Hunter Wright Collection, 1950-1994 and undated

Title: Hunter Wright Collection
Collection Number: Kingsport Community Manuscript Collection (KCMC) 592
Physical Description: 2 Boxes
Creator: Hunter Wright
Repository: Archives of the City of Kingsport

Provenance: The Collection was donated by Hunter Wright in 2017.
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: Brianne Wright in 2017.

This collection should be cited as:
Hunter Wright Collection, 1950-1994 and undated. KC Manuscript Collection 592, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.

Hunter Wright served as Kingsport’s mayor for five terms and is a retired civil engineer who worked for Eastman Chemical Co. He is also a former president for the University of Tennessee’s National Alumni Association and the Kiwanis Club. Wright was the BMA liaison for the KCVB Council and served as a KCVB ambassador. He has also served as the chairman of the University of Tennessee’s Annual Giving Program. In 1989, Wright was presented the American Legion’s Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to the city. In 2004, Wright received the KCVB Ambassador of the Year Award for his dedication and volunteer efforts. He also received the Boys and Girls Club “Man of the Year” Award. Kingsport also honored his dedication and efforts in the planning and implementation of the baseball stadium by naming the facility Hunter Wright Stadium.


1. 22nd Annual Report of Kingsport Citizens Advisory Board, March 1988
2. 50th Anniversary of the First National Bank of Kingsport-Bristol, pamphlet, 1966
3. 50th Anniversary of the Miss Kingsport Pageant Program, August 7, 1970
4. Appalachian Preaching Mission, February 5-10, 1967
5. Keys to a Bright Future, Kingsport, 1917-1967
6. Kingsport Fine Arts Center calendar, 1971
7. Kingsport: Reports to the People, 1950 and 1951
8. Maps of Kingsport, 1958 and undated
9. Meadowview Convention Center planning and development, 1990-1994
10. The Rotherwood Elm, undated
11. The Story of Orchard Court: The Houses and the People, October 1985
12. T. B. Yancey dies, newspaper article, September 23, 1956

Box 2
Various artifacts