Gift Policies

The University of Tennessee Libraries Special Collections is dedicated to building collections of manuscripts, books, and other unique research materials in support of both the University’s scholarly community and interested members of the general public. Our current collection strengths include:

  • The Civil War in Tennessee
  • Tennessee politics and politicians
  • Religion in Tennessee between 1800 and 1950
  • Native American tribes in the Southeast
  • 20th century Tennessee authors
  • Knoxville’s growth during the 20th century
  • Oak Ridge and the Tennessee Valley Authority
  • The Great Smoky Mountains
  • The University of Tennessee

Donations of personal, family, or organizational papers related to these collecting strengths are welcome.