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The "Looking Back" initiative lets you preserve your Civil War memorabilia-and share it with the world at the same time. The Tennessee State Library and Archives is digitally preserving Civil War photos and memorabilia to create a permanent, public archive online. The new initiative, called "Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee," will provide Tennesseans the opportunity to have their Civil War manuscripts, artifacts and photographs digitally copied in locations convenient to their homes.
January 26, 2013
Tennessee State Library and Archives - 403 7th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 9am-1pm
February 21, 2013
Clement Railroad Hotel Museum - 100 Frank Clement Place, Dickson, TN 37055 9:30am-2:30pm
April 21, 2013
Warren County Administration Building (early voting room) - 401 Locust Street, McMinnville, TN 37110 10am - 2pm
July 11, 2013
Johnsonville State Historic Park - 90 Nell Beard Road, New Johnsonville, TN 37134 3pm - 7pm
Jul 12, 2013
Johnsonville State Historic Park - New Johnsonville, TN 9am - 12pm
October 9-10, 2013
Chattanooga Convention Center - Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402 9am - 3pm
March 26, 2013
Hamblen Public Library - 417 West Main Street, Morristown, TN 37814 3:30pm - 7:30pm
March 27, 2013
Jefferson County Courthouse, Dandridge, TN 37725 9am – 1pm
To make an appointment to have your Civil War manuscripts and artifacts preserved digitally please click here and fill out the appointment forms.
In an effort to promote public interest in the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Tennessee, these digital files will then become accessible to the public as part of the TSLA's online archives, while the items themselves remain with their current owners.
In return for sharing images of their memorabilia with the public, citizens will receive free digitization services, copies of the images, and the opportunity to have their Civil War-related items preserved for future generations.
The TSLA staff, with the cooperation of local archivists and librarians, will also provide guidance on basic conservation techniques at each location they visit.
Additional information on the project, including a schedule of upcoming events and locations, is available at tn.gov/tsla/cwtn/events.htm or by contacting Jami Awalt at (615) 253-3470 or at email@example.com.