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Mary Porter Collection, c. 1940s-1989 and undated

KCMC 485


Title: Mary Porter Collection

Collection Number: Kingsport Community Manuscript Collection (KCMC) 485

Physical Description: 1 Box

Creator: Mary Porter

Repository: Archives of the City of Kingsport



Provenance: The Mary Porter Collection was donated to the Archives of the City of Kingsport by Mary Porter in June 2010. Porter donated an addition to the collection in June, 2013.

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: This collection was processed by Brianne Wright and opened for research in June 2010. The addition was processed by Kari Roueche in June, 2013.



This collection should be cited as:

Mary Porter Collection, c.1940s-1989 and undated. KC Manuscript Collection 485, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.


 Box 1

1. Advertisements and Brochures, Kingsport Power Company, 1968-1984

2. Advertisements and Brochures, local businesses, undated  1 of 3

a. Bennett and Edwards Insurance

b. First National Bank of Kingsport

c. General Shale

d. George E. Stone Grocery

e. Hecht’s Bakery

f. Kingsport Federal Savings and Loan Association

g. Kingsport Public Library

h. Latimer-Looney Chevrolet

i. Rusco Window Company

3. Advertisements and Brochures, local businesses, 1956 and undated  2 of 3

a. Bennett and Edwards Insurance

b. Bennett and Edwards Insurance

c. First National Bank

d. First National Bank

e. First National Bank

f. First Presbyterian Church, 1956

g. Heritage Federal

h. Kingsport Federal Savings and Loan Association

i. Kingsport Utilities

j. Welcome Service

k. Western Union Telegraph Company

l. Western Union Telegraph Company

4. Advertisements and Brochures, local businesses, undated 3 of 3

a. Atlas Esso Service

b. Backer Bros. Flower Shop

c. Bennett and Edwards Agency

d. Dixie Maid Baking Co.

e. Hecht’s Bakery

f. Hecht’s Sunbeam

g. Hecht’s Sunbeam

h. Howard Office Equipment Co.

i. J. Fred Johnson & Co.

k. Kingsport Utilities

l. Moore and Walker

m. Sobel’s Men’s Wear


o. William A. Wiley, M.D.

5. Dobyns-Taylor Jewelry Box, undated

6. Envelopes from Kingsport Businesses, 1953

7. First National Bank of Kingsport, checks, c.1940s

8. “Homecoming Times,” May-October 1986

9. Postcards, undated

a. Cherokee Dam

b. Church Circle

c. Dobyns-Bennett High School

d. Holston valley Community Hospital

e. Kingsport (aerial)

f. Kingsport Inn

g. Tennessee Eastman

h. Tennessee Motor Lodge and restaurant

i. Tri-City Airport

j. Warrior’s Path State Park

10. Sales Tax Chart, 1976

11. Sheet Music, “I Get a Kick out of Kingsport” by Wallace Boyd, Jr., 1989

13. Slides, Kodachrome, 4th of July Parade, 1955

14. Business Envelopes, 1945-1971 and undated

15. Tennessee State Driver’s Manual & Election Laws, 1965 & undated