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State Archivists to Visit Jackson in Search of Civil War Memorabilia
(Published: October 22, 2012)

Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tennessee State Museum will be in Jackson Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 to record and digitize Civil War memorabilia owned by local residents for a new exhibit.

Archivists will be at the Carnegie Center for Arts and History, 305 E College in Jackson, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Nov. 1 and from 9 a.m. until noon Nov. 2. During that time, they invite area residents to bring in photographs, documents and other artifacts related to the Civil War.

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.

Individuals may call (615) 741-1883 or e-mail civilwar.tsla@tn.gov to schedule a reservation with the archivists. Reservation forms and available