American History Project Collection, c. 1943

KC Manuscript Collection 58

This American History Project collection consists of one project scrapbook created by Jim Brockman, Bill King, and Jane Shivell during the early to mid-1940s.  It appears this project was for a school assignment.  Each of the students interviewed people with extensive backgrounds in Kingsport, Tennessee concerning the community’s history.  Interviewees included Frank Cloud, Mrs. J. W. Dobyns, Nora and Lydia Harrison, John Harrison, Mrs. W.W. Hufford, Annie Mitchell, Mrs. J.E. Nelms, Robert “Frog” Poston, Ray Pyle, and Dr. E.W. Tipton.  While the students interviewed these people, neither transcripts nor interview notes are included.  Instead, the three students gathered the information and wrote individual summaries for each participant.  Photographs are included for each of the interviewees as well as for P.A. Counce, the man the project was dedicated.

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:

American History Project Collection, c.1943.  KC Manuscript Collection 58, Archives of the City ofKingsport,Tennessee.

Jeff A. Jenson processed the collection and developed the finding aid in February 2006.

Cloud, Frank.

Dobyns, Mrs. J. W.

Harrison, Nora.


Harrison, John.

Hufford, Mrs. W.W.

Mitchell, Annie.

Nelms, Mrs. J.E.

Poston, Robert “Frog.”

Pyle, Ray.

Tipton, Dr. E.W.

Brockman, Jim.

King, Bill.

Shivell, Jane.

Kingsport (Tenn.) Biography.

Kingsport(Tenn.) Economic conditions 20th century.

Kingsport(Tenn.) History.

African Americans–Tennessee–Kingsport.

Mead Corporation–Fire.