UPLANDS (CUMBERLAND COUNTY, TENN.) RECORDS, 1847-2005

Consists of records transferred from the archives of Uplands Retirement Village, including papers of the founder, Dr. May Cravath Wharton, covering her service as a physician to Pleasant Hill Academy and the surrounding community, as well as the two medical facilities she founded, Uplands (now Cumberland Medical Center) and Wharton Nursing Home. The collection is composed of materials collected by various staff and patrons of Uplands Retirement Village, including Dr. May Cravath Wharton, and individuals from the Pleasant Hill community. The materials date between 1847 and 2005. Totaling approximately 52 linear feet and housed in 112 boxes and one oversize folder, the Uplands (Cumberland County, Tenn.) Records contain audio/visual materials, awards and certificates, biographical/historical sketches, meeting minutes, by-laws, charters, correspondence, funeral programs, guest registers, floor plans, land records, maps, medical ledgers, newspaper clippings, journals, obituaries, circulars, poetry, press releases, reports, wills, a diploma, a thesis, genealogical materials, scrapbooks, bulletins, newsletters, brochures, pamphlets, photographs, slides, negatives, ephemera, and one piece of sheet music (“Beautiful Isle of Somewhere”). The collection documents the life of Dr. May Cravath Wharton as well as the rise of Uplands Retirement Village and Cumberland Medical Center, with a portion of the materials relating to Pleasant Hill Academy and Pleasant Hill Community Church. The highlight of the assemblage is the 75 boxes of photographs which include printed photographs, slides, negatives, contact sheets, and scrapbooks.