A. B. Akard Collection, c. 1916 and 1937

KC Manuscript Collection 201

Archives of the City of Kingsport
Kingsport, Tennessee

A.B. Akard Collection, c. 1916 and 1937. KC Manuscript Collection 201. 2 folders and 1 yearbook.

This collection of Dobyns-Bennett school materials and postcards of Kingsport, Tennessee come from the personal materials of A.B. Akard. Akard graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 1937. Materials include a 1937 yearbook, graduation related program materials, student activity programs, and 4 postcards taken from Cement Hill sometime around early 1916. Images show the area that became downtown Kingsport.

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:
A.B. Akard Collection, c. 1916 and 1937. KC Manuscript Collection 201, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.

Adeline Scott Akard donated this collection in March 2007.

Jeff A. Jenson processed the collection and developed the finding aid in March 2007.

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections available elsewhere.


  • Dobyns-Bennett High School (Kingsport, Tenn.)
  • Postcards–Tennessee–Kingsport.
  • Historic buildings–Tennessee–Kingsport–Pictorial works.
  • Kingsport (Tenn.)–Pictorial works.
  • Dobyns-Bennett High School (Kingsport, Tenn.)–Students–Yearbooks.
  • School yearbooks.

Downtown Kingsport at Main and Shelby Streets

Visible in this image is an area of downtown Kingsport near the…