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Downtown Kingsport Association Records,1969-1993

KC Manuscript Collection 287

ABSTRACT:
The Downtown Kingsport Association Records contain information related to the administration of the Downtown Kingsport Association.  Most of the information deals with programs and events sponsored by the Association, including the annual FunFest celebration, the lighting of the Christmas tree, and various lunchtime programs held in Glen Bruce Park.  There are also numerous reports on downtown beautification projects, studies conducted on parking, and minutes for the Kingsport Central Improvement Corporation.  In addition, there is correspondence related to downtown events, information regarding historic zoning, and area transportation studies.  There are also many files concerning the national Main   Street program and budgetary records for downtown improvements.

RESTRICTIONS:
There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

COLLECTION CITATION:
This collection should be cited as:
Downtown Kingsport Association Records, 1969-1993.  KC Manuscript Collection 287, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.

ACQUISITION:
Dan Dillon, executive director of the Downtown Kingsport Association donated this collection in 1999.

PROCESSED BY:
Karen V. Ankabrandt, Archives Intern, developed the finding aid in January 2008. Brianne Johnson revised the finding aid in May 2008.

BOX AND FOLDER LIST

BOX 1                                                                                                                   

Committees/Events/Communications, 1985-91                                                  

  1. Annexation, clippings, 1986
  2. Board of Mayor & Aldermen, clippings, 1986
  3. Chamber  of Commerce, clippings, 1986
  4. City Developments, clippings, 1986
  5. “Arts Means Business” Tour, etc., clippings, October 1986
  6. City Elections, 3/6/86, 1 clipping, 8/6/86
  7. City Officials, clippings, October 1986
  8. Civic Center, clippings, 1986
  9. Downtown/Miscellaneous, clippings, 1986
  10. Downtown Kingsport Association, clippings, 1986
  11. Editorials/Opinions, clippings, 1986
  12. Events, clippings, 1986
  13. FunFest, clippings, 1986
  14. Homecoming, clippings, 1986
  15. Justice Center, clippings, 1986
  16. Kingsport Centre, clippings, 1986
  17. Kingsport, Related,General Area, clippings, 1986
  18. Main Street Renovation, clippings, 1986
  19. Miscellaneous clippings, 1986
  20. New Businesses, clippings, 1986
  21. Parking, clippings, 1986
  22. People, clippings, 1986
  23. Promotions, clippings, 1986
  24. Rascals Teen Center, clippings, 1986
  25. DT Parking & Traffic, Sidewalks, clippings, 2&3/86
  26. Budget & Finance, Bill Dudney, Gary Keys, financial records, statements, etc. 1985-91
  27. DKA Executive Board, agendas and minutes, 1987-88
  28. Christmas  Tree Lighting, notes, programs, correspondence, negatives, 1980, 1983-89
  29. FunFest  1987/ Mardi Gras, clippings, programs, notes, 1987
  30. Mardi  Gras 1987/ FunFest, clippings, ads, notes, 1987
  31. Commitments  for Christmas Decoration, statements, agreement forms, notes, 1987
  32. Homestead Hotel, clippings, maps, notes, correspondence, 1987-91, mainly from 1991
  33. Christmas, mostly clippings, 1987
  34. “Keep Kingsport Beautiful Week,” ads, correspondence, notes, etc., April 1986
  35. Leadership Kingsport, notes, programs, 1987
  36. Design Committee/ Services, notes, large drawing, etc. 1985-87
  37. Kingsport Citizens Advisory Committee, info on All-America cities, memos, 1987
  38. TN-Texas Roundup, ads, notes, etc. 1986
  39. Events, programs, schedules of events, notes, 1986-87
  40. Correspondence Received, 1986-88, mostly letters, 1986-90
  41. Resumes/Development Manager, candidate resumes and letters, 1988
  42. TN-Texas, memos, agenda, minutes, etc., 1987
  43. Community Service workers, contracts/ evaluations of sentenced workers, 1987
  44. Shopkeepers, Judy Bandy, info sent to downtown shopkeepers, 1 sketch, 1987
  45. Brown Ayres/ Quality Inn, correspondence, xeroxed clippings, brochures, 1987
  46. Block Meetings, schedules, notes, 1987
  47. Cate Hamilton, Main Street Program, info, some notes on program, 1986-88
  48. FunFest Mardi Gras, flyers, schedules, other info, 1988
  49. FunFest, 1987-88
  50. Geraniums, mostly order forms and records, 1987-88
  51. Live in the Gazebo Concerts, clippings, flyers, etc., 1988
  52. Mardi Gras, notes, Mardi Gras guide from New Orleans, etc., 1988
  53. CivicCenter, clippings, 1987-88
  54. Halloween 1988, window, costumes, pumpkin contest, and Rhythm and Blues jeans  contest, FAC 20th Anniversary, information, notes, 1988
  55. Halloween contest information and forms, 1989
  56. Membership Dues Forms, address lists, checks, membership card and letters, 1987-88
  57. Main Street Program Results Report, 1 report, 11/9/88
  58. Parking, reports, memo, etc., 1988

BOX 2

Fun Fridays, Oktoberfest, Mardi Gras, and other events, 1981-1993 

  1. Parking, reports, correspondence, clippings, etc. 1988-89
  2. Parking, reports, correspondence, clippings, etc. 1988-89
  3. Parking, reports, correspondence, clippings, etc. 1988-89
  4. Services, Carl Bacon, chair, list of activities, budget, info on various projects, 1988
  5. Development, Mack McCall, chair, notes, clippings, info, proposal, 1988
  6. CivicCenter, clippings, reports,correspondence, 1988
  7. Christmas, receipts, etc., 1988
  8. Dues Paid, lists with financial records, 1988
  9. Dobyns-Bennett Homecoming, 10/6/89, notes, correspondence, 1988
  10. Fun Fridays, notes, schedules, clippings, 1992-93
  11. Fun Fridays, more notes, schedules, clippings, etc., 1992
  12. Concerts, notes, clippings, logos, flyers, 1989
  13. Mardi Gras, order forms, lists, colored logos, 1992
  14. Fun Fridays, clippings, agendas, statements, 1990-92
  15. Lunchtime Concerts schedules, correspondence, clippings, etc., 1981-84
  16. Downtown Hoedown, clippings, schedule of events, correspondence, charts, 1984
  17. Mardi Gras, agendas, notes, clippings, etc., 1992-93
  18. Mardi Gras, mostly notes, folder for Appalachian Puppet Theatre, 1989-91
  19. FunFest Mardi Gras, schedules, plans, lists, notes, 1988-90
  20. Mardi Gras, notes, clippings, multiple choices of schedules, 1 photograph,      1987-88
  21. FunFest, clippings, notes, 1988-89
  22. FunFest,  clippings, notes, 1988-89
  23. FunFest,  meeting reports, clippings, etc., 1989
  24. Farmer-to-Consumer Direct Marketing, 1979-80
  25. Tours, Downtown, info on Kingsport mural and kindergarten field trip to downtown, not dated, but possibly from 1989
  26. Conference table and chairs, wood sample, financial statements, blueprints, upholstery samples, not dated, but possibly from 1989
  27. Façade Improvement Program, correspondence, info, 1988-89
  28. Committees, 2 catalogues, 1 brochure, 1990
  29. Gift Certificate, sample gift certificates, 1990
  30. Kingsport’s 75th, committee info, Christmas 1991 publication, child’s letter, 1991-92
  31. Quality of Life Committee Report, correspondence, notes, list, 1984
  32. Dues Structure, financial records, etc., 1986
  33. Citizens Union Bank, business cards, brochure, clipping, 7/89
  34. Sign, G-B Park, 1 very old clipping, park dedication program 1968, drawings, plans, 1988
  35. News Releases/ PSA’s, announcements, 1987-88
  36. Steve  Clark Tree Seminar, notes, agendas, Steve Clark info, 1991
  37. Preservation Week, announcements, forms, articles from National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1991
  38. Development  Reports, City of Kingsport  Building Permits, financial info, memos, agendas, 1987-90
  39. Kingsport Archive, member lists, minutes, correspondence, notes, 1989-90
  40. Kingsport Archives  of History, more info on Archive, 1991

 

BOX 3

Events, Committees, Development, 1981-90                                                     

  1. Office Paper Recycling, DKA, Mead, 1st TN, Waste Management, clippings, notes, correspondence, 1990
  2. Brown/Ayres Market Data, financial projections, correspondence, 1984-85
  3. DKA Commercial, script for commercial, notes, 1988
  4. Visual Merchandising, 10/19/89, reservation list, multiple copies of flyers for event, 1989
  5. Swann and Swann, 1990 Trolley Promotion “A Kick in the Seat of the Pants,” notes, form
  6. Old Boards (guides to various boards and commissions), missing
  7. Quarterly Reports, Board of Mayor & Aldermen, reports, notes, etc., 1989
  8. John Dudney Fund Invoices, financial forms and records, 1987-88
  9. City Employee Appreciation Luncheon, 11/17/89, notes, correspondence, flyers, 1989
  10. “Concerts in the Park,” schedules, notes, forms, 1989
  11. DKA Mission Statement, 2 versions, 2/22/89 and 4/15/87
  12. Dinner Dance, 1988
  13. Downtown Phrase Letters, correspondence, 1982-83
  14. Businesses, new in downtown, and Relocation, notes, 1989
  15. Certificates, notes, 1988
  16. Christmas  1989, Tree Donations, notes, 1989
  17. Christmas 1988 “Tree Lighting Celebration,” schedule, 1988
  18. Christmas 19988 “Twelve Days of Christmas,” flyers and calendar, 1988
  19. Church Mailing List, lists, undated
  20. City Employee Lunch, flyers, 1990
  21. Building Permits, Additions, Alterations, and Repairs, records, 1989
  22. Blood Drive, 1988
  23. Bench Dedication, Glen Bruce Park, 8/31/90, notes, correspondence, etc.
  24. Annual Meeting, 11/29/88, invitations, notes, etc., 1988
  25. First Annual Arts Bash for Children, budgets, press      release, 1989
  26. Downtown Pictures, clippings, 1989-90
  27. Promotion Committee, statements of goals, 1985-86
  28. Façade Improvement Program, member lists, 1989-90
  29. Dues Correspondence, letters, 1989-90
  30. Miscellaneous Information, Decoration, notes, references to Christmas Decorating, 1987
  31. Committee Assignments, lists, plans, 1989
  32. Correspondence File, Coming In, reports, memos, 1987-88
  33. Forms, Records, and T-shirt sales, 1987
  34. Dues and Membership List, forms, lists, letters, 1984
  35. Committee  Lists, names and numbers, lists, notes, 1983-84
  36. Pumpkin Club, flyers, etc. 1988
  37. Restaurant  Marketing Information, mostly reports, 1989
  38. Retail Steering Committee, 1989
  39. Rental Information, cocktail parties, etc., pamphlets, 3/6/89
  40. “Survivors,”membership lists, etc., 1988-89
  41. TN Main Street Program Annual Statewide Seminar, schedule, 1990
  42. Volunteer Kingsport, forms, notes, 1989
  43. Budget, mostly financial records, 1981-82
  44. Mead Program (correspondence, etc.), 1991
  45. Organization  Committee Meetings, lists, notes, etc., 1986
  46. City Appreciation, GBP, 6/19/87, notes, flyers re: birthday party for those      over 70, 1987
  47. Comments and Suggestions for Arts and Crafts Show, 1987, correspondence, 1986
  48. KCAC, minutes, reports, correspondence, etc., 1987-88
  49. Downtown Development, clippings, 1987-88
  50. Keep Kingsport Beautiful Month/ Downtown Cleanup Day, 4/28/89, schedules,correspondence, clippings, 1989
  51. Membership Dues Forms, completed forms, 1989
  52. Parking, records, 1989-90
  53. FunFest, general, forms, 1989
  54. Blockheads, correspondence, notes, lists, 1983
  55. Economic Restructuring Committee Members, lists, packet re: Kingsport Centre,      undated
  56. Annual Meeting, notes, sample certificates, etc., 1986
  57. Festisaurus, patterns, etc., 1989-90
  58. Pig Roast JFF/ Mead Cabin, 1/14/89 (notes, 1989)
  59. Master Plan, 1989, correspondence, notes, etc., 1990-91
  60. Parking, 1989, information, records, letter, 1988-89
  61. Grimestopper  Information/ “Gertrude,” 1989
  62. Welcome New Member Letter, letters, 1990
  63. New Member Lists, 1989
  64. Geraniums Project, 1990
  65. FunFest Mardi Gras, plans, schedules, logo, etc., 1989
  66. Membership Information, Prospective Members, 1989
  67. Spring is in Fashion, mostly notes, 1988

 

BOX 4

Events, Communications, Committees, 1972-86                                                

  1. Lucky Mom Logo, many copies of logo, 1982
  2. New  Businesses, clippings, 1982-83
  3. City  Newspaper Articles, clippings, 1983-86, 1 Photograph in envelope, undated
  4. Ads and Promotions, mostly clippings, 1982-83
  5. Christmas  in Downtown Kingsport, ideas, clippings, 1978, 1981-82
  6. Area News, 1 clipping, undated
  7. All About Downtown Businesses, clippings, 1981-83
  8. Board of Mayor & Aldermen KCAC, Planning Comm., clippings, 1981-83
  9. Broad Street, clippings, 1982
  10. Christmas, clippings, 2 photographs, 1982
  11. Church Circle, clippings, 1981-82
  12. Halloween Promotion, notes, schedules, correspondence, 1984
  13. Letters and Memos, mostly correspondence, 1984
  14. Mash Bash, salute to Red Cross, notes, photographs, etc., 1984
  15. New Business Promotions, flyers, 1982
  16. Parking Committee, notes, clippings, correspondence, etc., 1984
  17. Retailers of Downtown Kingsport, notes, clippings, agenda, 1984
  18. Run Application Mailing List for 10M, 5K, application, address lists, 1982
  19. Small Business Council Award, correspondence, etc., 1983-84
  20. Spring Fling, notes, receipts, clippings, etc., 1983-84
  21. Spring  Fling, forms, notes, etc., 1981, 1983
  22. Upper East TN Tourism Council, brochure and suggestion list, undated
  23. Taxes, filing for, by-laws, tax forms, correspondence, 1972-77
  24. Christmas Decorations, Broad Street/Location of Switch Boxes, map, undated
  25. Book, Best Ideas from Downtown Idea Exchange, 1974
  26. By-Laws, Reports, etc., 1977
  27. Ridgefields CC Spring Luncheon/ Fashion Show, Fashion Forecast,  3/12/85, mostly correspondence, 1985
  28. Spring Fashion Fair, clippings, flyers, memos, notes, 1982
  29. AATT  Fashion Show RCC, 2/21/85, notes, correspondence, etc., 1985
  30. Sidewalk Sale,  7/26/85, mostly notes, 1985
  31. Gazebo Party, 9/6/85, clippings, flyers, notes, etc., 1985
  32. Klondike  Derby, correspondence, announcement flyers, 1984
  33. DKA Membership Picnic, 6/26/85, map, notes, agenda, lists, 1985
  34. Letters and Memos, mostly correspondence, 1985
  35. Letters and Memos, mostly correspondence, 1985
  36. Membership List, 12/20/85, many copies of lists, 1985
  37. DKA  Open House, 4/18/85, invitations, reservations, 1985
  38. Petty Cash, financial information, receipts, records, 1985
  39. A/B Proposal/ Safety Building, reports, 1984-85
  40. PSA’s and News Releases, announcements, 1985
  41. By-Laws,12/18/85
  42. Chamber of Commerce, 12/16/85, pamphlets, correspondence, 1985-86
  43. Christmas Promotions, letters, notes, 1985-86
  44. City of Kingsport,  Correspondence, mostly letters, 1984-86
  45. Dues  Paid, financial records, 1985
  46. Executive Board Meeting Minutes, 1985
  47. Justice Center, clippings, 1985-86
  48. Kingsport-related  articles, clippings, Baysmont information, 1984-86
  49. Liquor-by-the-Drink  Newspaper Articles, clippings, 1985
  50. Miscellaneous, clippings, 1985
  51. People, clippings, 1985-86
  52. JusticeCenter, Newspaper Articles, clippings, 1984-85
  53. Liquor-by-the-Drink Newspaper Articles, clippings, 1984
  54. City Development, clippings, 1985
  55. Businesses, New, in downtown and around city, clippings, 1985-86
  56. Chamber of Commerce, clippings, 1985-86
  57. City Development, Newspaper Articles, clippings, 1982-84
  58. City Elections, clippings, 1985
  59. City Officials, clippings, 1984-86
  60. Civic Center, clippings, 1985
  61. Downtown Kingsport Articles, Main Street Program, clippings, 1984-85
  62. Downtown Newspaper Articles, clippings, 1983-86

 

BOX 5

Old Studies, Events, Communications, and Committees, 1969-1993                

  1. Miscellaneous Main Street brochures and related information, 1982, 1985, 1993
  2. Kingsport Central Improvement Corporation, Board of Directors Meetings, minutes,      1980
  3. Kingsport Central Improvement Corporation, Board of Directors Meetings, minutes,      1981
  4. Statement of Support, Revenue and Expenses, January-June 1989
  5. Statement of Support, Revenue and Expenses, July-December 1989
  6. DKA Quarterly Reports, 6 March- 12 July 1989
  7. Quarterly Reports, 1988
  8. Quarterly Reports, 1987
  9. Board of Directors Meetings, mostly minutes, 1986
  10. Board of Directors Meetings, 1987
  11. Committee Report, Public Safety Building/JusticeCenter, 7 August 1984
  12. Set of articles regarding Main Street, business, 1992-93
  13. Board of Directors Planning Meeting, agendas, 1989
  14. Board of Directors Meeting, agendas, 1989
  15. Editorials, Opinions, clippings, 1985-86
  16. Events, clippings, 1985
  17. FunFest, clippings, 1985
  18. FunFest, Downtown Parade and Hoedown, clippings, schedule of events, notes, etc., 1985
  19. FunFest  Schedule, 1985
  20. Central Business District Concept Plan, September 1969
  21. Kingsport Urban Transportation Study, 1969
  22. Functional Program, Revitalizing Downtown Kingsport, March 1977
  23. Downtown  Kingsport  Phase Development, March 1978
  24. Downtown Improvement Program Concept Plan, undated
  25. Urban Mass Transportation Industry Uniform System of Accounts and Records and Reporting System, Volume II, January 1977
  26. Downtown Kingsport Facades Renovation Guidelines, January 1977
  27. Downtown Development Potentials and Opportunities, c. 1977
  28. Census of Population and Housing, 1980, and User’s Guide, 1983
  29. Graduate School Planning Project, December 1989
  30. Main Street, Greenville TN Design Handbook, undated
  31. Downtown Kingsport Association calendar, 1986

 

BOX 6

Kingsport Urban Transportation Studies, 1968-69            

  1. Kingsport Urban Area  Transportation Study, Volume 1, April 1969
  2. Kingsport Urban Area Transportation Study, Volume 2, December 1968
  3. Kingsport Urban Area Transportation Study, Volume 3, February 1969

 

BOX 7

Studies, Parking, Urban Development, Preservation, etc., 1978-1990             

  1. Leadership Kingsport, Downtown Revitalization, April 1986
  2. National Main Street Center, Resource Team Report for Kingsport, May 1985
  3. Central Business District Traffic and Parking Study, February 1989
  4. Recommended Parking Program for 1983, February 1979
  5. Historic Zoning Workshop Packet, 1983
  6. Speech by Dr. Bill Wood, May 1984
  7. DKA Material, September 1985
  8. Population and Economy Report, June 1986
  9. Descriptive Booklet on the Leonard Retail and Professional Building, undated
  10. Kingsport Economic  Report, 1984
  11. Main Street, Historic Preservation Publication, 1983
  12. FunFest, 1985
  13. Kingsport Urban Area Transportation Study, Comprehensive Plan Summary, 2000
  14. City of Kingsport and Sullivan County  Justice Center, Schematic Drawings, April 1978
  15. Committee Report, Public Safety/ Justice  Building, November 1984
  16. “How to Bring More People Downtown for Christmas Shopping and Fun,” Downtown Kingsport Reporter, December 1983
  17. PACE, Piedmont Airlines Magazine, featuring a report on the Tri-Cities, February 1986
  18. Kingsport CBD Revitalization Strategy, undated
  19. Downtown Improvement Districts, undated
  20. Board of Directors, records, minutes, agendas, 1981-82
  21. Board of Directors, records, minutes, agendas, 1983-85
  22. Central Business District Traffic and Parking Study, February 1989
  23. Main Street Program, application and records, 1984
  24. Main Street National Town  Meeting Program Booklet, Winston-Salem, NC, 4-6 September 1986
  25. National Town Meeting on Main Street Program Booklet, Austin, TX, 27 February- 1 March 1989
  26. Master Plan Studies Government Center, 21 April 1981
  27. DKA Overview of Downtown Kingsport, August 1989
  28. Set of notes labeled 1989 project and 1990 project
  29. Recommended  Parking Program, 1983
  30. Downtown Idea Exchange, 1984-85
  31. Report, untitled and consisting of only pages 24-80, undated
  32. Main Street, Greenville,1983
  33. Justice Center, Suggested Capital Expenditure Budget, 6 April 1978
  34. Annual Financial Report, 30 June 1984