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Calvert Brothers Studio Glass Plate Negatives

The Library & Archives has a collection of approximately 10,000 glass plate negatives (more than 3,000 of which have been scanned) from one of Nashville's prominent photography studios, the Calvert Brothers Studio. It features many notable Nashvillians and Tennesseans. This digital collection is ongoing as the collection is …

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Calvert Brothers Studio Glass Plate Negatives

Library Photograph Collection

The Library Photograph Collection is a migration project from our Online Photo Database to allow researchers more extensive description and the ability to download directly from our website. The Library Photo Collection contains images from the Archives Photograph Collection as well as portrait painting photographs, Colonial Dames of …

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Library Photograph Collection

Oliver Caswell King and Katherine Rutledge King Papers Collection, 1856 -1893

The correspondence of Oliver Caswell King and Katherine (Kate) Rebecca Rutledge King is extraordinary in content and breadth. More than 150 love letters chronicle the courtship and marriage of this Sullivan County, Tennessee, couple. He affectionately called her Toad and she greeted him as Oll. Their letters are peppered with humor, …

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Oliver Caswell King and Katherine Rutledge King Papers Collection, 1856 -1893

Southern School News

Southern School News was published by the Southern Education Reporting Service (SERS) a fact-finding agency established by southern newspaper editors and educators with the aim of providing unbiased information to school administrators, public officials and interested lay citizens on developments in education arising from the U.S. …

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Southern School News

Maps at the Tennessee State Library and Archives

The entries in this collection represent the core of our map materials in our holdings, as well as the best single source for locating the right map. Many of these maps are originals. Some have been photocopied or encapsulated, but others remain untreated and in fragile shape. Many individual maps taken from atlases and other published …

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Maps at the Tennessee State Library and Archives

About the collections



Welcome to the Tennessee Virtual Archive (TeVA), a program of the State Library and Archives to create a digital repository of Tennessee history and culture. Our mission is to bring electronic versions of the state’s rich collections to a wider audience. TeVA provides a searchable array of historical records, photographs, documents, maps, postcards, film, audio and other original materials of enduring value.

Items within TeVA are digitized items from manuscript and photograph collections at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Please note that only a small subset of the Library & Archives' collections have been digitized.

Please consult the online finding aids, when available, for more information about manuscripts collections. Also, feel free to contact our Reference Department by phone (615-741-2764) or email (reference.tsla@tn.gov) if you wish to view other related items. For information on ordering images and other content found in TeVA collections, click here.

Note: The Library & Archives does allow for the downloading and printing of low resolution copies of the images found in TeVA for educational purposes only. Click here for more information.

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