Over Here, Over There: Tennesseans in the First World War
A Tennessee State Library & Archives project to digitize, preserve and present the World War I memorabilia of Tennessee families.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I (1914-1918), the Tennessee State Library & Archives will send a team of professional archivists and conservators to communities across Tennessee. You may schedule an appointment, and we will digitally copy and help you preserve your World War I era manuscripts, artifacts, and photographs. You keep the originals.
Digital copies of these items will become part of a virtual exhibit commemorating the centenary of the war and its impact on Tennessee.
Items eligible for digitization include:
- All items pertaining to the War: military, civilian, foreign or domestic.
- Letters, photographs, diaries, weapons (firearms, knives, etc.), military records and discharges, maps and sketches, and uniforms.
- All items must be original (no photocopies or reproductions) and owned by the person bringing them for digitization.
Participants will receive:
- Basic conservation tips for their items
- Digital copies of the images
- The opportunity to have their WWI memorabilia preserved, digitized, and shared online for future generations.