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Black-and-white image of the exterior of a shop with a sign "The MIdget Shoe Shop" above the door.  The sign is partially obscured by a lamp post. A 1920s automobile is parked on the street in front of the shop.

Midget Family Papers

The Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection's newly processed Midget Family Papers is a treasure trove of Knoxville and disability history. It tells the story of a Tennessee family who found success through entrepreneurship, hard work, and perseverance.
Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound Logo Block

TAMIS's preservation efforts featured on WATE-TV6

For her "Positively Tennessee" news segment, WATE-TV6's Lori Tucker recently interviewed Audiovisual Archivist John Morton about the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound's on-going preservation efforts.
Census enumerator visiting a Virginia household during the 1950 Census

1950 Census made available for research

The 1950 Census meets its 72-year withholding threshold today, April 1, 2022, and is set to be released to the public, not only advancing the most recent census records available by a decade but also providing historical data for the start of what would become the Baby Boomer generation.