State archivists visit Sewanee in search of Civil War memorabilia

  • on 28 May 2013
  • University Archives

Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tennessee State Museum will be in Sewanee to record and digitize Civil War memorabilia owned by local residents for a new exhibit. Area residents are invited to bring photographs, documents and other artifacts related to the Civil War to the university Archives building.

The archivists will scan or take digital photographs of the materials, some of which will be featured in an exhibit titled, “Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee.” The archivists will not actually take possession of the items from their owners. Attendees at the event will receive copies of the digital photographs and tips on how to preserve their Civil War memorabilia.

Individuals may call (615) 741-1883 or e-mail civilwar.tsla@tn.gov to schedule a reservation with the archivists. Reservation forms and available times may be found on the State Library and Archives’ section of the Office of the Secretary of State website.