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This research guide identifies special collections materials related to women in East Tennessee from the late 18th century to the present.

Special Collections: Getting Started

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:

General Resources

Use the following to locate general information and resources related to women in East Tennessee and their history.

Search Terms

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

General Information

The History of Women, from their Earliest Antiquity, to the Present Time. 1782 (HQ1121 .A4 1782)

Female Biography; or, Memoirs of Illustrious and Celebrated Women, of All Ages and Countries. 1803 (CT3202 .H35 1803)

Lives of Celebrated Women. 1844 (CT3202 .G65)

The Woman Movement. 1912 (HQ1154 .K4 1912)

In Tennessee and the Southeast

Some Representative Women of Tennessee. 1902 (F435 .G54)

Women's Work in Tennessee. 1916 (HQ1438.T2 T4)

Biographies of Representative Women of the South, 1861-[1938]. 1920-1938 (CT3260 .C58)

Famous Women of Tennessee and Literary Landmarks of the Volunteer State. 1951 (HQ1438.T2 H37)

Legal Status of Women in Tennessee. 1975 (KF390.W6 L43)

Tennessee Women, Past and Present. 1977 (HQ1438.T2 T44)

Tennessee Woman: An Infinite Variety. 1993 (HQ1438.T2 D94 1993)

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Tennessee Women. 2000 (CT3260.S29 2000)

Tennessee Women: Their Lives and Times. 2009  (CT3262.T2 T46 2009)

Special Collections Subject Guides

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