|Repository:||University of Tennessee Libraries, Special Collections|
|Creator:||Cornwell, Ilene J.|
|Title:||Ilene Jones Cornwell Papers|
|Quantity:||0.5 Linear feet|
|Abstract:||Series I of this collection contains photographs, correspondence, sketches, postcards, clippings, publications, and other materials documenting Paul J. Adams. Many of these items discuss Adams' beloved dog, Cumberland Jack II. Of particular interest is a typewritten manuscript for Adams' unpublished Cumberland Jack. Series II houses photographs, notes, publications, and other materials showing Tennessee historian Paul M. Fink. Series III houses materials unrelated to Adams and Fink, including a sketch of the Bowen-Campbell House's history, information about James L. Bailey, and Cornwell's account of surviving the Nashville flood of 2010.|
Ilene Jones Cornwell was born on September 27, 1942 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Although she never completed a formal college degree, she took courses at the University of Tennessee (1975), Tennessee State University (1987-1988), Cumberland University (1990), and Nashville Travel Institute (1991). At various times in her life, she has worked as the Public Information Officer for the Tennessee Historical Commission (1978-1981), Publications Editor and Public Information Officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (1978-1981), Copy Editor and Editorial Cartoonist for the West Nashville Digest (1993-1994), Editor and Partner in the New South Architectural Press (1993-1998), General Editor and Writer for the Serviceberry Press (1993-1998 and 2002-), Administrative Assistant and Teacher at Fisk University (1995-1997), Publications Designer and Typesetter for Typography 2000 (1995-), and Webmaster for WebText 2000 (1995-2002). Cornwell has also written several books, including Footsteps along the Harpeth (1976) and Travel guide to the Natchez Trace Parkway between Natchez, Mississippi, and Nashville, Tennessee (1984).
Paul Mathes Fink was born on June 8, 1892. A lifelong resident of Jonesborough, Tennessee, Fink was deeply interested in Tennessee history and devoted to historic preservation. He served as Washington County's official historian, was an active member of the Historic Jonesborough restoration program, and held office in the Tennessee Historical Society, the Tennessee Archaeological Society, and the Tennessee Folklore Society. Fink was also an active mountaineer and conservationist and was instrumental in establishing the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Appalachian Trail in Tennessee and North Carolina. Fink wrote several books, including That's why they call it (1956), Jonesborough: the first century of Tennessee's first town (1972), Bits of mountain speech (1974), and Backpacking was the only way (1975). He died in March of 1980.
Paul Jay Adams is perhaps best known for his Mt. LeConte (1968) and the collection of Tennessee mollusca (acknowledged as the largest in existence) that he assembled with Manley Barber. Adams was born on September 4, 1901. In 1924, he became a charter member of the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club and of the Knoxville chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society. Several years later, he served as a guide for members of the National Park Commission who had been assigned to evaluate the Great Smoky Mountains as a possible park site. He and his wife, Maxine Day Adams, established Alpine Floral Gardens in Alpine, Tennessee in 1934 but quickly relocated to Crab Orchard as their business grew. The couple moved to Oak Ridge in 1943 so that Paul Adams could work as the superintendent of fire prevention and safety for the Atomic Energy Commission but returned to Crab Orchard immediately after the end of World War II. After Paul Adams retired in 1961, he and his wife developed and operated a thriving weaving business. Adams died on February 2, 1985 in Crab Orchard.
Series I of this collection contains photographs, correspondence, sketches, postcards, clippings, publications, and other materials documenting Paul J. Adams. Many of these items discuss Adams' beloved dog, Cumberland Jack II. Of particular interest is a typewritten manuscript for Adams' unpublished Cumberland Jack. Series II houses photographs, notes, publications, and other materials showing Tennessee historian Paul M. Fink. Series III houses materials unrelated to Adams and Fink, including a sketch of the Bowen-Campbell House's history, information about James L. Bailey, and Cornwell's account of surviving the Nashville flood of 2010.
This collection consists of one box divided into three series:
Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.
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[Identification of Item], Ilene Jones Cornwell Papers, MS.2054. University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections.
Ilene Jones Cornwell donated these papers to the University of Tennessee's Special Collections Library.
|Series I: Papers Regarding Paul Jay Adams, 1923-1986 April 7|
|Box||1||Photographs Regarding Paul Jay Adams and Cumberland Jack II, 1925-1926, 1974 June 7-1975 July 13, 1984 March (Images 1-9)|
|Box||1||Photographs Regarding Paul Jay Adams and Cumberland Jack II, 1923-1924 (Images 10-19)|
|Box||1||Photographs Regarding Paul Jay Adams and Cumberland Jack II, 1923-1927, 1975 July 14 (Images 11-20)|
|Box||1||Photographs Regarding Paul Jay Adams and Cumberland Jack II, 1925, 1932-1934 (Images 30-40)|
|Box||1||American Kennel Club and United Kennel Club Certificates Regarding Cumberland Jack II, 1925 March 3, November 2|
|Box||1||Fictional Letter from Cumberland Jack II to Paul Jay Adams, 1929 February 24|
|Box||1||Biographical Sketches of Paul J. Adams and Cumberland Jack II, 1973 February, 1984 June-1985 August|
|Box||1||Introductions to Cumberland Jack by Larry Richardson and James L. Bailey, 1976 December, undated|
|Box||1||"LeConte Adventure" by Sylvia Stipe, 1983 August|
|Scope and Contents Note|
|Discusses a shelter that Paul Adams built on Mt. LeConte.|
|Box||1||Ilene Jones Cornwell Correspondence to and regarding Paul Jay Adams, 1983 October 28-1986 April 7|
|Box||1||Notes Regarding Paul Adams, the Appalachian Trail, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, circa 1983-1985|
|Box||1||Clippings Regarding the Great Smoky Mountains National Park 50th Anniversary, 1984 January 3-July 1, undated|
|Box||1||Postcard Regarding the Great Smoky Mountains National Park 50th Anniversary, 1984|
|Box||1||Cumberland Jack Manuscript, 1984 (1 of 2)|
|Box||1||Cumberland Jack Manuscript, 1984 (2 of 2)|
|Box||1||Sylvia J. Stipe Business Cards, undated|
|Box||1||Paul J. Adams Autobiography, undated|
|Box||1||"Paul J. Adams: A Pioneering Naturalist" by Ilene Jones Cornwell, undated|
|Box||1||Pen-and-Ink Sketches of Cumberland Jack, undated|
|Series II: Papers Regarding Paul Mathes Fink, 1974 May 1-1978 February|
|Box||1||Pamphlet Regarding "Bits of Mountain Speech" by Paul J. Fink, 1974 May 1|
|Box||1||Correspondence Between Ilene Jones Cornwell and Paul M. Fink, 1977 October 19-November 22|
|Box||1||"Tennessee's Venerable Mountain Main" by Ilene Jones Cornwell, 1978 January-February|
|Box||1||"Fourth Celebrated at Fort Patrick Henry in 1777", undated (Primary source of information is Paul M. Fink)|
|Box||1||Notes Regarding Paul M. Fink, undated|
|Box||1||Photographs of Paul M. Fink, undated (Photocopies)|
|Box||1||Resolution Honoring Paul M. Fink, undated|
|Series III: Other Papers, 1985 September-circa 2010 May|
|Box||1||Bowen-Campbell House Brochure, 1985 September|
|Box||1||Obituary for and Biographical Sketch of James L. Bailey, 1994 September 24-October 29|
|Box||1||"Angels in the Midst of Richland's Rampage" and Photograph by Ilene Jones Cornwell, circa 2010 May (Paper and Digital Copies)|