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 created by and related to women in East 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 women in East Tennessee and their history.
Combining topical terms with 'woman' or 'women' will help locate more narrow search results. Examples of terms to use could include: author, artist, club, education, religion, suffrage, and more.
The Special Collections online finding aids are indexed using Library of Congress headings. Some relevant headings include:
American literature -- Women authors
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women
Women -- Education -- Tennessee
Women -- Societies and Clubs
Women -- Suffrage -- United States -- History
Women -- Tennessee
Women authors -- Tennessee
Women college students -- Tennessee