Library and Archives: Workshop Series

On Saturdays, the Tennessee State Library and Archives periodically hosts free "Workshop Series" lectures, featuring experts from our staff and researchers from outside our institution. The goal of the "Workshop Series" is to share information about materials and services offered by the Library and Archives, and to provide opportunities for scholars, genealogists, and historical researchers to share their work. Each lecture draws upon the resources of the Library and Archives, and informs our audience about the historic value of our vast collection, and how they may use it in their own research.

Upcoming Workshops and Lectures

Saturday, July 22, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Library and Archives Auditorium.

In January 1952, Tennessee farm boy David Franklin Brock left behind his Van Buren County home and his sweetheart and found himself a world away. Brock’s newly expanded Tennessee Virtual Archive (TeVA) exhibit uses his photographs, an interactive story map and Brock’s oral history to trace his progress from combat engineer training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, to his time with... read more

Workshop and Lecture Videos

Documents made with pen and paper aren't the only important records of Tennessee history. In some cases, the stories of the state's... read more

Born 250 years ago this month, Andrew Jackson remains one of Tennessee's most iconic and controversial political figures. The former United... read more

People don't usually associate libraries with murder and mayhem. However, when Brian Allison was researching his book, "Murder and... read more

Tennessee is famous for many things, but some people may not realize the state once was a hotbed for the marble industry. Tennessee marble, known... read more

Tennessee Library and Archives Workshop: Women's Suffrage Movement

Tennessee Library and Archives Workshop: Preserving Tennessee Folkways

Tennessee Library and Archives Workshop: From Little Bighorn to Vietnam

Tennessee Library and Archives Workshop: Finding World War I Ancestors

Veteran genealogist Jim Long will use case studies to demonstrate how even small bits of information can lead to important discoveries found among... read more

Map expert Murray Hudson's lecture at the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) taking participants on a journey that begins along... read more