The West Tennessee Historical Society has published the WTHS Papers since 1947. Each annual issue is a collection of formal papers that pertains to historical events in West Tennessee, Tennessee in general, or the Mid-South.

A list of the Papers, indexed 2006 to present, and indexed with article 1947 – 2005 can be found on the WTHS website at

The society has a physical collection and is donating issues to libraries, colleges, historical groups and high schools. PLEASE CONTACT THE WTHS if you know of any organization that wishes to have this collection., or call 901 276 7154.

Many have received either a whole set or have taken this opportunity to complete their collection.

Linda, J. Higgins, Vice President of WTHS, Madison County Historian, and board member of the Tennessee Historical Commission has been outstanding in her service in contacting and delivering these issues to the following libraries and museums.

Linda Higgins (L), Jade Walsh, coordinator of donations. Discovery Park of America

Linda Higgins (L), Jade Walsh, coordinator of donations. Discovery Park of America

Discovery Park of America

G. Browning Museum

Decatur Co. Library

Gibson Co., Trenton

Gibson Co., Milan

Hardeman Co. Library

Haywood Co. Library

Lake Co. Library-Ridgely

McNairy Co. Library, Adamsville

Obion Co. Library

In her report to the WTHS board on April 26, 2015 she said the following:

It took almost 700 miles and one month to deliver all the W.T. Historical papers to W.T. Libraries, but each trip was wonderful. We got to see the green wheat growing in the fields, the bright yellow flowers of rapeseed, the rolling hills, and the bottoms full of water in West Tennessee. And we did it without going on the Interstate at all.

Thank you for allowing me to do this for the W.T. Historical Society.

The WTHS thanks Linda and her husband, Richard, for their exceptional effort in this project.