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State Archivists to Visit Sewanee in Search of Civil War Memorabilia
(Published: May 13, 2013)

Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tennessee State Museum will be in Sewanee May 28 to record and digitize Civil War memorabilia owned by local residents for a new exhibit.

Archivists will be at the University of the South Archives, 81 Alabama Avenue in Sewanee, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. that day. 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.govto schedule a reservation with the archivists. Reservation forms and available times may be found on the State Library and Archives&