Tennessee State Library and Archives

Online Resources

TSLA welcomes interns and volunteers who would like to be involved in aspects of library and archival work.

The Tennessee Civil War in GIS is an interactive website that displays Civil War battles and skirmishes in the State of Tennessee as points in a...

Tennessee Electronic Library

A collection of 40+ databases that provide access to over 400,000 magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, essays, podcasts, videos, e-books,...

Search this online directory of public libraries and services in Tennessee by county, region, or city.

TeVA (Tennessee Virtual Archive) is a digital repository of Tennessee history and culture. New materials are added every day, featuring prints,...

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...

Highlighted Programs

Participants in the War of 1812 summer teacher institute

The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) is a great resource for educators and students seeking primary sources for use in the classroom...

The Tennessee State Library and Archives is launching Tennessee Remembers: Korean Veterans. Our goal is to help veterans of the Korean War...

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (2011-2015), the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) is sending teams of archivists...

TSLA Videos

A documentary on the building and grounds of the Tennessee State Capitol.

A documentary on the building and functions of the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

The video, which has a running time of just under 30 minutes, is narrated by former Gov. Winfield Dunn. It covers some of the highlights of Henry...

Secretary of State's Offices to Close for Thanksgiving

The Tennessee Secretary of State's office and all of its divisions will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in celebration of Thanksgiving. This includes the Division of Business Services, Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming, Division...

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TSLA Recognizes Six Graduates of the Tennessee Archives Institute

The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) is proud to recognize six new graduates of the Tennessee Archives Institute. The archives development program at TSLA annually hosts this two-and-a-half day series of workshops on the principles and practices of archival management and records...

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State Archivists to Visit Macon County in Search of Civil War Memorabilia

Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives will be in Lafayette on November 19 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.

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State Library and Archives Hosts Genealogy Workshop the Saturday after Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving weekend is a time when many of us reconnect with family members and share family stories. At the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA), families can also explore stories of their relatives who lived many years ago.

For the fifth consecutive year, the staff at TSLA...

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New Exhibit Highlights New Deal's Impact on Tennessee

It was one of the most transformative attempts at economic reform in our country's history: In response to the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt launched a series of programs under the New Deal banner that were aimed at jump starting the United States' faltering economy....

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The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA), collects and preserves books and records of historical, documentary and reference value, and promotes library and archival development throughout the state.

Tennessee State Library and Archives
Charles A. Sherrill, State Librarian and Archivist
403 7th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243