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About this collection

This site, currently in development, provides quick access to a variety of sources that document the history of elementary and secondary schools in Tennessee.

Browse Collection by County - Most of the resources in this collection are organized by county.

Tennessee County Educational Maps, 1935-1936 - Digitized maps for 59 Tennessee counties provide the following information: school names, pupil distribution, bus routes, and road conditions. Each map has a symbol for African American and white schools.

Photographs: Starting Points - databases that include photographs and other images from counties across Tennessee. 

Oral Histories - Former teachers and students recall school life from as early as the 1910s to as late as the 1970s. 

Historic Places & Historical Markers - This list of schools was developed using the National Register of Historic Places database, the Historical Marker Database, and other sources. 

 

What's New About Old Schools

Preserving Island View School in Sevier County (KnoxNews photo gallery) 

Louise Mott Miles: Progressive Women's History, an online exhibit from the Albert Gore Research Center, MTSU.

 

 

 
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