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DIGITAL:  TRACE (UT’s Online Institutional Repository)

Scope and Content – TRACE collects all intellectual works produced by the University of Tennessee community to make the content easily accessible to researchers. Any individual affiliated with any UT college, department, lab, center, institute or other campus unit can contribute scholarly content to TRACE.  The repository currently includes journal articles and essays, manuscripts, monographs, book chapters, conference proceedings and abstracts, newsletters, datasets, sound files, working (white) papers, videos, photographs, technical reports and more.

Topics and Themes – Student life, Faculty and Staff, Colleges and Programs, Student Organizations, Schools and Colleges, UT History, Administration, Student Publications


DIGITAL:  University of Tennessee Student Publications

Scope and Content – The University of Tennessee Student Publications digital collection displays publications that are editorially independent, quality works created by students which benefit the university community. Publications of note include The Phoenix (1959-present), The Mugwump (1920-1932), and the University Monthly (1875-1876).

Topics and Themes – Student Life, UT History, Student Organizations, Student Publications


DIGITAL: Volunteer Yearbooks

Scope and Content- First published in 1897, the Volunteer Yearbook continues to be one of the University of Tennessee’s oldest traditions. Every yearbook up to 2009, except for 1918 (interrupted by World War I), is included in this digital collection. The yearbooks consistently document student, faculty and staff academic and extracurricular activities on the university campus.

Topics and Themes – Student Life, Campus Buildings, Colleges and Programs, UT History, Athletics, Administration, Student Organizations, Schools and Colleges, Faculty and Staff


Office of the University Historian Collection, 1819-1996 (AR.0015)

Scope and Content-  This collection houses papers, press clippings, ephemera, photographs, and slides documenting the University of Tennessee System, including campuses at Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis, Martin, and Chattanooga. Although the earliest images date from the 1820s, the bulk of the material shows the University from the 1870s to early 2000s.

Topics and Themes – Student Life, Campus Buildings, Colleges and Programs, UT History, Athletics, Administration


University of Tennessee Photograph and Slide Collection, circa 1820s-circa 1990 (AR. 0018)

Scope and Content – This collection houses photographs and slides documenting the University of Tennessee from its beginnings as Blount College in 1794 through the 1990s.

Topics and Themes – Student Organizations, Schools and Colleges, Athletics, Theater, Faculty and Staff

Conditions Note – Many of these images are also available online.


John C. Hodges Collection, 1935-1967 (MS.0401)

Scope and Content – The John C. Hodges Collection contains manuscripts, notes, proofs, correspondence, photocopies, and other materials documenting several of Hodges’ books. Among these works are the Harbrace College Handbook, the Harbrace College Workbook, the Harbrace Writing Course, William Congreve: A Biography from New Sources, A Life of William Congreve, and William Congreve: The Man.