Finding Aid for the Philip and Ruth Ewald Collection MS.2093

Finding Aid for the Philip and Ruth Ewald Collection MS.2093


Repository: University of Tennessee Libraries, Special Collections
Creator: Ewald, Philip
Creator: Ewald, Ruth, (Ruth Z.), 1925-
Title: Philip and Ruth Ewald Collection
Dates: 1953-1984
Quantity: 4.75 Linear feet
Abstract:Philip and Ruth Ewald collected these newspapers, maps, and various proposals, reports, and recommendations documenting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The materials date from 1953 to 1984 and focus on a decision made in about 1965 to build a road on park land from Townsend to Bryson City. The collection also houses several drafts of a General Management Plan for the park and materials showing the discussion surrounding it.
Collection Identification: MS.2093

Biographical/Historical Note

The Smoky Mountains Hiking Club began as an informal hiking program sponsored by the YMCA boys' camp in Gatlinburg, Tennessee in 1924. The link with the YMCA was severed when eligibility for membership was expanded, and the club's numbers grew rapidly. Over the years, the Club has been active in establishing the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Appalachian Trail maintenance, and wilderness conservation in addition to organizing hikes and other outings in the Park.


Scope and Contents Note

Philip and Ruth Ewald collected these newspapers, maps, and various proposals, reports, and recommendations documenting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The materials date from 1953 to 1984 and focus on a decision made in about 1965 to build a road on park land from Townsend to Bryson City. The collection also houses several drafts of a General Management Plan for the park and materials showing the discussion surrounding it.


Arrangement

This collection consists of three boxes.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

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 at special@utk.edu.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.


Subjects

Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.).
Great Smoky Mountains National Park (N.C. and Tenn.).
Smoky Mountains Hiking Club of Knoxville.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], Philip and Ruth Ewald Collection, MS.2093. University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections.

Acquisition Note

Philip and Ruth Ewald donated this collection to the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections.


Container List

BoxFolder
11Reports, Recommendations, Proposals, 1964-1982 (1 of 2)
BoxFolder
12Reports, Recommendations, Proposals, 1964-1982 (2 of 2)
BoxFolder
13Smoky Mountains Hiking Club and Other Organizations, 1953-1978
BoxFolder
14Management Plans for Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 1969-1977
BoxFolder
15Correspondence, 1954-1980
BoxFolder
16Publications, 1958-1965
BoxFolder
17Newspapers, 1953-1984 [Oversized Items Removed to Box 2]
BoxFolder
18Maps, 1966-1974 [Oversized Items Removed to Box 3]
Box
2Oversized Materials, 1953-1984
Box
3Oversized Materials, 1966-1974