Washington County, Tennessee Public Schools, 1911-1916

Recently, we've cataloged several publications regarding education in Appalachia into our Special Collections,  which is our permanent collection of books and other printed materials. These materials can be found by searching ETSU's library catalog (accessible by clicking here). A few of these newly cataloged publications include the Annual Reports of the Public Schools of Washington County, …

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From Our Collections: Evolution of a Town

Author: Sierra Maxwell, Archives Graduate Assistant For the past week, I have been working on the Mildred Kozsuch collection. Kozsuch graduated from ETSU in 1969 with a M. A. in library service, and continued to D.C. where she obtained archives training at the National Archives' Modern Archives Institute in 1979. She worked for ETSU's Sherrod …

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Happy Holidays from the Archives!

We've pulled some festive holiday cards and photographs. The cards come from the Georgia C. Coffey Family Papers and the photographs from the James Garvin Ellis Negatives. The cards are not dated; however, the photographs are black and white scenes of Johnson City, Tennessee during the 1958-1959 holiday season. These cards and pictures evoke holiday …

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Scene of the Crime

One of our unidentified pictures from the James Agee Film Project Photographs, 1875-1956 has been identified! Here is the picture: Every time I view this photograph, I can’t help but wonder if the robbers really thought they could get the safe into the car. And I’ve also wondered where or what actually happened before the cops …

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Rainy Day Wonderings

We felt just a bit waterlogged here at the Archives as we watched the rain fall the past few days, although it is nice to see the plants perk up. Earlier this week, we combatted a few minor leaks (no major damage, just a few ceiling tiles need replaced) due to the heavy bursts of rain. The rain …

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