State archivists to visit Jackson to digitize citizens’ WWI documents, photos

JACKSON, Tenn. — In an effort to collect records of how World War I affected Tennesseans, state archivists will visit Jackson next month to digitize citizens’ WWI photos, documents and other records.

TN WWI archivesThe archivists will visit the Jackson-Madison County Public Library at 433 East Lafayette Street from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. Nov. 3 and from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Nov. 4, according to a release from the Tennessee State Library and Archives in Nashville.

Find more information at the Tennessee State Library and Archives website.

Residents are encouraged to bring letters, photographs, diaries, military records, maps, sketches, weapons, uniforms and other items related to the war. All items must be original, not photocopies or reproductions, and owned by the person bringing them to the event.

The archivists will not take possession of the items from the owners but will provide tips on how to care for them.

To reserve time with an archivist on one of those dates, email or call 615-741-1883.

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