KC Manuscript Collection 104
The State of Tennessee vs. Fred Bowen Collection contains the trial transcripts from the criminal trial of Fred Bowen, accused of the rape and murder of twelve-year old Betty Jean Necessary on February 26, 1970. Fred Bowen was accused, tried, and convicted of the crime. The collection consists of eight volumes of trial transcript.
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:
State of Tennessee vs. Fred Bowen Trail Transcripts, May-November 1970. KC Manuscript Collection 104, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.
Shelburne Ferguson, Jr. donated this collection in October 1999.
Marshall Galloway processed the collection and developed the finding aid in June 2006. Revisions to the finding aid were made by Brianne Johnson in May 2008.
Bowen, Fred, d. 2006 February 26.
Necessary, Betty Jean, d. 1970 February 26.
1. Volume I
2. Volume II
3. Volume III
4. Volume IV
5. Volume V
6. Volume VI
7. Volume VII
8. Volume VIII