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March 14, 2011 / Council of State Archivists

Experts in Knoxville today to record Civil War artifacts owned by citizens

Article originally appeared on on March 10, 2011 and was written by Amy McRary.

Sabers, swords and nearly a thousand other objects have been documented in the early months of a state project that finds and digitally preserves Civil War history.

Archivists and experts from the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tennessee State Museum have visited 13 counties to record Civil War artifacts owned by Tennesseans. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today they are at Knoxville’s East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Wayne Moore, assistant Tennessee state archivist overseeing the project, said spaces remain open today for people who want to share their memorabilia. The center can be reached at 865-215-8824.

Objects aren’t kept but are documented, photographed or copied digitally. Some become part of a digital exhibit at All become part of the state’s digital archives. Moore said plans are under way to make all of the items digitally available eventually. [link to full article]


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