Tennessee State Library and Archives

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Our visitors guide provides information for your visit to the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The subjects covered include hours, holidays, registration, security and contact information.

Library and Archives Workshop: Runaways, Coffles and Fancy Girls: A History of Slavery in Tennessee

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.

Library and Archives Workshop: Grounded in Tradition: The Tennessee State Capitol

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.

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