Newspapers on Microfilm at the Library & Archives
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The vast collection of newspaper microfilm at the Tennessee State Library and Archives includes almost every existent newspaper published in Tennessee. The filming project began in 1957 and Library and Archives staff have been preserving Tennessee newspapers ever since.
This list includes information about each known newspaper in the state, arranged by the place of publication. The entry includes the title of the paper, the frequency of publication, and the dates of operation of that paper. Title changes and mergers, if known, are also noted.
The holdings information lists the dates for which we have issues of the paper. In many cases, a newspaper may have been published for many years but only a few issues have survived to be microfilmed. Dates in brackets indicate that only scattered issues between those dates are available.
If you know of original newspapers not included in this list that is available for filming, please contact our Preservation Services staff. The Tennessee Newspaper Project at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville is compiling a database of newspapers available statewide.