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Kingsport Central Improvement Committee Records, 1977-1981

KC Manuscript Collection 245

INTRODUCTION:

Title: Kingsport Central Improvement Committee Records, 1977-1981

Collection Number: Kingsport Community Manuscript Collection (KCMC) 245

Physical Description: 5 linear feet (10 boxes)

Creator: Kingsport Central Improvement Committee (KCIC)

Repository: Archives of the City of Kingsport

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:

Provenance: The Kingsport Central Improvement Committee Records were donated by Peggy Turner and Dan Dillon in July 1996.

Access/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.

Processed by: Initial processing of the collection was done by archives staff prior to 2008. Additional processing was done by Kate Lukach, archives assistant, in March 2008.

COLLECTION CITATION:

This collection should be cited as:

Kingsport Central Improvement Committee Records, 1977-1981. KC Manuscript Collection 245, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE:

The Kingsport Central Improvement Committee (KCIC) was organized in 1977 to aid in the improvement of downtown Kingsport. Although the agency is most noted for instigating physical improvements along downtown streets, its main mission was to create an investment climate in downtown. The corporation contracted several outside assessment sources as well as coordinating their own Task Force to review the investment and development potential of downtown Kingsport. The overall conclusion was that strip centers and shopping malls had drained the retail trade irrevocably from downtown; the task now facing downtown businesses was to find a new niche for downtown.

The charter for the KCIC was for three years, and at that time their money ran out, Faced with bankruptcy, the KCIC passed the downtown revitalization baton to the Downtown Kingsport Association (DKA). The KCIC was Kingsport’s first downtown management agency, and its short-lived stint as a promoter of downtown facilitated the efforts of the DKA to promote not only new business but also community events downtown.

SCOPE AND CONTENT:

The KCIC Records contain materials of interest on prominent Kingsport civic, business, and governmental leaders of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The records also include financial records, minutes of board meetings, press clippings, and information on Downtown activities and projects.

The records are arranged alphabetically by subject/ folder heading.

Subjects:

Downtown Kingsport Association

Kingsport Central Improvement Committee

BOX AND FOLDER LIST

Box 1

  1. Accounts Payable 1978-1979
  2. Accounts Payable Streetscaping 1979-80
  3. Accounts Receivable 1978
  4. Accounts Receivable 1979
  5. Accounts Receivable, Furniture 1979-81
  6. Activity Schedules for Assessment District 1980-81
  7. ADDS – IDEA information, 1977-78, 1980
  8. Administration Kit – St. Paul Life Ins. 1980
  9. Agenda for Meetings 1977-1978
  10. Alternative – Financing Memo, 1980
  11. Architects 1977
  12. Assessment District Petition Original, 1981
  13. Audit Report 1978-1980
  14. KCIC Background, 1976-78
  15. Bank Book, December 1979 – August 1981
  16. Bank Statements Nov 1977 – Dec. 1978 and 1979-80
  17. Beach Associates, 1978
  18. Bills Paid 1978

 

Box 2

  1. Bills Paid – Street Furniture 1979-1980
  2. For Board Mtg., 1981 (balance sheet, financial information)
  3. Board of Directors 1977-1981
  4. Board of Directors Meetings 1980-81 Agenda Notes
  5. Board of Directors Mtg. Notes 7/15/80 6/17/80 and 1978
  6. Board of Directors Memos and Meeting Minutes 1978, 1980-81
  7. Board of Mayor and Alderman 1978
  8. Board of Mayor and Alderman 1978-79 (Newsclippings)
  9. Board of Mayor and Alderman Candidates, 1981 (Newsclippings)
  10. Board of Mayor and Alderman Minutes 1979
  11. Board of Mayor and Alderman Minutes 1980
  12. Bonding Insurance 1979-1981

 

Box 3

  1. Broad Street Parking Experiment, 1978-79
  2. Broad Street Physical Improvements, (experiment), 1979-80
  3. Broad Street Survey, June 15, 1979
  4. Brookline, MASS materials, 1980
  5. Budget 1981
  6. Budget – Task Force 1979-80
  7. Business Inventory – 1976 Transportation Study – City of Kingsport
  8. Cash Disbursements 1981
  9. Cash Receipts and General Journal 1977-1980
  10. CBD Improvement Act 1977, 1979-80
  11. CDBG App. 1978-79
  12. CDBG App. 1980 (Community Development Block Grant)
  13. Cecil Bishop – Old Russell Bldg. 1980-81
  14. Chamber of Commerce “Newsletter” 1978
  15. Check Stubs 1977-1979
  16. Church Circle, 1978
  17. Church Circle, Replacement Parking, 1978
  18. City/Arch Contract for 1977-78 Streetscape Project

 

Box 4

  1. City Manager 1978-1979
  2. City Mission, article from newspaper, 1979
  3. City of Kingsport – Monthly Statement 1979-1981
  4. City of Kingsport, Monthly Expenses 1977-79
  5. City of Kingsport – Zoning Ordinance July, 1981
  6. City Participation/Legal Questions 1981
  7. City Voucher Stubs, 1978
  8. Civic Club Presentation, 1978-80
  9. Collective Function, Maintenance, 1978-79
  10. Community Conservation Guidance – Federal 1979-80
  11. Community Development Funds, 1980
  12. Consultants, 1978-79
  13. Correspondence 1977
  14. Correspondence 1978-1981
  15. Correspondence – Board of Directors 1978-1980
  16. Correspondence – Incoming 1979-80
  17. Correspondence (Misc.) 1978-80
  18. Correspondence – Outgoing 1979-80
  19. Crawford Westbrook 1979-1981
  20. Damaged Furniture 1979-1980
  21. Data (Data Assembly and Review, and Miscellaneous) 1980-1981
  22. Data From Task Force Survey, undated
  23. David Leonard Associates, Architecture and Related Design, 1977-78

 

Box 5

  1. Dept. Stores to Approach “Curtis Would Taylor Seasons to Sales” news article 1981
  2. Design Guidelines for Loan Pool, 1978-80
  3. Design Review Boards: A Handbook for Communities, 1974
  4. Development and Physical Improvements, 1980
  5. Dobyns-Taylor Gift Certificates/Honorarium, 1979
  6. DowntownBusinessDistrictBuilding Permits 1975-78 1980-81
  7. Downtown Development Program 1980
  8. Downtown Maps, undated
  9. Downtown Parking 1977-78
  10. Downtown Parking Experiment fall 1976-78
  11. Downtown Plan, newspaper articles, 1976
  12. Downtown Renovation Guide, 1979
  13. Downtown Survey, Peggy’s Original List, 1980
  14. Downtown Task Force Meeting Minutes April 17, 1980
  15. East Side Parking Lot Site Selection, 1979
  16. EDA 304, Government Discretionary Funds, 1977-78
  17. Employee’s Compensation Records 1978-1979
  18. Employee Separation Notices, 1981
  19. Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return 1981
  20. Exchange Place Gallery, 1980-81
  21. Executive Director – Position Description 1979
  22. Fancher – Biographical Sketches, 2 June 1981
  23. FederalBuilding Pros., 1979-80
  24. Federal Employee’s Quarterly Tax Return 1978
  25. Federal Funds 1979
  26. Financial Management, Minutes and Agenda 1978-1980
  27. Financial Records 1977-1981

 

Box 6

  1. Financial Statements 1978
  2. Financial Statements 1979-80
  3. Financial Statements 1981
  4. First Federal – Branch Expansion 1979-81
  5. FirstNationalBankBuilding 1980
  6. First National Bank – Predevelopment 1978-79
  7. First TN Bank Rehabilitation/Expansion 1980-81
  8. Five Points – General (Newsclippings) 1980
  9. Five Points Partnership, November 1979
  10. Follow-Up – CEF 1980-1981
  11. Freels, Furniture, 1980
  12. FUTA 1978-1979
  13. General Correspondence – Assess District 1981
  14. General Journal/Checkbook 1978-1980
  15. Giovanni’s – New Location 1980-1981
  16. Goals and Objectives, 1980
  17. GovernmentCenter 1978-1981
  18. Guidelines, Advertising, newsclippings, 1979
  19. Historic Districts, Implementations, 1980-81
  20. Historic District Ordinance, 1980
  21. Improvement Area Meetings – Mar/April 1981
  22. In Coming Mail 1978
  23. Industry Support 1977-1978
  24. Industry Support 1980
  25. Industrial Supporters 1980-81
  26. Industry Support Pledge Cards 1979
  27. Inquiries/Discussions 1981

 

Box 7

  1. Insurance Buckles, 1979
  2. Insurance (Fancher), 1978-80
  3. Internal Revenue Tax Status 1980
  4. Invoices Paid 1981
  5. Invoices Paid – Task Force 1980
  6. Junior League, 1980
  7. JusticeCenter 1979
  8. Justice Center Loan Pool Parking Streetscaping Design Guidelines 1977-1979
  9. Justice Center Media Campaign 1978
  10. JusticeCenter Miscellaneous, 1978
  11. Justice Center Speech 1978
  12. Kingsport Times News, Editorial Letter to Don Findley, 12/14/1979
  13. Ledgers for KCIC Nov-Dec. 1977, Jan-Mar. 1978
  14. Liquor by Drink 1980
  15. Newsclippings – Litter and Deteriorated Buildings. In City 1978-79
  16. Loan Pool, 1977-78
  17. Loan Pool Press Release, undated
  18. Loans Pool Resolutions, undated
  19. Loitering and Prowling Ordinances, 1979
  20. Maps – Proposed Assessment District 1980-81
  21. Master Plan for Downtown Rehabilitation 1980
  22. Media Coverage 1981
  23. KCIC Media Coverage – Downtown, 1979-80
  24. Media Coverage – Task Force newsclippings 1980

 

Box 8

  1. Meetings, 1978-79
  2. Memo on Implementation 1980-81
  3. Midwest Technical Inc., 1978
  4. Minutes for Board Meetings, 1977-1978
  5. Minutes of Board Mtgs. 1977-1978
  6. Mrs. Salcedo 1981
  7. National Register of Historic Places – Kingsport
  8. New Business Recruitment Campaign 1980
  9. New Construction and Non-Loan Pool Construction 1980
  10. New Downtown Businesses, 1978-79
  11. New Industries or Expansions 1979
  12. New Release 1977-1978
  13. News Releases 1979
  14. Noise Pollution 1979
  15. OakwoodBuilding 1980
  16. $1.4 Million Outline (Knoxville), 1982
  17. Out-Going Mail 1978
  18. Out of Town Property Owners Within the District 1981
  19. Parking and Circulation 1980
  20. Payroll – Fancher 1978-1980
  21. Personal Property Tax List, undated
  22. Personnel Policies 1978-1981
  23. Petition, 1981
  24. Petition Signatures 1981
  25. Petty Cash 1978-79
  26. Petty Cash 1979-1980
  27. Phipps Bend Nuclear Plant 1978
  28. Plan “B,” 1981
  29. Plan B/C, 1979-81
  30. Plantings – Furniture 1979-1980

 

Box 9

  1. Plaque, KCIC becomes member of Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, 1978
  2. Police Chief – Newsclippings 1978-1979
  3. Pollution – Air 1980
  4. Position Description, 1979
  5. Presentation Format July 31, 1980
  6. Promotion – Sept. 1978-79
  7. Property Development/Management 1978
  8. Property for Sale, notes, 1978, 1980
  9. Property Inventory – 1978
  10. Property Inventory – Field Sheets, undated
  11. Property Owners – District Alphabetized 1980-81
  12. Property Ownership – Plan B/C, 1980-81
  13. Property Records, 1980
  14. Proposal for Architectural Design Guidelines for Downtown, 1978
  15. Proposal of Expanded Services, 1978
  16. Refines to Task Force Report (Joint Committee) 1980
  17. KCIC Report, 1978
  18. Salesmen/Salesmen Kit 1981
  19. Sale of Bonds 1980-1981
  20. Savings Account First Tennessee Bank, 1980-81
  21. Schedule – Plan B/C 1981
  22. Slide Presentation Text 1981
  23. Small Business Council – C of C, 1979
  24. Space for Rent 1980
  25. Special Projects Account Checkbook, 1978-79
  26. State Legislators, 1978
  27. StateTheaterBuilding (Newsclippings) 1978
  28. Strand Theatre 1980
  29. 13/20 Strategy 1981
  30. Street Furniture, 1978-81

 

Box 10

  1. Street Furniture Press File (news release and news clippings) 1978, 1980
  2. Street Furniture – Signed Installation Agreements 1980
  3. Street Furniture Thank-You, 1980
  4. Streetscaping, 1978-79
  5. Streetscape Maintenance, 1980-81
  6. Streetscape Notes, 1978
  7. Task Force Background Studies Related to Downtown, 1969, 1977, 1980, and undated
  8. Task Force – Final Report to KCIC, 1980-81
  9. Task Force Minutes – April 1 – Aug. 19, 1980
  10. Task Force Minutes and Final Report 1980
  11. Task Force Sessions W/Crawford Westbrook July 30-31, 1980
  12. TEC – Coal Gasification Complex Announcement 1980
  13. Temporary Employees, undated
  14. TN – Dept. of Employment Security – Quarterly Tax 1978-80
  15. Times-News Parking Lot 1981
  16. Travelodge, news clipping, undated
  17. Trees – Church   Circle (Newsclippings) 1980
  18. United Telephone System 1980-1981
  19. Wall Murals 1978-1979
  20. W-2 – W-3, W-2P 1978-1981