Joan F. Halburnt Collection, 1955-1977

KC Manuscript Collection 551


Title: Joan F. Halburnt Collection

Collection Number: Kingsport Community Manuscript Collection (KCMC) 551

Physical Description: 1 box

Creator: Joan F. Halburnt

Repository: Archives of the City of Kingsport


Provenance: The Joan F. Halburnt Collection was donated to the Archives of the City of Kingsport by an anonymous donor in May, 2013. It was mailed to the archives via Jonesborough, Tennessee with no note and no return address, however, Ms. Halburnt’s name is written on several of the yearbooks in the collection.

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 Kari Roueche and opened for research in May 2013.


This collection should be cited as:

Joan F. Halburnt Collection, 1955-1977. KC Manuscript Collection 551, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.


Joan F. Halburnt was born on October 21, 1902. She graduated from the State Teachers College in Johnson City, Tennessee in 1932. She taught for the Sullivan County School system for thirty-four years and was married to Thomas J. Halburnt. She was a member of the Dixie Study Club, the Woodlawn Garden Club, and of Fall Branch UMC.

The Dixie Study Club was organized in March 1939 to study southern literature and southern personalities. Membership in the club was limited to women from southern states. The Woodlawn Garden Club of Kingsport, TN was organized by Venus Barnett in 1953. For more information see the Venus Barnett Collection (KCMC 167) and the Dorothy Sullivan Hale Collection (KCMC 386).


Dixie Study Club

Woodlawn Garden Club


The collection is arranged chronologically into three folders and there are no series or subseries. One folder is dedicated to the Woodlawn Garden Club yearbooks, one to the Dixie Study Club yearbooks, and one to the study club’s luncheon programs.


Box 1

1. Woodlawn Garden Club yearbooks, 1955-1956 and 1959-1964

2. Dixie Study Club luncheon programs, 1968 December 3 and 1969 March 6

3. Dixie Study Club yearbooks, 1961-1962 and 1964-1977