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Geraldine “Gerri” Byrd Collection, 1943-2004

KC Manuscript Collection 28

ABSTRACT:
The Gerri “Seaver” Byrd collection consists of a variety of materials compiled by Gerri Byrd.  The earliest records relate to Byrd’s church activities followed by materials concerning her primary and secondary education in Kingsport’s city schools.  Aside from personal materials reflecting Byrd’s life, there are a number of clippings, publications, and memorabilia items related to Kingsport’s history, schools, and businesses.  Materials on the Eastman Kodak Company explosion from 1960 include some shots of smoke along with other publications and clippings.

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:

Geraldine “Gerri” Byrd Collection, 1943-2004.  KC Manuscript Collection 28, Archives of the City ofKingsport,Tennessee.

ACQUISITION:
Gerri Byrd donated this collection in 2005.

PROCESSED BY:
Jeff A. Jenson processed the collection and developed the finding aid in January 2006.

SUBJECT HEADINGS:
Eastman Kodak Company.

Schools–Tennessee–Kingsport.

Kingsport(Tenn.) Industries.

FOLDER LIST

1. Programs, 1949-1965

2.Kingsport-AreaSchools, undated (Clippings)

3. Letter, James H. Quillen to Gerri Seaver, 11 May 1965

4. Church Certificates, 1949-1957

5. Eastman Explosion, 1943, 1960, and 2003-04

6. Holographic Images, undated (Eastman Related)

7. Business Memorabilia, undated

8. Clippings and Publications, undated