News and Updates

The Tennessee State Library and Archives has awarded grants to 29 organizations across the state to preserve historical records and improve the facilities where those records are stored. In all, the State Library and Archives awarded more than $95,000 worth of archival development grants.
Secretary of State Tre Hargett dedicated the newly released 2015-2016 edition of the Blue Book to the late U.S. Sen. Howard H. Baker, Jr. of Scott County on Thursday.
Surveying people online about their access to Internet service presents something of a Catch-22.
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In 2016, Tennessee will play a bigger role than ever before in deciding who will be the next president of the United States.
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Tennesseans who want to vote in the March 1 presidential preference primary, or “SEC Primary,” must register to vote by Monday, February 1, 2016.
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The Tennessee Highway Officials Certification Board will continue reviewing candidates for the August election beginning on Thursday, January 21.
About one-third of the state's public library board members have already signed up for a certification program created by the Tennessee State Library and Archives within the first six months of the program's existence.
Tennessee voter registration forms
During this legislative session, a bill sponsored by Sen. Ken Yager (R-Kingston) and Rep. Gerald McCormick (R-Chattanooga) would allow the Division of Elections to implement online voter registration in Tennessee.
2015 Edition of Tennessee Election Laws book
Secretary of State Tre Hargett would like to congratulate eight administrators of elections who passed the state certification exam on Monday, December 14, 2015.
Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives will be in Dayton on Jan. 27 and Jan. 28 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.
A free exhibit highlighting the impact the New Deal had on Tennessee will remain on display in the lobby of the Tennessee State Library and Archives building for at least a few more weeks.
J.L. "Bud" Alley was a participant in one of the bloodiest battles during the Vietnam War, which was fought in the Ia Drang Valley in November of 1965. For years afterward, Alley struggled to make sense of how the events of that day fit into historical context.
Tennessee businesses can now form for profit benefit corporations with the Division of Business Services. This new entity type is part of the For-Profit Benefit Corporation Act that went into effect January 1, 2016.
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Secretary Hargett has now certified the names of presidential candidates for the March 1 presidential preference primary, or “SEC Primary,” when Tennessee will join six other southern states to help decide who will be the next president of the United States.
Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett would like to announce a decrease in service fees for documents filed online with the Division of Business Services.
Secretary of State Tre Hargett speaking before the State Election Commission
On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, Secretary of State Tre Hargett presented a list of presidential primary candidates to the State Election Commission.
A newly produced video explains how state librarians and archivists work tirelessly to ensure these invaluable resources continue to be available for all Tennesseans.
New business filings indicate Tennessee's economy will continue to grow, according to an economic report released Thursday.
The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) is proud to recognize six new graduates of the Tennessee Archives Institute.
The 2015-2016 edition of the Tennessee Blue Book will be dedicated to the late U.S. Sen. Howard H. Baker, Jr. of Scott County.
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.
The Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming has been working with organizations throughout Tennessee for the last few months to ensure they are in compliance with a new section of the Charitable Solicitations Act that went into effect July 1.
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, families can also explore stories of their relatives who lived many years ago.
2013 Edition of Tennessee Election Laws book
Secretary of State Tre Hargett would like to congratulate six administrators of elections who passed the state certification exam on Friday, September 25, 2015.

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