The University Archives maintains the institutional legacy of the University. We are dedicated to the organization and preservation of University materials, and making these materials available for research.
The University Archives collects and maintains the published works of the University of Tennessee. This includes the University of Tennessee Press publications, in addition to a wide variety of materials produced by faculty, students, academic departments, administrative offices, campus organizations and the UT Athletic Department.
The University Archives is the repository for the official unpublished records of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. These historically important materials date from the early nineteenth century and include the papers of UT Presidents, minutes of the Boards of Trustees, records of student organizations, and files from most of the University's academic departments and administrative offices.
Together, these materials document the history and scholarship of the University, by providing researchers with information on alumni, campus life and activities, and local and regional history.
To search for specific collections using keywords or collection numbers, visit SCOUT, our finding aid database. Our archival and manuscript collections are stored offsite. Be sure to request materials no later than 3 p.m. the day before you need them. For examples of our university-related collections, please visit the University of Tennessee Archives LibGuide. For further assistance, please feel free to contact us at 865-974-4480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student and Alumni Information
The University Archives maintains and collects several publications that are useful in locating information about students or alumni. Many of these materials have been digitized and are available through our UT Student Publications portal. For undergraduate student records, please contact the University Registrar.
University Theses and Dissertations
Theses and dissertations can be searched in our online catalog. Dissertations are available in paper or electronic format, depending on the date of publication. Electronic masters and doctoral theses are available directly through the catalog record or the Graduate School page in TRACE. Digital copies of print theses and dissertations can be requested via the reproduction request form. Physical copies of theses and dissertations are stored offsite. You may request these items through the catalog record.
The digital repository of the University of Tennessee offers visibility and permanence for scholarly and artistic work generated by the UT community by providing open access to the intellectual capital that makes the University of Tennessee a leader in research and teaching.