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Oliver Caswell King and Katherine Rutledge King Papers Collection, 1856 -1893

The correspondence of Oliver Caswell King and Katherine (Kate) Rebecca Rutledge King is extraordinary in content and breadth. More than 150 love letters chronicle the courtship and marriage of this Sullivan County, Tennessee, couple. He affectionately called her Toad and she greeted him as Oll. Their letters are peppered with humor, …

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Oliver Caswell King and Katherine Rutledge King Papers Collection, 1856 -1893

Southern School News

Southern School News was published by the Southern Education Reporting Service (SERS) a fact-finding agency established by southern newspaper editors and educators with the aim of providing unbiased information to school administrators, public officials and interested lay citizens on developments in education arising from the U.S. …

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Southern School News

TSLA Historical Map Collection

The entries in this collection represent the core of our map materials in our holdings, as well as the best single source for locating the right map. Many of these maps are originals. Some have been photocopied or encapsulated, but others remain untreated and in fragile shape. Many individual maps taken from atlases and other published …

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TSLA Historical Map Collection

Tennessee State Parks Folklife Project Collection

The Tennessee State Parks Folklife Project produced more than 500 hours of audio tape, 9600 slides, and 2200 black and white negatives, including duplicates of scores of historic photographs which had been cached for years by their owners. Several years ago, TSLA initiated a project to digitize selections of the audio recordings and …

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Tennessee State Parks Folklife Project Collection

Puryear Family Photograph Albums, 1890-1945

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 …

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Puryear Family Photograph Albums, 1890-1945

About the collections



Welcome to the Tennessee Virtual Archive (TeVA), a program of the State Library and Archives (TSLA) 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 TSLA's collections have been digitized.

Please consult the online finding aids, when available, for more information about manuscripts collections. Also, feel free to contact our Reference Department by phone (615-741-2764) or email (reference.tsla@tn.gov) if you wish to view other related items. For information on ordering images and other content found in TeVA collections, click here.

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