News and Updates

picture of Secretary of State Tre Hargett with public school officials and the Coordinator of Civic Engagement
The Secretary of State’s office is proud to announce a new online resource designed by Tennessee teachers. 15 lesson plans and teaching aids based on the Tennessee Blue Book are now available.
Librarians do more than stand guard over shelves of books. In order to be successful, they're frequently called up to be freedom of information advocates, strategic planners, marketing specialists, budget-balancing experts, public speakers and more - sometimes all in the same week!
It's easy today to think of Tennessee's borders as set in stone, but that hasn't always been the case.
Smart phones and selfie sticks were more than 100 years away from being invented, but photography was nevertheless an important part of people's lives during the 19th Century.
A familiar scam that continues to target Tennessee businesses is now in the spotlight of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Middle Tennessee.
Secretary of State Tre Hargett would like to announce the public can get involved in the rollout of a new state law that adds labeling and placement requirements for donation bins across Tennessee.
Land records dating back to the Revolutionary War era can tell researchers much about Tennessee's early history - as a part of North Carolina, later as a territory and finally as the country's 16th state.
Three Tennessee students - one each from Memphis, Lenoir City and Tellico Plains - received major national honors at the National History Day competition recently held in College Park, Maryland.
Nearly two dozen Tennessee teachers participated in the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) summer teacher institute on “Reconstruction and the African-American Experience in Tennessee” last week. The two-day workshop included a history content presentation by Dr.
The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office is working to improve communication with all Tennesseans. Our goal is to inform the public about what is going on in the Tennessee Department of State as it happens across multiple platforms.
Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives will be in Lawrenceburg on June 26 to record and digitize Civil War memorabilia owned by local residents for the online exhibit “Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee,” which commemorates the Civil War’s 150th anniversary.
Historians sometimes refer to the War of 1812 as 'the Forgotten Conflict.' Yet it was a war in which Tennessee earned its "Volunteer State" nickname, made possible the acquisition of territory west of the Tennessee River, launched the careers of Sam Houston, David Crockett and An
Exterior of Bass Pro Shop from TSLA Decoration of the Memphis Pyramid. Source: basspro.com/pyramid
Since its grand opening last month, the Bass Pro Shops superstore in downtown Memphis has earned high praise from those who have toured the facility.
A newly digitized collection of Civil War love letters is now available online through the Tennessee State Library and Archives' Tennessee Virtual Archive website.
The number of new entity fillings and annual reports in Tennessee grew during the first quarter of 2015. The state recorded 8,685 new entity filings between January and March 2015, representing a 9.3% increase compared to the same time last year, according to a new economic report.
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H.
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Business entities that want to transact business under a name other than their legal name can apply for an assumed name (otherwise known as a trade name or fictitious name).
Tennessee Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins
Tennessee Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins was recently elected to a leadership role on the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Standards Board.
Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives will be in Madisonville on May 28 and 29 to record and digitize Civil War memorabilia owned by local residents for the online exhibit “Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee,” which commemorates the Civil War’s 150th anniversary.
Now through September 12, a free exhibit showcasing some of the maps available at the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) is open in the lobby of TSLA's building in downtown Nashville.
The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) is pleased to announce a new $100,000 state grant has been awarded to expand the Fentress County Public Library.
Members of the State Election Commission, from left, are Kent D. Younce of La Follette; Judy Blackburn of Morristown; Greg Duckett of Memphis; Donna Barrett of Murfreesboro; James H. Wallace, Jr. of Jackson; Tom Wheeler of Clinton; Mike McDonald of Portland
The State Election Commission held its first meeting in Nashville Monday for the four-year term that began on May 1, 2015.
The front door of the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) isn't located on its building in downtown Nashville - at least not for all Tennesseans. For many patrons, that 'front door' is actually whatever portal they use to access TSLA resources on the Internet.
Last year, students from Tellico Plains and Memphis submitted history-themed projects that were judged to be among the country’s best at National History Day. This year, a group of 66 students from Tennessee have earned the right to compete for similar national recognition.

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