David Peirce Collection
KC Manuscript Collection 258

Archives of the City of Kingsport
400 Broad Street
Kingsport, Tennessee 37660

Title: David Peirce Collection

Collection Number: Kingsport Community Manuscript Collection (KCMC) 258

Physical Description: 7 boxes

Creator: David Peirce

Repository: Archives of the City of Kingsport

Provenance: The David Peirce Collection was donated to the Archives of the City of Kingsport by Stanley Peirce, son of David Peirce, in November 2007.

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 May 2011.

This collection should be cited as:

David Peirce Collection, 1950-1968. KC Manuscript Collection 258, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.

David Peirce, son of Susan Sayers Gannaway Pierce and Thomas Jackson Peirce, was born in February 1914. Peirce worked at Eastman before going to England as part of the Army Air Force in World War II. After the war, he owned and operated the Peirce Photographic Studio. In the mid-60s, Peirce stared a career in real estate. David Pierce passed away in 2006.

The David Peirce Collection contains negatives and photographic prints created by David Peirce during his time as a professional photographer in Kingsport. The collection is focused on people and places within Kingsport. The majority of the collection consists of local people and events.

The negatives are arranged in the first 3 boxes, followed by photographic prints. The collection is arranged in the original numeric order assigned by David Peirce. The photographs are organized first by year with items in each folder arranged numerically by the same system implemented by Peirce.
To view the contents of this collection please contact the archives.