Created from a merger in 1926 between the Memphis Press and the Memphis News-Scimitar, the newspaper ceased publication in 1983. It was the main rival to The Commercial Appeal, also based in Memphis and owned by Scripps. At the time of its closure, the Press-Scimitar, had lost a third of its circulation in 10 years and was down to daily sales of 80,000 copies.
- Frank, Ed. "Memphis Press-Scimitar", Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture, Tennessee Historical Society and the University of Tennessee Press, accessed 7 November 2010. Archived by WebCite on 7 November 2010.
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- "Memphis Press-Scimitar Rolls Final Edition Today", Associated Press via Ocala Star-Banner, 31 October 1983.
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- Frank, Ed. "The History", Memphis Press-Scimitar, accessed 7 November 2010. Archived by WebCite on 7 November 2010. [Text is identical to the Tennessee Encyclopedia.]