Nashvillian John L. Sales served in the United States Marine Corps from May 1966 to May 1968. This collection consists of letters written home to his mother, photographs taken in country and on board the USS Iwo Jima, and miscellaneous items.
The following research guide is list of manuscript resources and bibliographies representing many of the materials that the Tennessee State Library and Archives has amassed to assist with the research into Korean War soldiers and citizens.
The Tennessee State Library and Archives is launching Tennessee Remembers: Korean Veterans. Our goal is to help veterans of the Korean War preserve their history by collecting original documents, stories, and memorabilia related to their in-country experiences during the war.
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.
This collection highlights a time when the area that is now the state of Tennessee was land claimed by North Carolina. White settlers and their African-American slaves moved into Upper East Tennessee in the 1770s and established their own government, the Watauga Association. By so doing, these settlers clearly defied British authority which had forbidden settlement west of the Appalachian Mountain Chain in the Proclamation of 1763.
July 22, 2017 - In January 1952, Brock left behind his Van Buren County home to undergo rigorous combat engineer training. He was then assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division in the vicinity of the Iron Triangle and the 38th parallel in Korea. This collection documents his time in Korea as well as his visits home. Darla Brock, Library and Archives manuscripts archivist and daughter of Brock, conducted the workshop featuring her father's photographs and oral history in the broader context of the Korean War.
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (2011-2015), the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) is sending teams of archivists and conservators across the state of Tennessee to document and preserve Civil War-era materials. Thus far, the team has digitized thousands of original items that have rarely been viewed by the public.
The War of 1812 has been referred to by some historians as America’s “forgotten conflict.” The contest between the United States and Great Britain, fought in the years 1812-1815, is mired in controversy in terms of causation and results. The reasons for going to war with England were ostensibly over the rights of free trade and impressment of American sailors. Other elements include American territorial expansion, economic factors, and national honor. The war has been criticized as one in which neither side won and, therefore, should never have been fought.
This page is an introduction to the index of individuals who were members of the Confederate Relief and Historical Association of Memphis. The index gives the soldier's name, rank, regiment, company, the army in which he served, and the page number.
This page is a bibliography of the microfilmed military records we hold for the following wars and military actions: Revolutionary War, Militia/Frontier Records, War of 1812, Indian Wars, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I and World War II.
This small collection of large-format photographs highlights various aspects of the World War One-era Old Hickory Gunpowder plant. DuPont built and operated the plant, under contract for the United States government, to manufacture smokeless gunpowder for the Allied war effort.
The Oliver Caswell King and Katherine Rebecca Rutledge King Papers, 1856 - 1893 is a roughly 200-item collection documenting the courtship, marriage and social lives of a Sullivan County, Tennessee, couple before, during and after the Civil War.
This page has instructions for ordering copies of military records and military indexes for the following topics: Revolutionary War, War of 1812, the Seminole War, the Cherokee Removal, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish American War, World War I and Tennessee militia commissions. The materials listed include records, pensions, questionnaires and published indexes.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I (1914-1918), the Tennessee State Library & Archives will send a team of professional archivists and conservators to communities across Tennessee. You may schedule an appointment, and we will digitally copy and help you preserve your World War I era manuscripts, artifacts, and photographs. You keep the originals.
This collection documents the careers in the United States Army Air Service during and after World War I of two brothers from Gallatin, Tennessee. George Wright Puryear was a fighter pilot with the 95th Aero Squadron, was taken prisoner by the Germans, and subsequently became the first American officer to escape from a German prisoner of war camp.
Record of Ex-Soldiers in World War I, Tennessee Counties, 1917-1919 is a digital collection that consists of the compiled service records of over 130,000 soldiers and sailors from Tennessee who served in the First World War.