Frank McAninch Collection, 1882-2008 and undated

KC Manuscript Collection 114

Title: Frank McAninch Collection

Collection Number: Kingsport Community Manuscript Collection (KCMC) 114

Physical Description: 3 boxes and 1 oversize folder

Creator: Frank McAninch

Repository: Archives of the City of Kingsport

Provenance: The Frank McAninch Collection was donated to the Archives of the City of Kingsport by Frank McAninch in November 1996. Additions to the collection were made in August 2008, September 2008, January 2009 and April 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: The collection was processed by archives staff. Brianne Johnson reprocessed the collection and developed the finding aid in April  2009.

This collection should be cited as:

Frank McAninch Collection, 1862-2008 and undated. KC Manuscript Collection 117, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.

The Frank McAninch Collection consists of paper currency, commemorative and promotional coins, ticket stubs, receipts, postcards, and souvenir programs. The collection also consists of a number of artifacts from local businesses and the City of Kingsport. The oversize folder contains advertising calendars from a variety of Kingsport businesses; they are arranged in chronological order.


1. Business Cards (Bell Fruit and News and Model City Motel) and Econo Wash Laundromat Sticker, undated
2. “Eastman Comes to Kingsport” by Pete Dykes, 1985
3. Kingsport It’s History and Traditions, undated
4. Franklin D. McAninch, military documents and other certificates, 1956-1958 and undated
5. R.C. McAninch, memorial book, permits and registrations, 1929-1956
6. McAninch Rooming House/McAninch Apartments, 1933 and undated
7. Paper Currency, 1862-1929
8. Photographs, Family, c. 1918-1994 and undated
9. Photographs, McAninch Apartments and other buildings, 1991-2009 and undated
10. Postcards, 1914-1939 and undated
11. Programs, 1964-1975 and undated
a. Charleston Rockets vs. Newark Bears Pro Football Continental League, July 21, 1965
b. Kingsport vs. West Rome, October 9, 1964
c. Kiwanis Kapers, 1964
d. Sullivan Central vs. Daniel Boone, 1975
e. Upper Lakes Basketball Record yearbook,, 1965
12. Receipts, 1923-1948
13. Sullivan Street Grocery, 1925-1927
14. Tickets, 1949-1965 and undated

Knife-70th anniversary, 1987
Knife-Buck Van Huss, 1985
Knife, Tennessee Homecoming, 1986
Matches-Mason & Dixon, pack of 4, unopened
Truck-McAninch Apartments truck bank, undated
Pencil- Roller’s Esso Station (2), undated
Pencil- Model City Motel, undated
Pen- Kingsport Inn, undated

Boone Street Service Station framed calendar and thermometer, c. 1949
Kingsport Coal and Ice Co., ice pick, undated
Kingsport Grocery Co. thermometer, undated
Balloons-75th anniversary of Kingsport (2 total, 1 blue, 1 purple), 1992
Kingsport belt buckle, undated
Belt Buckle, Tennessee Agriculture and Commerce, undated
Belt Buckle, Tennessee Agriculture and Commerce, undated

Oversize folder
1.      Calendar, 1930-Service Grocery

2.      Calendar, 1933-Home Dry Cleaners of Kingsport

3.      Calendar, 1934-Hyder’s Lunch

4.      Calendar, 1934-Moore & Walker

5.      Calendar, 1935-Hyder’s Lunch

6.      Calendar, 1935-Moore & Walker

7.      Calendar, 1937-Hyder’s

8.      Calendar, 1939-M.M. Haney

9.      Calendar, 1940-Kingsport Times

10.  Calendar, 1947-Stickler’s Grocery

11.  Calendar, 1948-C & O Restaurant

12.  Calendar, 1954-Bennett Company

13.  Calendar, 1958-C.M. Hyder Tailor Shop

14.  Calendar, 1992-Bethel A.M.E. Zion Church

15.  Calendar, 2003-Black Legacy, Robinson Mortuary and Robinson Funeral Home

16.  Calendar, 2004-Sears

17. Photograph, aerial view of McAninch Apartments and surrounding area, 1987

18. Photograph, Garden basket and Model City Motel, undated

19. Photograph, McAninch Market, undated

20. Photograph, Melodie McAninch, June 27, 1977

On Exhibit:
Painting, Raymond Williams, McAninch Apartments, 1990