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The University of Tennessee Archives Collection Overview: Administration

This research guide highlights primary sources and research materials regarding the University of Tennessee Archives. Available formats include rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and digital collections.

Special Collections and University Archives

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Special Collections
121 Hodges Library
1015 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996

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Manuscript & Archives Collections

black and white group portrait of Brown Ayres and his faculty, 36 people are pictured, 2 are women, and all are white. Brown Ayres and his faculty

Brown Ayres Diplomas and Other Materials1872 June 27-circa 1939 (AR.0741)
This collection consists primarily of earned and honorary diplomas awarded to Brown Ayres by such institutions as Tulane University, Washington and Lee College, Stevens Institute of Technology, and the University of the South. Also included are biographical sketches of Brown Ayres, resolutions passed by the University of Tennessee's Board of Trustees to honor Ayres after his death, a sketch of Katie (Anderson) Ayres' life, and other materials (including an undated family portrait) documenting the Ayres family.

Joseph E. Johnson Papers, 1963-1978 (AR.0354)
This collection consists primarily of materials created and acquired by Joseph E. Johnson while he was serving as Executive Assistant to the President of the University of Tennessee.

Thomas W. Humes and Charles W. Dabney Papers, 1872-1904 (AR.0144)
This collection houses materials created by the Office of the President during the presidencies of Thomas W. Humes (1865-1883) and Charles W. Dabney (1887-1904).

Rare Books

The University of Tennessee Builds for the Twentieth Century. A History of the University of Tennessee During the Administration of President Brown Ayres. 1940-1919 (LD5293.M6)

The University of Tennessee during the administration of President Brown Ayres, 1904-1919. 1956 (Thesis 56.M65)

Digital Resources