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”

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