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Secretary Of State's Office To Close For Good Friday
(Published: April 1, 2015)

The Secretary of State's Office will be closed on Friday, April 3, 2015 in observance of the Good Friday holiday. The closure impacts all divisions of the Department of State, including the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA).

TSLA will reopen for normal business hours, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 4. All other divisions will resume normal business hours on Monday, April 6.

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Secretary Tre Hargett Recognizes Elections Officials In Crockett, Dickson, Hamilton and Rutherford Counties For Passing Certification Exam
(Published: April 1, 2015)

Secretary of State Tre Hargett would like to congratulate four Administrators of Elections who passed the certification exam on Friday, March 27, 2015.

  • Lori Lott, Crockett County Administrator of Elections
  • Roxanna Hagewood, Dickson County Administrator of Elections
  • Kerry Steelman, Hamilton County Administrator of Elections
  • Alan Farley, Rutherford County Administrator of Elections

"Certification of administrators is one way of helping ensure Tennesseans can have confidence in the election process and their election officials,” Secretary Hargett said. "Fair and properly-run elections are essential in Tennessee, and we want all 95 counties to have certified election administrators.”

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Tennessee Students Win History Day Special Awards
(Published: March 19, 2015)

Thirty-three students from across the state won special awards during the recent district competitions for Tennessee History Day, which will be held in Nashville next month.

National History Day (NHD) is an annual event in which middle and high school students prepare research papers, websites, exhibits, documentaries and performances on topics of historical interest. The goal of NHD is to help students develop an interest in and appreciation for history outside of a traditional classroom setting.

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State Archivists to Visit Wartburg in Search of Civil War Memorabilia
(Published: March 10, 2015)

Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives will be in Wartburg on Wednesday, March 25 to record and digitize Civil War memorabilia owned by local residents for an exhibit titled “Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee.”

Archivists will be at the Wartburg Public Library, 514 Spring Street in Wartburg, that day from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. During that time, they invite area residents to bring in original photographs, documents and other artifacts related to the Civil War.

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State Archivists to Visit Jamestown in Search of Civil War Memorabilia
(Published: March 10, 2015)

Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives will be in Jamestown on March 24 to record and digitize Civil War memorabilia owned by local residents for an exhibit titled “Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee.”

Archivists will be at the Fentress County Courthouse, 101 S. Main Street, that day from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. During that time, they invite area residents to bring in original photographs, documents and other artifacts related to the Civil War.

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Discovering the History of Nashville
Tennessee State Library and Archives Workshop, presented by David Ewing
(Published: March 3, 2015)

Join David Ewing for a look at Nashville’s unique history through the Tennessee State Library and Archives’s (TSLA) historical materials and from his own historical research. In this free workshop, Ewing will discuss how to navigate the TSLA’s records to research Nashville history, and to locate information about your own Nashville ancestors.

The workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. March 28.

Ewing is a ninth generation Nashvillian, lawyer and historian. He has been researching Nashville and his family at the Tennessee State Library and Archives for 20 years. He has previously served on the Metro Historical Commission, Board of The Hermitage and Travellers Rest. He is a founding member of the TSLA Friends. His Facebook page "The Nashville I Wish I Knew" was selected in 2013 as the best Facebook website by the Nashville Scene's Best of Readers and Editors poll.

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Committee Formed to Help Teachers Get the Most out of Tennessee Blue Book
(Published: March 2, 2015)

The Secretary of State's office has empaneled a committee of accomplished teachers from across the state to develop new lesson plans and teaching aids based on information contained in the Tennessee Blue Book.

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New Online Application Maps African-American History During the Civil War in Tennessee
(Published: February 25, 2015)

As slavery and plantation life dissolved in the crucible of war and occupation during the 1860s, Tennessee became a laboratory of new social arrangements for African Americans. Landscape of Liberation: The African American Geography of the Civil War in Tennessee, which highlights many of the changes in African-American life, is now available online at http://tnmap.tn.gov/CivilWar/freedmen/.

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Latest Quarterly Business Report Shows Growth in State Economy
(Published: February 23, 2015)

More than 7,000 new businesses were formed in Tennessee during the final quarter of last year, according to a new economic report. The number of new businesses created during the fourth quarter of 2014 was up 8.8 percent from the same time period during the previous year.

The reports are produced quarterly by the Secretary of State's office and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville's Center for Business and Economic Research. They draw on information provided to the Secretary of State's office regarding business filings and dissolutions, as well as other economic information drawn from other sources.

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State Library and Archives' 'Heritage Project' Finalist for National Award
(Published: February 19, 2015)

A program launched by the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) to produce short documentaries of the people, places and events that make Tennessee distinctive is one of four finalists for a national award. TSLA's Tennessee State Heritage Project is in the running for the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) IDEAS Award.

IDEAS is an acronym for "innovation, dedication, excellence and achievement in service." The award is given annually to one department of state in recognition of an outstanding program or achievement.

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TSLA Remembers Brown v. Board of Education with Southern School News Digital Collection
(Published: February 10, 2015)

During Black History Month, the Tennessee State Library and Archives is making available a new collection that showcases some of the highlights of the Civil Rights Movement. The Southern School News Digital Collection is an online compendium of the journal Southern School News, a monthly publication by the Southern Education Reporting Service (SERS) detailing developments in education arising from the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Kansas U.S. Supreme Court opinion from May 17, 1954. This full text searchable digital collection is comprised of 11 volumes with 12 issues containing 12 to 24 pages each that were published from September 1954 through June 1965 in Nashville.

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State Archivists to Visit Humboldt in Search of Civil War Memorabilia
(Published: February 9, 2015)

Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives will be in Humboldt on Feb. 26 to record and digitize Civil War memorabilia owned by local residents for an exhibit titled “Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee.”

Archivists will be at the Humboldt Public Library, 115 South 16th Avenue in Humboldt, that day from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. During that time, they invite area residents to bring in original photographs, documents and other artifacts related to the Civil War.

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State Archivists to Visit Celina in Search of Civil War Memorabilia
(Published: January 22, 2015)

Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tennessee State Museum will be in Celina on Jan. 29 to record and digitize Civil War memorabilia owned by local residents for an exhibit titled “Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee.”

Archivists will be at the Clay County Community Center, 145 Cordell Hull Drive in Celina, that day from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. During that time, they invite area residents to bring in original photographs, documents and other artifacts related to the Civil War.

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Tennessee State Library and Archives Appoints Educator Working Group
(Published: January 27, 2015)

The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) recently named six Tennessee social studies teachers to its TSLA Educator Working Group. This group will assist and advise the Library and Archives staff about ways to make its Tennessee history collections available to teachers and students. The group will develop lesson plans based on original Tennessee documents and images so that social studies teachers across the state can better use TSLA’s primary sources in their classroom instruction.  

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State Archivists to Visit Celina in Search of Civil War Memorabilia
(Published: January 22, 2015)

Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tennessee State Museum will be in Celina on Jan. 29 to record and digitize Civil War memorabilia owned by local residents for an exhibit titled “Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee.”

Archivists will be at the Clay County Community Center, 145 Cordell Hull Drive in Celina, that day from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. During that time, they invite area residents to bring in original photographs, documents and other artifacts related to the Civil War.

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