KC Manuscript Collection 142
The John W. Stiles Collection contains photographs, newspaper clippings, four issues of TEC News, certificates and honorariums, and correspondence relating to the career of the Kingsport resident. Stiles had a long and varied career, serving his country first in the army and then in the private sector where he was involved in the Manhattan Project. As a member of the Kingsport Lifesaving Crew, Stiles served the citizens of Kingsport as well.
John Stiles was born during 1913 in Chattanooga,Tennessee. He attended Mount Pleasant College in North Carolina before serving in the United States Army Medical Department in the 1930s. Stiles worked at several locations from the 1930s through the 1950s, including Tennessee Eastman, Clinton Engineer Works in Oak Ridge,Tennessee, and Holston Defense. Stiles worked mostly in supervisory positions, although his job at Eastman was as an assistant research chemist. A certificate dated 6 August 1945 was awarded to Stiles in appreciation for “work essential to the production of the Atomic Bomb.” He died in 1960.
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.
This collection should be cited as:
John W. Stiles Collection, 1930-1960. KC Manuscript Collection 142, Archives of the City of Kingsport,Tennessee.
Nellie Barham donated this collection during 1999.
Brian Wilson processed the collection in 2004.
E. Marshall Galloway reprocessed portions of the collection and developed the finding aid in September 2006.
Stiles, John W., 1913-1960.
Kingsport Lifesaving Crew.
Tennessee Eastman Company.
Holston Ordinance Works (Kingsport, Tenn.)
Holston Army Ammunition Plant (Kingsport, Tenn.)
Kingsport (Tenn.)–Pictorial Works.
BOX AND FOLDER LIST
1. Photographs, 1955-1960 and undated
2. News Clippings, 1948-1956 and undated
3. Tennessee Eastman Corporation News, 8 February 1951, 17 December 1953, 5 May 1955, 13 October 1955
4. Certificates, 1930-1960
5. Correspondence and Memorial Service, 1953-1960