Library & Archives Videos

In this installment of the Tennessee State Library and Archives free workshop series, the Honorable Judge Andy D. Bennett of the Tennessee Court of Appeals will present the history of each of Tennessee’s constitutions.
The Civil War has touched the life of almost every U.S. citizen but connecting families with complete records can present challenges. Presenter J.
Digital Materials Librarian Jennifer Randles will take attendees on a tour of the newly-redesigned Tennessee Virtual Archive (TeVA). The free online repository of Tennessee’s history contains valuable collections, such as photographs, documents, maps, postcards, audio, and video.
In this installment of the Tennessee State Library and Archives free workshop series, genealogist Taneya Koonce will navigate attendees through the benefits of using newspapers when putting together the puzzle pieces in genealogical and historical research.
Explore record groups as well as printed and digital election-related materials such as newspapers.
Presenter Melissa Barker is a certified archives manager for the Houston County Archives and a professional genealogist who works with clients researching their Tennessee ancestors. Barker discusses the importance of visiting an archive when seeking out records that are not online.
April 14, 2018 - Following the trail of an ancestor in trouble with the law or plagued with mental illness is often difficult.
September 23, 2017 - Locating the land of an ancestor can uncover a wealth of knowledge. Presenter J.
July 22, 2017 - In January 1952, Brock left behind his Van Buren County home to undergo rigorous combat engineer training. He was then assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division in the vicinity of the Iron Triangle and the 38th parallel in Korea.
This video, produced by the Tennessee Secretary of State's office, highlights a new story time program from the Tennessee Library for Accessible Books and Media. The library is part of the Tennessee State Library and Archives and Tennessee Department of State.
Jinx Watson is an expert in children’s story time. Watson is a retired associate professor with the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
May 6, 2017 - Documents made with pen and paper aren't the only important records of Tennessee history. In some cases, the stories of the state's early days are stitched together in embroidered cloth patches known as samplers.
April 1, 2017 - Born 250 years ago this month, Andrew Jackson remains one of Tennessee's most iconic and controversial political figures.
January 28, 2017 - People don't usually associate libraries with murder and mayhem.
September 24, 2016 - Tennessee is famous for many things, but some people may not realize the state once was a hotbed for the marble industry. Tennessee marble, known for its pinkish-gray coloring and ease of polishing, has been used in many buildings across the country. Dr.
August 20, 2016 - Tennessee Library and Archives Workshop: Women's Suffrage Movement
July 30, 2016 - Tennessee Library and Archives Workshop: Preserving Tennessee Folkways
January 30, 2016 - Tennessee Library and Archives Workshop: From Little Bighorn to Vietnam
April 2, 2016 - Tennessee Library and Archives Workshop: Finding World War I Ancestors
An in-depth look at the Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners Records (Record Group 3) held at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
September 26, 2015 - Veteran genealogist Jim Long will use case studies to demonstrate how even small bits of information can lead to important discoveries found among the Tennessee State Library and Archives' collection of resources.
August 15, 2015 - Map expert Murray Hudson's lecture at the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) taking participants on a journey that begins along North Carolina's colonial borders, travels through the “Lost State of Franklin,” documents the annexation of Cherokee and Chickasaw ter
A documentary on the building and functions of the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
The video, which has a running time of just under 30 minutes, is narrated by former Gov. Winfield Dunn. It covers some of the highlights of Henry's career and includes remarks from people who worked with him through the years.