State Library & Archives Collecting WWI Records

Posted at 11:33 AM, Apr 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-11 12:33:34-04

The Tennessee State Library and Archives has been planning to collect digital records of how World War I affected Tennesseans.

The library said archivists will travel throughout the state to digitally scan and photograph documents, maps, photographs, uniforms, and other artifacts related to World War I.

The archivists won't take items from the owners but will provide tips on how to take care of them.

The first event has been scheduled for this week in Nashville. Items will be digitally recorded from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Library and Archives building at 403 Seventh Avenue North in downtown Nashville.

To reserve time with an archivist, send them an email by clicking here or call 615-741-1883.

Similar events will be held in other parts of the state. To learn more, click here.