Project Partners

As we worked on this project, we were met with generosity and enthusiasm by colleagues across the state and beyond. We were duly impressed by these stewards of Tennessee’s historical documents, who take particular pride in preserving, protecting, and making them available for scholars. Trials, Triumphs, and Transformations includes items from over 45 institutions and several items from private collections. 

Albert Gore Research Center, Middle Tennessee State University

American Geographical Society Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries

Beck Cultural Exchange Center

Belmont Mansion

Bessie Smith Cultural Center

Center for Historic Preservation, Middle Tennessee State University

Center for Popular Music, Middle Tennessee State University

Center for Southern Folklore

Chattanooga History Center

Chattanooga Public Library

Cheekwood Estate and Botanical Gardens

Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence K. Wolfe 

Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum

Cumberland Homesteads Tower Museum

Felix G. Woodward Library, Austin Peay State University

Fisk University Galleries

Fisk University, John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library

Giles County Historical Society

Hagley Museum and Library

Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County--Warwick Collection 

James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University

Kansas State Historical Society

LeMoyne-Owen College

Madison County Archvies

Maury County Archives

McClung Historical Collection/Knox County Public Library

Memphis and Shelby County Room, Memphis Public Library and Information Center

Metropolitan Archives of Nashville and Davidson County

Michigan State University Museum

Nashville Public Library

National Archives at Atlanta

National Archives at College Park

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

New York Public Library

Robertston County Archives

Robertson County Historical Society

Roy Bailey African American History Center and Museum

Rutherford County Archives

Southern Highland Craft Guild

Tennessee Agricultural Museum

Tennessee State Library & Archives

Tennessee State Museum

Tennessee Valley Authority

University of Memphis

University of Tennessee Libraries

U.S. Army Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum, Fort Campbell

Williamson County Archives

Wilson County Archives