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            Sandi Kozsuch, a long-time supporter of the archives, continued his support recently with the donation of $10,000 to the Friends of the Washington County Archives for the enhancement of the department’s operations. The donation, like several previous significant donations by Sandi, is made in memory of his mother, Mildred Kozsuch. A native of Johnson City, Kozsuch now works in an executive capacity with Cox Media Group in Atlanta, Georgia.

          Mildred Kozsuch was an early advocate and promoter of a county archives for Washington County. She was a local historian and genealogist, published author, archivist and librarian at East Tennessee State University, County Historian for Washington County, and chair of its’ Public Records Commission. She was able to see the fulfillment of her dream of an archive when it opened to the public in April 2017. The archive research room was named the Mildred Spaulding Kozsuch Memorial Reading Room in 2018 to honor her service and support.

            Anyone interested in supporting the archives by joining the Friends of the Washington County Archives should contact President Betty Jane Hylton at


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