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 journalism and journalists 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 journalism in Tennessee.
There are several search terms to use when looking for materials, for example: journalism, journalist, newspapers, periodicals, sports journalism. Combining some terms can help return more relevant results.
The Special Collections online finding aids are indexed using Library of Congress headings. Some relevant headings include:
A History of Knoxville Journalism. 1933 (PN4899.K44 M3)
The Knoxville Journal: A Historical Study Focusing Mainly on the Lotspeich Years, 1936-1957.1994 (Thesis94.M54)
The Journal and Tribune's Book of Cartoons. 1909 (NC1429.B87 A4)
Selected Women in Tennessee Newspaper Journalism. 1971 (Thesis71.A325)
Tennessee Newspaper Hall of Fame. 1969 (PN4871.T45 T4)
The Tennessee Press. 1990 (PN4844.T43)
William G. Brownlow: Fighting Parson of the Southern Highlands. 1999 (E415.9.B9 C7 1999)