Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Action Council Collection, 1961-1965

KC Manuscript Collection 199

The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Action Council Collection consists of materials once bound together to from an information packet and other miscellaneous brochures and publications promoting Kingsport and Tennessee.  The binder packet was divided into the following sections by its creator: Community Data, Site Data, Labor, Utilities, Transportation, and Taxes.  Information in the site data section details nine locations in the Kingsport area and greater Sullivan County.  Details on local labor concern the number of available workers and prevailing wage rates.  Data in the utilities section mainly pertains to power companies.  However, there are some letters and reports referring to the Holston River’s North and South forks.  These detail water flow rates, analysis of the river’s mineral constituents, temperature, alkalinity, hardness, pH, and turpidity.

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This collection should be cited as:

Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, Industrial Action Council Collection, 1961-1965.  KC Manuscript Collection 199, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.

Barbara M. Brown donated this collection.

Jeff A. Jenson processed the collection and developed the finding aid in February 2007.

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Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce (Kingsport, Tenn.)
Kingsport (Tenn.)–Economic conditions–20th century.
Water quality biological assessment–Tennessee–Holston River.



Folder 1

Brochures and Publications, 1961-1965 (Includes Kingsport Chamber publications “It’s A Fact;” “Your Kingsport Host;” “Kingsport Tennessee: Founded for a Purpose Built According to Plan – and Patterned in the American Tradition;” and “1962 Annual Report-Chamber of Commerce-Kingsport, Tennessee”  Other materials include: a “TIPC 1965 Directory;” “Occupational Wage Survey” concerning Chattanooga, Tennessee-Georgia from September 1964; a 1963 Tennessee Highway Map; “Recreation on TVA Lakes;” “Tennessee Industrial Advantages,” 1961; and the “Tennessee Industrial Building Revenue Bond Law, Amended 1961”)

Folder 2

Kingsport Community and Industrial Binder, Prepared by the Industrial Action Committee of the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, 1963