Fink and Dulaney Papers, 1779-1932

TitleFink and Dulaney Papers, 1779-1932
Publication TypeManuscript
Year of Publication1850
AuthorsFink, Paul M.
Collection TitleFink and Dulaney Papers
Manuscript NumberMS.2018
Date Publishedcirca 1850
Library/ArchiveUniversity of Tennessee Libraries, Special Collections
SubjectsAppalachian Trail, History, Park development

This collection houses an impressive array of materials documenting East Tennessee history. Of particular interest are the personal papers of such prominent men as J. F. Deaderick, A. A. Taylor, and William Bean. Paul M. Fink was an active mountaineer and conservationist, and was instrumental in establishing the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Appalachian Trail in Tennessee and North Carolina. Fink wrote several books, including That's why they call it (1956), Jonesborough: the first century of Tennessee's first town (1972), Bits of mountain speech (1974), and Backpacking was the only way (1975).