Consists of records kept by the paroling agency on paroled inmates in Tennessee. Also contains information used to make recommendations to the governor on pardon requsts. Records in boxes date from 1904-1925 and include information on the inmate's offense, county of the trial, race/sex, prison number, year incarcerated, year of pardon/parole, name of prison, petitions, newspaper clippings, official pardon/parole forms, and correspondence. Volumes date from 1840-1967 and contain much of the same information. Later volumes also contain commutations, final discharges, Governor's Warrants, reprieves, and respites.
Consists of eight series arranged in order of their relevance to the Grubbs Lawsuit. The lawsuit was a class action suit filed by numerous prisoners complaining about living conditions and services provided to inmates in state penal custody, the lawsuit eventually resulted in a federal take-over of Tennessee's prison system and the closing of the Tennessee State Prison. Types of records found in the collection include court proceedings; orders and exhibits; legislation; audits; reports concerning Department of Correction activities and facilities; correspondence; and meeting minutes. The collection also contains a number of photographs taken by court-appointed consultants during inspections of facilities. Also included are a number of over-sized print outs containing detailed facility reports. Much of the information contained in the collection is incomplete.
Personal papers of the Hutchings family, primarily relating to Christopher Hutchings (ca. 1774-1854), his brothers John Hutchings (ca. 1770-1817) and Stockley Donelson Hutchings (ca. 1780-1821), his son-in-law, John H. Cross, and his nephew, Andrew Jackson Hutchings (1813-1841). Includes correspondence pertaining to plantation business and family news; accounts and plantation records for the plantation of Christopher Hutchings in Madison County, Tennessee and that of John H. Cross in Poinsett County, Arkansas; legal documents, including the 1817 will of John Hutchings in the handwriting of Andrew Jackson; and genealogical notes on the Hutchings, Donelson, Dyas, and Coffee families.
Consists of two volumes of notebooks of unidentified origin containing speeches, essays, and poems. Many items are repeated throughout the books. One volume contains the name "W.H. Haywood, Paul & Douglass Co., Memphis, Tenn." There are, however, numerous references to Carter County, Tennessee as the author's home. Both volumes include writings on East Tennessee history.
Consists of the Tennessee state poem Oh Tennessee, my Tennessee, written by William P. Lawrence in 1973 while a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, and a biographical sketch of Vice Admiral William P. Lawrence, USN.
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