Education Outreach

Rutherford County classroom, 1886
Rutherford County classroom, 1886

We're here to help you bring Tennessee history alive in the classroom! The Tennessee State Library and Archives is a great resource for educators and students seeking primary sources for use in the classroom. With extensive holdings in Tennessee, Southern, and regional history, the Library & Archives is also the official repository for the permanent records of the State of Tennessee.

Primary sources such as newspaper records, historic photographs, letters, diaries, maps, political cartoons, broadsides, census records, Governors’ papers, and more that tell the story of Tennesseans and our role in the greater story of American history are available to the public at the Library & Archives. Educators and students are welcome to utilize our website or visit us in person to access these primary source materials.

A core mission of the Library & Archives has been to provide materials for all Tennesseans, including teachers and students. We are pleased to introduce our holdings to a new audience of educators and students. To sign up for our e-newsletter, click here. To see the current issue of our newsletter, click here. 

Contact us for more information!