Special Collections, located on the first floor in Hodges Library, preserves and provides access to rare and unique materials that support instruction and research at the University of Tennessee. Available formats include rare books, manuscripts, letters, diaries, photographs, and digital collections. This research guide identifies special collections materials related to the history of utopian and planned settlements in Tennessee.
The guide is not a comprehensive list but, instead, an introduction to prominent topics and themes available in our collections. To find more materials on a specific topic:
Use the following to locate general information and resources related to Tennessee utopias and planned communities.
The Special Collections online finding aids are indexed using Library of Congress headings. Some relevant headings include:
Some Tennessee Utopias. 1941 (Thesis41.M64)
Visions of Utopia: Nashoba, Rugby, Ruskin, and the "New Communities" in Tennessee's Past. 1977 (HX655.T2 E37)