Bibliographic Records


Database: Volunteer Voices: The Growth of Democracy in Tennessee
Query: collection: "beck"


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Title: Alpha Kappa Alpha
Creator : Alpha Kappa Alpha
Date Created: 1926
Abstract: Members of an Early Alpha Kappa Alpha Soriority, Inc., Knoxville Chapter. First row seated, Left to Right: Edith Nowlin, Emma Stokes, Bonnie Brown, Elizabeth Bragg, Hazel Henderson, and Dorothy Nance. Second row seated, L to R: Alfredda Delaney, Margaret Carson, Edna LeFlore, Susie Davis, Olive Wallace, Sally McCclatchy, Sallie Carr and Augusta Hyatt. Third row Standing, L to R: Ozina Roberts, Lottie Gordon, Wilhelma Bishop, Modestine Young, Arnetta Wallace, Henri Green, Willard Daves, Laura Hardin, Mildred Henderson, and Mildred Ward. Forth Row Standing L to R: Mildred Netherland, Mable Walker, Ethel Downer, Arvella Pickett.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
Collection: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Contributing Institution: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000000452
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Title: Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Griffith in Knoxville, Tennessee
Photographer : Boyd Browder
Date Created: 1905
Abstract: In this photograph, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Griffith pose for renowned African-American photographer Boyd Browder in front of their home in Knox County, at 1611 Clinton Road near Knoxville's Mechanicsville district, circa 1905. The extended African tradition of incorporating shards of broken pottery and other items into the landscaping is captured in this photo.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
Collection: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Contributing Institution: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000002134
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Title: An unidentified lady in the Browder Studios
Creator : Browder Studios
Date Created: 1925
Abstract: This is a portrait of an African American lady in a suit with a hat sitting in a fashionable-looking chair. Browder Studios was one of the most prominent photographic studios in Knoxville and Boyd Browder may be considered the most important black photographer in Knoxville, Tennessee during the early 20th century.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
Collection: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Contributing Institution: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000000456
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Title: Hannington Chapel
Author : Calbraith B. Perry
Date Created: 1885 - 1910
Abstract: This is a fundraising pamphlet for 500 dollars to finish building Hannington Chapel in Nashville, Tennessee. The chapel commemorates Bishop James Hannington of Eastern Equatorial Africa who was martyred for his faith on August 28th, 1885, in Usoga (Busoga), Uganda.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     The Development of the Industrial United States (1870-1900)
Collection: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Contributing Institution: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003363
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Title: Unidentified manuscript
Author : Charles Cansler
Date Created: 1831 - 1839
Abstract: These 2 pages are from the Charles Cansler Collection at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center. The author is not identified. Background information: Charles W. Cansler (1871-1953), Professor Cansler was born near Maryville, Tennessee in 1871. He was educated at Freedmen`s Normal Institue and attended Maryille college. He became the first Black railroad postal clerk in East Tennessee. At age 19 he passsed the bar examination. After practicing law for two years, he became principal of Austin High School. Under his leadership, the school grew from 80 to 437 students. Professor Cansler organized the East Tennessee Association of Teachers in Colored Schools and wass its first President. He also led the movement for parks and playgrounds in Knoxville. He became the first African-American to be nominated to the Tennessee State Legislature. Professor Cansler is the author of Three Generations, the story of a free Negro family in Tennessee from 1831-1939.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Collection: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Contributing Institution: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000002756
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Title: Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, D.C. to the Honorable William H. Hastie in the Virgin Islands
Author : Franklin D. Roosevelt
Date Created: 1937-07-19
Abstract: This is a letter from Franklin Roosevelt to William Hastie thanking him for the "nice letter" he received on July 3rd. Mr. Roosevelt was "glad...to hear his appointment was a happy one." Mr. Hastie was born in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1904 and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1930. He was the first black federal judge in the United States. After serving in this capacity for the Virgin Islands, he became governor of the territory from 1946-1949.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
Collection: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Contributing Institution: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003367
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Title: Harry Truman in Washington, D.C. to Governor William H. Hastie in the Virgin Islands
Author : Harry Truman
Date Created: 1946-05-11
Abstract: This is a letter from former president of the United States, Harry Truman, to governor of the Virgin Islands, William H. Hastie. Mr. Truman expresses his confidence in Mr. Hastie`s ability to govern, his wishes for people of the Virgin Islands in working towards self-government, as well as his regret that he could not be there.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Postwar United States (1945-1970)
Collection: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Contributing Institution: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003366
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Title: Green School
Photographer : J.R. Ross Jr.
Date Created: 1941
Abstract: This photograph is titled, "Green School".
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
Collection: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Contributing Institution: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000002112
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Title: Pictures of Maynard James
Artist; Creator : Joseph Delaney, 1904-1991
Photographer : Browder Studios
Date Created: 1950
Abstract: 2 tifs. Two representations of Maynard James, Sr. by Boyd Browder. The first is a charcoal sketch of James, and the second is a photograph of James in suit and tie. The representations, despite parallel subjects, convey different emotions, each best utilizing their medium. Boyd Browder was one of Knoxville's most important black photographer. He specialized in portrait and human photography, especially in the black community, and his studio, Browder Studios, was prominent during its time. Additionally, Browder was elected to the Knox County court from 1942-1946.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Postwar United States (1945-1970)
Collection: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Contributing Institution: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000001615
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Title: Knoxville College Graduation Program
Attributed name : Knoxville College
Date Created: 1850 - 1950
Abstract: This is a program for the Graduating Exercises of the Forth Normal Class of Knoxville College. There are 12 parts to the performance of this sacred material.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
Collection: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Contributing Institution: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003365
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Title: John B. Elliot
Attributed name : Maryville College
Date Created: 1930
Abstract: This is a portrait of a young African American man in a suit. Verso side reads: John B. Elliot, Sullivan, W.V, Knoxville College, Class of 1930.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
Collection: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Contributing Institution: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000000457
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Title: Knoxville College portrait
Photographer : Brauder Studio
Designer : N.J. Gardner
Date Created: 1878 - 1908
Abstract: This print is listed as, "Knoxville College portrait".
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
Collection: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Contributing Institution: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000002127
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Title: Tennessee and Bijou theaters protest
Publisher : The Aurora
Date Created: 1963-03
Abstract: This article, appearing in The Aurora newspaper, in Knoxville, Tennessee covers the events surrounding a protest in which 53 persons were arrested for picketing the Tennessee and Bijou Theatres who refused enterance to black students. The accompanying photograph includes Tennessee native, Marion Barry (left), two-time mayor of Washinton, D.C.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Postwar United States (1945-1970)
Collection: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Contributing Institution: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003364
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Title: Reverend William H. Franklin
Creator : Unknown
Date Created: 1883
Abstract: Verso side reads: William H. Franklin was born a slave in Knoxville in 1852. He became the first black graduate of Maryville College in 1880. He became a minister in 1883 and founded Swift Memorial College.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     The Development of the Industrial United States (1870-1900)
Collection: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Contributing Institution: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000000465
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Title: Glen Mitchell Gray
Photographer : Unknown
Date Created: 1952
Abstract: Verso side reads: Glen Mitchell Gray was the first black student ever admitted to the University of Tennessee in 1952. He was a graduate student.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Postwar United States (1945-1970)
Collection: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Contributing Institution: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000000466
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Title: Mount Zion Baptist Church Women's Organization
Photographer : unknown
Date Created: 1870 - 1910
Abstract: This photograph is titled, "Mount Zion Baptist Church Women's Organization".
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
Collection: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Contributing Institution: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000002111
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Title: Henry Clay Evans
Photographer : Unknown
Date Created: 1930
Abstract: Portrait of a young African American man in a suit from the side view. Verso side identifies this individual as Henry Clay Evans. This image is most likely a school photograph from Knoxville College or Maryville College in Tennessee.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
Collection: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Contributing Institution: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000000460
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Title: Willie Bell Douglas
Photographer : Unknown
Date Created: 1922
Abstract: This is a graduation portrait of Willie Bell Douglas, showing a side view of her in cap and gown. Verso side reads: Willie Bell Douglas, class of 1922.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
Collection: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Contributing Institution: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000000458
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Title: The Colored Chauffeurs Club
Photographer : unknown
Date Created: 1930
Abstract: This photograph is titled, "The Colored Chauffeurs Club". On the reverse side is written, "The Colored Chauffeurs Club organized in October of 1930 to aid in soliciting funds for the Community Chest Campaign. Standing (L-R) are: Dr. Luther Boyd, unidentified, Robert Martin, Lithcoe Cox, Mr. Mongomery, unidentified ,unidentified and James Presnell. Sitting (L-R) are: Edgar Blair, Gaines Ambrister, unidentified, unidentified and John Walker.".
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
Collection: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Contributing Institution: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000002120
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Title: Knox County deputy sheriffs
Photographer : Unknown
Date Created: 1951
Abstract: Three African American men with badges are standing beside a Knox County Sheriff car.Verso side reads: Knox County Deputy Sheriffs, c. 1951. L-R: Albert Bowerman, Willie Whitelaw, and Clarence Hardin.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Postwar United States (1945-1970)
Collection: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Contributing Institution: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000000475
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Title: Cross country travelers
Photographer : unknown
Date Created: 1914
Abstract: This photograph is titled, "Cross country travelers". Written on the reverse side, "Mr. A.A. Felding and party after a tourist trip through the western United States. C. 1914. Individuals: (not in order) Walter Kennedy, Thurman Amerine, Mrs. A.A. Felding, Miss Maude Felding, Alonzo A. Felding."
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
Collection: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Contributing Institution: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000002115
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Title: The staff of the Andrew Johnson Hotel
Photographer : unknown
Date Created: 1929
Abstract: This is a photograph of the 1929 staff at the Andrew Johnson Hotel. At the extreme left is young Raymond E. Stephens who was pastor of Logan Temple A.M.E. Zion from 1962-1970. Standing at the extreme right is William Andrew Johnson, an ex-slave freed by President Andrew Johnson in 1863. He stayed with the Johnson family in greeneville after he was freed. This photo was taken in 1929 when Hotel Andrew Johnson was new.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
Collection: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Contributing Institution: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000002114
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Title: Vine Avenue in Knoxville, Tennessee
Photographer : unknown
Date Created: 1955 - 1970
Abstract: This photograph is titled, "Vine Avenue in Knoxville, Tennessee. On the reverse side is written, "111-117 East Vine. Pre-urban renewal".
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Postwar United States (1945-1970)
Collection: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Contributing Institution: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000002128
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Title: Joseph Delaney in New York City, New York
Photographer : unknown
Date Created: 1934
Abstract: 2 tifs. A photograph of Joseph Delaney seated in front of a fence lined with framed artwork, presumably his own. Delaney sits tenuously on the wooden crate, wearing a suit and hat, with papers in his left hand. The verso reads "To my friend Martha A. Singleton from Joseph Delaney, Oct 1934. 'Noted Individuals'." Joseph Delaney was one of Knoxville's best known artists. Delaney was nine of ten children whose father was a Methodist minister. He worked many odd jobs in Knoxville before leaving for Chicago in 1925 and New York in 1930. Delaney exhibited works in the first Washington Square Outdoor Art Show, and had many shows with prominent twentieth century artists including Jackson Pollack. Delaney died in 1991 in Knoxville.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
Collection: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Contributing Institution: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000001612
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Title: "Sunday afternoon group" photographs
Photographer : unknown
Date Created: 1920 - 1929
Abstract: 2 tifs. Two photographs of African American young adults, who called themselves the "Sunday afternoon group." The first photograph depicts the seven females of the group standing in front of the six males in the group, who sit atop a stone wall in front of a house. The women wear corset-style long dresses and large hats while the men wear suits and bowler hats. The second image depicts the group with the females on top of the wall, seated, while the males stand below them and look up at the women. These pictures were taken at a house on Cansler Street in Knoxville, Tennessee. The street was later renamed McGhee Street. On the back of the first photograph, the individuals are identified as follows: L-R, James Beck, William Brooks, Fritz Cansler, Dr. Charles Davis, and the last two individuals are unidentified. The women in the lower row are identified as: Myrtle Brook McGowan, "Hoss", unidentified, Mrs. Ida Woods, Mrs. Fritz Cansler (Porter), unidentified and Dolly Warren Baskerville.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
Collection: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
Contributing Institution: Beck Cultural Exchange Center
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000001617
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