For their generous contributions of materials, technical assistance, and funding, the library gratefully acknowledges the following individuals and organizations who made this project possible:
  • Anthony D. Smith
  • Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
  • Arwen Hutt
  • Blount County Historic Trust
  • Connie Garner Nelson and the family of W O. Garner
  • The family of A. Randolph Shields
  • Jody DeRidder
  • John C. Hodges Library Digital Library Center
  • Lloyd Ostby
  • Sally Gross
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville