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John Fain Anderson

This collection of scrapbooks includes material (1861-1925) on East Tennessee politics and government, the Republican Party, and individual politicians such as Andrew Johnson, James K. Polk, the Brownlows, Bob and Alf Taylor, T. A. R. Nelson, and Andrew Jackson.

Broadside Television

Includes videotaped programs on the political aspects of such topics as the Tennessee Valley Authority, strip mining, union organizing, sanitary landfill development, and annexation.

Congress for Appalachian Development

Includes correspondence, transcripts of testimony, clippings, and other materials related to the political aspects of such topics as regional electric power development, the Appalachian Regional Commission, economic development, the coal industry, and the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Guy Despard Goff

Consists of 3 volumes of typescript copies of correspondence, telegrams, and letters of congratulations relating to Goff's military and political career during and following WWI. Goff was elected to the U.S. Senate from W. Va. in 1924.

Frederick S. Heiskell

Includes correspondence and scrapbooks connected to Heiskell's (1786-1851) involvement in abolitionism, and early Tennessee and Whig Party politics. Correspondents include John Bell, William G. Brownlow, and James A. Garfield.

City of Johnson City

Includes administrative and judicial records of permanent value for the city of Johnson City, Tennessee from c. 1890.

Carl A. Jones

Documents the history of Johnson City, Tenn., including local and state politics, elections, government activities, community events, civic and social organizations from the 1930s to the end of the 20th century.

Jonesborough (Tenn.) Board of Mayor and Aldermen

Consists of a minute book containing a list of ordinances ratified in 1906 and minutes of meetings of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, 1906-1910.

William Henley Nelson Family

Includes correspondence, speeches, and appointments relating to Nelson's (1837-1935) political career in East Tennessee. Correspondents include William G. Brownlow and Theodore Roosevelt.

James H. Quillen

Documents the public life and political career of Congressman James H. Quillen. Quillen served in the Tennessee General Assembly (1955-63) and the U.S. House of Representatives (1963-97). His papers focus on political, social, and military issues at the local, state, national, and international levels.

B. Carroll Reece

Long-time Congressman Reece's extensive collection includes correspondence, memoranda, speeches, reports, clippings, etc. covering Reece's career, primarily 1908-1961. Topics include Andrew Johnson, McCarthyism, the Pearl Harbor investigation, and Republican national politics. Correspondents include Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Robert A. Taft, and J. Edgar Hoover, among others.

Benjamin Harrison Taylor Family

Includes biographical and political materials (correspondence, election materials, speeches, clippings, memorabilia, etc.) relating to Taylor's life (1888-1930) and that of his father, Alfred Alexander Taylor (1848-1931).

Blaine Taylor

Consists of papers relating to Alfred Taylor's successful 1920 campaign for Governor of Tenn. Blaine Taylor served as campaign secretary.

Washington County (Tenn.) Court

Includes administrative and judicial records having permanent value for Washington County, Tennessee and spans 1780-1960s.


Bowen, Michael D. A politician of principle: three events in the congressional career of B. Carroll Reece. Thesis B675 1999

Brisbin, Richard A. West Virginia politics and government. JK4016.W47 2008

Byrd, Robert C. Robert C. Byrd: child of the Appalachian coalfields. E840.8.B965 A3 2005

Chapman, Shirley. Democrats challenge traditional Republicans in upper East Tennessee. 1977. JK5295.C45

Crews, James M. J. F. K. and the mountaineers: John F. Kennedy's rhetoric in the 1960 West Virginia presidential primary. JK2075.W4 C73 1980a

Egolf, Jennifer. Culture, class, and politics in modern Appalachia: essays in honor of Ronald L. Lewis. HD9547 .A127 C85 2009

Eller, Ronald D. Uneven ground: Appalachia since 1945. HN79.A127 E55 2008

Hanna, Stephen P. Representing Appalachia: Appalshop films and the politics of regional identity. F217.A65 H366 1997a

Hart, Roger L. Redeemers, Bourbons, and Populists: Tennessee, 1870-1896. 1975. JK2295.T352 H37

McClure, Wallace. State constitution - making. 1916. JK2417.M3

McKinney, Gordon B. Southern mountain Republicans, 1865- 1900: politics and the Appalachian community. 1978. F217.A65 M23

Powell, Douglas Reichert. Critical regionalism: connecting politics and culture in the American landscape. E179.5 .R45 2007

Reece, Brazilla Carroll. The courageous commoner: a biography of Andrew Johnson. 1962. E667.R4

Rice, De Long. "Old Limber": or, the tale of the Taylors. 1921. F436.T23

Selzick, Philip. TVA and the grassroots: a study of politics and organization. HD 9685.U6 A1395 1980

Stafford, Thomas F. Afflicting the comfortable: journalism and politics in West Virginia. F245.S73 2005x

Taul, Glen Edward. Poverty, development, and government in Appalachia: origins of the Appalachian Regional Commission. HN49.C6 T38 2001a

Tucker, Gary J. Governor William E. Glasscock and progressive politics in West Virginia. F241.G55 T83 2008

Vile, John R. Tennessee government and politics: democracy in the volunteer state. JK5216.T46 1998

Weinbaum, Eve S. To move a mountain: fighting the global economy in Appalachia. HD5708.55.U62 A558 2004

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