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Guide to Manuscript Materials on Microfilm : MF. 1400 - MF. 1499

Mf. 1400  -- Edythe Rucker Whitley Collection, 1916-1917. 531 items. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm.
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The scrapbooks were compiled by Edythe Rucker Whitley (1900-1989), a Nashville genealogist. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, the majority of which relate to World War II. These clippings concern Tennesseans who served in the war: their promotions and transfers, and casualty lists, including those killed and those missing in action. There are also news items of World War I and the Korean War. The register includes a container list. See also Mf. 917 for other papers of Edythe Rucker Whitley.

Mf. 1401  -- Isabel Howell Papers, 1848-1970. 440 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
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The papers are centered on Isabel Howell (1900-1976), librarian at Vanderbilt University, TSLA and the University of the South in Sewanee. The collection includes correspondence, legal papers, genealogical data, photographs, drawings, and poetry. The register includes a container and a genealogical chart.

Mf. 1402  -- Eugene S. Wierbach Papers, 1939-1945. 100 items. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm.
The papers centered on Technical Sergeant Eugene S. Wierbach and his World War II service in the Headquarters Company of the 48th Tank Battalion. Largely concentrated in the years 1944-45, the collection consists of newspapers and clippings, military records, photographs, scrapbooks and writings. The register includes a container list.

Mf. 1403  -- The United States Army in the World War, 1917-1919. 17 vols. 6 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is a compilation of documents and records of the AEF (American Expeditionary Forces) in France. The documents cover the AEF’s activities and operations through Allied conferences on policy and strategy, to detailed accounts of training and military operations, and reports of the commander-in-chief and staff sections. They were compiled by the Historical Division of the Department of the Army in 1948.

Mf. 1404  -- Mary Walker Meriwether Bell Civil War Journal. 1 vol. THS. 1 reel. 16 mm.
The Civil War journal of Mary Walker Meriwether Bell (1830-1872) records one woman’s experiences during the Civil War. Bell, of Garretsburg, Christian County, KY, was married to Darwin Bell, a Confederate enlistee who later attained the rank of commander in the First Kentucky Cavalry.

Mf. 1405  -- FBI Files on the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). SR. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are FBI files of the SNCC which was organized in 1960 as a civil rights movement devoted to voter-registration campaigns for blacks in the deep south. By 1965 the organization had shifted its emphasis to economic and political empowerment and came out strongly against the Vietnam War. After the election of Stokely Carmichael as its chairman in 1966, and later, H. Rap Brown, the SNCC began advocating black supremacy. The FBI began surveillance of the SNCC shortly after it was organized, claiming communist involvement; but the investigation centered on racial matters and domestic security. The documents are FBI field reports from nineteen cities.

Mf. 1406  -- John T. Scopes Case. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The transcripts of the famous “Monkey Trial” from the Circuit Court of Rhea County in the town of Dayton, TN, concern the teaching of evolution. The collection also includes a transcript of the appeal to the Tennessee State Supreme Court and an extensive bibliography on the case. The 1925 trial made national headlines and featured the oratory abilities of the famous lawyers Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan.

Mf. 1407  -- Highlander Folk School FBI Files. SR. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are the FBI files on the Highlander Folk School in Monteagle which was established in 1932 to train labor union organizers and later, to advance the cause of racial integration. Although the FBI never formally investigated Highlander, it monitored its activities for nearly forty years, watching for communist activities at the school. The types of documents included are bureau memoranda, teletypes, letters, and newspaper clippings.

Mf. 1408  -- Baynton, Wharton and Morgan Papers. 68 vols. SR. 10 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is correspondence and business papers from a famous trading house of colonial Philadelphia beginning in 1757 as Baynton and Wharton, a partnership of John Baynton and Samuel Wharton, and its successor firm, Baynton, Wharton and Morgan. The firm was involved in trade with the other colonies, with Europe and the West Indies, and with Indians and settlers in the western country. It is rich in information on trade in the years between the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. Also included are papers relating to the early development of the Illinois Country; the fur trade; the supply of provisions for military posts; and westward expansion. The firm was active in buying peltry from the Tennessee country as early as the 1770s. A content list appears on the first reel.

Mf. 1409  -- Enumeration District Maps for 1900 Census. 20 vols. NA. 10 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
Detailed descriptions, rather than “maps” of enumeration districts, nationwide, for the 1900 census. Information provided includes population counts and name of the enumerator. The material is arranged alphabetically by state. Tennessee enumeration districts can be found on reel #9.

Mf. 1410  -- Enumeration Districts. 1920, RI, SD, SC and TN. 196 vols. NA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are detailed descriptions, rather than “maps” of enumeration districts for Tennessee and a few other states in the 1920 census, along with a population count for each district.

Mf. 1411  -- United Daughters of Confederacy - Applications for Membership. 1990-1992, Volume 85. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
This addition to the UDC (Tennessee Division) papers consists of applications for membership and transfers between chapters. It is indexed by surname. See also Mf. 583, Mf. 752, Mf. 959, Mf. 1021, Mf. 1276, Mf. 1326, Mf. 1369, Mf. 1479, Mf. 1532, Mf. 1582, Mf. 1638, Mf. 1687, Mf. 1705, Mf. 1755, Mf. 1849 and Mf. 1942 for additional UDC records.

Mf. 1412  -- Nashville City Cemetery Book. 1 vol. THS. 1 reel. 35 mm.
The City Cemetery records were compiled by Dr. T. V. Woodring, Director of Health, City of Nashville, 1948. The material is divided by year, then alphabetically by surname. Records include date of death, age, sex, color, cause of death, and location of grave. A brief history of the cemetery is also included. See also Mf. 139, Mf. 632 and Mf. 659.

Mf. 1413  -- Thomas S. Stribling Papers - Addition, 1915-1982. 3000 items. THS. 2 reels. 16 mm.
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This addition to the Thomas S. Stribling Papers consists of material either written by or pertaining to Stribling (1881-1965), Pulitzer Prize winning-author of Clifton. The bulk of the collection is correspondence and writings of Stribling, who gained national attention in the 1930s for his acclaimed book, The Store. The register includes a container list. See also Mf. 1029, Mf. 1213, Mf. 1482, Mf. 1530 and Mf. 2013.

Mf. 1414  -- Friendship Primitive Baptist Church Records. Jefferson County, 1898-1963. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Friendship Primitive Baptist Church in White Plains, TN, contain monthly meeting notes of the church, along with a membership list, list of deaths, and a list of officers. There is also some genealogical data on several branches of the Lipps family.

Mf. 1415  -- Tennessee Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs Records, 1920-1992. 7 vols. TSLA. 10 reels. 16 mm.
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The records of the Tennessee Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs include annual convention materials (1923-87); awards given to local clubs and individuals (1964-71); biographical sketches of women of achievement; annual reports; local club records; and state treasurer’s membership list (1964-77). The organization had its start in Chattanooga. The register includes a container list.

Mf. 1416  -- Register of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914. NA. 81 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This listing of all soldiers enlisted in the U.S. Army also includes quartermasters, hospital stewards, Indian scouts and chaplains. Information provided includes rank, regiment, company commander, and remarks similar to those found on muster rolls. Some entries give a physical description and place of birth, as well as a date and place of enlistment. The records are arranged by time period, then alphabetically by surname. It is not indexed.

Mf. 1417  -- Chattanooga Primitive Baptist Church Records - Addition, 1974-1993. 13 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The addition to Chattanooga Primitive Baptist Church Records (Mf. 488) consists of minutes, special committee documents (1992-93), a book of minutes of the Sequatchie Valley Church Association (1878-1967), as well as the association’s constitution and names of delegates.

Mf. 1418  -- Register of the Records of Proceedings of the U.S. Army General Courts Martial, 1809-1890. NA. 8 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of the proceedings of the U.S. Army General Courts Martial list the defendant’s name, rank, regiment, and company; name of judge advocate; and where and when trial convened. The material is arranged by time period and then alphabetically by name of defendant.

Mf. 1419  -- Confederate States Army Casualties. NA. 7 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are lists and narrative reports of casualties submitted to the Confederate War Department by units of the Confederate States of America for the period of 1861-65. The records are arranged alphabetically by state where the engagement took place, then alphabetically by name of engagement, and then by type of unit (artillery, cavalry, infantry). The name and rank are listed, as well as notations on soldiers wounded, killed or missing.

Mf. 1420  -- Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783. NA. 138 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are muster rolls, payrolls, strength returns, and other miscellaneous personnel, pay, and supply records of American army units, 1775-83. Entries are listed by state, by regiment, and, in the case of muster rolls, by company. Muster rolls consist of a list of names in descending order of rank of all officers and men present or absent on the day the unit was assembled for muster; date of enlistment or commission; and explanations of absence. Strength returns were prepared for larger brigade or corps-sized units. Other rolls pertain to condition of personnel, equipage, clothing, and ordnance.

Mf. 1421  -- Charles Leonard Papers, 1855-1992. 10,500 items. TSLA. 8 reels (first 7 are 16 mm. and reel 8 is 35 mm.)
Charles Thomas Leonard (1941-1993) was a genealogist, White County historian, and Sparta businessman. The main body of the collection is genealogical data, mostly on White County, but it also includes correspondence, maps, church records, and miscellaneous items concerning Leonard’s business. The register includes a biographical sketch, a container list and genealogical charts.

Mf. 1422  -- Historical Information Relating to Military Posts and other Installations, 1700-1900. NA. 8 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is a portion of the records of the U.S. Adjutant General’s Office. Entries are arranged alphabetically by name of installation; length of entries varies from a line or two to several pages of information. An entry may include any or all of the following kinds of information about an installation: when and by whom established and abandoned; geographic location; origin or derivation of its name; names of units stationed there and their period of assignment; history, geology, and plant life of the surrounding area; aspects of the descent of its legal title; and construction details.

Mf. 1423  -- Compiled Service Records, Revolutionary War. NA. 1096 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The compiled service records of American army soldiers during the Revolutionary War include regular soldiers of the Continental Army, militia volunteers and others. The material is arranged by state, then unit, then alphabetically by name (officers first, then enlisted men). The service records consist of a jacket/envelope for each soldier, labeled with his name, rank, and unit in which he served. The envelopes contain card abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in original muster rolls, payrolls, clothing returns, correspondence, and other original Revolutionary War records in the National Archives. These service records may be used in conjunction with the index (Mf. 1027) and Mr. 1420 (Revolutionary War Rolls).

Mf. 1424  -- Travis Windrow Papers, 1808-1899. 15 vols. 2500 items. TSLA. 3 reels. 35 mm.
Travis Windrow (1809-1874) was a businessman and justice of the peace of Rutherford County. The collection is composed of account books, bills and receipts, court records, day books, estate papers, financial records, genealogical data, land records, legal records, and several miscellaneous items. The register includes a container list and a name index.

Mf. 1425  -- Chesapeake, Ohio, and Southwestern Railroad Company vs. Ida B. Wells, 1885. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
This is a transcript from the circuit court of Shelby County, Tennessee (1885) of a case involving one of the earliest challenges to segregation in the U.S., that of Ida B. Wells. Her challenge of Tennessee segregated seating laws on trains launched her career as a national crusader against racial oppression.

Mf. 1426  -- Symonds Family Papers, 1820-1945. 1200 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
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The Symonds Family Papers are centered on Francis Campbell Symonds (1894-1988), Presbyterian minister and genealogist of Jackson. In addition to family correspondence and genealogical data, there are Civil War letters, clippings, church records, legal records, and photographs. The register includes a biographical sketch, a container list and genealogical charts.

Mf. 1427  -- Lafayette Turnpike Company Account Book, 1910-1926. TSLA. 1 reel. 35mm.
This collection from Macon County, Tennessee includes the Lafayette Turnpike Company 1910 account book as well as correspondence and receipts.

Mf. 1428  -- Drs. Aristotle and Edwin Eldridge Papers - Addition, 1860-1902. TSLA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This addition to the papers of Aristotle and Edwin Eldridge contain business ledgers regarding the medical practice of Aristotle Eldridge and a daybook pertaining to Eldridge and Sons grocery store in Palmyra (1860-1902). See also Mf 1361 and 1392 for other papers of the Eldridges.

Mf. 1429  -- Paul C. Hancock Papers, 1953-1977. TSLA. 350 items. 1 reel. 16 mm.
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Collection consisting of Dr. Paul C. Hancock’s doctoral dissertation, A History of Music Education in Nashville and Davidson County Public Schools (1873-1975): Local Reflections of National Practices in Music Education.” The register includes a container list.

Mf. 1430  -- Nancy Carter Richardson Papers, 1700-1990. 1200 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
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Papers of Nancy Carter Richardson (1920-), educator and genealogist. The bulk of the collection is genealogical data pertaining to several of her family lines, primarily in Giles County. Also included are diaries and memoirs, correspondence and postcards.

The genealogical data within the collection consists of information pertaining to several of the paternal and maternal family lines of Mrs. Richardson. Among the family histories found in the collection are Baugh, Bowers, Brown, Carter, De Jarnette, Glaze, Hamblen, McWilliams, Paine, Perkins, Robertson, Scruggs, Simpson, Waddy, and Wishart. The register includes a biographical sketch and a container list.

Mf. 1431  -- Tucker-Vaughan Papers, 1840-1912. 160 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
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This collection is centered on William Benjamin Tucker (1841-1915) of Nashville, who served in Company A, 47th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War; and his father-in-law Ruffin Vaughan (1805-1870) of Davidson County. Besides Civil War items, there is family correspondence and genealogical data. The register includes a container list and genealogical charts.

Mf. 1432  -- Norvell Sevier Rose Collection, 1846-1930. 6 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
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These are recipe books of Norvell Sevier Rose (fl. 1930), a Nashvillian and descendant of John Sevier. Some of the recipe books also contain interesting household health tips and home remedies. The register includes a container list.

Mf. 1433  -- Union Baptist Church Records. Lexington, 1915-1993. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Union Baptist Church in Lexington, Henderson County, includes a membership roll (1915-93); meeting minutes (1986-93); and meeting minutes of the Pearl Walker Circle, Woman’s Missionary Union (1986-92).

Mf. 1434  -- Cypress Baptist Church Minute Book. Benton County, 1821-1900. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The minute book of Cypress Baptist Church, Benton County, includes various papers and letters that were in the minute book at the time of microfilming.

Mf. 1435  -- Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Confederate States of America Organizations. NA. 74 reels. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The compiled records giving histories of Confederate military units are listed alphabetically by state. In addition to the muster roll captions, there are “record-of-events cards” containing information relating to the stations, movements, or activities of each unit and sometimes to its organization or composition, strength and losses, and disbandment. These records constitute the basic documentary elements of an official regimental history. A register is found on roll one. Tennessee military units are found on rolls 49 through 55.

Mf. 1436  -- Official Battle Lists of the Civil War. NA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The battle lists were compiled by the War Department between 1867 and 1907. Lists indicate which Union troops were engaged in particular Civil War operations and often include other data, such as casualties. Battles are listed chronologically as well as alphabetically.

Mf. 1437  -- 9th Infantry Regiment, Confederate Army, Compiled Service Records. NA. 3 reels. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are the compiled service records of the 9th Confederate Infantry (also known as 5th Confederate Infantry or 5th Confederate Regiment Tennessee Infantry) of Tennessee during the Civil War. The records are listed alphabetically.

Mf. 1438  -- World War I, Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards. CLDS. 81 reels. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are the World War I selective service draft registration cards for Tennesseans 1917-18. This is an alphabetical listing, by county, of Tennesseans who registered for the draft during World War I. Information given includes full name, date and place of birth, race, citizenship, occupation, personal description, and serial number.

Mf. 1439  -- Arcade Company Record Books, 1902-1988. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of the Arcade Company of Nashville contain three stock certificate books spanning the years 1902-08. Also included is a bound minute book detailing the formation of the company, 1902-43. See also Mf 1467 for other records of the Arcade Company.

Mf. 1440  -- Augusta Graffameyer Smith Journals, 1881-1888. 7 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
In the journals of Augusta Graffameyer Smith (1839-1902), of Smith’s Fork, Hardin County, Smith describes the hardships and loneliness of rural life during the 1880s. The family, including her husband (who served as a state senator) and three sons, farmed, kept a store, and ran a lumber mill.

Mf. 1441  -- Naturalization and Intents Records. NA. 8 reels. 35mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The declarations of intentions and depositions from East Tennessee for naturalization, ca.1907-29, were taken from the naturalization proceedings of the U.S. District Courts of Knoxville and Chattanooga. The records give name, physical description, occupation, date and place of birth, and date, means and place of arrival in the U.S. These are excellent records of European immigrants to East Tennessee seeking to become U.S. citizens during the early twentieth century. Indexed.

Mf. 1442  -- Walter C. Davidson Family Research. 1 reel. 35mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is a genealogical collection regarding the Davidson, McNabb, McNeill, Buckner, Cloud, Taylor, McCubbin, Lane/Layne and Kuykendall surnames.

Mf. 1443  -- A Collection of Lane Data and Associated Data, 1782-1840. Southern Baptist Convention, Nashville. 1 reel. 35mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This collection of materials was passed down from Acquila Lane, son of Tidence Lane. Included is the Bible of Acquila with handwritten entries of births, deaths, et cetera and records of the land transactions of Jonas Little, Landon and John Carter, Jonathon Langdon, Benjamin Goodin, Mark Mitchell, William Russell, Joseph Lane, Samuel Lane, John Day, T.J. Lane, John Hodges, and Vany Cornelia (Lane) Haun in Sullivan, Greene, Jefferson and Hamblen Counties.

Mf. 1444  -- Chattanooga Naturalization Index Cards, 1888-1956. CLDS. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are alphabetically arranged index cards showing the dates that certificates of naturalization were issued by the U.S. District Court in Chattanooga. Some cards also show the date of birth.

Mf. 1445  -- Galbraith Springs Hotel Guest Register Book, 1900. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The guest register of the Galbraith Springs Hotel, Hawkins County, includes a promotional pamphlet of the hotel from 1887 and a picture of the hotel.

Mf. 1446  -- James Summerville Papers, ca. 1920-1986. 600 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
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The papers of James Summerville (b. 1947, also known as James Melvin Smith), contain a typescript of Summerville’s work, Educating Black Doctors: A History of Meharry Medical College. Also included are notes, photographs, correspondence, reports, speeches, and clippings. The register includes a biographical sketch and a container list.

Mf. 1447  -- Brown and Hardwick Family Scrapbooks. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are scrapbooks assembled by Isabella Tucker Hardwick (1835-1915) and her youngest daughter, Anna Belle Hardwick Brown (1878-1927), both of Cleveland. The scrapbooks generally cover the years 1889-1912 and contain newspaper clippings, genealogies, and accounts of social life in Cleveland around the turn of the twentieth century.

Mf. 1448  -- University Street Primitive Baptist Church Minute Book. Nashville, 1902-1917. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The minute book of the University Street Primitive Baptist Church, Nashville, contains mostly church minutes, but also includes a loose leaf membership roll and memorials for selected church members. See also Mf. 1452 and Mf. 1457 for other records of this church.

Mf. 1449  -- Predestinarian Baptist Church Minute Book. Nashville, 1903-1917. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The minute book of the Predestinarian Baptist Church in Nashville contains mostly church meeting minutes, but also includes an address to church members, an obituary, and a membership roll.

Mf. 1450  -- Christ United Methodist Church Records -- Addition. Memphis, 1962-1993. 3 vols. 2700 items. TSLA. 4 reels. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This addition to the records of Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis, contains newsletters, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, yearbooks, directories, membership lists, reports, correspondence, and bulletins. See also Mf. 1186 for other records of this church.

Mf. 1451  -- George H. Nolon Papers, 1902-1942. 18 vols. TSLA. 4 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The papers of George H. Nolon consist of account books of the Nolon Grocery Store in Palmyra, Montgomery County. Besides the store ledgers, the collection includes a cookbook from the 1915-16 era. William Bartee, grandson of George Nolon, provides some interesting anecdotes about his grandfather’s business in the introduction.

Mf. 1452  -- University Street Primitive Baptist Church Minute Books -- Addition. Nashville, 1918-1949. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is an addition of two minute books from University Street Primitive Baptist Church in Nashville. Vol. 1l contains meeting minutes 1918-28; Vol. 2 covers 1928-49. See also Mf. 1448 and Mf. 1457 for other records of the church.

Mf. 1453  -- Ralph Morrissey Collection, 1930-1956--Addition. 10 vols. 300 items. THS. 2 reels. 35 mm.
This is an addition to the collection of Ralph G. Morrissey (1901-1956), an amateur photographer and newspaper literary review editor. The collection is comprised of correspondence, photographs, press releases, magazine articles, scrapbooks, and Morrissey’s literary review columns. He was an avid photographer of local scenes, buildings, and individuals, and his black-and-white images constitute a rich visual record of Nashville life during the late 1940s and 1950s. The main body of Morrissey’s photographic work can be found at Mf. 1513. The register includes a detailed inventory of photographs and negatives.

Mf. 1454  -- Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served With U.S. Colored Troops. NA. 98 reels. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is an alphabetical card index to the compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served with African-American units, called U. S. Colored Troops, during the Civil War. Each index card gives the name of the soldier, his rank, and the unit in which he served. The difficulties in recording the service of African-American volunteers were even greater than those encountered with other Civil War soldiers, so names are often cross-referenced under more than one spelling and more than one unit. TSLA holds a large number-- probably most-- of the muster rolls for the U. S. Colored Infantry regiments from Tennessee (Record Group 161).

Mf. 1455  -- First United Methodist Church Records. Franklin, 1812-1943. 7 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of First United Methodist Church, Franklin, Williamson County, contain meeting minutes, assessments (church dues), and cash books. The collection includes a register of pastors, stewards, members, and a marriage list 1818-43.

Mf. 1456  -- Fergusson Family Papers - Addition, 1943-1994. 1000 items. TSLA. 4 reels. 35 mm.
This is an addition to the Fergusson Family Papers (Mf. 1260). The collection centers chiefly on the correspondence of Lt. General Edward M. Almond (1892-1979), Col. Charles Marshall Fergusson, Jr. (1920-) and Col. Thomas Galloway Fergusson (1943-), latter-day descendants of an early Tennessee family. Also included are accounts, biographical sketches, clippings, genealogical data, legal records, photographs, military records, and maps.

This military family is based mostly in Texas, and their letters and writings, particularly of Gen Almond, who served on the staff of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, and Lt. Col. Charles M. Fergusson, reflect strategic thinking at the highest levels of the U.S. military. Some of the correspondence includes letters from Brig. General Alexander Haig, Jr., and congressman Lyndon B. Johnson. The register includes a biographical sketch and a container list. See also Mf. 102, Mf. 1156 and Mf. 1260.

Mf. 1457  -- University Street Primitive Baptist Church Minute Books -- Addition. Nashville, 1950-1973. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This addition to the records of University Street Primitive Baptist Church in Nashville, consists minute books of the church, which became the Bordeaux Primitive Baptist Church after the location change in 1963. See also Mf. 1448 and Mf. 1452 for other records of the church.

Mf. 1458  -- List of Tennessee Revolutionary War Pensioners (Soldiers and Widows), 1818-1853 (pages 159-260.) NA. 1 reel. 35mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
Taken from the Records of the Veterans Administration, this list includes the name of the pensioner, husband’s rank, allowance per month, dates, transfers, and the act under which the pensioner, widow or children were admitted as well as notes.

Mf. 1459  -- War of 1812 Muster Rolls. NA. 2 reels. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is a compilation of muster rolls for units of Tennessee militia that served in the War of 1812. The rolls are arranged alphabetically by the name of the colonel for each regiment and further broken down under the name of the captain of each company. Information includes date of enlistment; name of regiment and company; rate of pay; and, in some cases, remarks about the soldier. The names of the captain and the colonel under whom a soldier served must be obtained to locate a soldier’s record. This information can be found in “War of 1812 Muster Rolls - Index” (Mf. 1460) or in Byron Sistler’s book, Tennesseans in the War of 1812.

Mf. 1460  -- War of 1812 Muster Rolls - Index. Adjutant General’s Records, State of Tennessee. TSLA. 7 reels. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This index is arranged alphabetically by soldier’s surname, indicating rank, enlistment date, regiment, company, and branch of service. Officers are listed separately at the beginning of reel 1, and in addition to the above information, a discharge date is given, and in some cases, county of residence. This index can be used to locate soldiers in muster rolls (Mf. 1459).

Mf. 1461  -- Bowen Family Papers, 1894-1951. 2000 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
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Albert Crossland Bowen (1866-1951) and Jean (Johnnie) Sanders Bowen (1867-1926) were missionaries to China for the Methodist Episcopal Church ca. 1900-25. The bulk of the records are from this period and include correspondence, journals, military records, an account book, newspaper clippings, poetry, sermons, speeches, and a scrapbook. The scrapbook contains a large number of letters from Albert Bowen to Johnnie Sanders. The register includes a container list.

Mf. 1462  -- Mill Creek Baptist Church Records. Hickman County, 1883-1942. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Mill Creek Baptist Church contain mostly meeting minutes along with a membership roll and the church constitution.

Mf. 1463  -- Sloan – Toon - Howerton Family Papers, 1834-1965. 3600 items. TSLA. 3 reels. 16 mm.
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The papers of the Sloan-Toon-Howerton family (Williamson and Davidson counties), focus on the family of Robert Allen Toon (1823-1910) and his wife Emma Howerton Toon (1840-1917), as well as the family of their eldest daughter, Anna Dorcas Toon Sloan (1861-1944) and her husband, James Theodore Sloan (1841-1921). The collection includes general and genealogical correspondence, account books, cards, transcribed church records of Little Harpeth Presbyterian Church in Franklin, photographs, postcards, and scrapbooks. The correspondence is indexed; general correspondence is found in box 6 and genealogical correspondence is in boxes 2 through 5 and boxes 7 and 8.

Mf. 1464  -- La Guardo Baptist Church Records. Lebanon, 1983-1992. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of La Guardo Baptist Church include membership records and meeting minutes. No index.

Mf. 1465  -- Sallie Gray Brown Papers, 1918-1945. 476 items. THS. 1 reel. 16 mm.
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Primarily, these are letters written by World War II soldiers to Sallie Gray Brown of Gallatin, who was active in the U.S.O. and hosted soldiers who come to the Gallatin area for training. Letters express gratitude and appreciation for Mrs. Brown and came from all over the U.S. and overseas. The collection is a valuable resource in documenting soldiers’ lives and their feelings and attitudes about the home front. The register includes a container list and a list of correspondence.

Mf. 1466  -- Martha Farmer Anthony Papers, 1838-1889. 300 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
The papers collected by Martha Farmer Anthony contain correspondence, legal documents, and accounts of the Farmer family from Kentucky and Springfield, TN. The correspondence includes sixty letters from the Civil War period from soldiers writing from Fort Donelson and Camp Butler, IL. The remaining correspondence is largely concerned with family affairs, religious activities and farm life. The register includes a genealogical chart and a container list.

Mf. 1467  -- Arcade Company Record Books - Addition, 1943-1978. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This addition to the Arcade Company records (Mf. 1439) consists of minute books and the certificate of incorporation and by-laws of the company.

Mf. 1468  -- A. W. Hutchison Papers - Addition, 1994. 2000 items. THS. 1 reel. 35 mm.
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These accounts, clippings, correspondence, drawings, epitaphs, financial records, genealogical data, invitations, programs, maps, notes, photographs, publications, biographical sketches, speeches, and writings were collected by Albert Williams Hutchison, Jr. (1909-1986), architect and civic leader of Nashville. The bulk of this addition concerns historical architecture of the Middle Tennessee area. The register includes a biographical sketch and a container list. See also Mf. 1189.

Mf. 1469  -- Bradley’s Creek Baptist Church Records. Rutherford County, 1819-1904. 3 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Bradley’s Creek Baptist Church consist of membership records, the church constitution, rules of decorum, minutes of meetings and business records.

Mf. 1470  -- Oakdale Church Record Book, 1938-1944. 1 vol. TSLS. 1 reel. 35mm.
This record book contains the minutes and records of church meetings as well as deceased members of the Oakdale Church, Macon County, Tennessee.

Mf. 1471  -- Signal Mountain Community Guild Records - Addition, 1989-1993. 6 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is an addition to the records of the Signal Mountain Community Guild, a woman’s service organization, consisting of program books, a 1992-93 directory and minutes. See also Mf. 430, Mf. 765 and Mf. 1100.

Mf. 1472  -- Works Progress Administration (WPA) Records. Division of Operations: Project Proposals and Applications. NA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records document the estimates, allotments, and expenditures of 301 proposed projects of Work Projects Administration in Tennessee during the 1930s. Projects include everything from school construction and dam building to making bedspreads for relief families. The collection also contains information on the restoration of Fort Negley in Nashville. No index.

Mf. 1473  -- William P. Hickerson, Sr. Papers, 1820-1896. 600 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
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William P. Hickerson (1816-1882) was a lawyer, jurist, and businessman, of Franklin County. Most of the collection consists of court records spanning Hickerson’s law career which began in Coffee County during the 1840s in the firm of Hickerson and Powers. In addition to legal work, the firm was involved in various real estate transactions in Franklin and Coffee counties. The collection includes some papers of William Hickerson, Jr., President of the Stone Fort Paper Company.

Mf. 1474  -- Nashville Bar Association Minute Books, 1875-1980. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
These are minute books of the Nashville Bar Association, 1875-86 and 1912-80. The first volume contains a copy of the association constitution and by-laws; the second includes the amended constitution and by-laws.

Mf. 1475  -- Confederate Military Organizations in Tennessee. NA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of the Adjutant General’s Office of the War Department gives information on Tennessee Confederate regiments and companies. The data was compiled in the early 1900s by the Records and Pensions Office and lists the dates of available muster rolls of Tennessee units, along with the number of men found on each roll (the muster rolls are not included). Brief information on the history of each regiment is also included.

Mf. 1476  -- Lawrenceburg Maps, 1950-1960. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are detailed maps of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, from the 1950s and 1960s, showing streets and lots along with details of various subdivisions of the town.

Mf. 1477  -- McKenzie and Son, Surveyors Maps. Chattanooga, 1880-1916. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
Maps drawn by the surveying firm of McKenzie and Son of Chattanooga, 1880-1916, were generally used as exhibits in litigations in which land grants were involved. The entry and grant numbers are given for each map. Counties include Bledsoe, Bradley, Cannon, Coffee, Cumberland, Davidson, Fentress, Franklin, Grundy, Hamilton, Lincoln, McMinn, Marion, Moore, Morgan, Polk, Rhea, Roane, Sequatchie, Sevier, Van Buren, Warren, and White. The register contains an index and descriptions of two maps.

Mf. 1478  -- Index and Register of Appointments of Officers, Confederate, 1861-1864. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These Confederate records, compiled by the U.S. War Department, consist of an index and register of appointments of officers who served in the Adjutant and Inspector General’s office. This would include quartermaster, ordnance, artillery, military court and other organizations outside the regular infantry and cavalry units. The type of information found includes the date of appointment and confirmation of officers and the state from which they served.

Mf. 1479  -- United Daughters of the Confederacy (Tennessee Division) Applications -- Addition, 1992-1994. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
Applications are interfiled in alphabetical order by the surname of each member. The collection also includes supplemental information and transfers. See also Mf. 583, Mf. 752, Mf. 959, Mf. 1021, Mf. 1276, Mf. 1326, Mf. 1369, Mf. 1411, Mf. 1532, Mf. 1582, Mf. 1638, Mf. 1687, Mf. 1705, Mf. 1755, Mf. 1849 and Mf. 1942 for additional UDC records.

Mf. 1480  -- New Hope Baptist Church Records. Bedford County, 1809-1912. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of New Hope Baptist Church in Fairfield, consist of minute books.

Mf. 1481  -- Wingate T. Robinson Papers, 1832-1903. 7 vols. 400 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
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Primarily the papers of Wingate T. Robinson (1832-1903), Lieutenant, Company K, 5th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, U.S.A. and state legislator of DeKalb and Wilson counties, the collection includes accounts, correspondence, clippings, legal documents, and Civil War records.

The Civil War records deal with the service of 1st Lieutenant Wingate T. Robinson. There are a number of Ordnance Reports for the year 1865, a few special orders and a muster roll for Company K, 5th Tennessee Cavalry, at the time W.T. Robinson was made 1st Lieutenant.

The clippings are primarily political speeches made during reconstruction by William G. Brownlow, Horace Maynard, and John Baxter. The correspondence contains the names of William B. Stokes, W.B. Corley, A.J. Richey, R.C. Nesmith, Houston F. Stratton, and James H. Smith.

Mf. 1482  -- T. S. Stribling Papers - Addition, 1908-1984. THS. 3 reels. 35 mm.
The addition to the papers of T.S. Stribling contains typescripts of numerous short stories, novels, and novelettes written by the Pulitzer Prize winning author. Also included is correspondence between Stribling and his wife, Lou Ella (Kloss) Stribling. The register includes a biographical sketch, a genealogical chart, and a container list. See also Mf. 1029, Mf. 1213, Mf. 1413, Mf. 1530 and Mf. 2013.

Mf. 1483  -- First Presbyterian Church Records. Fayetteville, 1830-1928. 4 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are session books of First Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville. Volume 3, 1884-1904 is missing.

Mf. 1484  -- Cartwright and Allied Families Genealogical Charts. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
These genealogical charts for over forty families were compiled, arranged and indexed by Robert B. Cartwright of Nashville.

Mf. 1485  -- Semmes Family Papers. 150 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
This is a collection of military records centered on Raphael Semmes (1809-1877), naval officer, captain of the famous Confederate raider C.S.S. Alabama, and author; and his first cousin, Benedict Joseph Semmes (1823-1902), Chief Depot Commissary for the Army of Tennessee. The collection consists of accounts, orders and requisitions, correspondence and reports.

The bulk of the collection is made up of military records of Captain and later, Major Benedict Joseph Semmes (1823-1902). The military papers consists of accounts showing disbursements of subsistence funds for such purchases as beef cattle, sacks of corn and salt; for the expenses of the use of Negro laborers; and for driving, pasturing and forage for cattle. Circulars include schedules of rates to be charged for sales of subsistence stores to officers, formulas for the dispensing of rations, process for transfer of hides from slaughtered beef for purposes of tanning, etc.

Commissary returns list commissary items (beef, flour, rice, coffee, sugar, vinegar, candles, soap, etc.) issued to various company commanders during the Civil War. Correspondence is of a business nature. Instructions essentially concern the issuance of rations. Orders include such commissary subjects as directing that Semmes "not to impress any Negroes that are employed in agricultural pursuits;" issuance of lard in lieu of bacon, removal of surplus stores from combat zones; providing reports on amount of stores on hand; transfer of rations; seizure of corn owned by distillers and suppression of all distillers "in view of drunkenness resulting from this speculation," etc. Other military records in the collection are reports, requisitions, schedules for prices for produce and army supplies secured through impressment and tables of rations.

The register includes biographical sketches, a container list and a genealogical chart.

Mf. 1486  -- Land Surveys of the Monroe County, Kentucky. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are plats and descriptions of land surveys in Monroe County, KY, some of which included land in Tennessee. Indexed. The surveys appear to have originated in the county court; entries cover the period 1868-1910.

Mf. 1487  -- John Robert Paysinger Genealogical Collection, 1757-1988. 2700 items. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm.
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The material collected by John R. Paysinger (1922-1988), genealogist, includes genealogical data on the Paysinger and Campbell families. The collection includes information on early settlers of Lincoln and Polk counties. Items in the collection include charts, correspondence, court, land and military records.

Mf. 1488  -- Enrollment Book of the Superior Court, Knoxville, Tenn., from Hamilton District Territory South of the River, 1793-1800. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
The record book of the court of the Territory South of the River Ohio (the area that later became Tennessee) was found in Knoxville in 1889. The book includes nearly fifty cases brought before the court between 1793 and 1800. Indexed.

Mf. 1489  -- Index to Interments at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Nashville, 1891-1995. 150,000 cards. TSLA. 9 reels. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is an index to interments arranged alphabetically by name of deceased. The records include date of death, date of burial, name of mortician, location of lot, and owner of lot. This index can be used in conjunction with interment books (Mf. 576, records from 1855 to 1901 and Mf. 1184, records from 1912 to 1989). See also Mf. 1490 for other Mount Olivet records.

Mf. 1490  -- Lot Owner Card File of Mount Olivet Cemetery. Nashville, 1851-1995. 15,000 cards. TSLA. 4 reels. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The lot owner cards are arranged alphabetically by name of owner, generally including a diagram of the graves in the lot and a list of burials therein. See also Mf. 576, Mf. 1184 and Mf. 1489.

Mf. 1491  -- Methodist Episcopal Church. Pikeville Circuit. Quarterly Conference Records, 1866-1907. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
These are records of quarterly conferences held at Sequatchie College, Pikeville. Included are pastors’ reports, stewards’ reports and recommendations for rules of election and discipline.

Mf. 1492  -- Trustee’s Revenue Ledger. Bledsoe County, 1882-1889. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This ledger of county revenues from Bledsoe County lists names of persons and amounts paid. No index.

Mf. 1493  -- Oakwood Baptist Church Records. Chattanooga, 1907-1954. 6 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The records of Oakwood Baptist Church, formerly the Chickamauga Baptist Church, includes lists of members, articles of faith and minutes of meetings.

Mf. 1494  -- First Presbyterian Church Records - Addition. Murfreesboro, 1968-1993. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This addition to the records of First Presbyterian Church, Murfreesboro (Mf. 502), consists of church meeting minutes.

Mf. 1495  -- Douglas - Fossick Papers, 1796-1981. 1100 items. TSLA. 5 reels. 35 mm.
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The genealogical material compiled by Mrs. S.E. Douglas and her daughter, Mrs. Christina Douglas Fossick, concern the Douglas, Fulcher and related families. The bulk of the material concentrates in the years 1949-81 and consists of genealogical data relating to the following families: Bell, Boone, Brinson, Burnside, Byrd, Cannon, Cason, Cox, Douglas, Fossick, Fulcher, Huey, Hill, Loyd, McCutcheon, McKinney, McNutt, McPherson, Miles, Moss, Sims, Smith, Taylor, Tillman, Warner, Wier, Wilkins and Womack. The register includes a container list.

Mf. 1496  -- Prentice Price, Jr. Genealogical Collection, 1910-1979. 2000 items. TSLA. 2 reels. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
The genealogical files of Prentice Price, Jr. (1910-1979), county historian of Hawkins County, contains genealogical data on many of the early families of Hawkins County and is arranged alphabetically.

Mf. 1497  -- Dr. Solomon Fletcher Oden Medical Journal, 1880-1893. 1 vol. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This is a journal of Dr. Solomon Fletcher Oden (1848-1942), of Brentwood, a graduate of the University of Nashville Medical School. The entries consist of a schedule of patients and charges and are indexed.

Mf. 1498  -- Virginia (Wood) Alexander Genealogical Collection. TSLA. 2 reels. 16 mm. Microfilm Only Collection.
This collection of materials was compiled by Virginia Wood Alexander (b. 1926). The material is arranged alphabetically by family name and includes copies of original material as well as abstracts of marriage records, Bible entries, census records and pension applications. The register includes a list of publications and Alexander’s list of families in Virginia.

Mf. 1499  -- John P. Hickman Confederate Memoirs Scrapbooks. 2 vols. TSLA. 1 reel. 35 mm.
The scrapbooks compiled by John P. Hickman (b.1842) contain Confederate memorabilia and printed materials, bound together and given the title Confederate Memoirs.

 

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