|Le Conte, December 1925. From the Thompson Brothers Photograph Collection.|
|Front cover of a souvenir folder filled with postcard size images that fold out in accordion style. From the Postcards from the Great Smoky Mountains Collection.|
In 1912, the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women founded a settlement school in Gatlinburg, Tennessee as a service project for its 50th anniversary. Materials documenting the school’s history and its contemporary legacy, Arrowmont, are found within this collection.
Postcards from The Great Smoky Mountains documents well-known landmarks, geographic features, and man-made improvements such as roads complete with vintage automobiles. Included are works by several prominent photographers, including Jim Thompson, Walter Cline, and Jack Huff.
The personal journal of Albert G. "Dutch" Roth, documenting hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains area through stories and photographs spanning 1924-1959.
Brothers James E. (Jim) and Robin Thompson were professional photographers based in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the early twentieth century. This collection includes approximately 400 photographs held by four institutions that capture the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains.
William Cox Cochran captured these 89 images of East Tennessee between August 12th and 30th of 1886. The photographs are of East Tennessee people and landmarks, mostly located in what is now the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.