MS 100
AUTHOR : Corbitt, James S.
TITLE : James S. Corbitt papers,
DATES : 1899-1994.
SIZE : 10 boxes ; 12 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 5 in. 4 boxes ; 12 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. 1 box ; 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 5 in. 1 box ; 17 x 5 1/2 x 12 in. and 1 box ; 20 x 5 1/5 x 16 in.
ARRANGEMENT : Correspondence, business records, maps and photographs; Arranged by subject and date. Inventory available online.
HISTORY NOTE : Colonel James S. Corbitt was a college professor, engineer, military officer, local businessman and historian in the Tennessee counties of Humphreys and Weakley. Colonel Corbitt was the first engineering professor at the University of Tennessee Junior College (presently the University of Tennessee at Martin) from 1931 to 1933, worked with the Soil Conservation Service of the United States Department of Agriculture from 1935 to 1962, served as an officer during the Second World War and was the president of the Humphreys County Telephone Company from 1961 to 1994.
CONTENTS : The collection consists of correspondence and photographs from 1926 to 1947 when he was a student at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, taught at the University of Tennessee Junior College, worked in the Civilian Conservation Corp, and conducted military training prior to and following the Second World War. Includes financial and business records from the Humphreys County Telephone Company (1899-1994), the records and correspondence of the City of Martin Centennial (1973), the American Bicentennial Commission of Tennessee (1973-1976), the Dresden Sesquicentennial (1975), the Tennessee Conservation Commission (1975-1980), the Northwest Tennessee Joint Humanities Project (1978-1979), the Tennessee Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (1936-1938), and the unit history and photographs of the 105th Engineering Battalion of the Tennessee National Guard (1941-1960), along with Conservation Plan maps and aerial photographs of Weakley County grave sites. .
SUBJECT : Weakley County (Tenn.) -- History.
Cemeteries -- Tennessee -- Weakley County.
Martin (Tenn.) -- Centennial celebrations, etc.
Dresden (Tenn.) -- Centennial celebrations, etc.
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976 -- Tennessee.
Humphreys County Telephone Company.
Rural Telephone -- Tennessee -- Humphreys County.
Tennessee Conservation Commission.
Soil conservation -- Tennessee.
Northwest Tennessee Joint Humanities Project.
Corbitt, James S., 1908-1995.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Tennessee Society.
Humanities -- West Tennessee.
Tennessee National Guard, 105th Engineering Battalion -- History
United States -- National Guard.
Aerial photography in genealogy -- Tennessee -- Weakley County.

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