Kingsport Public Library Carver Branch Guest Book and Scrapbook 1950-1955, 1986, and 1999

KM Manuscript Collection 28

The collection contains a guest book and a scrapbook kept by Kingsport Public Library’s Carver Branch which opened 11 June 1951.  The scrapbook consists of clippings and a photograph relating to the Kingsport Public Library system with a focus on the Carver Branch between December 1950 and February 1952.  The guest book was used apparently for special occasions and includes the signatures of Ross N. Robinson, Allen N. Dryden, and Col. E.W. Palmer along with many others.  The Carver Branch Library was built in the Riverview neighborhood prior to the desegregation of Kingsport and served the city’s African American community.

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:

Kingsport Public Library Carver Branch Guest Book and Scrapbook, 1950-1955, 1986 and 1999.  KM Manuscript Collection 28, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.

The Carver Branch Library transferred this collection on November 4, 2006.

E. Marshall Galloway processed the collection and developed the finding aid in December 2006.

Kingsport Public Library, Carver Branch.

FOLDER LIST                                                                                                                     

  1. Guest Book, 10-11 June 1951, 17 March 1952, 10 April 1952, 1 June 1953, 20 August 1953, 24 April 1955, 18 November, 1986, and 17 February 1999
  2. Scrapbook, 1950-1952