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Special Collections Online at The University of Tennessee

Welcome to SCOUT

Search across our collections, digital materials, and more.

SCOUT (Special Collections Online at UT) is your discovery portal for manuscripts and archives held at the UT Libraries’ Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives. Here you will find descriptions of our primary sources including papers, correspondence, photographs, film and video, print items, digital materials, objects, and more. Please use OneSearch for Special Collections rare books, including artists’ books and University Archives books.

To view the materials described in these finding aids in person, please navigate to the material you wish to see and click on the Request button in the upper right corner. (Please note that Special Collections is currently open by appointment only. You also must schedule a time to view the requested materials in the reading room through the registration form on the Special Collections home page.)

Visit the SCOUT Research Guide to learn more about collection description, searching, browsing, and requesting collections materials.

Please contact us for assistance. We are happy to answer your questions during our business hours.