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Title: Rutherford County Historical Society Records

Dates: 1966-1999

Creator: Rutherford County Historical Society

Summary/Abstract: The Rutherford County Historical Society Records consist of materials created by the Rutherford County Historical Society in the course of their activities related to researching, writing about, and preserving local history.

Quantity/Physical Description: Approximately 6.75 linear feet

Language(s): English

Repository: Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, (615) 898-2632

Restrictions on Access: None

Copyright: It is presumed that corporate and individual copyrights in manuscripts, photographs, and other materials have been retained by the copyright owners. Copyright restrictions apply. Users of materials should seek necessary permissions from the copyright holders to comply with U.S. copyright laws.

Preferred Citation: (Box Number, Folder Number), Rutherford County Historical Society Records, Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Acquisition: Susan Daniel, 2006; Charles Nored, May 17, 2007; Susan Daniel, May 1, 2007; Rutherford County Historical Society, 2009; Susan Daniel, April 2, 2010

Processed By: Original Processor undetermined.

Arrangement: These papers are arranged into nine series: Minutes, Financial, Membership, Founding Documents/ Awards, Numbered Publications, Frow Chips, Other Publications, Audio, and Microfilm.

Biographical Note: The Rutherford County Historical Society was organized on December 17, 1970. Its primary purpose is to discover, procure, and preserve the facts, articles, or documents that relate directly or collaterally to the natural, aboriginal, civil, political, military, literary, industrial, agricultural, and ecclesiastical history of Rutherford County, Tennessee.
For over twenty years, the RCHS regularly issued numbered publications that provided historical information on many facets of Rutherford County. The Society’s newsletter, Frow Chips, has been produced since 1971 and continues to this day. The RCHS has a board of directors and general membership is open to all persons. Monthly meetings are currently held ten times a year with an annual banquet in November. For more information, visit the RCHS website.

Scope and Content: The Rutherford County Historical Society Records include organizational records, publications created by the RCHS, audio tapes, and microfilm. These records span the years 1966 to 1999. The organizational records are made up of RCHS founding documents, minutes, financial statements, awards, and membership records. The publications include the “Numbered Publications,” Frow Chips, as well as camera ready (proofs) for many of the Numbered Publications and other publications that the RCHS has produced. The audio cassettes contain various oral histories and speeches and the microfilm consists of Rutherford County wills and church records.

Series 1: Minutes
This series contains the minutes from the 1966 organizational meeting and the minutes from RCHS meetings 1970-1999.

Series 2: Financial
This series contains financial statements, bank statements, and check stubs of the RCHS. There are various dates ranging from 1974-1998.

Series 3: Membership
Ranging from the 1970s through the 1990s, this series contains correspondence, presentations, and projects carried out by members, as well as member index cards and RCHS stationery and templates.

Series 4: Founding Documents/Awards
This series contains RCHS resolution and incorporation papers, by-laws, and certificates from the 1970s-1990s.

Series 5: Numbered Publications
This series contains the numbered publications produced by the RCHS from 1973 to approximately 1997. These publications contain a wide variety of historical information on Rutherford County. Included in this series are also several camera ready (proof) copies of many numbered publications from the 1970s and 1980s. There are also some misc. loose materials used to create certain publications. To search RCHS Numbered Publications by Keyword, click here.

Series 6: Frow Chips
This series contains the RCHS newsletter called Frow Chips, starting at Volume 1 in 1971 and continuing to the present. There is also a folder of misc. materials used in certain Frow Chips.

Series 7: Other Publications
This series contains publications created by the RCHS that differ from the Numbered Publications because they are dedicated to a specific topic. Dates range from the 1970s to 2005. Several of these publications are in camera ready (proof) form, but please note the Gore Center has bound copies of many of these other publications shelved in the front office.

Series 8: Audio
This series contains cassette tapes of oral history interviews of local people and speeches given at various local history gatherings. The recordings date from 1978-1981. Among the most interesting are interviews with Eddie Arnold, whose father was a Confederate P.O.W., Preston Ford who was one of the first WWI draftees in Rutherford Co., and a documentary program on Grand Ole Opry star Uncle Dave Macon.

Series 9: Microfilm
This series contains 4 reels of microfilm containing Rutherford County wills from the 19th century and Lavergne Presbyterian Church records from 1887-1972.

Associated Materials: All photographs from the RCHS Collection are stored separately in the RCHS Photo Collection and have been scanned for easier viewing. There are regular photos as well as several slide show presentations created by the RCHS, which document historical homes, businesses, and landmarks in Rutherford County. Most of the slides have been arranged in their original presentation order with accompanying scripts. There are also slides that were not received in any particular order or presentation and they have been combined to form the last group of slides.

Related Collections: Rutherford County Historical Society Papers

Subject Terms

Persons
Daniel, Susan
Pittard, Homer
Nored, Charles

Places
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Rutherford County, Tennessee

Subjects (General)
Local history

Material Types
Minutes
Financial Statements
Bank Statements
Check Stubs
Correspondence
Presentations
Index Cards
Stationery
By-laws
Certificates
Publications
Newsletters
Audio Tapes
Microfilm

Collection Inventory:

Box

Folder

Series

Description of Contents

1

1

Minutes

1966, 1970-1979

1

2

Minutes

1966, 1970-1979 - Duplicates of Fol. 1

1

3

Minutes

1980-1983

1

4

Minutes

1990-1999

1

5

Minutes

1978, 1982-1983, 1997-1998 - Duplicates

1

6

Financial

Financial Statements; 1974-1978

1

7

Financial

Financial Statements; 1974-1978 - Duplicates

1

8

Financial

Bank Statements; 12/1994, 7/1997-1/1999

1

9

Financial

Check Stubs; 12/1992-1/1998

2

1

Membership

Correspondence-Gene Sloan; 1970s-1980s

2

2

Membership

Correspondence-Gene Sloan; 1970s-1980s

2

3

Membership

Presentations and Events; 1970s-1990s

2

4

Membership

Projects; 1970s

3

1

Membership

Member Records; 1960s-1970s

3

 

Membership

Member Index Cards; ca. 1970s

3

 

Membership

Member Index Cards A-Mc; 1988-1992

3

 

Membership

Member Index Cards N-Z; 1988-1992

4

1

Membership

Correspondence-General; 1970s

4

2

Membership

Correspondence-General; 1970s-1980s

4

3

Membership

Templates, Stationery, Org. Info; 1970s

4

4

Founding Documents/Awards

Resolution & Incorp. Papers; 1970s-1980s

4

5

Founding Documents/Awards

By-Laws; 1970s, 1998

4

6

Founding Documents/Awards

Certificates; 1972, 1977

1

1

Numbered Publications

No. 1 & 2 Summer 1973 - Winter 1973

1

2

Numbered Publications

No. 3 & 4 Summer 1974 - Fall 1974

1

3

Numbered Publications

No. 5 & Index to No. 1-5 Spring 1975

1

4

Numbered Publications

No. 6 & 7 Winter 1976 - Summer 1976

1

5

Numbered Publications

No. 8 & 9 Winter 1977 - Summer 1977

2

1

Numbered Publications

No. 10 & 11 Winter 1978 - Summer 1978

2

2

Numbered Publications

No. 12 & 13 Spring 1979 - Winter 1979

2

3

Numbered Publications

No. 14 & 15 Winter 1980 - Summer 1980

2

4

Numbered Publications

No. 17 & 18 Summer 1981 - Winter 1982

2

5

Numbered Publications

No. 20 (2 copies) Winter 1983

3

1

Numbered Publications

No. 21 Summer 1983

3

2

Numbered Publications

No. 22 & 23 Winter 1984 - Summer 1984

3

3

Numbered Publications

No. 24 Part I Winter 1985

3

4

Numbered Publications

No. 24A Part II Winter 1987

3

5

Numbered Publications

No. 25 & 26 Summer 1985 - Winter 1986

3

6

Numbered Publications

No. 27 & 28 Summer 1986 - Winter 1987

4

1

Numbered Publications

No. 29 & 30 Summer 1987 - Winter 1988

4

2

Numbered Publications

No. 31 & 32 Summer 1988 - Winter 1989

4

3

Numbered Publications

No. 33 & 34 Summer 1989 & 1994

4

4

Numbered Publications

No. 35, 36, & 37 1995 - ca. 1997

5

1

Numbered Publications

No. 3 - Camera Ready Summer 1974

5

2

Numbered Publications

Index to No. 1-5 - Camera Ready

5

3

Numbered Publications

No. 6 (2nd ed.) Camera Ready No. 9 - Camera Ready Summer 1977 Winter 1976

5

4

Numbered Publications

No. 8 - Camera Ready Winter 1977

5

5

Numbered Publications

No. 9 - Camera Ready Summer 1977

5

6

Numbered Publications

No. 10 - Camera Ready Winter 1978

5

7

Numbered Publications

No. 11 - Camera Ready Summer 1978

5

8

Numbered Publications

No. 12 - Camera Ready Spring 1979

5

9

Numbered Publications

No. 14 - Camera Ready Winter 1980

6

1

Numbered Publications

No. 23 - Camera Ready Summer 1984

6

2

Numbered Publications

No. 25 - Camera Ready Summer 1985

6

3

Numbered Publications

No. 27 - Camera Ready Summer 1986

6

4

Numbered Publications

No. 29 - Camera Ready Summer 1987

6

5

Numbered Publications

Misc. loose items used in publications; 1970s

7

1

Numbered Publications

Misc. loose items used in publications; various dates

7

2

Numbered Publications

Negatives used in Cemetery Book; 1970s

7

3

Numbered Publications

Orig. fragments-"Annals of Ruth. Co" – Spence; 1873

1

1

Frow Chips

Vol. 1 Sept. 1971 - Aug. 1972

1

2

Frow Chips

Vol. 2 Sept. 1972 - Aug. 1973

1

3

Frow Chips

Vol. 3 Sept. 1973 - Aug. 1974

1

4

Frow Chips

Vol. 4 Sept. 1974 - Aug. 1975

1

5

Frow Chips

Vol. 5 Sept. 1975 - Aug. 1976

1

6

Frow Chips

Vol. 6 Sept. 1976 - Aug. 1977

1

7

Frow Chips

Vol. 7 Sept. 1977 - Aug. 1978

1

8

Frow Chips

Vol. 8 Sept. 1978 - Aug. 1979

1

9

Frow Chips

Vol. 10 (Vol. 9 was skipped) Sept. 1979 - Aug. 1980

1

10

Frow Chips

Vol. 11 Sept. 1980 - Aug. 1981

1

11

Frow Chips

Vol. 12 Sept. 1981 - Aug. 1982

1

12

Frow Chips

Vol. 13 Sept. 1982 - Aug. 1983

1

13

Frow Chips

Vol. 14 Sept. 1983 - Aug. 1984

1

14

Frow Chips

Vol. 15 Sept. 1984 - Aug. 1985

1

15

Frow Chips

Vol. 16 Sept. 1985 - Aug. 1986

1

16

Frow Chips

Vol. 17 Sept. 1986 - Aug. 1987

1

17

Frow Chips

Vol. 18 Sept. 1987 - Aug. 1988

1

18

Frow Chips

Vol. 19 Sept. 1988 - Aug. 1989

1

19

Frow Chips

Vol. 20 Sept. 1989 - Aug. 1990

1

20

Frow Chips

Vol. 21 Sept. 1990 - Aug. 1991

1

21

Frow Chips

Vol. 22 Sept. 1991 - Aug. 1992

1

22

Frow Chips

Vol. 23 Sept. 1992 - Aug. 1993

1

23

Frow Chips

Vol. 24 Sept. 1993 - Aug. 1994

1

24

Frow Chips

Vol. 25 Sept. 1994 - July 1995

1

25

Frow Chips

Vol. 26 Sept. 1995 - July 1996

1

26

Frow Chips

Vol. 26 (2nd Vol. 26) Sept. 1996 - Sept. 1997

1

27

Frow Chips

Misc. materials used in Frow Chips 2004 - 2005

2

1

Frow Chips

Vol. 27 Oct. 1997 - Sept. 1998

2

2

Frow Chips

Vol. 28 Jan. 1999 - Sept. 1999

2

3

Frow Chips

Vol. 29 Oct. 1999 - June 2000

2

4

Frow Chips

Vol. 30 Sept. 2000 - July 2001

2

5

Frow Chips

Vol. 31 Sept. 2001 - Feb. 2002

2

6

Frow Chips

Vol. 32 Nov. 2002 - Aug. 2003

2

7

Frow Chips

Vol. 33 Sept. 2003 - Aug. 2004

2

8

Frow Chips

Vol. 34 Nov. 2004 - Aug. 2005

2

9

Frow Chips

Vol. 35 Sept. 2005 - Aug. 2005

2

10

Frow Chips

Vol. 36 Sept. 2006 - Feb. 2007

1

1

Other Publications

"Ruth. Co. Cemeteries Vol I: NW Third of Co." 1975

1

2

Other Publications

"Ruth. Co. Cemeteries Vol II: East.Third of Co" 1975

1

3

Other Publications

"Ruth. Co. Cemeteries Vol III: SW Third of Co" 1975

1

4

Other Publications

"Ruth. Co. Cemeteries Vol. I" - Camera Ready 1975

2

1

Other Publications

"Ruth. Co. Cemeteries Vol. II"- Camera Ready 1975

2

2

Other Publications

"Ruth. Co. Cemeteries Vol. II"- Camera Ready 1975

3

 

Other Publications

"Annals of Ruth. Co. Vol. I" - Camera Ready 1991

4

 

Other Publications

"Annals of Ruth. Co. Vol II" - Camera Ready 1991

5

 

Other Publications

"A Diary of the Civil War" - Camera Ready 1993

5

1

Other Publications

"Westbrooks-Williams… of Ruth. Co." 1984

6

 

Other Publications

"The History of Medicine in Ruth Co"Cam Rdy ca. 1970s

6

 

Other Publications

"The History of Versailles…"-Camera Ready 1983

7

1

Other Publications

"History of Ruth. Co. Schools Vol I: to 1972" 1986

7

2

Other Publications

"History of Ruth. Co. Schools Vol II: to 1972" 1986

7

3

Other Publications

"History of Ruth. Co. Schools Vol II: to 1972" 2005 Reprint

7

4

Other Publications

"Rutherford Co. TN Pioneers Born Before 1800" 2003

1

 

Audio

Harry Arnold-nephew of Eddie-Walter Hill 9/9/1979

1

 

Audio

Dr. Robert Mason - "Cannon County" 9/18/1978

1

 

Audio

Murfreesboro and its Architecture

1

 

Audio

Speech - "Beautiful Jim Key" (Horse)

1

 

Audio

Williamson/Patterson-Speech on Trail of Tears

1

 

Audio

Lecture on horses-incomplete

1

 

Audio

Osborne & Shepherd - Soule College 1980

1

 

Audio

Preston Ford interview-first RC draftee- WWI 8/13/1978 [Transcribed]

1

 

Audio

B. Smotherman - Uncle Dave Macon program 1/1980

1

 

Audio

Eddie Arnold - on his 100th birthday 5/17/1981

1

 

Audio

Dr. Smith speech on The Polk Papers 3/17/1980

1

 

Audio

Eddie Arnold-Father was a Confed. POW 9/9/1979

1

 

Audio

J. Norman Barnett, Sr.interview-Smyrna banker 9/2/1979 [Transcribed]

1

 

Audio

Mary Fletcher-great g'parents-founders of RC 9/10/1981

1

 

Audio

Mrs. Dennis Bills interview-G'father was in CW 3/1/1981

1

 

Audio

Lacey Snell interview @ Snell Plantation 2/22/1980

1

 

Audio

Blankenship #2 - Clemmon? Family 1/30/1981

1

 

Audio

Stacey Blankenship interview-Ruth Co. 2 tapes 1/10/1980

1

 

Audio

E.V. Waller interview (partial) Old Jefferson 8/13/1978

1

 

Audio

Homer Pittard address @ Childress House ca. 1980

1

 

Microfilm

Lavergne Pres. Church records 1887-1972 ca. 1970s

1

 

Microfilm

Ruth. Co. Wills 1837-1882 (3 reels) ca. 1970s