Ordering > Images and Microfilm Digitization

The Tennessee State Library and Archives is home to hundreds of thousands of photographs and images as well as to a vast microfilm collection of county records, newspapers, and manuscripts. These collections depict the rich and diverse history of Tennessee. Most images and microfilm rolls housed at the Library and Archives are available for purchase in print or electronic form unless copyright or reproduction issues are involved. Keep reading for information on finding and ordering print and digital images as well as the Library and Archives/ microfilm digitization services.

For reference inquiries, research questions or help finding images and microfilm within collections at the Library and Archives, please contact Public Services at reference.tsla@tn.gov or call 615-741-2764.

For questions about ordering, contact the Digital Work Group at PhotoOrders.tsla@tn.gov or 615-741-1892.

Resources for finding images at the Tennessee State Library and Archives

Ordering Images

  • Download and complete the following forms as needed after referring to the Imaging Services Fee Schedule:
  • To submit orders, do one of the following:
    • Mail the completed order form to Attention: Public Services, Tennessee State Library and Archives, 403, 7th Avenue North, Nashville, TN, 37243.
    • Print and complete the order form (including the signature on page two) as above but then scan and email it to: photoorders.tsla@tn.gov.
  • Delivery Options
    • Prints
      • Traditional Postal Delivery required - $5.00 per order
    • Digital Images
      • Digital Delivery (default method) via Hightail - Free
      • Traditional Postal Delivery via CD - $6.00 ($5.00 per order plus $1.00 for the CD)
      • Pick-up at the Library and Archives - $1.00 for the CD
  • Payment must be made in advance of fulfilling each order. We take the following methods of payment: Cash (in person only), Check, and Credit Card. DO NOT send cash or credit card information via traditional mail or email as we cannot guarantee the security of electronic communications. Library and Archives staff will contact you for your credit card information upon assessing that your order can be filled. Please make checks payable to Tennessee State Library and Archives.

Resources for finding microfilm at the Tennessee State Library and Archives

Microfilm Digitization

  • Download and complete the Microfilm Duplication Order form. Make sure to include the microfilm roll number, county and other pertinent information.
  • Mail orders to Attention: Public Services, Tennessee State Library and Archives, 403, 7th Avenue North, Nashville, TN, 37243.
  • Cost is $75.00 per roll digitized plus postage and the CD/DVD fee as detailed below.
  • Delivery Options
    • Traditional Postal Delivery via CD/DVD - $6.00 ($5.00 per order plus $1.00 for the CD)
    • Pick-up at the Library and Archives - $1.00 for the CD/DVD
  • Payment must be made in advance of fulfilling each order. We take the following methods of payment: Cash (in person only), Check, and Credit Card. DO NOT send cash or credit card information via traditional mail or email as we cannot guarantee the security of electronic communications. Library and Archives staff will contact you for your credit card information upon assessing that your order can be filled. Please make checks payable to Tennessee State Library and Archives.

For information on ordering microfilm copies from the Library and Archives' microfilm collection, navigate here and under Preservation Services Forms on the page here.

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