News and Updates

As Memorial Day approaches, the Tennessee State Library and Archives is commemorating the 100-year anniversary of World War I by launching a new digital collection on TeVA (Tennessee Virtual Archive).
An economic report released by the Secretary of State’s office Tuesday shows Tennessee’s economy continues to grow in 2016 with no signs of stopping any time soon.
As the saying goes, a picture can be worth a thousand words. That's especially true in historical research, where old portrait photographs can tell us about the mannerisms, clothing, hairstyles and even cultural norms of people who lived decades ago.
The Tennessee State Library & Archives is distributing more than $30,000 worth of federal grant funds to 15 organizations across the state to help preserve important historical records.
Although the United States was a relatively late entry into World War I, the conflict took an enormous toll on American lives. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 100,000 American deaths were attributed to the war, plus twice as many injuries.
Tennessee voter registration forms
Tennesseans are two steps closer to being able to register to vote online. This morning the House passed HB1742. This comes on the heels of the Senate unanimously passing SB1626 on Monday.
Tennessee State Library & Archives patrons should be aware of special events that could affect traffic patterns on April 23 and April 30.
Tennessee Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins
Tennessee Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins was recently elected to serve as chairman of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Standards Board. His term begins on April 29 and will last one year.
The Tennessee State Library & Archives recently launched a new online ordering system for Supreme Court cases. The new system will allow researchers to request cases dating back to the early 1800s in hard copy or digital scans.
Nearly 70 students will be representing Tennessee at National History Day later this summer. Those students placed first or second in their categories at Tennessee History Day on Saturday.
After months of intensive research and successes at local and district level competitions, 250 students from all parts of Tennessee will present their projects at the annual Tennessee History Day competition, which will be held in downtown Nashville Saturday.
Archivists will be traveling throughout the state to digitally scan and photograph documents, maps, photographs uniforms and other artifacts related to World War I that are owned by private citizens, often by grandchildren or other members of the soldiers' families.
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery, III, along with the Federal Trade Commission and agencies from all 50 states have obtained a permanent injunction to dissolve two nationwide sham cancer charities and ban their president from profiting from any fut
The United States waited almost three years before joining the Allied Forces in World War I, but then committed to the war effort in a major way.
The Division of Business Services now has videos to demonstrate how to file annual reports ahead of the busy April filing deadline. For companies that operate on a fiscal calendar ending December 31, April 1 is the deadline to file an annual report.
Sign that says "Vote Here"
The Division of Elections reports a record number of Tennesseans voted in the March 1 presidential preference primary or "SEC Primary." A record-breaking 1,240,178 Tennesseans voted to decide who could be the next president of the United States.
Button on a digital voting machine that says "Press here to cast your ballot now."
The Division of Elections would like to remind Tennesseans how to make voting in the March 1 presidential preference primary, or "SEC Primary," go as smoothly as possible.
A record number of Tennesseans chose to vote early for the March 1 presidential preference primary, or "SEC Primary," when six other Southern states will join Tennessee to decide who could be the next president of the United States.
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Tennesseans planning to vote early in the March 1 presidential preference primary, or "SEC Primary," need to visit their polling locations by Tuesday, February 23.
Strong numbers of new business filings suggest Tennessee’s economy is healthy and should continue the growth it’s experienced for 17 consecutive quarters, according to an economic report released Wednesday.
Sign that says "Early Voting"
The Division of Elections would like to remind Tennesseans planning to vote early in the March 1 presidential preference primary, or "SEC Primary," that tomorrow, Saturday, February 20, is the last weekend opportunity to cast an early ballot.
Here's a quick geography quiz: Where in Tennessee would one find Bell County? The short answer is, "nowhere." But oh, what might have been.
Nearly 300 students from throughout the state will begin competing this month for the opportunity to represent their schools at Tennessee History Day.
Sign that says "Early Voting"
This election cycle voting early may be an important option because of unpredictable winter weather. The number of presidential candidates as well as the number of delegates could also create incredibly long ballots for some voters.