KC Manuscript Collection 286
Title: Louise Ernst Weber Poetry Collection
Collection Number: Kingsport Community Manuscript Collection (KCMC) 286
Physical Description: 1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Creator: Louise Ernst Weber
Repository: Archives of the City of Kingsport
Provenance: The Louise Ernst Weber Poetry Collection was donated to the Archives of the City of Kingsport by Maria Weber in 1999.
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: Karen V. Ankabrandt, Archives Intern, developed the finding aid in January 2008. Brianne Johnson revised the finding aid in June 2008.
This collection should be cited as:
Louise Ernst Weber Poetry Collection, 1920’s-1997. KC Manuscript Collection 286, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.
Louise Ernst Weber was born in Lemasters, Pennsylvania. She studied nursing in Philadelphia and earned her BA from the University of Virginia. In 1935 she married W.E. Weber and moved to Kingsport to work as the first Operating Room Supervisor at HolstonValleyHospital. Weber enjoyed nature and traveling, especially in the western United States. In addition to writing about the West, many of her nature poems were inspired by her surroundings in Northeast Tennessee. Several of her poems are dedicated to longtime Kingsport citizens, such as Thomas McNeer and Sue Fisher.
Her collection of poems, which spanned most of her life, covers a wide range of issues and events. From childhood experiences in Pennsylvania to her contemplation of death, from personal tragedies to the Vietnam War, Weber’s writings offer insight into her own life as well as the world in which she lived. Many of her poems were published during her lifetime. After the death of her husband in 1988, Weber moved to Colorado to be closer to her only child, Maria. Louise Ernst Weber died in 1997.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
The Louise Ernst Weber Poetry collection includes published and unpublished poetry written by Louise Ernst Weber. Louise Ernst Weber wrote the majority of the poems between 1929 and 1992. Her daughter, Maria Weber, compiled the poems and wrote commentary which places the poems in historical context. Also included are publications where Louise Ernst Weber’s poems were printed.
Weber, Louise Ernst (1912-1997)
BOX AND FOLDER LIST
- CD-ROM, undated
- Poetry, A, 1950-1983
- Poetry, B-C, 1944-1992
- Poetry, D-F, 1930-1992
- Poetry, G-H, 1934-1992
- Poetry, I-K, 1955-1982
- Poetry, L-M, 1930-1984
- Poetry, N-O, 1931-1992
- Poetry, P, 1929-1983
- Poetry, Q-S, 1920’s-1985
- Poetry, T-The, 1952-1990
- Poetry, There-U, 1954-1992
- Poetry, V-Z, 1920’s-1979
- “Collected Poetry of Louise Ernst Weber, 1912-1997,” Book 1, pages 1-100
- “Collected Poetry of Louise Ernst Weber, 1912-1997,” Book 1, pages 101-237
- “Collected Poetry of Louise Ernst Weber, 1912-1997,” Book 1, pages, 238-314
- “Collected Poetry of Louise Ernst Weber, 1912-1997,” Book 2, pages 315-416
- “Collected Poetry of Louise Ernst Weber, 1912-1997,” Book 2, pages 417-560
- “Collected Poetry of Louise Ernst Weber, 1912-1997,” Book 2, pages 561-609
BOX 3 (Publications)
- “The Archer,” Winter 1972
- “Arizona Highways,” May 1971
- “Arizona Highways,” December 1977
- Arts Festival of BroadStreetChurch, “AOTOE,” 1963 (Issue 1)
- Arts Festival of BroadStreetChurch, “AOTOE,” 1964 (Issue 2)
- Arts Festival of BroadStreetChurch, “AOTOE,”1966 (Issue 3)
- “Gentle Voices from the Chapel,” 1990
- “Gentle Voices from the Chapel,” 1992
- “Letters in the Wind,” August 1974
- “The Lyric,” Winter 1972
- Miscellaneous publications and newsclippings, 1963-1978
- “The Pen Woman,” December 1972 and October 1974
- “Science of Mind,” June 1971
- “The Watauga Review,” 1967, 1978, 1980, 1985
- “The Watauga Review,” 1986, 1989, 1990
- “The Watauga Review,” 1993