Genevieve Shivell

Genevieve Shivell and her husband H.J. moved from Michigan to Kingsport in 1919. Genevieve Shivell helped create the Kingsport Book Club, the forerunner of the Kingsport Public Library. After the Book Club ceded its collection to the City in 1929, Genevieve Shivell became a charter member of the new Library Board. She continued her affiliation with the Library for 42 years. Today, the children’s department of the library bears her name.

Photographer: Thomas McNeer, Jr.

Date Taken: 1962


ID#: 6412-62


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