To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I (1914-1918), the Tennessee State Library & Archives will send a team of professional archivists and conservators to communities across Tennessee. They will be at Discovery Park of America December 11 from 1:30-5:00 PM, and on December 12 from 9:00-11:00 AM. You may schedule an appointment, and we will digitally copy and help you preserve your World War I era manuscripts, artifacts, and photographs. You keep the originals.
Email us at WorldWarI.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-741-1883 for a reservation time
Digital copies of these items will become part of a virtual exhibit commemorating the centenary of the war and its impact on Tennessee.
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.