Older American Celebration Collection, 1994


Title: Older American Celebration Collection

Collection Number: Kingsport Community Manuscript Collection (KCMC) 376

Physical Description: .5 linear foot (1 box)

Creator: Older American Celebration Committee

Repository: Archives of the City of Kingsport



Provenance: The Older American Calibration Collection was donated to the Archives of the City of Kingsport by Beulah M. Ferguson, member of the Older American Celebration Committee, in July 1994.

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: Brianne Johnson processed the collection and developed the finding aid in June 2008.



This collection should be cited as:

Older American Celebration Collection, 1994. KC Manuscript Collection 376, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.



The Older American Celebration occurred in Kingsport on May 1, 1994 at Glen Bruce Park. The Celebration aimed to celebrate the longevity and achievements of individuals 90 years or older residing in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.



The Older American Celebration Collection contains one booklet entitled, “Older American Celebration: Living Ninety Years and Beyond.” The booklet contains information in the celebration, names of committee members, and a listing of all of the honorees. The collection also contains one notebook consisting of committee information, committee minutes, honoree information, and newspaper clipping about the event. The honorees section of the notebook contains questionnaires that gathered information about the honorees hometown, family, special events, and what they accounted their longevity to. Two VHS videotapes (one master-edit and long version) of the celebration held on May 1, 1994 are included.



1. Booklet, “Older American Celebration: Living Ninety Years and Beyond,”, 1994

2. Notebook, Section 1: Program and schedule of events, 1994

3. Notebook, Section 2: Mission and minutes, 1994

4. Notebook, Section 3: Honorees, 1994 (1 of 6)

5. Notebook, Section 3: Honorees, 1994 (2 of 6)

6. Notebook, Section 3: Honorees, 1994 (3 of 6)

7. Notebook, Section 3:  Honorees, 1994 (4 of 6)

8. Notebook, Section 3: Honorees, 1994 (5 of 6)

9. Notebook, Section 3: Honorees, 1994 (6 of 6)

10. Notebook, Section 4: Nursing home information, 1994

11. Notebook, Section 5: Clippings, 1994

12. Videotape, long version, May 1, 1994

13. Videotape, master-edit, May 1, 1994