Ellis Binkley Photographs, 1948-1950 and undated


Title: Ellis Binkley Photographs

Collection Number: Kingsport Community Manuscript Collection (KCMC) 454

Physical Description: 1 folder (3 photographs)

Repository: Archives of the City of Kingsport



Provenance: The provenance of this collection is unknown. The materials were found in the Archives of the City of Kingsport in July 2009.

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 October 2009.



This collection should be cited as:

Ellis Binkley Photographs, 1948-1950 and undated. KC Manuscript Collection 454, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.


Ellis Binkley first came to Kingsport in 1941 as a reporter for the Times-News, eventually rising through the ranks as photographer, city editor, managing editor, political editor, and executive editor retiring in 1973.  During retirement Binkley was associate professor of journalism at East Tennessee State University.  His thirty-year career as a journalist was noted at the local, state, and national levels.

Binkley served two terms as director of the Tennessee Press Association.  He was awarded the Newspaper Man of the Year Award in 1965.  Binkley was also active in many community organizations including the Kingsport Lifesaving Crew, Tri City Chapter of Sigma Delta Chi (a professional organization of journalists), and the Kingsport Symphony Orchestra.  In addition, Binkley played with the Kingsport Community Band and served as a Sunday school teacher and department superintendent at Kingsport’s First Baptist Church.



The collection contains three photographs taken by Ellis Binkley.



Folder 1

a. Freedom Train, Bristol, VA, 1948

b. Tri-Cities Airport, undated

c. The Fair at Night, American Legion Carnival, 1950