An initiative of the Library of Congress in partnership with repositories across the nation, provides free, fully searchable access to many historical newspapers from the United States. The collection contains many newspapers sourced from the Tennessee State Library & Archives.
During the Civil War, the Provost Marshal was the Union Army officer charged with maintaining order among both soldiers and civilians. The Provost Marshal records microfilmed by the National Archives include many records related to Tennesseans.
Record Group 60, Tennessee State Legislative Records, is one of the most important and valuable collections at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. This record group is a chronicle of the activities of the Tennessee State Legislature and consists of records dating back to when Tennessee was “The Territory South of the River Ohio” through the most recent General Assembly.
Maps are invaluable components of historical and genealogical research, and documentary records often cannot be fully understood without referring to maps. The Library & Archives has the largest and most significant collection of historical maps in the state available for public use.
The Tennessee Virtual Archive (TeVA) is a digital repository of the Tennessee State Library & Archives providing open access to thousands of photographs, documents, maps, postcards, film, audio and other records relating to the history and culture of Tennessee.