University of Memphis Libraries Special Collections Department has the following issues on microfilm: 1860-1861, 1866-1895.
The Memphis Avalanche was founded in 1860 as a Democratic, strongly pro-secession newspaper. It was suspended in 1862 after the Union forces captured Memphis and resumed publishing in 1866 with M.C. Gallaway as editor. Gallaway maintained a running feud with the local Republican party and after Gallawayâ€™s arrest on contempt charges, his wife took over as editor until his release. The Avalancheâ€™s main rivals were the Memphis Appeal and the Memphis Public Ledger. It maintained a staunchly pro-Southern rights policy throughout the Reconstruction period. In 1895 the Avalanche was absorbed by the Memphis Appeal.
"Memphis Avalanche [newspaper] index, 1860-1861, 1866-1870" (2021). Early Memphis Newspaper Indices. 6.