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*[http://www.mapquest.com/?version=1.0&hk=7-nyCfmy7p MapQuest Directions and Map]  
 
*[http://www.mapquest.com/?version=1.0&hk=7-nyCfmy7p MapQuest Directions and Map]  
*[http://www.katbus.com/ KAT City Buses]: Knoxville Station, hub of the city bus system, is four blocks east of the library. Routes [http://www.katbus.com/maps/route10.pdf 10], [http://www.katbus.com/maps/route11.pdf 11], [http://www.katbus.com/maps/route17.pdf 17], and [http://www.katbus.com/maps/route42.pdf 42] all cross Gay Street at or near Church Street, only one block from the library.<br>
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*[http://www.katbus.com/ KAT City Buses]: Knoxville Station, hub of the city bus system, is four blocks east of the library. Routes [http://www.katbus.com/maps/route10.pdf 10], [http://www.katbus.com/maps/route11.pdf 11], [http://www.katbus.com/maps/route17.pdf 17], and [http://www.katbus.com/maps/route42.pdf 42] all cross Gay Street at or near Church Street, one block south of the library.<br>
  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>  
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=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
The Knox County Public Library's [http://www.knoxlib.org/local-family-history/calvin-m-mcclung-historical-collection McClung Historical Collection] on the 3rd floor of the East Tennessee History Center is the premier genealogy repository in this part of Tennessee. It has an index to early '''''Tennessee''''' and '''''North Carolina''''' families. No index in North Carolina can top this one.<ref name="DB85">William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 85. {{WorldCat|39493985|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref> &nbsp;This library has Internet genealogy databases, more than 75,000 books, 3,000 genealogies, 15,000 ''First Families of Tennessee'', manuscripts, censuses, state and local government records, newspapers, Knoxville city directories, maps, and photos. The same building also houses the ''Knox County Archives'', and the ''East Tennessee Historical Society and Museum''.<ref>[http://www.knoxlib.org/local-family-history/calvin-m-mcclung-historical-collection Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection] in ''Knox County Public Library'' (accessed 11 February 2014).</ref>
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The Knox County Public Library's [http://www.knoxlib.org/local-family-history/calvin-m-mcclung-historical-collection McClung Historical Collection] on the 3rd floor of the East Tennessee History Center is the premier genealogy repository in this part of Tennessee. It has an index to early '''''Tennessee''''' and '''''North Carolina''''' families. No index in North Carolina can top this one.<ref name="DB85">William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 85. {{WorldCat|39493985|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref> &nbsp;This library has Internet genealogy databases, more than 75,000 books, 3,000 genealogies, 15,000 ''First Families of Tennessee'', manuscripts, censuses, state and local government records, newspapers, Knoxville city directories, maps, and photos. The same building also houses the ''Knox County Archives'', and the ''East Tennessee Historical Society and Museum''.<ref>[http://www.knoxlib.org/local-family-history/calvin-m-mcclung-historical-collection Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection] in ''Knox County Public Library'' (accessed 11 February 2014).</ref>  
  
 
=== Guides  ===
 
=== Guides  ===
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=== Tips  ===
 
=== Tips  ===
  
Many photographs are online in the [http://cmdc.knoxlib.org/ McClung Digital Collection].
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Many photographs are online in the [http://cmdc.knoxlib.org/ McClung Digital Collection].  
  
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
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'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
  
*[[Chattanooga Public Library Downtown]], Tennessee, has the Upper South's largest family folder collection which is heavy on '''''North Carolina''''',<ref name="DB85" /> &nbsp;Internet genealogy databases, census, newspapers, obituary index, county records, 30,000 books, manuscripts, and genealogical periodicals.<ref>[http://catalog.lib.chattanooga.gov/localHist/localHist.html Local History and Genealogy Department] in ''Chattanooga Public Library'' (accessed 11 February 2014).</ref>  
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*[[Chattanooga Public Library Downtown]], Tennessee, has the Upper South's largest family folder collection which is heavy on '''''North Carolina''''',<ref name="DB85" /> &nbsp;Internet genealogy databases, census, newspapers, obituary index, county records, 30,000 books, manuscripts, and genealogical periodicals.<ref>[http://catalog.lib.chattanooga.gov/localHist/localHist.html Local History and Genealogy Department] in ''Chattanooga Public Library'' (accessed 11 February 2014).</ref>
  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  

Revision as of 22:31, 19 February 2014

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Knox County Public Library
McClung Historical Collection

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Contents

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  Ask a librarian form.

Address:[2]

601 South Gay Street 3rd Floor
Knoxville, TN 37902

Telephone:[2]  865-215-8801

Hours:[2]

Sun:1:00 – 5:00
Mon:9:00 – 8:30
Tues:9:00 – 8:30
Wed:9:00 – 5:30
Thurs:9:00 – 5:30
Fri:9:00 – 5:30
Sat:9:00 – 5:00

Directions, map, and public transportation:

Internet sites and databases:

  • Knox County Public Library hours and locations, go to catalog, explore the collection, calendar and programs, about, local and family history, kid zone, teen central, news, and events.
  • KCPL catalog online search by keyword, author, title, subject, or series.

Collection Description

The Knox County Public Library's McClung Historical Collection on the 3rd floor of the East Tennessee History Center is the premier genealogy repository in this part of Tennessee. It has an index to early Tennessee and North Carolina families. No index in North Carolina can top this one.[3]  This library has Internet genealogy databases, more than 75,000 books, 3,000 genealogies, 15,000 First Families of Tennessee, manuscripts, censuses, state and local government records, newspapers, Knoxville city directories, maps, and photos. The same building also houses the Knox County Archives, and the East Tennessee Historical Society and Museum.[4]

Guides

  • Local and Family History Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection, Knox County Archives, East Tennessee Historical Society and Museum, Historical Resources A - Z, Getting Started with Genealogy, Events, and New at McClung.

Tips

Many photographs are online in the McClung Digital Collection.

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Knox County Public Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

Similar Collections

  • Chattanooga Public Library Downtown, Tennessee, has the Upper South's largest family folder collection which is heavy on North Carolina,[3]  Internet genealogy databases, census, newspapers, obituary index, county records, 30,000 books, manuscripts, and genealogical periodicals.[6]

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. Ask a librarian in Knox County Public Library (accessed 19 February 2014).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection in Knox County Public Library (accessed 19 February 2014).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 85. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  4. Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection in Knox County Public Library (accessed 11 February 2014).
  5. Checklist of Records Available for Research into Family History at NARA's Southeast Region in National Archives (accessed 13 February 2014).
  6. Local History and Genealogy Department in Chattanooga Public Library (accessed 11 February 2014).
  7. The Tina Brayton Collection in Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County (accessed 3 January 2014).