Tennessee State Library & Archives Website Review
Tennessee Documents & Images -
- Tennessee Virtual Archive (TeVA)
- Nashville City Directories (A collection of complete Nashville city directories, beginning with 1853/1854.
- Tennessee Landmark Documents
- TSLA Photograph Database
- Tennessee Government Web Archive
Civil War Resources -
- Civil War Era Database
- Civil War Sourcebook
- Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee
Historical Newspapers - 19th Century Newspapers
READS Audio and Ebooks - Regional Ebook and Audio Download System (READS) -- READS offers thousands of digital ebooks and audio books to patrons of public libraries that belong to the Tennessee Regional Library System.
Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) - Available ONLY to Tennessee residents.
TSLA has a great Research & Collections section that has the following sections:
- African American Records
- Birth & Death Records
- Census Records
- County Records
- Governor’s Papers
- Military RecordsNative American Records
- Place Name & Maps
- State Records
- Tennessee Acts & Petitions
- Tennessee Postcards
- Additional Resources
The TSLA Resource Guides are very informative. Here are some of the guides they offer:
- Guide 01 - Architectural Resources @ the Tennessee State Library & Archives
- Guide 02 - Legal & Legislative Materials Available @ the Tennessee State Library & Archives
- Guide 03 - Civil War Soldiers and Citizens: Tracking Your Ancestors @ TSLA
- Guide 04 - Materials at TSLA Pertaining to the War of 1812
- Guide 05 - Searching For Your Ancestors @ TSLA
- Guide 06 - Tennessee in the Great War, 1914-1918: A Guide to Collections @ TSLA
- Guide 07 - Women’s Studies @ the Tennessee State Library and Archives
- Guide 08 - Worth a Thousand Words: Photographs and Images @ the Tennessee State Library and Archives
- Guide 09 - African American Genealogical Resources @ TSLA
- Guide 10 - Early North Carolina / Tennessee Land Grants @ the Tennessee State Library and Archives
- Guide 11 - Tennessee in World War II: A Guide to Collections at TSLA
- Guide 12 - Cemetery and Funeral Home Records @ the Tennessee State Library and Archives
- Guide 13 - “Gloriously Fighting a Glorious Cause” : Tennesseans in the War with Mexico, 1846-1848
- Guide 14 - Korean War Resources @ the Tennessee State Library and Archives
TSLA has an Interlibrary Loan Policy. While an individual can not order it, their local library can place an order.
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