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Throughout its history, the Volunteer State has been home to many people who have had significant impact on the state, the country and even the world. These include former presidents, other political leaders, captains of industry, soldiers, scientists, inventors, entertainers, athletes and many more. Tri-Star Chronicles is a project dedicated to shining a spotlight on some of those people who have changed history, for good or for bad, over the last half century or so. These are their stories – and, as Tennesseans, our stories as well.
The Tennessee State Library and Archives welcomes interns and volunteers who would like to be involved in aspects of library and archival work.
"Treasures from the Vault" is published quarterly to help readers understand what goes on behind the scenes at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Each issue features stories on ongoing projects involving staff members, work staff members are doing outside the office that relates to their jobs, programs the Library & Archives participates in or sponsors and unusual discoveries from our collections.
The Regional Ebook and Audiobook Download System offers thousands of digital ebooks and audiobooks to patrons of public libraries that belong to the Tennessee Regional Library System. These digital titles can be downloaded to your personal computer and then transferred to various portable devices such as MP3 players and ebook readers.
Our first issue features four articles: The first article describes the work our staff and volunteers are doing to restore old Supreme Court records and make them available to patrons in a digital format. The second article deals with a map of Japan that the Library & Archives has in its possession. This map has raised some unanswered questions, which our archivists would like help in answering. The third article is a feature about the Wills fellowship program, in which a researcher chosen by the Tennessee Historical Society spends a week (or more) examining records housed at the Library & Archives. The fourth article is about people who participate in "living history" programs, particularly focusing on Myers Brown, one of our archivists who has done this since he was a teenager.
Articles featured in this edition: The Library & Archives’ education outreach program helps the state’s teachers and students effectively use historical records in the classroom. Our staff will be creating a digital record of World War I documents, maps and artifacts as part of the “Over Here, Over There” program. Staff archivist Lori Lockhart incorporates her knowledge of quilting into the work she does for Library & Archives patrons. Finding a photo of a baby-faced legislator who changed American history wasn’t easy – until our staff started sleuthing.