Tennessee State Seal
From the Secretary’s Desk: Spreading the Word about One of the State’s Most Historic Buildings
(Published: October 22, 2013)

The Tennessee State Library and Archives has long been a place where important historical records are stored. Now, however, the State Library and Archives is expanding its role by actually creating resources of historical value.

One of the best examples of this is a video documentary that the State Library and Archives’ staff produced on the history of the Tennessee State Capitol. This documentary traces the building’s history from the start of construction through the present day.

The video, which runs slightly less than a half hour, is filled with interesting facts about a special place that belongs to all Tennesseans. It covers serious events, such as the Union Army’s occupation of the building during the Civil War, and not-so-serious ones, like the time a car was driven through the lobby as a p