Tennessee State Library and Archives

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The mission of the Tennessee State Archives is to acquire and administer public records and other historical documentary materials that have permanent value, so as to provide reliable and authentic evidence of the government of Tennessee and the historical experience of its citizens for the benefit of the government and citizens of the state.

Extensive holdings in Tennessee, Southern, and regional history, the Library & Archives is also the official repository for the permanent records of the State of Tennessee. Primary sources such as newspaper records, historic photographs, letters, diaries, maps, political cartoons, broadsides, census records, Governors’ papers, and more that tell the story of Tennesseans.
403 7th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37243


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Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842 Over 2,000 documents and images dating from 1730 to 1842 on the history of Native Americans in the Southeastern U.S., letters, legal proceedings, military orders, and more.