The Tennessee Digital Newspaper Project (TNDNP)is available on the Chronicling America web site. The TNDNP is part of the Library of Congress and National Endowment for the Humanities’ National Digital Newspaper Project.

Tennessee Digital Newspaper Project  – A statewide panel comprised of historians, scholars, librarians and genealogists has selected a range of newspaper titles from across the state’s three Grand Divisions for inclusion in the project; approximately 100,000 pages in total. This initial phase of the project focuses on the Civil War and Reconstruction Eras.  The first 14,000 pages are available to search or browse online at:

 Memphis Daily Appeal – The first Tennessee newspaper to be digitized for the TNDNP is the Memphis Daily Appeal, 1857-1872. Historical Tennessee newspapers lend real voices to pivotal events in the history of our state and the nation; offering an on-the-spot, first-hand account of events as they happened.

For more information, please contact: JoAnne Deeken or Louisa Trott University of Tennessee Libraries 865-974-4702 or 865-974-0025 or