There’s Only One Kingsport: Kingsport Archive of History Photo Book, 1905-1983


Title: “There’s Only One Kingsport”: Kingsport Archive of History Photo Book

Collection Number: Kingsport Community Manuscript Collection (KCMC) 417

Physical Description: 1 folder

Repository: Archives of the City of Kingsport



Provenance: The provenance of the collection is unknown, the materials were found in the archives in January 2009.

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 January 2009.



This collection should be cited as:

“There’s Only One Kingsport”: Kingsport Archive of History Photo Book, 1905-1983.

KC Manuscript Collection 417, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.



The collection contains a photo book compiled by the Kingsport Archive of History (the forerunner of the Friends of the Archives).  The photos were randomly selected from thousands in their collection. The book appears to have been used as an example of one of the group’s mission to preserve historical photographs and as a way to generate support for the group.


Photograph List

1. Downtown Kingsport, c.1922

2. Kingsport Press Aerial, c.1947

3. First Presbyterian Church, c.1930

4. John Palmer, 1952

5. Panorama of downtown, 1918

6. Mason-Dixon Lines, mechanics group, 1946

7. Kingsport Police Department, 1946

8. Kingsport Kiwanis Club, 1930 (2 copies)

9. FirstMethodistChurch, 1925

10. AndrewJacksonElementary School “City Day,” 1934

11. Kingsport downtown, January 1916

12. American Legion Carnival, Frank and Mack Show, 1946

13. Committee of northern men who purchased the South and Western Railway Company from George L. Carter, 1905

14. Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Railroad Depot, 1925

15. Downtown Kingsport, 1967

16. BroadStreetMethodistChurch, Men’s Bible Class, 1922

17. North Eastman Road at Reddy Creek Road, 1983