In addition to images and military documents – such as muster rolls, generals’ orders, and supply requests – the department also houses a significant amount of correspondence and journals from the time period. As a collective whole, these materials chronicle the evolution of the American Civil War and the immediate aftermath. UT Libraries’ Digital Civil War Collection provides a selection of digitized journals and correspondence.
On June 7, 1913, four climbers reached the south summit of Denali, known at the time as Mount McKinley, the highest peak in North America. It was the first successful ascent to the pinnacle. A diary kept during that arduous expedition has lain in a small box of Robert Tatum’s personal papers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Libraries for more than half a century. That diary will play a small role in this year’s centennial celebration of the first ascent of Denali.
This collection consists of over 20,000 original cartoons drawn by Charlie Daniel during his career as the editorial cartoonist at the Knoxville Journal (from 1958) and the Knoxville News-Sentinel (from 1992). The cartoons look at topics from holidays and local charity events to national scandals and international conflicts.
University of Tennessee alumnus Clarence Brown has contributed significantly to the university, most notably through his role in the development of the Clarence Brown Theatre and his estate’s $12 million endowment. One of Brown’s greatest legacies is the gift of his personal papers to the Special Collections University Archives.
Joseph Estabrook of Knoxville wrote this letter on Christmas Day, 1835, while he was president of East Tennessee College, which later became the University of Tennessee.
The Eugene E. Eckstam “Exercise Tiger” Collection, 1944-2004, contains a wide array of information that assisted Dr. Eckstam in his search for the truth about Exercise Tiger.
Explores Special Collections’ resources documenting Native American history and culture in the Southeast.
Selected items from the Fawcett Theatre Collection, including photographs, diaries, clippings, playbills, and dramatic works, as well as a short bibliography.
Correspondence, financial documents, legal documents, manuscripts, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers documenting the lives of authors Evelyn Scott and John Metcalfe.
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