Photograph and Image Search

About the Photographs and Images

The Tennessee State Library and Archives is home to hundreds of thousands of photographs and images that depict the rich and diverse history of Tennessee, including historic events, houses, buildings, and prominent individuals. Although the present database provides access to a growing number of digitized images, only a fraction of the entire TSLA collection is available online. Read more about the images.

If you have additional questions regarding the Photograph and Image Search, please email us at reference.tsla@tn.gov or call 615-741-2764.

How to Order

  1. Download and complete the following forms as needed after referring to the Fee Schedule:
  2. Mail Orders to Attention: Public Services, Tennessee State Library and Archives, 403 7th Avenue North, Nashville, TN, 37243.
  3. Payment must be made in advance of fulfilling each order.  We take the following methods of payment: Cash (in person only), Check, and Credit Card.  DO NOT send cash or credit card information via traditional mail or email as we cannot guarantee the security of electronic communications.  TSLA staff will contact you for your credit card information upon assessing that your order can be filled.

For questions about ordering, contact the Digital Work Group at PhotoOrders.tsla@tn.gov or 615-741-1892.

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