History and Genealogy

Stirring Up the Past: Revolutions in Tennessee Cooking

Online exhibit covering the history of cooking, including how the latest technology has transformed the face of modern day cooking. The exhibit delves into Native American cooking, Pioneer/Civil War cooking, Victorian cooking and cooking in the Modern Age. Whether you eat fitness bars or indulge in Ben and Jerry’s, our exhibit will satisfy your hunger to know how food preparation originated.

Guide to African American Genealogy-Related Documents Prior to 1865

This guide divides the African American materials into six categories: Manuscripts Collections; Microfilm Only Collections; Supreme Court Cases (east & middle Tennessee); Acts of Tennessee 1796-1850; Legislative Petitions 1799-1861; and Bible Records, Church Records, Correspondence, Diaries and Memoirs, Documents, Genealogical Data, and Small Collections.

Korean War Veterans Survey

In an effort to honor the service and valor of Tennessee Korean War veterans, the Tennessee State Library and Archives has developed a survey to establish a more complete record of the men and women who served in theater. The survey results will be maintained at the Library & Archives for research and educational purposes.


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