Let Us Hasten to Redeem the Time that is Lost:” J. G. M. Ramsey’s Role in the Preservation and Promotion of Tennessee History

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Erin Lawrimore, University Archivist (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The son of an early East Tennessee settler, James Gettys McGready Ramsey saw it as his patriotic and filial duty to collect, preserve, and disseminate his knowledge and grand vision of the pioneer generation to scholars, whom he believed had overlooked the region's important contributions to American history. Although an 1863 fire destroyed his collections, Ramsey's work with state and local historical societies, his correspondence with historian and fellow collector Lyman C. Draper, and the 1853 publication of his Annals of Tennessee continue to influence the compilation and interpretation of the region's historical record.

Additional Information

Libraries and the Cultural Record 41(4), 419-434
Language: English
Date: 2006
archives, Tennessee history, James Gettys McGready Ramsey, preservation, librarianship, cultural history

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