History and Genealogy

SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL CONTROL BOARD MINUTES, 1980-2010

Consists of Tennessee State Solid Waste and Disposal board minutes and related materials, including meeting notes, agendas, events, and correspondence between members. Included within the collection are audiocassettes covering the aforementioned topics including board meetings and rulemaking meetings. Related materials include the Department of Environment and Conservation, Solid Waste Disposal Control Board Records, 1979-2000, RG 308.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND INSURANCE COMMISSIONER FILES, 1975-2006

Consists of Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner files from 1975 to 2006, including commissioner correspondence, legislative materials, and administrative files. Series I consists largely of materials generated under John C. Neff, who was commissioner from 1979 to 1986. Series II consists of materials generated under Douglas M. Sizemore, who was commissioner from 1995 to 2000; these include the files of Neil Nevins, who served as the Assistant Commissioner of Insurance from 1994 to 2001. Series III consists of materials generated under Anne B. Pope, who was commissioner from 2001 to 2003, and Paula Flowers, who was commissioner from 2003 to 2006. These include files belonging to Amy Arnold, who worked for the commissioner from 1998 to 2003, Carlene Bennett, who was the executive secretary to the Assistant Commissioner of Insurance from 2001 to 2005, and Kristin Coile, who was the Legislative Liaison and Assistant to the Commissioner from 2003 to 2006. Folders 2 and 3 in Series II, Box 17; Folder 4 in Series II, Box 22; and Folders 7 and 8 in Series III, Box 28 contain confidential material. The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance must grant permission to anyone wishing to access these folders.

BOARD OF MASSAGE LICENSURE MINUTES, 2000-2010

Consists of Tennessee State Massage Licensure board minutes and other materials, primarily related to professional licensing and complaints. Audiocassettes contain recorded board meetings from November 2003 until May 2006. Audio compact discs are available for board meetings beginning in October 2008. Restricted materials comprise Boxes 7 and 8, which contain licensure applications and renewals with confidential information pursuant to TCA 10-7-504.

BOARD FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH RECORDS, 1995-2009

Consists of Tennessee Board for Economic Growth minutes and related materials, primarily for meetings held in Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis, and Knoxville. The governor attended many of the meetings. In addition to meeting records, the collection contains schedules for various events for the department, budget projections, fiscal reports, support and addendums for the passing of Opportunity 21, brochures and articles within and from outside the organization, and member profiles.

DAN KENNERLY RESEARCH FILES, 1981-1982

Consists of oral interviews conducted by Dan Kennerly in 1981 and 1982 as he was researching the Battle of Parker’s Crossroads as well as the movements of General Nathan Bedford Forrest during the Civil War in the Parker’s Crossroads area of West Tennessee. The Battle of Parker’s Crossroads occurred December 31, 1862 through January 1, 1863. Interviews were conducted in numerous locations in the area, mostly in the individuals’ homes. A portion of the audio was recorded while Mr. Kennerly was driving around the area in search of various battle sites and encampments during the war. Audio was recorded on audiocassette tapes, but has been digitized and saved on compact discs as well as on the internal server of the Library and Archives. Some interviews include partial transcripts while others simply contain a sheet with notes by Mr. Kennerly listing who was interviewed on each tape. Mr. Kennerly conducted numerous interviews and divided the material into 16 folders, generally by date of interview. The audio files are named to match the folder they were housed in, and unfortunately not all 16 folders have audio available. A listing of interviews contained in each folder is included in the Container List for this finding aid. Due to the poor condition of the audiocassette tapes, the originals were digitized and destroyed upon verification of the digitized versions’ sound quality.

CLAYBROOKE AND OVERTON PAPERS, ADDITION 2, 1804-1903

Consists of correspondence, accounts, newspaper clippings, obituaries, deeds, eulogies, field notes, letter fragments, a land survey, a poem, a historical sketch, a memorandum, and a land contract. Most of the correspondence relates to Claybrooke family life during the mid-19th century and a bit earlier. Comments on slavery and slaves recur throughout the correspondence and could be important for students of African American history.

CAMP FORREST (TULLAHOMA, TENN.) PHOTOGRAPHS, approximately 1941-1945

Consists of images from Camp Forrest in the form of negatives and black/white photographs. Prints are of an unidentified woman in a suit by a brick wall, three unidentified people in swim suits, and various headshots of unknown women. Negatives include a Christmas crafts exhibit, unidentified artwork, an image of three women by a single-engine airplane, a man on a telephone amid telephone exchange equipment, a dog, laboratory equipment, a drummer, group photos of unidentified individuals, an aerial view of camp, a toddler by a Christmas tree, a (December 1) 1943 certificate for the Volunteer Photographic Society (Chattanooga, Tenn.), and headshots of unidentified women and men. The group photos have a sign in front that reads “Camp Forrest” and are dated 1943. It is possible that the group photos are of or include prisoners of war. It is also conceivable that the artwork was made by POWs at the camp. Two signs with German writing may be seen in the Christmas crafts exhibit image. Loosely translated, one of the signs reads: “Do not bother [touch] the exhibits.”

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