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Kay Baker Gaston papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-057

Scope and Contents

This collection contains research notes, letters, and drafts regarding her eponymous biography of Appalachian author, naturalist, and artist Emma Bell Miles ranging from 1972 to 2011. The collection also includes short stories, poetry, essays, illustrations, and other material by Emma Bell Miles that range from 1902 to 1921.


  • Creation: 1902-2011


Language of Materials

This collection contains materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright status of this collection has not been evaluated.

Biographical / Historical

Kay Baker Gaston is a historian and writer who lives in Springfield, Tennessee. The Walden's Ridge Historical Association published her biography of Appalachian naturalist, artist, and author Emma Bell Miles in 1985. During the course of researching the book, Gaston gathered a collection of correspondence with Miles' children, clippings of Miles' short stories, newspaper columns, and short stories, and a variety of records, illustrations, and other material that document the life of Emma Bell Miles.


2.92 Linear Feet (11 Boxes)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Kay Baker Gaston to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on 1992 May 1.

Processing Information

Processing of this collection is complete.

Kay Baker Gaston papers
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Collection Area Details

Part of the Manuscripts Collection Area

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library
c/o Special Collections
600 Douglas Street
Chattanooga Tennessee 37403 United States