WTHS Papers


Index for 2006-2012

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To view and/or download articles from the 1947 – 2015 WTHS Papers, click on “1947-2015”. You will be directed to the Shelby County archives page. At the bottom of that page, mark “I accept this disclaimer” then click on proceed. 

Submission Guidelines:

The West Tennessee Historical Society Papers* is a peer-reviewed journal that invites authors to submit any paper that pertains to historical events in West Tennessee, the Mid-South Region—which includes North Mississippi, the Missouri Boot-heel, southern Illinois, Western Kentucky, Central and Northeast Arkansas, and North West Alabama—or the South-at-large. Essay submissions will be double-spaced in Microsoft Word documents, double-spaced in Times New Roman, 12-point font, should be between 6,000-8,500 words, and will follow The Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition and submitted via email to WTHS editor Dr. Rita Hall, at rita.hall@hotmail.com

The journal also welcomes primary source and document submissions. These may include, but are not limited to, transcribed oral histories, letters, speeches, and personal memoirs, as well as literary, archaeological, anthropological, sociological, and philosophical analyses of topics within the journal’s geographical area of interest.

All published submissions become property of the West Tennessee Historical Society.

If you have questions please contact the editor at rita.hall@hotmail.com or use the form below.

*The West Tennessee Historical Society is the umbrella heritage organization for the Western Grand Division of Tennessee. Within its twenty-one counties, it supports historical programs, archives, publications, preservation, markers, museums, and other historical collections and promotes all aspects of state and local history.

If asked to submit a paper copy (one copy please),  mail it to:

The West Tennessee Historical Society
Attn.: Papers Editor
P.O. Box 111046
Memphis, Tennessee 38111

The Society and editors disclaim any responsibility for statements of fact or opinion made by the contributors.

Deadline for submission for the 2019 WTHS Papers is September 1, 2019.

Information and questions on submissions and information for purchase of books, contact WTHS through the following form, or contact the editor via email at rita.hall@hotmail.com

Not a member of the West Tennessee Historical Society? Click here to download the WTHS Membership Application.


An award is presented by The West Tennessee Historical Society to the contributor of the article chosen by the Executive Committee as being the best of those printed in each number of The West Tennessee Historical Society Papers. Choose the Annual Awards page to find list of past winners and their contributions.