There are over 2,500 newspapers that have been published in the Volunteer State - certainly not all of them are searchable online. But there are quite a few that are indeed available. So go for it - find articles about the events, history, and people that capture the stories of Tennessee.
Please note that I have not always entered the dates that are included in the collections, as I suspect they will change as more items are digitized. Also I suspect that some of these links may change over time - so if there is a dead link - please use your favorite search engine to find their new location.
(Updated October 2023; recently added links are in BOLD)
Chronicling America – Tennessee Newspapers
Coffee County Library
Austin Peay State University – ClarksvilleBaptist College of Health Sciences – MemphisBelmont University – NashvilleBethel University – McKenzieBryan College – DaytonChristian Brothers University – MemphisCumberland University – LebanonEast Tennessee University – Johnson CityFisk University – NashvilleFreed-Hardeman University – HendersonHarpeth Hall School – NashvilleJohnson University – KnoxvilleKing University – BristolKnoxville College – KnoxvilleLane College – JacksonLee University – ClevelandLeMoyne-Owen College – MemphisLincoln Memorial University – HarrogateLipscomb University – NashvilleMartin Methodist College – PulaskiMaryville College – MaryvilleMemphis University School – MemphisMiddle Tennessee State University – MurfreesboroMilligan College – ElizabethtonMontgomery Bell Academy – NashvilleRhodes College – MemphisSouthern Adventist University – CollegedaleTennessee State University – NashvilleTennessee Tech University – CookevilleTennessee Wesleyan College – AthensTrevecca Nazarene University – NashvilleTusculum University – GreenevilleUnion University – JacksonUniversity of Memphis – MemphisUniversity of Tennessee – Chattanooga
Independent Voices – Alternative Newspapers
Southern School News Archive
TNGenWeb Historical News Index
Small Town Papers
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