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Jesse Amos Hampton Family photographs

Identifier: AC-939

Scope and Contents

This collection came to us as a large box (294 photos/items) of mostly black & white photographs taken by Jesse Amos Hampton. Some color ones taken in 2004 by Hampton family members along with 3-page letter. two tinplate pictures, and 2 negatives also included. They were sleeved and foldered by family surnames when possible. Note: Jesse Amos Hampton died in 1927.

4/15/2015: User and Archival CD copies were made of the photographs, along with a CD copy given to the donor.


  • 1917-2004, undated


All materials are in English

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions.

Biographical Note

Jesse Amos Hampton (1886-1927) was born to Jordan and Rachel Coffey Hampton and lived in Watauga County, North Carolina. He married Vertie Harrison and had five daughters.


1.5 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes and 1 CD box)


The Jesse Amos Hampton Family Photographs collection consists of 294 photographs/items of several identified and unidentified persons/families taken between 1917 and 2004, mostly by Mr. Hampton. Items are in good to fair condition.


If the photographs were identified by person, family or group, those were filed together alphabetically. For those unidentified, groupings of anonymous photos were filed together.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to Appalachian State University by Jesse Amos Hampton's grandson, Joseph Elrod of Sparta, North Carolina is 2012.

Accession number AC.2012.046

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2015 by Anita Elliott.

AC.939: Jesse Amos Hampton Family Photographs, 1917-2004, undated
Anita Elliott
February 3, 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository