Source Collection

The Memphis Appeal is available on microform at the University of Memphis and the Memphis Public Library and Information Center. It is also available between 1857-1886 at Chronicling America


This index is a complete revision of the earlier indexes and incorporates many corrections to subject headings and proper names. Primary consideration has been given to indexing articles which dealt with local or regional events. Some national events were covered, especially when they directly affected Memphis or were considered important by the local editors. Selected advertisements are also indexed. In 1890, the Memphis Appeal absorbed the Memphis Avalanche to become the Memphis Appeal-Avalanche. In 1894, the Memphis Appeal merged with the Daily Commercial, founded in 1890, to become the Commercial Appeal, the current daily newspaper in Memphis.