Mary Porter Collection, c. 1940s-1989 and undated

KC Manuscript Collection 485

Title: Mary Porter Collection
Collection Number: Kingsport Community Manuscript Collection (KCMC) 485
Physical Description: 3 Boxes
Creator: Mary Porter
Repository: Archives of the City of Kingsport

Provenance: The Mary Porter Collection was donated to the Archives of the City of Kingsport by Mary Porter in June 2010. Porter donated additions to the collection in 2013 and 2016.
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 Brianne Wright and opened for research in June 2010. The addition was processed by Kari Roueche in June, 2013. In August 2016, after several more additions, the collection was reprocessed and the finding aid reflects this. Additions to the finding aid were made in April 2019.

This collection should be cited as:
Mary Porter Collection, c.1940s-1989 and undated. KC Manuscript Collection 485, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.



1. Armour Drug Store, marketing materials, 1958
2. Atlas Esso Service Center, marketing materials, undated
3. Backer Brothers Flower Shop, undated
4. Bills, City of Kingsport, 1943-1954
5. Bennett and Edwards, marketing materials, undated
6. Business Envelopes, 1941-1971
a. Baylor-Nelms Furniture Company, Inc., 1953
b. Bennett & Edwards, Inc., 1949
c. Blakley Floor Sanding Company, 1953
d. City Treasurer, 1960
e. City Treasurer, 1971
f. Duncan Heating and Electric Service, 1953
g. First National Bank of Sullivan County, undated
h. Gibbons Lumber Company, 1953
i. Hillard Sheet Metal Works, Inc., 1953
j. Kingsport Federal Savings and Loan Association, 1945
k. Kingsport Federal Savings and Loan Association, 1969
l. Kingsport Hotel Company, Kingsport Inn, 1941
m. Kingsport Lumber and Supply Company, 1953
n. Paint Service Center, Inc., 1953
o. Pioneer Service Electric, 1953
p. Union Supply Company, 1953
7. Civil Defense and Fallout information, 1942-1961
8. Craft Motors, March 1953
9. Dixie Maid Baking Company/ Holsum Bread, marketing materials, undated
10. Dobyns-Bennett High School Football Programs, 1958-1963
a. Kingsport vs. Roanoke, October 10, 1958
b. Kingsport vs. Elizabethton, October 21, 1958
c. Kingsport vs. Johnson City, November 7, 1958
d. Kingsport vs. Roanoke, October 7, 1960
e. Kingsport vs. Roanoke, October 7, 1960 * different cover
f. Kingsport vs. Elizabethton, October 21, 1960
g. Kingsport vs, Johnson City, November 4, 1960
h. Kingsport vs, Oak Ridge, November 11, 1960
i. Kingsport vs, Chattanooga, September 22, 1961
j. Kingsport vs. Erwin, September 29, 1961
k. Kingsport vs. Greeneville, October 13, 1961
l. Kingsport vs. Bristol, Tennessee, October 27, 1961
m. Kingsport vs. Montgomery Bell Academy, November 17, 1961
n. Kingsport vs. Chattanooga, September 20, 1963
o. Kingsport vs. Lynn Camp, October 4, 1963
11. Dobyns-Taylor Jewelry Box, undated
12. Eastman Chemical Company, 1920-1995 (video), 1995
13. Eastman Materials, 1979-1977, 1983-1984, and undated
14. Eastman newsletters, “TEC News”, July 1970, September 1974, February 1975, March 1976, June 1976, and June 1982
15. First National Bank of Kingsport, 1940s and undated
16. First National Bank of Sullivan County, marketing materials, undated
17. First Presbyterian Church, Program, April 22, 1956
18. Fogelman Furniture Company, Inc., 1943
19. FunFest 1998, Eastman Concert and Fireworks 3D glasses, 1998
20. Garden Court, marketing materials, 1958
21. General Shale, undated
22. George E. Stone Grocery, marketing materials, undated
23. Goodrich Silvertown Store, 1942


1. Hecht’s Bakery and Sunbeam, marketing materials, 1949-1959 and undated
2. Homecoming Times, May-October, 1986
3. Howard Office Equipment Company, marketing materials, undated
4. J. Fred Johnson and Company, marketing materials, undated
5. Johnson-Gentry Furniture Company, Inc., 1942
6. Kingsport Defense Homes, 1943-1944
7. Kingsport Federal Savings and Loan Association, marketing materials, 1973 and undated
8. Kingsport Power Company, 1968-1984
9. “Kodak, A 100 year start on Tomorrow”, 1980
10. Kodak Souvenirs, 1980
11. Latimer-Looney Chevrolet, Inc., marketing materials, 1959
12. Matchbooks, undated
a. Bennett and Edwards Insurance
b. Billy Budd’s Restaurant and Lounge
c. Cheers x2
d. Fabuglas
e. Mr. Gatti’s
f. Ramanda
g. Ridgefields Country Club
13. Moore and Walker, Inc., marketing materials, undated
14. Paul Fleming Brooks Esso Servicecenter, marketing materials, undated
15. PET Ice Cream, marketing materials, undated
16. Photographs, balloon and parade photos, undated
17. Polio and Health materials, 1954 and undated

1. Postcards, local, various dates
2. Postcards, regional, various dated
3. Rusco Window Compnay, marketing materials, undated
4. Sales Tax Chart, 1976
5. Sheet Music, “I get a Kick out of Kingsport” by Wallace Boyd, Jr., 1989
6. Slides, Fourth of July, 1955
7. Sobels Menswear, marketing materials, 1958
8. Souvenirs, Downtowner Motor Inn, First National Bank, Heck Motors, undated
9. Sterchi Brothers Stores, Inc., 1943
10. Tennessee State Driver’s Manuel and Election Laws, 1965 and undated
11. Tennessee Tourisim Booklets, undated
12. Terminix Tennessee Company, undated
13. “The Wonderful Country of Ours”, 1943
14. Tourism brochures, Kingsport, 1948, 1980, 1986, undated
15. Union Supply Company In., marketing materials, 1947
16. Victor Sharp’s Old Fashioned Bother Shop, marketing materials, 1974
17. Victory Handbook, undated
18. Welcome Service, booklet of certificates for local businesses, 1953
19. Western Union, marketing materials, undated
20. William A. Wiley, M.D., marketing materials, undated
21. WKPT-FM, marketing materials, May 1960