Barrs Chapel C.M.E Church


The Center for Historic Preservation prides itself in creating a research culture that involves faculty, staff, undergraduates from various disciplines, and Master’s and Ph.D. students. The synergy between research, education, and public service results in a wealth of publications that document the history and culture of Tennessee.

Ph.D. Dissertations and M.A. Theses
The Center for Historic Preservation has a long-standing relationship with the Department of History and currently serves as a partner in the Ph.D. in Public History program. Many of these students make important scholarly contributions through the completion of their theses and dissertations.  The Center’s directors, Carroll Van West, Ph.D., and James K. Huhta, Ph.D., have mentored hundreds of students and directed to completion this list of theses and dissertations. 

Books and Journals
The Center for Historic Preservation makes significant contributions to the literature of historic preservation and American history and culture. Staff and students write books reviews, articles, and chapters for scholarly publications and have authored and edited several books on western and southern history and architecture. Click here for a list of selected books.