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Record of Ex-Soldiers in World War I, Tennessee Counties, 1917-1919

After the close of World War I, Americans refocused their patriotic efforts from selling Liberty Bonds, donating blood, and working at munitions plants to memorializing the United States’ role in the conflict. Graeme McGregor Smith, mother of two World War I veterans, was one of these inspired Americans who went to extraordinary …

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Record of Ex-Soldiers in World War I, Tennessee Counties, 1917-1919

Stereograph Collection

The Stereograph Collection housed by the Tennessee State Library and Archives consists of 128 stereographs ranging in date from 1866 to 1917. Around 70 of these images feature scenes from Tennessee, including Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga and The Hermitage in Nashville. The remainder of the stereographs are images taken from in …

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Stereograph Collection

Old Hickory DuPont Gunpowder Plant Photographs

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 Old Hickory Gunpowder plant was located at a bend in …

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Old Hickory DuPont Gunpowder Plant Photographs

Robert H. Cartmell Diaries

Robert H. Cartmell (1828-1915), a Madison County, Tennessee farmer, documented the nature of his farm operation beginning in 1853. There are thirty-three volumes of diaries that contain full commentaries related to the running of his farm, the weather, and the fluctuations of the cotton market. They contain thoughtful comments on …

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Robert H. Cartmell Diaries

Muster Rolls of the 2nd West Tennessee Infantry Regiment (African Descent)

Tennessee’s Civil War muster rolls were official lists of the officers and men enlisted in or otherwise accounted for in a particular unit or company.  They provide the name and age of each man, his enlisting officer, the date and place of mustering, and the title of the regiment and company.  Some muster rolls include descriptive …

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Muster Rolls of the 2nd West Tennessee Infantry Regiment (African Descent)

Gene A. Stone Korean War Photograph Collection

These Korean War era photographs belong to Gene A. Stone. Lieutenant Stone was in the Army Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC), first assigned to the 308th CIC Detachment at 8th Army Headquarters in Seoul, Korea. Three weeks after arriving in Seoul, he was assigned to the 181st CIC Detachment, 1st Marine Division for 14 months.

 

The …

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Gene A. Stone Korean War Photograph Collection

Andrew Jackson Collection

This collection highlights the significant people, places, and events that shaped Jackson into an American legend. It includes items related to his celebrated military exploits against the British and Creeks during the War of 1812. Several documents showcase his role in the removal of Native Americans from the Southeast. Others reveal …

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Andrew Jackson Collection

John Sales Vietnam War Collection

Nashvillian John L. Sales (b. April 7, 1947) served in the United States Marine Corps from May 1966 to May 1968. He underwent boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, basic training at Camp Geiger, North Carolina—part of the Camp Lejeune Marine facility, and advanced training at Camp Pendleton, California. He was flown by transport …

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John Sales Vietnam War Collection

David Franklin Brock Korean War Photograph Collection - A World Away

Tennessee farm boy David Franklin Brock left behind his Van Buren County home and his sweetheart in 1952 and found himself a world away. Brock served as a combat engineer with the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea. An oral history and 195 images comprise this collection.

David Franklin Brock Korean War Photograph Collection - A World Away

Over Here, Over There - Tennesseans in the First World War

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I (1914-1918), the Tennessee State Library & Archives is sending of professional archivists and conservators to communities across Tennessee. We will digitally copy and help preserve World War I era manuscripts, artifacts, and photographs, allowing owners to keep their original items. …

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Over Here, Over There - Tennesseans in the First World War

About the collections



Welcome to the Tennessee Virtual Archive (TeVA), a program of the State Library and Archives to create a digital repository of Tennessee history and culture. Our mission is to bring electronic versions of the state’s rich collections to a wider audience. TeVA provides a searchable array of historical records, photographs, documents, maps, postcards, film, audio and other original materials of enduring value.

Items within TeVA are digitized items from manuscript and photograph collections at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Please note that only a small subset of the Library & Archives' collections have been digitized.

This site includes historical materials that reflect the beliefs and perspectives of their times, some of which may be offensive to users. The Tennessee State Library and Archives does not endorse the views expressed in these materials.

Please consult the online finding aids, when available, for more information about manuscripts collections. Also, feel free to contact our Reference Department if you wish to view other related items. For information on ordering images and other content found in TeVA collections, click here.

Note: The Library & Archives does allow for the downloading and printing of low resolution copies of the images found in TeVA for educational purposes only.

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