Mattie Jennings Collection, 1912-1940s

KC Manuscript Collection 164

The collection contains photographs and documents donated by Mattie Jennings.  The report cards, dating from 1912-1914, are from Salem School in Sullivan County and belonged to Hazel Grace Lessley.  Photographs are mainly of the Tennessee Eastman Company, including one showing the TEC Baseball Team and two of the Climax Engine # 12 log train.  Other photographs include a picture of the interior of an unidentified Eastman building, dated 1942, a photograph of Kingsport Press employees from the 1920s, and a picture of Lynn Garden School students from the 1920s.

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:

Mattie Jennings Collection, 1912-1940s.  KC Manuscript Collection 164, Archives of the City of Kingsport,Tennessee.

Mattie Jennings donated this collection in February 1992.

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

Education–Tennessee– .

Kingsport (Tenn.)–History–Pictorial works.
Kingsport (Tenn.)–Industries.
Kingsport Press.

Tennessee Eastman Company.
Tennessee Eastman Corporation.


1. Report Cards of Hazel Grace Lessley,Salem School(Sullivan County), 1912-1914

2. Photographs, c. 1917- c.1940s and undated

a. Bank (unidentified), undated

b. Broad Street, Including Bridwell House, Rev. King’s Home, and Parsonage for Lutheran Church, c.1917-1920

c.Kingsport Press Employees, c. 1920s

d.Kingsport Press Employees, c. 1920s

e.Lynn Garden School Students, c. 1940s

f. Tennessee Eastman Company, Baseball Team, undated

g. Tennessee Eastman Company, Climax Engine # 12 Log Train Being Loaded in Bays Mountain Area, 1927

h. Tennessee Eastman Company, Climax Engine # 12 Log Train Hauling Lumber Over a River, 1927

i. Tennessee Eastman Company, Industrial Building (unidentified), c. 1940s