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Dana Harmon Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2011-013

Scope and Content

A collection of papers from Hon. Dana Harmon. The two boxes contain a number of files, containing correspondence, newspaper clippings, receipts, scrapbook, summons for the Grand Jury, and lists of supporters and people asked for support.

A majority of the papers consists of letters written to or from Harmon, often with a response on the verso side. Other types of materials include court expense documents, family and genealogy papers relating to the Harmons, and information on the history of Greeneville, Tennessee. There is also a group of personal papers: receipts, telegraphs, masonic membership items, and a scrapbook of Harmon's run for First District County in Tennessee, documented through newspaper clippings.

Dates

  • 1885 - 1916

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials.

Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

Dana Harmon ran as a Republican nominee for Judge of the First Judicial Circuit of Tennessee. He ran with Hon. S. B. Kefauver, Republican Nominee for Attorney General of the First Judicial Circuit of Tennessee. In 1916, he ran in the primary for congress as a Republican candidate.

Harmon presided over J.R. Wilson v. C. P. Faw in 1916. He was seen as appealing in error from the Circuit Court of Washington County, making this a leading case of the Court of Civil Appeals in Tennessee.

Extent

1 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Abstract

A collection of papers from Hon. Dana Harmon. They include corespondence, newspaper clippings, receipts, scrapbook, summons for the Grand Jury, and lists of supporters and people asked for support.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type. Correspondence, located in Box 1, is in chronological order.

Source of Acquisition

The Dana Harmon Papers were acquired by the Special Collection and University Archives prior to 2011.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Dana Harmon Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your- work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Dana Harmon Collection was completed in February 2011.

Creator

Title
Dana Harmon Papers, 1885-1916
Status
Completed
Author
Sarah R. Olney, Student Worker
Date
2011 (CC0 1.0)
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308