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- Blount County Historical and Architectural Inventory
- Blount County Historical and Architectural Inventory provides full images and descriptions of buildings in Blount County, Tennessee. Descriptions include structure name, street address, ownership, current use, architectural significance, historical significance, and the repository location of each. This project is jointly sponsored by the Tennessee Historical Commission and the Blount County Historic Trust.
- Charlie Daniel Editorial Cartoon Collection
- In 2011, well-known Knoxville editorial cartoonist, Charlie Daniel, donated his entire life's work of hand-drawn, original cartoons to the UT Libraries. Special Collections selected more than 1,500 cartoons from that body of work to create the Charlie Daniel Editorial Cartoon Collection. These editorial cartoons express opinions on public and social issues of the moment and touch upon a wide range of topics.
- Dedication of Agee Library
- Pulitzer-prize winning Knoxville author, James Agee (1909-1955) attended St. Andrews boarding school for boys near Sewanee, TN from 1919 to 1924. In October 1972, a weeklong conference was held at St. Andrews for scholars, family, and friends of Agee concluding with the dedication of the Agee Memorial Library. The digitization of these photographs was made possible courtesy of St. Andrews-Sewanee School.
- W. O. Garner Collection
- The William Orland Garner Collection depicts people, homes, recreational
activities, and scenery of Maryville, Tennessee in the 1890's. Created
by an amateur photographer with an eye for detail, these photographs
represent a broad range of economic, social, and racial groups in an
essentially agrarian culture. Of special interest are the images of the
Freedman's Normal Institute, a teaching institution for African-American
This highly regarded institute influenced lives of individuals throughout
the southern United States.
- Phoenix is a student-led literary publication, showcasing the creative output of UT’s diverse student population. The Phoenix staff is proud to publish a new edition of Phoenix Literary/Art Magazine each semester of the regular academic year.
- Henry Pippitt Diaries
- Three journals kept by Union soldier Henry Pippitt intimately describe life in Company G of the 104th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the American Civil War. The collection is unusual in that it covers the regiment's entire term of service, providing a history of the 104th Ohio as well as a glimpse into Henry Pippitt's life as a soldier. Pippitt's journals describe battles, troop movements, and camp conditions. The diaries are the property of the Mohican Historical Society's Cleo Redd Fisher Museum in Loudonville, Ohio, which graciously allowed the UT Libraries to digitize the journals and make them available.
- Southeastern Native American Documents
- Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842, contains approximately 2,000 documents and images relating to the Native American population of the Southeastern United States from the collections of the University of Georgia Libraries, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville Library, the Frank H. McClung Museum, the Tennessee State Library and Archives, the Tennessee State Museum, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and the LaFayette-Walker County Library. The documents
are comprised of letters, legal proceedings, military orders, financial papers,
and archaeological images relating to Native Americans in the Southeast.
- Special Collections Manuscripts
- Scholars have access to rich primary research material in the over 3000 cataloged titles in the Special Collections Manuscripts collection. This collection includes literary manuscripts, business records, political files, and private papers that relate to many topics, including Tennessee and the southeast.
- Tennessee Documentary History (TDH)
- View the story of Tennessee from statehood to the pre-Civil War period through the letters and documents of such individuals as Andrew Jackson, William Blount, Andrew Johnson, John Sevier, and many more.
- Tennessee Newspaper Digitization Project (TNDP)
- The Tennessee Newspaper Digitization Project (TNDP) is a partnership between the University of Tennessee and the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The project provides access to a selection of Tennessee's historical newspapers. Browse by title or date, or search the newspapers' text. The project is part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) and is made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
- University of Tennessee Sheet Music Collection
- UT Libraries has a large collection of donated sheet music that was published between the early-1800s and the mid-1900s. The bulk of this collection was donated in several installments by the late local historian Ronald Allen and many of the works have ties to Tennessee. Approximately 1500 of these songs and instrumental works are now available in this fully-searchable digital collection.
- Volunteer Voices Statewide Digitization Project
- Volunteer Voices is a state-wide digitization project to provide access to primary sources that document Tennessee's rich history and culture. Volunteer Voices combines the collaborative efforts to Tennessee archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, and schools.
- WPA Photographs of TVA Archaeological Projects
- The WPA collection presents an online selection from some 15000 archaeological photographs that document prehistoric sites along the Tennessee River Valley, prior to the flooding of the basin by the TVA dam construction.