History and Genealogy

TENNESSEE ECONOMIC COUNCIL ON WOMEN RECORDS, 1998-2015

Consists of Tennessee Economic Council on Women Records from 1998 to 2015, including correspondence, reports, minutes, budgets, and other related materials regarding the advocacy for women in Tennessee. The audio and photographic material in this collection (Boxes 8-10) resides in a climate-controlled vault (X-A-1v). Access requires a 24-hour notice to allow items to acclimate before use. Electronic records in Series IV are available upon request.

WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION HISTORICAL RECORDS SURVEY (WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TENN.), 1936-1941

Consists of documents related to the Works Progress Administration Historical Records Survey in Tennessee, specifically Williamson County. A vast majority of material consists of memos. Other material includes checklists, manuals, a regional map, and summaries related to the activities of the Historical Records Survey.

WILLIAM L. BARRY PAPERS, 1963-1971

Consists of personal and work-related files of William L. Barry during his career in Tennessee state politics from 1963-1971. The majority of these files are correspondence from his time as Executive Assistant to Governor Buford Ellington. This collection provides a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of Governor Buford and his administration.

TENNESSEE PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYERS HISTORY PROJECT PAPERS, 1953-1994

Consists of articles, newspaper clippings, correspondence, lists, photographic postcards, and questionnaires. In 1989, State Library and Archives employees undertook a small project to collect the memories of Major League Baseball players from Tennessee. Fourteen former players completed and returned a simple questionnaire containing biographical and career information. Correspondence provides additional material.

JANE WALLACE ALFORD GENEALOGICAL COLLECTION, 1784-1999

Consists primarily of photocopied and handwritten genealogical research on the Medearis, Wallace, Wilson, Gill families and their related branches. The research includes correspondence, Bible records, family group sheets, articles, indentures, deeds, vital records, cemetery records, coat of arms, historical organization applications, wills, newspaper clippings, photographs, court documents, and pension records. The donor extensively researched the Revolutionary soldiers from Marshall County, Tennessee and compiled a volume titled Revolutionary War Patriots of Marshall County, Tennessee. Three copies of this volume are available in our library holdings.

ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSION RECORDS, 1976-2014

Consists of Department of Economic and Community Development Entertainment Commission records from 1976-2014. Series I consists of correspondence, schedules, screenplays and other project materials related to the activities of the Tennessee Entertainment Commission. Series II consists of audiovisual material. Series III consists of photographic material. The audiovisual and photographic material in this collection (Boxes 21-42) resides in a climate-controlled vault (X-B-1v to X-C-1v). Access requires a 24-hour notice to allow items to acclimate before use. Series IV consists of electronic records.

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