History and Genealogy

BASIL M. GRIZZELL JR. PAPERS, 1944-1953

Consists of correspondence, bank checks, photographs, military records, military accoutrements, scrapbooks, and various printed materials. The correspondence is primarily between B. M. Grizzell, Jr. and his parents. B. M. described his Air Force experiences, while his parents apprised him of life back home. The remainder is condolences to B. M.’s parents after his death. Grizzell left an abundance of photographs that captured his leisure time in the Air Force. They depict friends and family at the various places Grizzell called home: Waco, Texas; Newport Beach, California; Panama City, Florida; and Cowan, Tennessee. Military records detail Grizzell’s various assignments, qualifications, and certifications while serving in the Army Air Corps and United States Air Force. The military accoutrements include Grizzell’s identification patches and tags, pins, aviator sunglasses, and a pipe. The scrapbooks contain photographs and keepsakes of friends and family. Printed materials include newspapers and news clippings detailing Grizzell’s death, an advertisement for the Air Force showing an F-92, and an issue of the Sewanee Alumni News. Grizzell’s personal Bible is also present.

CAMPAIGN FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORTS, ADDITION 2, 1996-1998

Record Group 219, Addition, Tennessee Department of State, Elections Division, Campaign Financial Disclosure Reports, 1996-1998. This record group measured 33 cubic feet before it was microfilmed. The financial disclosure reports are required by law to be submitted to the Registry of Election Finance in the Tennessee Secretary of State’s Office by candidates for the state legislature, Public Service Commission, state judicial offices, and for governor. This record group is an addition to Record Group 219.

COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN RECORDS, 1972-1981

Record Group 181, Commission on the Status of Women Records, spans the period 1972-1981. The records contain Commission files (board meeting minutes and activities) and financial documents, (audits, budget proposals, and invoices), Commission members’ personal files, information on workshops and conferences, correspondence, film and audio tapes of Commission activities, legislation relating to Commission interests, media files (press releases, radio shows and newspaper clippings), and files on women’s issues (abortion, day care, and displaced homemakers).

ALLIE MARIE ASHMORE-PHARR GENEALOGICAL COLLECTION, 1720-1998

Consists of extensive genealogical research on the Ashmore family and its related branches. The most researched families in this collection include Alley, Ashmore, Balch, Bell, Burgess, Burch (Birch), Stewart (Stuart), Turbyfill, and Warren. The collection contains a wide variety of research, with a focus on handwritten genealogy notes written by the creator. A large portion of this collection consists of photocopied research such as census records, land records, correspondence, pedigree charts, wills, and newsletters.

MCGAVOCK-LINDSLEY-GRUNDY GENEALOGICAL COLLECTION, 1790-2011

Collection consists of genealogical research relating to the McGavock, Lindsley, and Grundy families, as well as their related branches. This collection primarily contains photocopied family research such as articles, newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, deeds, and other family related studies. Included for every family are detailed family trees, family booklets, and bibliographies compiled by the creator.

Traveling Trunks: Civil War

Civil War – Geared Towards Upper-Elementary and Middle School. Our Civil War traveling trunk is packed full of great historical reproduction materials to give your students a hands-on approach to learning about the Civil War and its impact on Tennessee. Through physical materials like a pair of soldier’s Brogans to letters, photographs, and diaries, students will dig deeper into their Civil War curriculum. Investigative topics in this trunk includes the election of 1860, battle statistics, daily life for a soldier, the aftermath of battle, United States Colored Troops, as well as women’s involvement in the war.

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