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December 16, 2014

Position Announcement: Archival Assistant III, Public Services Section, Tennessee State Library and Archives

Archival Assistant 3 (Public Services)
Tennessee Department of State
Tennessee State Library and Archives

The mission of the Office of the Secretary of State is to exceed the expectations of our customers, the taxpayers, by operating at the highest levels of accuracy, cost-effectiveness, and accountability in a customer-centered environment.

Supervisor: Director of Public Services

Summary: Assist the [...]


September 3, 2014

State and National Archival Partnership (SNAP) Grants: NARA, NHPRC, & TSLA. Deadline- November 14, 2014

State and National Archival Partnership (SNAP) Grants for Fiscal Year 2014-15, $27,500 has been made available for grants up to $2,500.
Open to any organization within Tennessee to preserve and provide access to Tennessee’s historical records, to educate and train records custodians, and to support archival program development and enhancement.  For guidelines and application material, please [...]


TSLA Archives Development Program Direct Grants for Archives, Deadline- October 23, 2014

Archives Development Program, TSLA, Direct Grants for Archives for Fiscal Year 2014-15, $95,500 has been made available for grants up to $10,000 for improvements to local archives. In addition to county and municipal archives, eligibility for these grants has been extended to museums, libraries, historical societies, non-profit organizations, religious archives, colleges and universities and other [...]


August 27, 2014

STA2014. Annual Conference of the Society of Tennessee Archivists

Panel Session, Wed., October 15, 2014. Fogelman Executive Conference Center, University of Memphis
Re. Bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans
“A Little Trip Down the Mighty ‘Mississip’: Remembering the Battle of New Orleans”
Synopsis: January 8, 2015 is the Bicentennial of New Orleans, the final significant battle of the War of 1812 and introduces Andrew Jackson as [...]


August 21, 2014

Call for Case Studies for Society of American Archivists’ Code of Ethics

Please help the SAA Committee on Ethics and Professional Conduct (CEPC) to broadcast this Call for Case Studies for the SAA Code of Ethics by broadcasting this announcement to your Society of Tennessee Archivists (STA) Membership:
After the Society of American Archivists (SAA) adopted the Core Values Statement and Code of Ethics (approved by the SAA [...]


August 6, 2014

Mary Catherine Barnes Scholarship Available, Metro Nashville Archives

The Society of Tennessee Archivists is pleased to announce that the Mary Catherine Barnes Archives Scholarship will be awarded to a worthy individual to attend this year’s annual conference at the University of Memphis, Oct. 15-17, 2014.
The Mary Catherine Barnes Scholarship was created in memory of Mary C. Barnes (1965-1998), an archivist employed at the [...]


July 10, 2014

Nominations for the 2014 John H. Thweatt Archival Advancement Award

Nominations for recipients of this year’s John H. Thweatt Archival Advancement Award, a part of Tennessee Archives Month, October 2014, are now being accepted. Institutions, organizations, groups, and individuals that have made significant contributions to the advancement of archives and archival issues within Tennessee are eligible to be nominated. This year’s awards will be [...]


July 9, 2014


“Accidentally on Purpose: Acquisition, Care, and Promotion of Unusual or Specialized Collections.”
STA2014: Annual Conference of the Society of Tennessee Archivists
October 15-17, 2014
The Fogelman Executive Conference Center @ University of Memphis
The 37th Annual Conference of the Society of Tennessee Archivists will be held October 15-17, 2014 at the Fogelman Executive Conference Center at the University of Memphis.  [...]


June 16, 2014

Society of Tennessee Archivists, Author’s Roundtable, Sat., June 28, 2014

Gordon Belt, “John Sevier: Tennessee’s First Hero”
Dr. Tom Kanon, “Tennesseans at War, 1812-1815: Andrew Jackson, The Creek War, and the Battle of New Orleans”
Linda Barnickel, “Milliken’s Bend: A Civil War Battle in History and Memory”
Steven Cox, editor: “Once I Too Had Wings, The Journals of Emma Bell Miles, 1908-1918″
Myers Brown, “Tennessee’s Union Cavalrymen”

8:00 AM – 1:00 [...]


2015 Annual Meeting of the National Council on Public History, Nashville, TN. Topic Proposals Open for Comment

NCPH published each of the 55 Topic Proposals we received for the new, optional topic proposal deadline that was June 1, 2014.  The proposals were published on the Public History Commons along with a blog post that introduces the concept and provides guidelines for feedback/offers of assistance.
At the end of the blog post is [...]