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Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityContact Information:
P.O. Box 90001
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, Virginia 24062-9001
Phone: (540) 231-6308
Fax: (540) 231-3694
Processed by: Sarah R. Olney, Student Assistant, Special Collections
2011 By Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. All rights reserved.
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from Dana Harmon Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Dana Harmon Papers, Ms2011-013, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
The Dana Harmon Papers were acquired by the Special Collection prior to 2011.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Dana Harmon Collection was completed in February 2011.
Dana Harmon ran as a Republican nominee for Judge of the First Judicial Circuit of Tennessee. He ran with Hon. S. B. Kefauver, Republican Nominee for Attorney General of the First Judicial Circuit of Tennessee. In 1916, he ran in the primary for congress as a Republican candidate.
Harmon presided over J.R. Wilson v. C. P. Faw in 1916. He was seen as appealing in error from the Circuit Court of Washington County, making this a leading case of the Court of Civil Appeals in Tennessee.
The collection contains papers by and about Dana Harmon. The two boxes contain a number of files, containing correspondence, newspaper clippings, receipts, scrapbook, summons for the Grand Jury, and lists of supporters and people asked for support.
A majority of the papers consists of letters written to or from Harmon, often with a response on the verso side. Other types of materials include court expense documents, family and genealogy papers relating to the Harmons, and information on the history of Greenville, TN. There is also a group of personal papers: receipts, telegraphs, masonic membership items, and a scrapbook of Harmon's run for 1st District County in Tennessee, documented through newspaper clippings.
The collection is arranged by material type. Correspondence, located in Box 1, is in chronological order.