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University of Tennessee, Nashville Records

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0043

This collection houses correspondence, legal documents, publications, and other materials documenting the University of Tennessee, Nashville from 1962 to 1980. Of particular interest are the items showing the accusations of segregation and subsequent merger with Tennessee State University.

Dates

  • 1962-1980

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

15 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses correspondence, legal documents, publications, and other materials documenting the University of Tennessee, Nashville from 1962 to 1980. Of particular interest are the items showing the accusations of segregation and subsequent merger with Tennessee State University.

Biographical/Historical Note

The University of Tennessee opened its Nashville branch in 1947. This institution offered one year of extension credit until 1960, when UT's Board of Trustees authorized it to provide two years of resident credit. The program expanded further in 1963 when an additional year of credit was permitted. It became a four-year degree-granting institution in 1971 and was recognized as a UT campus by the General Assembly. It was argued, however, that this institution further segregated higher education by competing with the historically black Tennessee State University and so functionally establishing two national comprehensive universities in Nashville, one for blacks and one for whites. As a result, UT Nashville formally merged with TSU in 1979.

Arrangement

This collection consists of fifteen boxes.

Acquisition Note

These records are property of the University of Tennessee's Archives.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480