Library Resources for Teaching:Explore Special Collections

This guide collates resources provided by the library and library faculty to support the teaching of faculty and graduate assistants.


Special Collections 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.

Follow this link to visit the Special Collections website.

Watch this Special Collections video tutorial or this video about how to find materials in the Special Collections using the SCOUT database.

Browse this list of subject-specific research guides created by Special Collections staff.

Explore Digital Collections materials available for viewing online.

See the research guide created specifically for students completing the Primary Sources assignment in English 102 courses.

Special Collections

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