Volunteer Voices

Volunteer Voices is a state-wide digitization project that will provide access to primary sources that document Tennessee's rich history and culture.

Volunteer Voices combines the collaborative efforts to Tennessee archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, and schools.

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Broad Topics
Arts and Literature
Children and Childhood
Civil and Human Rights
Family Life and Gender Relations
Farming and Agriculture
Frontier Settlement and Migration
Government and Politics
Health and Medicine
Immigrants and Immigration
Law and Legal Documents
Music and Performing Arts
Native Americans
Nature and the Environment
Popular Culture and Folklife
Science and Technology
Social Reform
Sports and Recreation
Trade, Business and Industry
Transportation and Internal Improvements
Wars and Military
Tennessee Social Studies K-12 Eras in American History
Era 1 - Three Worlds Meet (Beginnings to 1620)
Era 2 - Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763)
Era 3 -Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820)
Era 4 - Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Era 5 - Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Era 6 - The Development of the Industrial United States (1870-1900)
Era 7 - The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
Era 8 - The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
Era 9 - Postwar United States (1945-1970's)
Era 10 - Contemporary United States (1968 to the present)