Newspapers on Microfilm at TSLA
The vast collection of newspaper microfilm at the Library and Archives includes almost every existent newspaper published in Tennessee. The filming project began in 1957 and Library and Archives staff have been preserving Tennessee newspapers ever since.
This list includes information about each known newspaper in the state, arranged by the place of publication. (A list of these communities arranged by county is also available.) The entry includes the title of the paper, the frequency of publication, and the dates of operation of that paper. Title changes and mergers, if known, are also noted.
The holdings information lists the dates for which we have issues of the paper. In many cases a newspaper may have been published for many years but only a few issues have survived to be microfilmed. Dates in brackets indicate that only scattered issues between those dates are available.
TSLA will loan out a newspaper microfilm reel if we hold the negative of the microfilm reel. A table of newspaper titles & dates not available for loan is located on our page of interlibrary loan policies and procedures.