KC Manuscript Collection 227
The George R. Hutchins collection contains two articles about modern Kingsport, Tennessee’s early history and twenty-six miscellaneous posters/placards advertising events, businesses, and political candidates within the community. Among the advertisers are the Kingsport Lions Club, Fun Fest, and various local businesses. The two articles (color copies) describe the growth of Kingsport and possibly the first official report on the community’s schools.
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:
George R. Hutchins Collection, 1921-1992. KC Manuscript Collection 227, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.
George Hutchins donated this collection in January 2004. Additions were made in November 2011.
Brian Wilson processed this collection during 2004.
Jeff A. Jenson developed the online finding aid in July 2007. Brianne Johnson revised the finding aid in May 2008 and again in November 2011.
BOX AND FOLDER LIST
1. Publications, “City Public Schools, Kingsport, Tennessee: Organization of the School System and Some Distinctive Features,” July 1921 (color copy)
2. Publications, “A Model Industrial Center Created at Kingsport, Tenn,” by William H. Stone, reprint from Manufactures Record, undated (color copy) (includes images of Kingsport Extract Corporation and Tannery, the Kingsport Pulp Corporation, First Baptist Church, possibly a Methodist church, and the Shelby Street Row Houses.
3. Electric Service Review, published by the Kingsport Utilities Company
a. Spring 1950
b. Fall 1950
c. Winter 1950
d. Spring 1951
e. Summer 1951
f. Winter 1951
(Placards not in folders)
Placard, Blake F. Percy Realtors, undated
Placard “Bob Petrey Makes Sense,” undated
Placard, Bridal Fair, 1-2 June 1970
Placard, Clinton/Gore, c. 1992
Placard, Comic Relief (Tri-City Cable and WQUT), undated
Placard, “Don Wax Rentals,” undated
Placard, “Elect Roger Barnett Mayor,” undated
Placard, “For Lease – Dougherty-Roller, Pioneers of Kingsport 101 Broad Street Kingsport, Tenn,” undated
Placard, Fun Fest Children’s Circus, 30 July-4 August 1990
Placard, Fun Fest Children’s Circus, 30 July-4 August, no year
Placard, Home Show, Home Builder’s Association of Greater Kingsport, Inc., 25-28 April 1974
Placard, Home Show, Home Builder’s Association of Greater Kingsport, Inc., 3-6 April 1975
Placard, “Hospice – A Special Kind of Caring,” undated
Placard, National Boys Basketball Championship, 6-13 July 1991
Placard, National Boys Basketball Championship, 10-17 July 1993
Placard, “Paul Willett – Alderman,” undated
Placard, “Racing Expo ’93 – Freedom Hall Civic Center April 2-3,” undated
Placard, Turtle Derby, 22nd Annual, 1 June 1968 (sponsored by Kingsport Lions Club)
Placard, Turtle Derby, 26th Annual, 16 June 1972 (sponsored by Kingsport Lions Club)
Placard, Turtle Derby, 42nd Annual, 4 June 1988 (sponsored by Kingsport Lions Club)
Placard, Turtle Derby, 45th Annual, 1 June 1991 (sponsored by Kingsport Lions Club)
Placard, Wash-Rite Car Wash – 1035 S. Wilcox Dr., undated
Placard, “Watterson – Progress is Proven Leadership,” undated
Placard, White House Conference on Aging, undated (sponsored by the Tennessee Commission on Aging)
Placard, “Wright for Mayor,” undated
Placard, “Free WKIN Diamond Ring,” Jordan Jewelers 134 Broad St., undated