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Kingsport Office of the City Manager, Public Information Office Records, c. 1918-1994 and undated

KM Manuscript Collection 13

INTRODUCTION:

Title:Kingsport Office of the City Manager, Public Information Office Records, c. 1918-1994 and undated

Collection Number:Kingsport Municipal Manuscript Collection (KMMC) 13

Physical Description:  7 boxes, 3.5 linear feet

Creator: various

Repository: Archives of the City ofKingsport

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:

Provenance: The Kingsport Office of the City Manager, Public Information Office Records was donated to the Archives of the City ofKingsport by Diane White from the Public Information Office in April 1994.

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:

Kate Lukach processed the collection and developed the finding aid in March 2008.

COLLECTION CITATION:

This collection should be cited as:

Kingsport Office of the City Manager, Public Information Office Records, c. 1918-1994 and undated. KM Manuscript Collection 13, Archives of the City of Kingsport,Tennessee

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This collection consists of files maintained by the city’s Public Information Office during the third and fourth terms of Mayor Hunter Wright (1985-1995).  A large portion of these files consists of news clippings from the Kingsport Times-News reporting civic activities.  There are also copies of news releases and copies of the city-produced publication “Kingsport City Desk.”  In addition there are miscellaneous photographs taken throughout the city featuring various views of projects, streets, structures, and events.  There are several items and publications related to the city’s 75th anniversary.  In 1995, Community Relations assumed the duties of the Public Information Office.

SUBJECTS

Kingsport,TN

Public Information Office

Wright, Hunter – Mayor of Kingsport

 

BOX AND FOLDER LIST

 

Box 1

  1. City of Kingsport News Releases, 1990
  2. City of Kingsport City Desk Newsletter, March 1990 – December 1990 (Missing July and September)
  3. Miscellaneous News Stories, 1990 (1 of 2)
  4. Miscellaneous News Stories, 1990 (2 of 2)
  5. Newspaper Stories, January 1990
  6. Newspaper Stories, February 1990
  7. Newspaper Stories, March 1990
  8. Newspaper Stories, April 1990
  9. Newspaper Stories, May 1990
  10. Newspaper Stories, June 1990
  11. Newspaper Stories, July 1990
  12. Newspaper Stories, August 1990

 

Box 2

  1. Newspaper Stories, September 1990
  2. Newspaper Stories, October 1990 (1 of 2)
  3. Newspaper Stories, October 1990 (2 of 2)
  4. Newspaper Stories, November 1990 (1 of 2)
  5. Newspaper Stories and 2 issues of “Town and City,” November 1990 (2 of 2)
  6. Newspaper Stories, December 1990 (1 of 2)
  7. Newspaper Stories and 1 issue of “Town and City,” December 1990 (2 of 2)
  8. City of Kingsport News Releases, 1991
  9. City of Kingsport City Desk Newsletter, January 1991 – December 1991 (Missing August)
  10. Miscellaneous News Stories, 1991
  11. Newspaper Stories, January 1991

 

Box 3

  1. Newspaper Stories and 2 issues of “Town and City,” February 1991
  2. Newspaper Stories, March 1991
  3. Newspaper Stories, April 1991
  4. Newspaper Stories, May 1991
  5. Newspaper Stories, June 1991
  6. Newspaper Stories, July 1991
  7. Newspaper Stories, August 1991

 

Box 4

  1. Newspaper Stories, September 1991
  2. Newspaper Stories, October 1991
  3. Newspaper Stories, November 1991
  4. Newspaper Stories, December 1991
  5. City of KingsportCalendars, 1991-1994
  6. Children’s birthday cards for Kingsport’s 75th, 1992
  7. Tennessee Public Works Magazine, May 1989 and November/December 1989
  8. Kingsport Business Magazine, July 1988 – December 1988
  9. Kingspor tmagazine, January 1989 – September 1989
  10. Kingsport magazine, October 1989 – August 1990
  11. Photo: Mayor Hunter Wright, Chief of Police Jim Keesling, and foreign guest (oversized photo, #10 from box 6)

 

Box 5

  1. Kingsport 75th Anniversary loose coins, 1992 (12 coins)
  2. 1918 Runabout Bank
  3. Kingsport 75th Anniversary Frisbee
  4. Kingspor t75th Anniversary cup
  5. WKPT TV-19 City Video
  6. Kingsport 75th Anniversary collectable coins, 1992 (2 coins in cases)

 

Box 6

  1. 1975, R. E. Bevington, Mayor
  2. no date R. E. Bevington
  3. no date, Photo of Portrait
  4. no date, Photo of Portrait
  5. no date, Autographed Clown and Bull Portrait
  6. 1954, Mr. Cross, Mayor
  7. no date, Howard Long, Times News
  8. no date, Bill Cook, City Manager
  9. 1987, Kingsport Board of Mayor and Alderman (2 copies)
  10. no date, Mayor Hunter Wright, Chief of Police Jim Keesling, and foreign guest (oversized photo, Folder #11 inbox4)
  11. 1958, Water Department, Robert Collins
  12. 1958, clearing debris
  13. 1957, S. J. Addington road construction
  14. no date, houses
  15. no date, men taking test
  16. no date, kitchen, 2 people
  17. no date, doctor examining boy
  18. no date, laying drain tile
  19. no date, clearing behind houses
  20. 1955, road construction
  21. 1957, house
  22. no date, new street
  23. 1957, houses
  24. 1957,Johnson Citylandscape
  25. 1957,Johnson Citylandscape
  26. 1958, sewer treatment plant
  27. no date, construction, pouring concrete
  28. no date, construction, pouring concrete
  29. no date, construction, pouring concrete
  30. 1957, houses
  31. no date, foundation of sewage disposal plant (2 copies)
  32. no date, foundation
  33. 1956, view from hospital parking lot
  34. 1957, rural road
  35. no date, downtown, enterSullivan Street(missing)
  36. no date, new water pump
  37. 1958, house
  38. 1958, pipes
  39. 1958,Tri-CitiesAirport
  40. 1958, Public Works truck
  41. no date, foundation of sewage disposal plant
  42. 1958, car, city police
  43. 1958, grading and clearing
  44. no date, view from cement hill
  45. no date, laying drain tile
  46. 1958, library
  47. 1958, construction along Fort Henry Drive, Sullivan County Heath Department
  48. 1958, Green Acres (missing)
  49. 1958, clearing and grading
  50. 1957, creek
  51. 1957, creek
  52. 1957, creek
  53. 1957, creek
  54. 1958, Charles Harkleroad in a building
  55. no date, street scene
  56. 1954, by-pass road
  57. 1957, house
  58. 1957, house
  59. 1957, house
  60. no date, city view, housing development
  61. 1955, road construction
  62. 1958, Sevier Terrace and Walnut Avenue
  63. 1957, road construction
  64. no date, nurse in office
  65. no date, nurse giving shot
  66. 1955, road construction
  67. 1957, river
  68. no date, new street
  69. 1958, clearing debris (see 12)
  70. 1957, Bristol,VA
  71. 1957, Johnson City
  72. no date, construction equipment
  73. 1957, shack, Johnson City (2 copies)
  74. no date, construction equipment
  75. no date, construction equipment
  76. 1957, River (see 67)
  77. no date, girls school picture, a class
  78. no date, street scene, dirt road
  79. no date, school, Lincoln
  80. 1918, extension of 18” sewer
  81. 1920’s, collapsed house (a and b)
  82. 1918, Greeneville Street Department truck
  83. 1958, city fire tower in use, practice
  84. no date, city garage and vehicle sheds
  85. no date, view across Stone Drive
  86. no date, Judge Viola Roller and Robert Domin, Juvenile Counselor
  87. 1984, TEC Vice President John I. Cox, Mayor Norman Spencer, press conference (2 copies)
  88. no date, City Hall
  89. no date,Lincoln School
  90. no date, fuzzy photo, creek
  91. no date, J. Fred Johnson store construction
  92. 1958, fire department
  93. no date, Ross Robinson Superintendent of Schools, C. K. Marsh, Assistant City Manager, D. W. Moulton, Bill Jordan
  94. 1984, Auxiliary Officers hired, city police, Benny Pitts, Kevin Kelly, David Quillen, Rodger K. Jones, Ricky Dickenson, Jacky Almany
  95. 1951, game at Civic Auditorium, basketball
  96. no date, City Health nurse house call
  97. no date, instructor Leon Monroe, radio maintenance repair
  98. no date, city street maintenance
  99. no date, City of Kingsport Policevehicles and personnel

 

Box 7

  1. no date, City of Kingsport   Policevehicles and personnel
  2. no date, construction
  3. no date, city maintenance area, sheds
  4. no date, city fire fighter (2 copies)
  5. no date, unknown (2 copies)
  6. no date, city personnel
  7. no date, unknown, legal department
  8. no date, City of Kingsport   Policevehicles and personnel
  9. no date, Officer Crumley on phone
  10. no date, city officers, Albert Fletcher, Hal Crumley, Paul Porter
  11. no date, city fire department tower demonstration
  12. 1958, city fire department ladder truck demonstration
  13. no date, Price and Ramey Real Estate Insurance Loans
  14. no date, morning lineup of public works vehicular equipment
  15. no date, city street
  16. no date, public works equipment
  17. no date,Ross N. Robinson Junior High School construction
  18. no date, 10 people unknown
  19. no date, city water department
  20. no date, unknown
  21. no date, 4th grade classroom
  22. no date, city garage
  23. 1951,Midland   Drive
  24. no date, Sevier Junior High staff
  25. no date, employees hand washing facility
  26. no date, iron lung
  27. no date, new traffic control light, Ravine, Watauga,Gibson Mill Road(missing)
  28. no date, aerial view, city downtown Kingsport Press
  29. no date, aerial view, city downtown Kingsport Press
  30. no date, aerial view, industry
  31. no date, aerial view, industry
  32. no date, aerial view, industry
  33. no date, aerial view, Mead
  34. no date, aerial view, Eastman
  35. no date,HolstonValleyHospital
  36. no date, downtown
  37. no date, earlyKingsport
  38. 1951, opening ceremonies, General Washington Carver Library
    1. 1984, Mrs. Alta Peak receives police commendation from Mayor Norman Spencer
  39. 1984, police commendation ceremonies (2 copies)
  40. no date, 2 men exchange car keys with a handshake (missing)
  41. 1984, boy/girl day
  42. no date, city facility
  43. no date, city facility
  44. no date, city facility
  45. no date, vehicle maintenance shop
  46. 1957, city police, radar
  47. 1956, city police Newt W. Hurd
  48. no date, portion ofnew citygarage
  49. no date, Crazy Boat Race
  50. no date, city personnel
  51. 1962, city fire station, snapshot
  52. 1962, city fire station, snapshot
  53. 1968,Broad Street
  54. no date, city play grounds float, 4th of July parade
  55. no date, 1921 dime, blowup
  56. no date, construction of N. Eastman Road retaining walls
  57. no date, construction of N. Eastman Road retaining walls
  58. no date, construction of N. Eastman Road retaining walls
  59. no date, construction of N. Eastman Road retaining walls (2 copies)
  60. no date, construction of N. Eastman Road retaining walls
  61. no date, construction of N. Eastman Road retaining walls
  62. no date, a house
  63. no date, a house
  64. no date, houses in snow
  65. 1950’s,Center Street
  66. 1950’s,Center Street
  67. no date, Dick Devaney,West Walnut Avenue
  68. 1948, City Department of Public Works Services
  69. no date, public works vehicles and buildings
  70. no date, fuzzy photo, water project
  71. no date, autograph session
  72. no date, Civil Defense Control Center
  73. 1951, hobby show, Mrs. S. H. Anderson, spoon collection
  74. no date, Civil Defense Control Center
  75. 1970’s, 3 gentlemen
  76. 1970’s, 6 gentlemen
  77. 1962, front of new City Hall, Center Street
  78. no date,Broad Street from Church Circle(missing)
  79. no date, city street, winter
  80. no date, city garage (see 145)
  81. no date, composite photo of city churches
  82. 1948, West View Tank Location
  83. no date, street cleaning
  84. 1954, playground circus parade
  85. 1970,Kingsport Civic Auditorium
  86. 1970, municipal garage
  87. 1970, water facility
  88. 1950’s, Joyce Roberts, coin machine
  89. no date, Dobyns-Bennett Chorus
  90. no date, home economics club
    1. 1958?, board meeting, Tom Devine, Scott Roller, Bob Clear, Jim Edwards, Allen Dryden, Ed Guenther, D. W. Moulton, L. P. Gregory, Bill Barnett
  91. 1958?, Bill Barnett, reporter for Kingsport Times-News
    1. 1958, M. R. West, C. K. Marsh, L. P. Gregory, D. W. Moulton, Milton Devault, Joe Pecktal, Ed Guenther, Howard Long, S. K. Addington, L. E. Shelor, Marvin Parson, Bill Barnett
  92. no date, Funfest Logo
  93. 1938, road construction
  94. no date, TEC post card
  95. no date, construction ofStone Drive
  96. 1945, zoning map of Kingsport
  97. 1956-1957, Polio shot
  98. no date, model trains at city wide hobby show
  99. 1951, construction
  100. 1940’s, 2 men, City ofKingsport Refuse Collection Service
  101. no date, tree on truck
  102. no date, construction
  103. no date, William R. Cook at desk