The Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection is the history and genealogy department of the Knox County Public Library. As a research library, no collection materials circulate, and none are available for interlibrary loan.
- More than 75,000 books
- More than 3,000 printed genealogies
- More than 15,000 folders of First Families of Tennessee materials
- Genealogical manuscript holdings that have been processed for research use
- More than 19,000 rolls of microfilm including 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
McClung Special Collections
- Manuscripts, photographs, and newspapers not on microfilm are NOT available during evening and weekend hours, except by prior arrangement with the manager of the McClung Collection.
- Please call or email to set up an appointment and discuss your research needs before coming to the East Tennessee History Center.
- Be sure to search The McClung Digital Collection for photographs or documents.