consist of three volumes of membership lists and minutes of church business meetings. Volume 1 contains records for the years 1823-37; Volume 2 for 1842-68; Volume 3 for 1869-92. This church, which “met at Liberty on the Long Fork” of Macon County, left good, continuous minutes of its meetings with alphabetical membership lists. Please note: Single photocopies of items in this collection may be made, but no microfilm copies shall be made for sale without permission of the owner.
Mf. 922 -- Union Hill General Baptist Church (Macon County, Tenn.). 1914-1986. TSLA1 reel. 35mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records for the Union Hill General Baptist Church contains three volumes of records dating 1914 to 1986, This collection contains the Church Covenant, Articles of Faith, membership lists, and minutes of meetings. Please note: Single photocopies of items in this collection may be made, but no microfilm copies shall be made for sale without permission of the owner.
Mf. 923 -- Macon County Agricultural and Mechanical Society Fair Records, 1890-1910. 3 vols. Tax Books, Macon County, 1845-1882. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35mm. Microfilm Only Collection
These two groups of records reflect life in Macon County. The first set consists of three volumes of records for the Macon County Agricultural and Mechanical Society fairs 1890-1910. Volume 1 is the constitution of the society; Volume 2 reflects prizes awarded in the Floral Hall, 1903-04; Volume 3 is the minutes of the society, 1890-1910. The second set of records consists of two volumes of Macon County property tax books for the years 1845-46 and 1882. Please note: Single photocopies of items in this collection may be made, but no microfilm copies shall be made for sale without permission of the owner.
Mf. 924 -- Widersville Baptist Church Records. Henderson County, 1871-1976. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of Widersville Baptist Church consist of two volumes covering the years 1871-1976. Volume 1 contains a partial list of the articles of faith, the church covenant, rules of decorum, minutes of meetings 1871-99, and a roll of membership. Volume 2 contains a printed list of the articles of faith and church covenant, and minutes of meetings 1901-06 and 1887-1976.
Mf. 925 -- Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers from Kentucky (with Name Index to the Report of the KY Adjutant General) NA. 515 reels. 16mm. Microfilm Only Collection
This microfilm from the National Archives is the complete Civil War military service records for volunteer soldiers from Kentucky who served in the Union Army. There is a one-reel index to the Kentucky Adjutant General’s Report which, used in conjunction with that volume, will tell the regiment in which a soldier served and lead the researcher to the appropriate reel of microfilm.
Mf. 926 -- Mary Narcissa Brown Bradford Diaries, 1848, 1857. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The papers of Mary Narcissa Brown Bradford (1830-1896) consist of two diaries kept by Ms. Brown, and the salutatory address made at the Nashville Female Academy graduation in 1848. There is a partial typed transcription of the diaries in the collection. The 1857 diary entries reflect the hysteria felt among Middle Tennessee whites over rumored slave insurrections that year. The diarist details a supposed plot by family servants to murder her husband with a poisoned toothbrush.
Mf. 927 -- Nathan Woodcock Horse Breeder’s Record Book. Macon County, 1849-1861. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. RESTRICTED. Microfilm Only Collection
This is a volume of records about horses bred in Macon County. There are long lists of local clients, but no index to the names. RESTRICTION: Microfilm reel may not be copied without permission of owner.
Mf. 928 -- Ledger and Notebook. Wartburg (Morgan County), 1834-1852. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
This is a volume of records of an unidentified business in Wartburg. Written in German, this volume indicates money owed; personal memoranda and legal documents are also included. The notebook could be a useful source of information on mid-nineteenth century German settlements in this area of the Cumberland Plateau.
Mf. 929 -- Hiawassee Association of Primitive Baptists Minutes. Anderson, Campbell, Cumberland, Loudon, Morgan, Roane, Scott, and Sevier Counties, 1894-1986. 90 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of the Hiawassee Association of Primitive Baptists consist of minutes of the meetings 1894-1986. These minutes include names of ordained and licensed ministers, lists of church clerks, obituaries, general church news, and various other matters relating to the administrative operation of the association and to church members living in the Roane and Anderson County area.
Mf. 930 -- Booth (formerly Lamb and Coulter) Funeral Home Records. Roane County, 1914-1939. 5 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of the Booth Funeral Home consist of the name of the deceased, date of death, information regarding the deceased’s family, residence, place of burial, and circumstances of death. Each volume is indexed.
Mf. 931 -- Oak Grove Cemetery Association Records. Roane County, 1898-1963. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of the Oak Grove Cemetery Association consist of deed record books, death record books, and one volume of trustee minutes. Volume 1 is deeds, No. 1, Bacon, 1902 - No. 250, Derrick, 1918; Volume 2 is trustee minutes, 1898-1963.
Mf. 932 -- McKendree United Methodist Church Records. Nashville, 1879-1976. 1000 items. TSLA. 5 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of McKendree United Methodist Church cover the period 1879-1976 and consisting of clippings, correspondence, legal documents, photographs, printed material, programs, reports, Sunday School records, and miscellaneous items. Included is a list of pastors 1818-79, program of the dedication of the new church in 1879, a portrait gallery of prominent Methodist workers for the church, the will of Bishop William Mckendree, and a large volume of clippings that trace the history of the church.
Church business can be followed in the monthly reports of the Board of Stewards 1901-47. Additional history may be gleaned from articles in the Methodist Review, historical pamphlets, and biographical sketches of ministers. These records of McKendree Church (often referred to as the “Mother of Methodism” in Middle Tennessee), provide insight into the development of this leading denomination and one of its largest city congregations.
Mf. 933 -- Ohava Emes Congregation Minutes. Nashville, 1859-1867. 2 vols., 1 item / Woodmont Country Club Ledger Book. Nashville, 1882-1899. 1 vol. TSLA 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of the Ohava Emes Congregation consists of minutes for the years 1859-67 and a history of the congregation. Ohava Emes was the second Jewish congregation in Nashville after Mogan David. This collection also includes a ledger book for the predominantly Jewish Woodmont Country Club, for the years 1882-99. Together, these records supply some important documents for the early history of Nashville Jewry.
Mf. 934 -- Knob Creek Church of Christ. Graves County, Kentucky, 1834-1984. TSLA. 1 reel. 35mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records for the Knob Creek Church of Christ consist of a membership roll which includes names of members, deed, letters of transfer, et cetera. Also included in these records is an index to the membership roll and a clipping regarding the church’s 150th anniversary.
Mf. 936 -- New Harmony Baptist Church Records. Macon County, 1846-1981. 11 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of New Harmony Baptist Church consists of membership rolls, minutes of church business meetings, and resolutions passed in memory of deceased members for the years 1846-1981. The records are arranged chronologically and are not indexed.
Mf. 937 -- Big Harpeth Primitive Baptist Church Records. Williamson County, 1886-1909. 1 vol. 4 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of Big Harpeth Primitive Baptist Church consist of minutes (1886-1909), including the rules of decorum and articles of faith; a history of the church 1775-1928; and a biographical sketch and resolution in memory of Elder John Garner McConnico (1771-1833), a key figure in the growth of the Baptist faith on the Tennessee frontier. The collection also includes a photograph of the church.
Mf. 938 -- Index to War of 1812 Pension Application Files. NA. 102 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
This is a collection of the faces of envelopes containing War of 1812 pension application files which because of their alphabetical arrangement, serves as an index to the pension records. Included are the name of the veteran, the pension claim or file number, the name of the widow if she applied, and some indication either of the type of service or the organization in which the veteran served. Most applications were filed under the Congressional acts of 1871 and 1878, which allowed for pensions for War of 1812 veterans and their surviving widows on the basis of service alone. Soldiers and sailors who had served as little as 14 days, or their surviving widows, were eligible to apply. This alphabetically-arranged index is the key to obtaining the fuller information on the pension applications themselves.
Mf. 939 -- Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914. NA. 93 reels. 35mm. Microfilm Only Collection
These Enrollment cards were prepared by the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes between 1898 and 1914. The Commission, sometimes referred to as the Dawes Commission after its chairman, Sen. Henry L. Dawes, was authorized by act of Congress in 1898 to prepare membership rolls for the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole tribes, for the purpose of allotting land to each tribal member. The commission received applications from more than 250,000 people and enrolled more than 101,000. Applicants were listed as “straight” (approved), “doubtful,” or “rejected.”
The enrollment or “census card” records the information submitted by members of the family, including name, roll number, age, sex, degree of Indian blood, relationship to the head of the family group, parents’ names, and references to enrollment on earlier rolls. The index on Reel 1 provides the roll number for each person, while the final rolls themselves provide the census card number for each enrollee. A published version, Final Rolls of the Five Civilized Tribes, can also be used to determine these card numbers.
Mf. 940 -- Eulia General Baptist Church Records. Macon County, 1909-1984. 5 vols. 2 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. RESTRICTED. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of Eulia General Baptist Church consists of minutes of meetings, membership lists, articles of faith, a church covenant 1909-84, and church deeds dated 1943 and 1948. The records are divided as follows: Volume 1, deeds, 1943, 1948; Volume 2, minutes, 1909-27; Volume 3, minutes, 1927-43; Volume 4, minutes, 1943-63; Volume 5, minutes, 1964-71; Volume 6, minutes, 1971-84. RESTRICTION: Microfilm reel may not be copied without permission of the owner.
Mf. 941 -- Lafayette Baptist Church Records. Macon County, 1853-1943. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. RESTRICTED. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of Lafayette Baptist Church consist of membership lists, minutes of meetings, church constitution, and rules of decorum. The minutes are divided as follows: Volume 1, 1853-83; Volume 2, 1884-1921; Volume 3, 1922-43. RESTRICTION: Microfilm reel may not be copied without permission of the owner.
Mf. 942 -- Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs. Cherokee Agency (East), 1829. NA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
This is the correspondence of the eastern Cherokee Agency during the years leading up to the removal of 1835-36. This particular part of the much larger record group of the Office of Indian Affairs deals with southeastern Tennessee, where the Cherokee agency was located. This collection helps to document Cherokee relations with settlers (especially Tennessee settlers) and with the Federal government in the years before the final removal.
Mf. 943 -- Tennessee River Valley Maps, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1921-1927. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
These are the topographic maps prepared during the 1920s by Major Lewis H. Watkins of the Army Corps of Engineers, showing all the major river valleys and tributary creeks of the Tennessee River watershed. These very detailed maps are based on early aerial surveys and plane table surveys of the region. They show roads, fields, communities, and named hollows, as well as the stream valleys themselves. They are valuable as pre-TVA reservoir maps of areas considerably altered by large scale engineering projects during the 1930s and 1940s. Major Watkins executed this project as part of the technical groundwork for the TVA Act of 1933.
This map collection (microfilm only), is divided into separate series for the Big Pigeon, Buffalo, Clinch, Duck, Elk, Emory, French Broad, Hiawassee, Holston, Little Tennessee, Nolichucky, Powell, Tellico, and Tennessee rivers and their respective tributaries.
Mf. 944 -- Records of the Commissioners of Claims (Southern Claims Commission), 1871-1880. NA. 14 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
These administrative records of the Southern Claims Commission date 1871-80. An act of Congress provided for three commissioners to receive, examine, and consider the claims of “those citizens who remained loyal adherents to the cause and the government of the United States during the war, for stores or supplies taken or furnished during the rebellion for the use of the army of the United States in States proclaimed as in insurrection against the United States.” The commissioners were to satisfy themselves of the loyalty of each claimant; certify the amount, nature, and value of the property taken or furnished; report their judgment on each claim to Congress; and keep a journal of their proceedings and a register of all claims brought before them. The whole amount of the claims was over $60,000,000, of which only some $4,600,000 was approved and paid. Of the 22,298 claims, only 7,092 satisfied the rigid tests in proving both the sustained unionism of the claimant and the validity of the claim.
The following are included: (1) The journal of the commissioners, 1871-80; only the first volume, ending in 1877, is indexed. (2) Miscellaneous letters received by the commissioners from claimants, attorneys, informers, et al.; not indexed. (3) Letters received by the commissioners from and about special agents. (4) A printed geographical list of claimants. (5) Consolidated Index of Claims (1892), filmed as an index to the action taken on the 22,298 claims; entries contain name of claimant, amount, and nature of claim. This should be supplemented by use of the printed index by Gary Mills. See also Mf. 871 and Mf. 1515 for other Claims Commission records, including those of actual claimants.
Mf. 945 -- Sneed Family Papers, 1796-1956. 1800 items. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm.
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The Sneed family papers cover the period 1796 to 1956 and contain correspondence, genealogical data, historical records, medical records, newspaper clippings, legal documents, and accounts relating to this Williamson County family. Several early Sneeds were Methodist ministers, and a number of revealing letters concern revivals, camp meetings, and annual conferences of Middle Tennessee Methodists.
There is a medical notebook kept by a Sneed who attended the University of Nashville on the eve of the Civil War. A number of Civil War period letters depict action from the perspective of Tennessee Unionist troops, and other letters comment on land speculation and agricultural prospects. The register includes a name index to correspondence.
Mf. 946 -- Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads Scrapbooks, 1950-1986. 14 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads consist of fourteen scrapbooks for the years 1950-86. These scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings and photographs regarding the activities of various county rescue squads in the State of Tennessee. The scrapbooks are arranged chronologically and constitute a good visual record of statewide disaster activities.
Mf. 947 -- Macon and Smith County Court Records, 1st District, 1836-1852. 1 vol. The Banner, Lafayette, Macon County (news clippings), 1/6/1909 and 7/15/1909. 2 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
These are fragmentary court records and newspaper clippings from Macon and Smith counties. See newspaper collection for additional copies.
Mf. 948 -- Captain John Morton Scrapbook Collection. 5 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
This collection of scrapbooks contain material primarily on the Civil War, with emphasis on Captain John Morton and his career as General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s artillery chief. Some material on economic development in Tennessee, general historical and biographical sketches, songs and poems and information on the UDC is included. Of special interest are clippings and other accounts of the organization and history of the Ku Klux Klan, including Morton’s involvement in the movement. Three of the scrapbooks concern the battles and campaigns of cavalry wizard Forrest, in which Morton played a leading role. Each scrapbook has a subject index.
Mf. 949 -- John M. Womack Diary. Macon County, 1871. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. RESTRICTED. Microfilm Only Collection
The diary of John M. Womack of Macon County includes entries on daily activities, weather reports and cash accounts for the year 1871. It is a typical example of a farmer’s diary. RESTRICTION: Microfilm reel may not be copied without the permission of the owner.
Mf. 950 -- Days Cross Roads Missionary Baptist Church Records. Macon County, 1886-1986. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. RESTRICTED. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of Days Cross Roads Missionary Baptist Church includes minutes, membership lists, and revival reports. RESTRICTION: Microfilm reel may not be copied without the permission of the owner.
Mf. 951 -- Tipton County Miscellaneous Records. 50 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
These are miscellaneous church records of the First Baptist Church; scrapbooks from private citizens; the 1909 Sanborn Fire Insurance Company map of Covington; records of Hill Chapel Church of Brighton, 1936-47; the United Confederate Veterans, Joe Brown Bivouac memorial book, 1900-21; Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Church records, 1836-1907; and scattered issues of the Covington Leader newspaper.
Mf. 952 -- Rugby Papers (Addition). Morgan County, 1872-1942. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
This is an addition to the main collection of Rugby papers, consisting of a general ledger book showing the transactions and accounts for a wide range of the Rugby colony’s activities and businesses (sawmill, commissary, cannery, roadway, survey, etc.) between 1880 and 1890. These records reveal the diversity of the colonists’ economic activities and their success or failure. The ledger book is indexed by name and subject. See also Mf. 39, Mf. 239 and Mf. 253 for other Rugby records.
Mf. 953 -- Meadorville Missionary Baptist Church Records. Macon County, 1870-1987. 2 vols. 1 item. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of the Meadorville Missionary Baptist Church consist of minutes, membership lists, and a church constitution. The minutes, which have chronologically-arranged lists of church members, are divided as follows: Volume 1, 1898-1968; and Volume 2, 1969-87. A letter written March 27, 1870 describes the organization of the church.
Mf. 954 -- Russ Walther Diary, December 7, 1941 - May 8, 1942, U.S.S. Lexington. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The diary of Russ Walther of Nashville details events aboard the U.S.S. Lexington from the day of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor through May 8, 1942, the day the Lexington was sunk in the Battle of Coral Sea. Of particular interest is the December 13, 1941 entry which describes the damage to the ships docked in Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. Also of special interest are the May 7th and 8th, 1942 entries which describe the sinking of the “Lady Lex” in the Battle of Coral Sea. The diary offers a good eyewitness account of the early stages of the naval war in the Pacific from on board one of the key vessels in the U.S. fleet.
Mf. 955 -- Hobson United Methodist Church Records. Nashville, 1856-1934. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of Hobson United Methodist Church consist of lists of pastors, membership rolls, records of infant baptisms and marriages, and registers of deaths and disposals. Volume 1 goes from 1856 to 1908; Volume 2, 1909-24; Volume 3, 1924-34. Particularly useful are the chronologically arranged registers of members giving marriage and death dates and other information, and the indexed registers of baptisms and disposals.
Mf. 956 -- Geneva Holland Cothron Papers. Macon County, 1732-1986. 11 vols. 50 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. RESTRICTED. Microfilm Only Collection
The papers consist mainly of genealogical data on the Casey, Cothron, Dodson, Holland, Jones, Meador, Patterson, Reid, Scott, and Tuck families. Also included are biographical and historical sketches, church data, minutes, land records, handwritten copies of news clippings, and other items relating to Macon and Smith counties. RESTRICTION: Single photocopies may be made, but no microfilm copies shall be made for sale without permission of the owner.
Mf. 957 -- Owen Chapel Church of Christ Records. Williamson County, 1859-1912. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The Owen Chapel Church of Christ records consist of minutes of meetings, membership lists and records of contributions, disbursements and deaths. Of particular historical interest are the entries in the minutes which refer to Civil War battles occurring in the area.
Mf. 958 -- Laura Irene McKinney Collection, 1807-1972. ~ 2,000 items. TSLA. 8 reels. 35 mm.
This is a collection of records of Laura Irene McKinney (1902-1984), genealogist and resident of Etowah; her father, Samuel Walker McKinney (1878-1954), businessman and alcohol tax investigator; and her brother, Colonel Harry Ellery McKinney (1904-1978), career Army officer.
The collection is composed of accounts, certificates, church records, clippings, correspondence, court records, genealogical data, land records, legal documents, memorabilia, military records, obituaries, photographs, printed material, programs, school records, slave records, speeches, and writings. About one-half of the collection consists of genealogical data on the McKinney and related families of Albright, Ashby, Ayers, Brown, Bunch, Byerley, Bynum, Clapp, Cortner (Goertner), Cummins, Fort, Grigsby, Harbour, Hickey, Jarnigan, Julian, Merchant, Mynatt, Pettway, Rives, Roberts, Shell, Skaggs, Smith, Walker, Watson, Weathers, Wilder, and Witt. The register should be consulted for other miscellaneous family data.
Samuel W. McKinney owned a ladies’ apparel store in Etowah and was head of the U.S. Alcohol Tax Unit for 33 East Tennessee counties. He ensured the collection of Federal taxes on liquor and supervised the destruction of illegal stills. Harry E. McKinney served as regimental commander in Korea, 1951-52, and describes some of the intense fighting that soldiers under his command experienced. The register includes a name index to correspondence.
Mf. 959 -- United Daughters of the Confederacy Collection. 120 vols. TSLA. 56 reels. 35 mm.
This is a large collection of records from the Tennessee division of the UDC. It consists in the main of applications for membership dating from 1894 through 1986; honorary Crosses of Military Service from 1924 to 1974; and historical material on the UDC from 1919 to 1951. The applications for membership in the UDC are most useful, since they supply not only historical information on the military service of Confederate soldiers but also genealogical data on descendants who were applicants. Register available. See also Mf. 583, Mf. 752, Mf. 1021, Mf. 1276, Mf. 1326, Mf. 1369, Mf. 1411, Mf. 1479, Mf. 1532, Mf. 1582, Mf. 1638, Mf. 1687, Mf. 1705, Mf. 1755, Mf. 1849 and Mf. 1942 for additional UDC records.
Mf. 960 -- George Hatton Weems Papers, 1915-1965. 900 items. TSLA. 3 reels. 35 mm.
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These are papers of Brigadier General George Hatton Weems (1891-1957), U.S. Army, founder of the G. H. Weems Educational Loan Fund and teacher of military subjects. The collection contains correspondence, military award certificates, biographical data, invitations and programs, news clippings, obituaries, military orders, photographs, and military speeches and writings. Much of Weems’ military career encompassed the interwar period and is of limited historical significance. He did serve with the Allied Control Council for Hungary during the Allied occupation after World War II, and was involved with the postwar problems of rebuilding and defense requirements for Europe. See also the TSLA collection of papers for his brother P.V.H. Weems for additional family and historical information. The register includes a name index to correspondence.
Mf. 961 -- Washington Family Papers, 1796-1962. 11,200 items. TSLA. 50 reels. 35 mm.
These papers originating from Wessyngton, the home built in 1818 by Joseph Washington near Cedar Hill in Robertson County. The patriarchs of Wessyngton were among the foremost tobacco planters not only in the American South but throughout the world. The collection contains the records of the plantation as well as the correspondence of four generations: Joseph Washington (1770-1848), tobacco planter; George Augustine Washington (1815-1892), tobacco planter, railroad executive, and capitalist; Joseph Edwin Washington (1851-1915), Congressman and tobacco farmer; and George Augustine Washington (1879-1964), attorney, tobacco farmer, and genealogist.
This is a very large and complete set of family and business papers, composed of accounts (farm and household), bills of sale, cards, certificates, correspondence, court records, diaries, financial records, genealogical data, inventories, invitations, journals, land records, legal documents, military records, newspapers, notebooks, obituaries, passes, photographs, programs, promissory notes, publications, railroad papers, receipts, school records, speeches, tax lists, and miscellaneous items. The bulk of the collection consists of family and business correspondence. In addition to numerous letters from firms and factors in New Orleans and other mercantile centers, there is the voluminous correspondence of Congressman Joseph Edwin Washington.
By the 1850s Wessyngton was producing large volumes of tobacco and cured hams and shipping them from Clarksville to New Orleans. The agricultural export market is revealed in the many account books, bills and receipts in the collection. George A. Washington, a world-class tobacco planter, was also one of the largest slaveholders in Tennessee, owning over 200 slaves on the eve of the Civil War. The extremely thorough records on the Wessyngton slaves make this a model collection for studying black genealogy and plantation slave life. Sharecropper contracts from the 1860s and 1870s show the adjustments to new conditions that planters had to make with their former slaves after the war.
The historical value of the Washington papers is hard to overstate. They offer detailed information on the 19th century tobacco industry in the Upper South, a close look at slavery on a large antebellum plantation, extensive records on the workings of a commercial farm after the war, and abundant material for a social history of a prominent planter family. The register includes a name index to correspondence.
Mf. 962 -- Robert Martin McBride Papers, 1871-1983. 5,400 items. TSLA. 4 reels. 16 mm.
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Robert M. McBride (1918-1986) was a genealogist, historian, and editor of the Tennessee Historical Quarterly 1966-80. Most of the papers are limited to the years 1941-65. The collection is composed of applications, cards, certificates, Civil War clippings, correspondence, court and military records, obituaries and photographs, school records, speeches, writings, and miscellaneous items.
One-half of the collection is composed of genealogical data collected by Mr. McBride on his own ancestors and for his research as a paid genealogist. The collection includes a copy of a journal kept by a Confederate prisoner at Johnson’s Island, Ohio. McBride served as a U.S. Navy blimp pilot in World War II, and there are numerous aviation reports, clippings, and photographs describing the activities of a wartime blimp squadron. The remainder of the collection concerns McBride’s duties with the THS, his speeches on different aspects of Tennessee history, and school records. The register includes a list of families for which genealogical data is included.
Mf. 963 -- Ila Johnston Day Collection, 1965-1985. 750 items. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. RESTRICTED. Microfilm Only Collection
This collection is composed of material gathered by Ila Johnston Day (1921-) on her ancestral lines and those of her husband, Genie Rheupell Day (1919-1978). Genealogical data may be found for the following families: Adams, Alexander, Bell, Blankenship, Bohannon, Bratton, Brown, Cole, Cooper, Cornwell, Cothron, Day, DeBow, Douglas Driver, Drury, Duke, Duty, Hargett, Harmon, Johnston (Johnson), Jones, Harper, Law, Meador, Presley, Simmons, Taylor Thomas, Underhill, Warner, and Weems. The register includes genealogical charts. RESTRICTION: Microfilm reels may not be copied for sale without the permission of the donor.
Mf. 964 -- Beech Bottom Missionary Baptist Church Records. Macon County, 1904-1987. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. RESTRICTED. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Beech Bottom Missionary Baptist Church consists of membership lists, minutes of meetings, church covenant, and articles of faith. The records are divided as follows: Volume 1, minutes, 1904-26; Volume 2, minutes, 1926-46; Volume 3, minutes, 1947-56; Volume 4, minutes, 1956-87. RESTRICTION:Microfilm reel may not be copied without permission of the owner.
Mf. 965 -- Roberson Fork Church of Christ Records. Giles County, 1947-1964. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of Robertson Fork Church of Christ consists of registers of members, elders, deacons, trustees, and ministers. There are also some records of baptisms and minutes of church meetings. The church was located in the Lynnville area of Giles County. See also Mf. 334.
Mf. 966 -- Mt. Moriah Methodist Church Records. Weakley County, 1913-1958. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of Mt. Moriah Methodist Church consist of the register of members, record of infant baptisms, and an annual summary of membership.
Mf. 967 -- Journal of Impeachment Proceedings Before the U.S. Senate, 1798-1805. 1 vol. NA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
These are the Journals of the Senate’s early impeachment proceedings. The first proceedings were against Senator William Blount of Tennessee in 1798. These were closely followed by the Senate trials of Judge John Pickering of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire in 1803-4 and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase in 1804-5. No further impeachment trials occurred until 1831. The records consist of rough and “smooth” (finished) journal entries for all three trials, and an 1800 contempt proceeding against William Dunne, editor of the Philadelphia General Advertiser.
Mf. 968 -- James Percy Priest Papers, 1940-1956. 2 vols. 300 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
These papers of J. Percy Priest (1900-1956) of Maury County are from his Congressional career (1940-56). The bulk of the collection consists of Priest’s correspondence, mostly letters of support from constituents. There are also letters from such dignitaries as Alben W. Barkley, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Adlai Stevenson, Strom Thurmond, and Harry S. Truman. Newspaper clippings 1954-56 and a small number of Priest’s political speeches make up the remainder of the collection. The papers provide valuable information on the career of a popular Tennessee politician as well as some insight into the political issues confronting Americans during the 1950s. The register includes a name index to correspondence.
Mf. 969 -- Gannaway, Workman, Smith, and Allied Families Genealogical Data. Montgomery County, 1720-1987. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of the Gannaway, Workman, Smith, and allied families consist of genealogical data on these Montgomery County families and the Tarpley, Dement, Dickson, Batson, Williams, Lee, Harris, Neblett, Terrel, Walker, Powers, and Johnson families. Volume one consists of the records of these families, 1720-1987. Volume two contains clippings, photographs, certificates, and miscellaneous items regarding family history.
Mf. 970 -- Louise Searcy Parkes, Papers, 1906-1936. .5 cubic feet. TSLA.
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The collection is centered around the miscellaneous writings of Louise Searcy Parkes, of Nashville, Tennessee and is composed of certificates, church bulletins, notes, poetry, printed materials, writings and other miscellaneous items. The greater part of the collection is composed of college English themes and poetry written by Parkes at Belmont and Vanderbilt University.
Mf. 971 -- First Baptist Church Records. Jacksboro, 1860-1988. 6 vols. 50 items. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of the First Baptist Church, Jacksboro, Campbell County, consist of minutes of meetings, membership rolls, a history and directory of the church, transcription of the earliest minute book, by-laws and constitution, and deeds for the years 1860 to 1988.
Mf. 972 -- First Lutheran Church Records. Nashville, 1859-1926. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of First Lutheran church of Nashville consist of membership rolls and lists of communicants, infant and adult baptisms, and marriages. Of particular interest are the volumes written in German. Volume 1 goes from 1859-79; Volume 2,1878-92; Volume 3, 1892-1904; and Volume 4, 1904-26.
Mf. 973 -- Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Philadelphia, 1800-1906. NA. 151 reels. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
This is an index to passenger arrivals at Philadelphia 1800-1906. The original lists of passengers arriving on each vessel and the statistical abstracts based on those lists are available in separate microfilm editions; this is the index, prepared at a much later date. The index contains more than a half a million entries. Each card shows the name, age, and nationality of the passenger; the name of the vessel and the date of its arrival; the foreign port at which the passenger embarked; and, if of working age, the occupation of the passenger.
Mf. 974 -- Quarterly Abstracts of Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, 1820-1869. NA. 6 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
These are lists of passengers arriving at Baltimore from foreign ports, January 1820-June 1869. These records grew out of a Congressional act requiring the master of a vessel arriving at a port in the U.S. or any of its territories from a foreign country to submit a list of the passengers to the customs collector of the district in which the vessel had arrived. The abstracts are arranged chronologically. They are, along with the passenger lists of vessels arriving at Baltimore, 1820-1891 (Mf. 975), the only known Federal records of immigration through the port of Baltimore. There are gaps in the series, with entire quarters or years missing. The abstracts give name, age, sex, occupation, native country and destination. If death occurred en route, a notation to that effect was included. See also Mf. 975.
Mf. 975 -- Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, 1820-1891. NA. 50 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
These are passenger lists of vessels arriving at Baltimore from foreign ports, 1820-91. Most of the lists were submitted by masters of vessels to the collector of customs at Baltimore. They are arranged in chronological order by arrival date of vessel, and give name, age, sex, occupation, native country and destination, with notations showing names of persons who were born or died on the voyage; sometimes the cause of death is shown. See also Mf. 974.
Mf. 976 -- Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. NA. 234 reels. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
This is an alphabetical card index to the compiled service records of volunteer soldiers who served during the War of 1812. Each index card gives the name of the soldier, his rank, and the unit or units in which he served. There are cross references for names that appear in the records under more than one spelling. Names of Regular Army soldiers will not appear in the index. Muster rolls of Tennesseans who served in the War of 1812 can be found on Mf. 1459.
Mf. 977 -- Mt. Union Association of General Baptists Minutes. Macon, Sumner, Jackson Counties, TN and Muhlenburg, Simpson, Allen, Warren Counties, KY, 1878-1987. 110 vols. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of the Mt. Union Association of General Baptists consist of minutes of the association. The volumes include minutes of meetings, affirmations of faith, rules of decorum, constitution, minister’s reports, etc. These are the records of a regional denominational organization extending across two states, so references to individual churches and church members are limited. See Mf. 978 for other records of the association.
Mf. 978 -- Mt. Union Association of General Baptists. Sunday School Convention Minutes. Macon, Sumner, Jackson Counties, TN and Muhlenburg, Simpson, Allen, Warren Counties, KY, 1951-1987. 35 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records include financial reports, by-laws, and programs for the Sunday School Convention of the Mt. Union Association of General Baptists. See Mf. 977 for other records of the Association.
Mf. 979 -- Dr. M. H. Allen Account Books. Macon County, 1889-1934. 6 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
These are five business ledgers of Dr. M. H. Allen and a treatment book which describes various illnesses and procedures for treating them. The five account books contain many patients’ names, but they are not indexed. The records are divided as follows: Volume 1, 1889-90; Volume 2, 1907-08; Volume 3, 1915-16; Volume 4, 1916-17; Volume 5, 1920-34; Volume 6, undated descriptions of treatments.
Mf. 980 -- Will H. Carter Appointment Book and Ledger. Macon County, 1877-1893. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
This is the Rev. Will H. Carter’s appointment book and ledger for the years 1877 to 1893 and contains such items as baptisms, funerals, and opinions on prohibition.
Mf. 981 -- Hiwassee Baptist Church, Calhoun (McMinn County), 1824-1995. 4 volumes, 1 folder. 1 reel, 35mm.
The collection is made up of church minutes, deeds to land given to the church, reports to the Southern Baptist Convention, the will of Robert C. Shamblin, a newspaper clipping giving the history of the early church, and the preface of a book on the Liner family. The church minutes span from 1824 to 1950. They contain lists of church members and some records show how long the members have belonged to the church. The minutes also show the business of the church.
Mf. 982 -- Tennessee Dental Association Records, 1979-1987. House of Delegates and Board of Trustees. 18 vols. TSLA. 4 reels. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of the Tennessee Dental Association consist of the proceedings of the House of Delegates and the minutes of the Board of Trustees. Proceedings for the House of Delegates include transcripts of meetings and financial reports. Records of the Board of Trustees include minutes of meetings and copies of bills and letters.
Mf. 983 -- Austin Shofner School Books. Bedford County, 1819? 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The school books kept by Austin Shofner (1801-1852) consist of arithmetic problems, essays, and various drawings from the early 1800s. Also included are some birth and death records for the Shofners, a prominent pioneer family of Bedford County. The books are illustrated with calligraphy, drawings, and arithmetical rules and provide some insight into early education in Tennessee.
Mf. 984 -- John Allen Journal. Gallatin, Sumner County, 1806-1807. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of a store owned by John Allen (1776-1833) of Gallatin include the accounts of the store’s customers as well as items bought and delivered. John was the father of Eliza Allen, during whose short-lived marriage to Governor Sam Houston the governor resigned the office and left the state.
Mf. 985 -- Springfield Baptist Church Records. Robertson County, 1891-1987. 8 vols. 900 items. TSLA. 4 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of Springfield Baptist Church consist of minutes of meetings, financial reports, correspondence and enrollment records. Lists of church members go back to 1876.
Mf. 986 -- First Baptist Church Records. Caryville, Campbell County, 1886-1988. 8 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of the First Baptist Church of Caryville include minutes of meetings of the elders, lists of members born after 1914, register of deceased members, and business records.
Mf. 987 -- Post Oak Christian Church Records. Rockwood, Roane County, 1887-1904. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of Post Oak Christian Church consist of minutes of meetings, financial reports, and an alphabetical register of members.
Mf. 988 -- Maxwell Baptist Church Records. Franklin County, 1830-1988. 7 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of Maxwell Baptist Church consist of membership lists, minutes of meetings and articles of faith. Of particular interest is the first volume which deals with the history of the Maxwell Baptist Church from 1830 to 1988. The second volume concerns the church’s dedication service on January 11, 1976, and the remaining five volumes are minutes of the church meetings 1915-88.
Mf. 989 -- Fuquay (Fuqua) Family Genealogical Data. Washington County, MS, 1796-1987. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of the Fuquay (Fuqua) family of Mississippi consist of family group sheets, copies of wills and deeds, clippings, correspondence, newsletters and photographs. There are also records of the proceedings of the Fuqua Family Association and its activities. One line of this Fuqua family appears to be in Tennessee.
Mf. 990 -- Highlander Folk School Collection, 1932-1966. 4800 items. TSLA. 9 reels. 35 mm. RESTRICTED.
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The records of the Highlander Folk School were microfilmed by TSLA with the permission and assistance of the director of the school, Myles Horton. The collection contains addresses and speeches; clippings, folk songs, and financial reports; a motion picture film called People of the Cumberland; news releases and radio scripts; staff and student publications; published and unpublished writings on various aspects of industrial unionism and the early civil rights movement; and material dealing with the investigation of the school by the Tennessee State Legislature, which revoked the charter in 1961.
The bulk of this collection deals with Highlander School’s important role in the southern labor and civil rights movements. Located in Grundy County at the southern edge of the Cumberland Mountains, Highlander was a meeting place for liberals and the leading training center for southern labor and civil rights activists for nearly three decades (1932-61). Established as an adult education school to train rural and industrial workers, it soon developed into a major proving ground for organizers and stewards of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). In 1953, however, the school’s mission shifted as Highlander began holding resident and extension classes in one of the most controversial areas of recent American history - the civil rights movement. The growth and development of the desegregation movement 1953-61 can be traced in the workshops conducted by Highlander for various civil rights organizations.
RESTRICTION: Material in the Highlander Folk School Collection cannot be published without written permission from the Highlander Research and Education Center. See register for the address.
Mf. 991 -- Synott Family Genealogical Data, 1638-1966. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of the Synott family of Ireland, South Carolina, and Mississippi, consist of genealogical material including Bible records, obituaries, family group sheets, poems, photographs, and biographical sketches.
Mf. 992 -- Ray Family Genealogical Data. Orange County, NC, 1736-1987. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of the Ray family of Orange County, North Carolina, consist of genealogical data including material such as census records, indices to deeds, correspondence from genealogists to M. B. Ray, and family group sheets.
Mf. 993 -- Woodmore’s Hotel Register. Lafayette, Macon County, 1899-1929. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of Woodmore’s Hotel of Lafayette consist of a one-volume register for the years 1899 to 1929. This register contains names of persons staying at the hotel, place of residence, and date and time the visitor checked into the hotel.
Mf. 994 -- Enon Missionary Baptist Church Records. Macon County, 1854-1988. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of Enon Missionary Baptist Church consist of rules of church decorum, membership lists, minutes of meetings, and abstracts of principles.
Mf. 995 -- Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Records. Macon County, 1890-1955. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
The records of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church consist of minutes of meetings, membership lists, and financial reports. The first volume contains records 1890-1904; the second 1909-33; the third 1933-55.
Mf. 996 -- R. E. Bratton, M.D. Account Books. Hartsville, Trousdale County, 1898-1930. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
R. E. Bratton’s account books consist of a patient index and patient accounts, including services rendered, charges, and some information regarding the nature of the illness. Volume one covers the period 1898-1902, and volume two 1902-30.
Mf. 997 -- Lt. Robert H. Cochran Civil War Papers, 1861-1864. 66 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
Letters, general orders, special orders, and certificates from Robert H. Cochran’s Civil War service. Cochran was a lieutenant in Company K, 15th Ohio Infantry Regiment and served on Brigadier General James S. Negley’s staff. While the majority of the correspondence is for official business, the materials still provide insights into the life of a soldier as he assumes new leadership positions and duties. The collection includes materials from William Dennison, James Francis Miller, David Tod, and James S. Negley. Originals are privately held.
Mf. 998 -- Walter Wagner Faw Papers. 62,500 items. TSLA. 53 reels. 16 and 35 mm.
The papers of Williamson County jurist Walter Wagner Faw (1867-1956) contains accounts, correspondence, diaries, genealogical data, briefs, opinions, indentures, newspaper clippings, photographs, speeches, writings, and some miscellaneous memoranda and memorabilia. The bulk of the material falls within the period 1889-1940, during which time Faw practiced law and served on the bench of the Tennessee Court of Appeals.
The largest portion of the collection is correspondence, much of which is family-related; but many letters concern Judge Faw’s legal and judicial practice and include some of the most prominent names in Tennessee law and politics of the time. There are several Civil War letters written by the Gentrys, Wagners, Faws, and other members of the family, as well as extensive correspondence with Col. LeRoy Reeves, designer of Tennessee’s state flag.
The collection contains genealogical notes on the families of Asbury, Bell, Blackburn, Burnett, Campbell, Douglass, Eaton, Faw, Green, Hardeman, Hardin, Harding, Harris, Johnson, Kernan, Maury, McEwen, McGavock, Otey, Park, Perkins, Reynolds, Wagner, Watson, and White. The register includes a name index to correspondence.
Mf. 999 -- “Our Story” by Mrs. Preston Cawthorne Pearson. Genealogical Data on the Cawthorne, Logue, Hays, Omohundro, and allied families. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection
Materials contained in this tract “Our Story,” pertains to families of western Wilson County. This book consists of genealogical data, photographs, clippings, and memorabilia. It is handwritten and not indexed.