Tennessee State Library and Archives has a Research & Collections webpage. Topics and links to the records include: African American Records, Death Records, County and Municipal Records, Land Records & Maps & Place Names, Manuscripts, Military Records, Native American Records, State Records, Tennessee Postcards, and Additional Resources.





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Birth, Marriage, & Death Records


Death Records

Tennessee Death Records Search




Comb Graves of Tennessee – Photographs and place coordinates documenting comb (also known as “tent”) graves in TN cemeteries.





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Residence Records


Nashville City Directories for various years from 1853-1924

Nashville City Directory 1853/54

Nashville City Directory 1855/56

Nashville City Directory 1857

Nashville City Directory 1860/61

Nashville City Directory 1865

Nashville City Directory 1866

Nashville City Directory 1867

Nashville City Directory 1868

Nashville City Directory 1869

Nashville City Directory 1870

Nashville City Directory 1871

Nashville City Directory 1880

Nashville City Directory 1881




Civil War Maps








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Daily Life Records


African American & Slavery

Miscellaneous Tennessee Records Search


Bible Records

Miscellaneous Tennessee Records Search



Miscellaneous Tennessee Records Search

19th Century Native American Prints – Selections from a three-volume set of Native American portraits, assembled between 1836 and 1844.



Court Records

Tennessee Supreme Court Cases

Miscellaneous Tennessee Records Search



19th Century Native American Prints – Selections from a three-volume set of Native American portraits, assembled between 1836 and 1844.



Genealogies & Family History Records

Dr. Barbara Long Genealogical Files – Research notes, correspondence, and interviews documenting Long’s paternal and maternal ancestry.
Family Photograph Collections – Images from various family photograph collections housed at the Library & Archives.
Grassmere Collection, 1786-1985 – Documenting five generations of the same family that owned Grassmere Farm in Nashville, Tennessee.



Government Records

Tennessee Archives Directory with addresses of all county archives in Tennessee

Tennessee Founding and Landmark Documents including genealogical research files

Miscellaneous Tennessee Records Search



Libraries, Museums, & Archives

The Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) is an online library that gives Tennessee residents access to magazines, journals, newspapers, essays, e-books, primary source materials, test preparation, homework help, genealogy records, career search, and more! TEL resources are available free to the public from any computer with Internet access in Tennessee.

Tennessee Public Library Directory



Manuscript Collections & Audio Collections





Tennessee Photograph and Image Search

Tennessee Virtual Archive




Prisons & Prisoners

Miscellaneous Tennessee Records Search


Tennessee School for the Deaf – Photographs of the Tennessee School for the Deaf, which has operated since 1845 in Knoxville.
Southern School News Collection – Reports on impacts of school desegregation published by the Southern Education Reporting Service.








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Military Records


Tennessee Military Records Search


Revolutionary War History

Revolutionary War Collection – Maps and documents illustrating the legacy of the American Revolution and the impact on Tennessee.

Tennessee Revolutionary War Veterans – Patriot Paths – Patriot selector, Patriot List, 1832 density maps, Patriot locations, enlistments


Civil War History

Looking Back: The Civil War in TN – Photographs, documents, and artifacts recounting the rich Civil War heritage of Tennessee families.
The Lost Cause in Southern Memory – Records and ephemera from multiple collections illustrating the myth of the Confederate Lost Cause.



WWI History

Tennessee in World War I – Images from the Frierson-Warfield and Karl Kleeman collections, providing a look at the Western Front.
World War I Gold Star Records – A memorial collection honoring Tennesseans who made the supreme sacrifice during World War I. Browseable by military branch: Air Service, Army, Marine Corps, Navy
Alvin C. York – A collection of items related to the life of one of the most decorated soldiers of World War I.
Puryear Family Photograph Albums – Documenting two brothers’ careers in the United States Army Air Service during and after World War I.
Frank Hodge World War I Papers – World War I photographs, journals, and documents following an American ambulance driver in France.
Over Here, Over There – Photographs, documents, and artifacts detailing the experiences of Tennesseans during World War I.



WWII History

Tennessee State Guard – Items related to the Tennessee State Guard showing contributions to the war effort during World War II.
Hardy A. Mitchener, Jr. Journal – Drawings, poems, songs, and notes detailing Mitchener’s experience as a German prisoner of war.



Korean War History

Gene A. Stone Korean War Collection – Photographs documenting Lieutenant Stone’s service in the Army Counter Intelligence Corps in Korea.

Lt. Col. J.Y. Kinsall Collection – Images documenting the life and service of an Air Force Lieutenant Colonel during the Korean War.




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