KC Manuscript Collection 561
Title: Sevier Terrace Recreation Center Records
Collection Number: Kingsport Community Manuscript Collection (KCMC) 561
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Creator: Sevier Terrace Recreation Center
Repository: Archives of the City of Kingsport
Provenance: The Sevier Terrace Recreation Center Records collection was donated to the Archives of the City of Kingsport by Jackie Whittemore in September, 2013.A further donation was provided in 2015.
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 Kari Roueche and opened for research in November 2013. The finding aid was ammended by Kari Roueche in 2016.
This collection should be cited as:
Sevier Terrace Recreation Center Records, 1957-2010. KC Manuscript Collection 561, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.
The Sevier Terrace Recreation Center was a community pool, tennis courts, play field and picnic pavilion located north of Stone Drive off of Fairview Av. in Kingsport. Numerous fundraisers held by the neighborhood association in the 1990s attempted to raise money to cover significant repairs, delayed loan payments, and to make up for dwindling membership, but the center went several summers without the funds to open and finally closed in 2012.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
The Sevier Terrace Recreation Center Records demonstrate the yearly challenges of operating a community pool. The files are made of correspondence between the board and the membership, annual financial statements, ground rules and by-laws, legal documents, board minutes. One CD of photographs is also included in the collection.
The records are arranged in alphabetical order without series. Folders maintain their original titles whenever possible. Board minutes are arranged chronologically. Banking, maintenance, membership, and employee records were removed from the collection.
BOX AND FOLDER LIST
1. Communication with the members, c. 1950s-2010s & undated
2. Financial Statements, 1972-1988
3. Ground Rules and By-laws, 1962-1988
4. Legal Documents, 1957, 1958, 1973, 1974, 1979, 2000
5. Memos from the president, 1959-1969
6. Minutes, 1950s
7. Minutes, 1960-1961
8. Minutes, 1962-1965
9. Minutes, 1968-1982 1 of 2
1. Minutes, 1968-1982 2 of 2
2. Minutes, 1983-1987
3. Minutes, 1990-1991
4. Minutes at start of 1987 renovation, 1987-1989 1 of 2
5. Minutes at start of 1987 renovation, 1987-1989 2 of 2
6. Minutes, June 2012-Sep 2012 & undated