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

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
400 Broad Street
Kingsport, TN 37660

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 of Kingsport

 

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:
Provenance: The Kingsport Office of the City Manager, Public Information Office Records was donated to the Archives of the City of Kingsport 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: Initial processing of the collection was done by archives staff prior to 2008. Additional processing and development of the finding aid was done by Kate Lukach, archives assistant, 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–Politics and Government.
  • Kingsport (Tenn.)–City Manager–Community Relations Office.
  • Kingsport (Tenn.)–City Manager–Public Information Office.

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 Kingsport Calendars, 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. Kingsport magazine, 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. Kingsport 75th 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 in box 4)
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 City landscape
25. 1957, Johnson City landscape
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, enter Sullivan Street (missing)
36. no date, new water pump
37. 1958, house
38. 1958, pipes
39. 1958, Tri-Cities Airport
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 Police vehicles and personnel

Box 7
100. no date, City of Kingsport Police vehicles and personnel
101. no date, construction
102. no date, city maintenance area, sheds
103. no date, city fire fighter (2 copies)
104. no date, unknown (2 copies)
105. no date, city personnel
106. no date, unknown, legal department
107. no date, City of Kingsport Police vehicles and personnel
108. no date, Officer Crumley on phone
109. no date, city officers, Albert Fletcher, Hal Crumley, Paul Porter
110. no date, city fire department tower demonstration
111. 1958, city fire department ladder truck demonstration
112. no date, Price and Ramey Real Estate Insurance Loans
113. no date, morning lineup of public works vehicular equipment
114. no date, city street
115. no date, public works equipment
116. no date, Ross N. Robinson Junior High School construction
117. no date, 10 people unknown
118. no date, city water department
119. no date, unknown
120. no date, 4th grade classroom
121. no date, city garage
122. 1951, Midland Drive
123. no date, Sevier Junior High staff
124. no date, employees hand washing facility
125. no date, iron lung
126. no date, new traffic control light, Ravine, Watauga, Gibson Mill Road (missing)
127. no date, aerial view, city downtown Kingsport Press
128. no date, aerial view, city downtown Kingsport Press
129. no date, aerial view, industry
130. no date, aerial view, industry
131. no date, aerial view, industry
132. no date, aerial view, Mead
133. no date, aerial view, Eastman
134. no date, Holston Valley Hospital
135. no date, downtown
136. no date, early Kingsport
137. 1951, opening ceremonies, General Washington Carver Library
138. 1984, Mrs. Alta Peak receives police commendation from Mayor Norman Spencer
139. 1984, police commendation ceremonies (2 copies)
140. no date, 2 men exchange car keys with a handshake (missing)
141. 1984, boy/girl day
142. no date, city facility
143. no date, city facility
144. no date, city facility
145. no date, vehicle maintenance shop
146. 1957, city police, radar
147. 1956, city police Newt W. Hurd
148. no date, portion of new city garage
149. no date, Crazy Boat Race
150. no date, city personnel
151. 1962, city fire station, snapshot
152. 1962, city fire station, snapshot
153. 1968, Broad Street
154. no date, city play grounds float, 4th of July parade
155. no date, 1921 dime, blowup
156. no date, construction of N. Eastman Road retaining walls
157. no date, construction of N. Eastman Road retaining walls
158. no date, construction of N. Eastman Road retaining walls
159. no date, construction of N. Eastman Road retaining walls (2 copies)
160. no date, construction of N. Eastman Road retaining walls
161. no date, construction of N. Eastman Road retaining walls
162. no date, a house
163. no date, a house
164. no date, houses in snow
165. 1950’s, Center Street
166. 1950’s, Center Street
167. no date, Dick Devaney, West Walnut Avenue
168. 1948, City Department of Public Works Services
169. no date, public works vehicles and buildings
170. no date, fuzzy photo, water project
171. no date, autograph session
172. no date, Civil Defense Control Center
173. 1951, hobby show, Mrs. S. H. Anderson, spoon collection
174. no date, Civil Defense Control Center
175. 1970’s, 3 gentlemen
176. 1970’s, 6 gentlemen
177. 1962, front of new City Hall, Center Street
178. no date, Broad Street from Church Circle (missing)
179. no date, city street, winter
180. no date, city garage (see 145)
181. no date, composite photo of city churches
182. 1948, West View Tank Location
183. no date, street cleaning
184. 1954, playground circus parade
185. 1970, Kingsport Civic Auditorium
186. 1970, municipal garage
187. 1970, water facility
188. 1950’s, Joyce Roberts, coin machine
189. no date, Dobyns-Bennett Chorus
190. no date, home economics club
191. 1958?, board meeting, Tom Devine, Scott Roller, Bob Clear, Jim Edwards, Allen Dryden, Ed Guenther, D. W. Moulton, L. P. Gregory, Bill Barnett
192. 1958?, Bill Barnett, reporter for Kingsport Times-News
193. 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
194. no date, Funfest Logo
195. 1938, road construction
196. no date, TEC post card
197. no date, construction of Stone Drive
198. 1945, zoning map of Kingsport
199. 1956-1957, Polio shot
200. no date, model trains at city wide hobby show
201. 1951, construction
202. 1940’s, 2 men, City of Kingsport Refuse Collection Service
203. no date, tree on truck
204. no date, construction
205. no date, William R. Cook at desk