Selected Library of Congress Resources for Tennessee
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The extensive collections at the Library of Congress contain historic artifacts and cultural materials from across the U.S. The list below is just a sample of the many Tennessee resources available for free on the Library's Web site.
Teachers can find even more primary sources, along with the tools to help use them in the classroom, at www.loc.gov/teachers. They can also search the Library's American Memory or Prints and Photographs collections.
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Bird's eye view of the city of Memphis, Tennessee 1870
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View from the top of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., February 1864
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East Tennessee Citizens to Abraham Lincoln, July 1863 (Petition regarding affairs in East Tennessee)
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Carry me back to Tennessee, 1939
Operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville, woman is working on a “Vengeance” dive bomber, Tennessee
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Freemen! of Tennessee! The Yankee war is now being waged for "beauty and booty."...
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The Memphis Blues / W. C. Handy [notated music]
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Plainly posted, 1953
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The Tennessee state capitol. [n. d.].
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Giant see-saw, Tennessee Centennial, Nashville, Tenn., 1897
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State Capitol, State Capitol Boulevard & Cedar Street, Nashville, Davidson County, TN
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Bills and Resolutions, House of Representatives, 41st Congress, 2nd Session, Read twice...
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