The Great War in Tennessee's Newspapers | Brown Bag Lecture with Louisa Trott

@ East Tennessee History Center
East Tennessee History Center Bilo Nelson Auditorium
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 7:00am to Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 7:45am

In a Brown Bag Lecture on Wednesday, May 16, Louisa Trott will explain what life was like in Tennessee during WWI. From poems and letters from our troops on the front line to advice for coping with farm and home life, to special features, ads and government PSAs, Ms. Trott will explore life on the Tennessee home front as recorded in newspapers across the state.  

Louisa Trott is a Digital Projects Librarian at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She worked as Project Coordinator on the Tennessee Newspaper Digitization Project from 2010-2016 and is the co-founder of the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound (TAMIS), located at the East Tennessee History Center.

The program corresponds with the current exhibition “In the Footsteps of Sergeant York” on display at the Museum of East Tennessee History through July 8. The program is sponsored by Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematorium and is free and open to the public. The lecture will begin at noon at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville. Guests are invited to bring a “Brown Bag” lunch and enjoy the lecture. Soft drinks will be available. For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824 or visit the website at

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