Guide to the Dr. [George G.] Keener Photographs, circa 1900

Summary Information

Title: Dr. [George G.] Keener Photographs, circa 1900
Collection: AC.462
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Dr. [George G.] Keener Photographs collection consists of two sepia photographs connected to Dr. [George G.] Keener who practiced medicine in Kingsport and Jonesboro, Tennessee in the early 1900's. One features his home in Jonesboro, the other of his horse, named either Bess or Katie (both names appear on the photo).

Creator: Keener, George G.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. George G. Keener was a prominent Kingsport physician during the genesis of modern Kingsport and into the post-World War II era. Consistently active in Kingsport civic and political affairs, Dr. Keener served two terms on the Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen, 1929-1931 and 1931-1933. As a member of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, he actively supported public health reform efforts. During his tenure on the Board of Mayor and Alderman, Keener supported municipal reform efforts which were characteristic of the Progressive era in United States History. Keener was a physician in Knoxville and Jonesboro, Tennessee as well as Interior and Crandull, Virginia. Keener served as prison physician at Brushy Mountain State Prison at Petros, Tennessee beginning in 1911. He served as Kingsport Postmaster, 1909-1911.

Scope and Contents

Dr. [George G.] Keener Photographs, circa 1900, include two sepia images on card stock. One is of Dr. Keener's home in Jonesboro, Tennessee. The second photo is of his horse. The front is labeled "Dr. Keener's horse - Bess". The back is labeled "Katie" and "Jonesboro, Tenn."


This is a two-item collection with no formal arrangement.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased from Bookworm & Silverfish in 2008 and accessioned as AC.2008.078.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, June 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.462: Dr. [George G.] Keener Photographs, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

  ACSC_Box Folder

Photographs, circa 1900 

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