The Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection is the local history and genealogy department of the Knox County Public Library. The McClung Collection is the foremost collection for East Tennessee history and genealogy research and one of the premier research libraries in the Southeast. While the collection has a strong regional focus, visitors will find a wide selection of materials for Tennessee and other states, as well as Cherokee and African American records.
The collection includes:
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- more than 67,000 volumes, including many rare resources
- thousands of newspapers, most from East Tennessee and predating 1920
- more than 3,000 printed genealogies
- more than 14,000 folders of First Families of Tennessee materials
- approximately 120 linear feet of genealogical manuscript collections that have been processed for research use by the public
- more than 13,000 rolls of microfilm of census records, state and local government records, newspapers, and other valuable primary source material
- a rare complete set of Knoxville city directories from 1859 to the present
- the only set of Knoxville telephone directories going back to 1898
- subscriptions to web-based genealogical databases
- significant holdings of historic maps, photographs, and manuscripts
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