If you want to browse the collection, these are some call numbers where you can find books about Tennessee History.
This is a list of suggested terms to use in a search for Tennessee History resources in the Library Catalog:
These books are in the circulating collection. You may check them out for three weeks at a time. When you click on the book, it will take you to the catalog, where you can check whether the book is currently available, or when it is due back, as well as where it is located.
These are available on the third floor in the Reference Room. They are for in-library use only, but you can make copies of pages as needed.
The following titles are available on the main (2nd) floor in the Audio/Visual Room:
Memphis dreams: Searching for the promised land
When Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated in 1968 Memphis--like Dallas in 1963--became a symbol of hope extinguished. This program examines the Civil Rights Movement and the last few years of Martin Luther King's life with emphasis on the sanitation workers strike in Memphis, Tennessee and the killing of America's greatest civil rights leader, its impact on Afro-Americans and the nation.
Call #: E185.97.K5 M396 1999 DVD (Instructional Videos)
Built for the people: the story of TVA
Tells the history of Tennessee Valley Authority, especially the first dam, Norris Dam. In 1933 with President Roosevelt, TVA was given the broadest possible mission: to tame the forces of nature, create cheap energy, and produce a lasting prosperity in the Depression-wracked Tennessee Valley, a region the size of Great Britain. Several people talk about how TVA changed the lives of the region for the better.
Call #: Popular HN79.A135 B85 2008 DVD
The Appalachians. [Episode 3], A culture of survival
The third segment in a 3-part series exploring the political, economic, musical, and spiritual history of the Appalachian region. Part 3 examines the 20th century history of Appalachia through the prisms of economic hardship, spiritual perseverance, the region's rich musical heritage and the rise of modern country music by way of radio and phonograph. It also highlights the resonance of long-standing church traditions and documents the Appalachian experience in connection with major historical events : the Great depression, the New Deal, The WPA, the Tennessee Valley Authority, strip mining, the migration of mountain people to the mid-West and LBJ's war on poverty.
Call #: Popular F217.A65 A67 2006 DVD