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History Project

Sponsored by the Public Library Section of the Tennessee Library Association
and supported by the Regional Directors of the Tennessee Regional Library System

Participate now in the Tennessee Public Library History Project. Submit your library's history to:

Fort Loudoun Regional Library Center
718 George Street, N.W.
Athens, TN 37303

From "Backwoods to Cyberspace" Powerpoint presentation

Project Objectives:

  • To document the rich history of the development and growth of the Tennessee public library system;
  • To preserve the photographs, documents and memorabilia of the Tennessee Regional Library System and all Tennessee public libraries;
  • To document the memories of the people involved in the Tennessee public library movement before those memories are lost;
  • To enlighten our community and government bodies about the services, programs and value of libraries.


To learn more about the Tennessee Public Library History Project, view or download the Project Manual (.pdf)

NOTE: The manual cover (page 1) is not included as part of the *.pdf file.

Project Oversight Committee:
Lynette Sloan, Fort Loudoun Regional Library, Chair
Betty Jo Jarvis, Highland Rim Regional Library
Don Reynolds, Nolichucky Regional Library