History and Genealogy

SOLDIER ABSTRACT LISTS OF THE SEMINOLE AND CHEROKEE WARS, 1818-1836

Consists of abstract lists of soldiers from Tennessee who were drafted into the military for the Seminole War of 1817-1818, Seminole War of 1835-1842, and the Cherokee War of 1836-1839. Abstract lists from all three wars provide the soldier’s name, when and where they were enlisted, their rank, company, regiment, brigade, and any remarks about them. The collection includes three copies of the abstract list for the Seminole War of 1817-1818, two copies of the abstract list for the Seminole War of 1835-1842, and three copies of the abstract list for the Cherokee War of 1836-1839.

MCKENZIE & SON COLLECTION, 1889-1955

Consists of volumes and abstracts, court cases, charters, company files, individual files, indexed deed entries, survey books and notes, reports, maps, business records, and personal records all relating to the McKenzie and Son surveying business based in Chattanooga (Tenn.) from approximately 1903 to 1919. Many of the maps were too damaged and fragile to retain and are only available on microfilm. A complete listing of physical maps and microfilm only maps is also attached.

SENATOR FRANK D. FULLER PAPERS, 1920-1923

Consists almost entirely of incoming correspondence from Fuller’s Memphis constituents and Shelby County business concerns. Many letters written on striking company stationery comprise a decent portion of the papers. Memphis seafood wholesaler Jas. J. Carrigan & Co. decorated its letterhead with a colossal red fish and announced the business shipped “everything that swims.” Numerous letters depict factories, banks, and hotels. These may be especially significant because those buildings no longer exist.

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, USGS TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS, 1972-1984

Consists of five reels of microfilm containing United States Geological Survey (USGS) topographic maps for cities/locations in Tennessee. The maps are in alphabetical order by locality and span the years 1972 to 1984. The microfilm came from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). Occasional markups from TDOT may appear on some maps.

SPECIAL JOINT COMMITTEE ON HEALTH CARE COSTS, SJR 56, 1990-1992

Consists of reports, meeting minutes, research, correspondence, and memos pertaining to the Special Joint Committee on Health Care Costs. There are also notes kept by Senator Jim Kyle who served as Chairman. Correspondence includes a petition to fight Medicaid cuts and letters from concerned citizens, businesses, and organizations regarding various health care and health insurance related legislation.

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