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archivist , historian , Music educator

Martha Avaleen Egan, historian, archivist, music educator. Certified teacher, Tennessee; certified American Academy Certified Archivists.


Egan, Martha Avaleen was born on February 26, 1956 in Kingsport, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Jack E. and Opal (Pugh) Egan.


Bachelor of Science in Communications, University Tennessee, 1978. Master of Arts in History, East Tennessee State University, 1986. Postgraduate, University Kentucky, 1989.

Postgraduate, Milligan College, 1990.


News reporter, anchor WJCW-AM/WQUT-FM, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1980-1982. Staff assistant 1st District Office United States Senator Jim Sasser, Blountville, 1982-1984. Instructor history East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, 1984-1986.

Teaching assistant department history University Kentucky, Lexington, 1986-1989. Researcher/writer history project Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, 1991. Adjunct faculty history and humanities Northeast State Technology Community College, Blountville, 1992—1993, adjunct faculty humanities, 2000—2003.

Archivist Kingsport Public Library. and Archives, 1993—2002. Adjunct assistant professor history King College, Bristol, Tennessee, 1994-1999. Adjunct faculty history Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia, since 2002.

Interm faculty social studies department Sullivan North High School and Sullivan Central High School, 2004—2005. Flute teacher; museum instrument repair technician Vermont Guild of Flute Makers.


  • Certified teacher, Tennessee. Certified American Academy Certified Archivists.


  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Images of America: Kingsport, 1998. Researcher, writer: Eastman Chemical Company: Years of Glory, Times of Change, 1991. Contributor Encyclopedia of Appalachia, Tennessee Encyclopedia History and Culture, Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, Encyclopedia of America Industrial History, Dictionary of America History.

      Musician: (Civil Defense) The Dawning of the Day.


Salvation requires work. It can only be accomplished through effort, and this is what the Gospel is all about.


Every Church statement in social or economic field should be seriously considered and demonstrate a competence in political sphere.


Christians should read the Bible as part of a faith community, and try to put themselves into the story of God's dealings with humanity.


Vice chair Sullivan County Democratic Party, 1992-1993. Recording secretary Sullivan County Democratic Women's Club, 1992, correspondent secretary, 1994. Member Kingsport Symphony Chorus, secretary-treas,, 1994-1995.

Member East Tennessee Camerata, Johnson City Civic Chorale. Member American Association of University Women (Kingsport chapter), Organization American Historians, Appalachian Studies Associate, Society of America Archivists, Tennessee Archivists, Kingsport Music Club (correspondent secretary 1995-1997), Sullivan County History Society (board directors), National Flute Association, National Association Band Instrument Repair Technicians, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Gamma Mu, Sigma Delta Chi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: flute, photography, horseback riding.


Jack E. Egan

Opal (Pugh) Egan