Clifford Family Scrapbooks, c. 1915-early 1920s

KC Manuscript Collection 140

The Clifford Family Scrapbooks collection consists of two scrapbooks filled with family photographs taken during the later nineteen-teens and early 1920s.  Images include numerous shots of family members in and around Kingsport, Tennessee.  Views of family vacations to places such as San Antonio, Texas, San Francisco, California, Washington, D.C., and an unidentified beach consist of the bulk of these materials.  In addition, there are military training photographs showing men training to fight the “Hun.”  Although most local pictures pertain directly to individuals, a few images show Rotherwood, the original First Baptist Church building along with a portion of Church Circle, and an entry-way into Andrew Jackson Elementary   School.  Almost all images are undated and unidentified.

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:

Clifford Family Scrapbooks, c. 1915-early 1920s.  KC Manuscript Collection 140, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.

Sara Lou Ring donated this collection in July 1994.

Jeff A. Jenson processed the collection and developed the finding aid in July 2006. Brianne Johnson revised the finding aid in May 2008.

Church buildings–Tennessee–Kingsport–Pictorial works.
Clifford family–Pictorial works.
Kingsport (Tenn.)–Buildings, structures, etc.
Kingsport (Tenn.)–Pictorial works.
United States–Armed Forces–Pictorial works.


1. Small Scrapbook, includes poem about Doc. Clifford and images of Andrew Jackson Elementary School and Rotherwood, c. early 1920s

2. Large Scrapbook, includes military photographs, vacation images, andFirst Baptist Church/Church Circle, c. 1915-1920