Archivists from the Tennessee State Library and Archives Will Be in Jackson to Digitize World War I Documents and Photographs

The Tennessee State Library & Archives has launched a major effort to collect digital records of how World War I affected Tennesseans. Archivists will be traveling throughout the state to digitally scan and photograph documents, maps, photographs, uniforms, and other artifacts related to World War I that are owned by private citizens.

The next event will be at:

the Jackson-Madison County Public Library
433 East Lafayette Street
Jackson, Tennessee.

Thursday, November 3  (2 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
Friday, Nov. 4  (9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.)


Archivists will provide tips on how to care for these rare treasures.

Items to be scanned can include:

letters, photographs, diaries, military records, maps, sketches,

weapons, uniforms and other items related to the war.

All items must be:

original (no photocopies or reproductions)

owned by the person bringing them to the event.


To reserve time on one of those dates:

or call:

 (615) 741-1883

or go online at:


This event is part of the Fall 2016 Great War Commemoration,

“The Home Front in Tennessee”

October is Tennessee Archives Month


New Book

Linda J. Higgins recently donated a copy of her compiled family history,

Events Leading to 1942.  Family History of

Richard Lain Higgins and Linda Carole Jennings



Ebenezer Church & Cemetery Newsletter Created

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A newsletter has been created by Rose Toms Russell

to collect and publish historical information about

the Ebenezer church, cemetery, and school in Hardeman County, Tennessee.

  Although the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church and School no longer exist,

the cemetery remains as a silent record of the people who lived

in that community,worshiped in the church and attended the school. 

Rose Toms Russell, Historian is leading the cemetery committee

in its search for old photos, newspaper articles, funeral notices, obituaries,

and any information and memorabilia that will help fill out the history

of this church, school, and cemetery.

If you have anything to share,

contact Mrs. Russell at:

Phone: 731-376-2121



Jackson Archaeological Society Meeting

Next meeting is Tuesday, August 16,2016 at 6:00 pm.

The new meeting place is Cyprus Grove Nature Park

in the new educational building

See also:

Tennessee Archaeology – Online Journal – Volume 8, Issues 1-2


New Book

On August 2, 2016,Tennessee Room Librarian, Jack Wood (left) shakes hands with Bernard Malloy, who recently donated a copy of a family history book he co-authored with Frances Dean.

On August 2, 2016,Tennessee Room Librarian, Jack Wood (left) shakes hands with Bernard Malloy, who recently donated a copy of a Mathis, Carlton, Shelley family history book he co-authored with Frances Dean.  Mr. Malloy’s daughter, Elizabeth took the photo.

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Railroad History Program

Jackson RR Hist