To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I (1914-1918), the Tennessee State Library & Archives is sending of professional archivists and conservators to communities across Tennessee. We will digitally copy and help preserve World War I era manuscripts, artifacts, and photographs, allowing owners to keep their original items. Digital copies of these items will become part of a virtual exhibit commemorating the centenary of the war and its impact on Tennessee.

Participation in Over Here, Over There: Tennesseans in the First World War is open to all individuals who are interested in preserving Tennessee's World War I history through the digitization of historic materials.

Items eligible for digitization include:

  • All items pertaining to the War: military, civilian, foreign or domestic.
  • Letters, photographs, diaries, weapons (firearms, knives, etc.), military records and discharges, maps and sketches, and uniforms.
  • All items must be original (no photocopies or reproductions) and owned by the person bringing them for digitization.

Participants will receive:

  • Basic conservation tips for their items
  • Digital copies of the images
  • The opportunity to have their WWI memorabilia preserved, digitized, and shared online for future generations.

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