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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 world. These include former presidents, other political leaders, captains of industry, soldiers, scientists, inventors, entertainers, athletes and many more. Tri-Star Chronicles is a project dedicated to shining a spotlight on some of those people who have changed history, for good or for bad, over the last half century or so. These are their stories – and, as Tennesseans, our stories as well.
The Tennessee State Library and Archives welcomes interns and volunteers who would like to be involved in aspects of library and archival work.
In this installment of the Tennessee State Library and Archives free workshop series, the Honorable Judge Andy D. Bennett of the Tennessee Court of Appeals will present the history of each of Tennessee’s constitutions. Learn details about the historical documents and what they meant for Tennesseans during that time in history.
The Civil War has touched the life of almost every U.S. citizen but connecting families with complete records can present challenges. Presenter J. Mark Lowe demonstrates how to search and use the wide variety of records available through the Tennessee State Library and Archives to draw a more complete picture of their Civil War ancestor and family history.
In this installment of the Tennessee State Library and Archives free workshop series, Assistant State Archivist Dr. Wayne Moore shares the stories of those who labored on the Capitol, from the unpaid prisoners to William Strickland himself, from 19th century African American stonecutters and Irish masons to the 21st century Rock City crews. These and other new facts about the Capitol emerge from the wealth of records at the State Library and Archives.
In this installment of the Tennessee State Library and Archives free workshop series, local author Bill Carey examines slavery through slavery ads appearing in Tennessee newspapers. Carey researched every newspaper printed in Tennessee from 1791 until 1864, including newspapers on microfilm held at The Tennessee State Library and Archives.
Digital Materials Librarian Jennifer Randles will take attendees on a tour of the newly-redesigned Tennessee Virtual Archive (TeVA). The free online repository of Tennessee’s history contains valuable collections, such as photographs, documents, maps, postcards, audio, and video. Learn how to quickly find what you need in TeVA’s collections and view some of the many items available via the website.
READS offers over 100,000 digital ebooks, audiobooks, and videos to patrons of public libraries that belong to the Tennessee Regional Library System.