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Title: Resources in African American History


1
Resources in African American History
  • at the
  • Tennessee State Library Archives

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Slave auctions
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http//www.tn.gov/tsla  
Fisk University, 1868
4
The Fisk Jubilee Singers helped make the nation
aware of African American achievement.
From the Merl Eppse Papers
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The 15th Amendment generated many political
cartoons.
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Images from TSLA Photo Database
http//www.tn.gov/tsla/
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This Cartede Visite shows a child with her slave
nurse.
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Civil War
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Jack Knox Cartoons
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TSLA also has important photos and documents from
the Civil Rights era.
Images from TSLA Photo Database
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Nat Turners Rebellion as portrayed in newspapers
of the time
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Wessyngton Plantation, Robertson County
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TeVA
  • The Tennessee Virtual Archive
  • (TeVA) contains a wealth of
  • historic images from the
  • treasures in our collection.
  • It is accessible from our main web page.

http//www.tn.gov/tsla/
14
The Harry Mustard Collection pictures Rutherford
County in the mid-1920s.
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The Mustard Collection focuses on health issues,
as in this photo of children receiving
vaccinations
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and this delightful photo of a child visiting a
health clinic.
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Mustards images brought changes in Tennessee
health standards.
18
Other relevant TeVA images may be found in Early
20th Century Schoolhouses
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The Rosenwald schools, a vital part of early
black education in Tennessee, were funded by a
private foundation, as well as by contributions
from private donors and some state funds.
Bells School, Crockett County
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Other TN Rosenwald schools
Lauderdale County
Crockett County
White County
Gibson County
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Many other TSLA collections contain remarkable
photographs.
Photo of Brushy Mountain Prison from Samuel
Robert Simpson Papers
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Sketches and drawings can provide important
information about life in earlier times. Here
are some details from a Harpers article about
the prison experience.
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Prisons housed both male and female inmates.
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This drawing foreshadows the Brushy Mountain
Prison photograph seen earlier in the
presentation.
25
Our Cartes de Visite collection is full of
treasures like this lovely portrait.
26
Our online Exhibits area showcases the stories
of the 14 African American legislators who
served in the Tennessee General Assembly
during the 19th century.
http//www.tn.gov/tsla/
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Early Tennessee legislators
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The Education Outreach area of the TSLA website
featuresTeaching American History, a set of
digitized primary sources (with interpretive
text) linked to the 10 eras of history
designated by the StateDepartment of Education.
29
Tennessee Supreme Court, 1894
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One of the most interesting photo collections at
TSLA can be found in the Merl Eppse Papers,
featuring images of cultural, educational,
andrecreational life in Tennessee.cd
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Businesses of the 1940s and 1950s
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A Pearl High School basketball team
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Business class at Tennessee AI
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Young stenographers (undated photo)
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The Tennessee AI History Study Club traveled to
the ChicagoWorlds Fair in 1933
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Ceremonies
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Social gatherings
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The Eppse collection also includes photos of
several famous African Americans, including
Hattie McDaniel, Louis Armstrong, and Jackie
Robinson.
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TSLA holdings include a number of drawings and
political cartoons,
1866 Memphis riots
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Fire in Freedmens Schoolhouse, Memphis, 1866
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This Harpers Weekly cartoon shows Hiram Revels,
the first black Senator, elected to Jefferson
Daviss former seat.
42
From Harpers Magazine, May 5, 1866 Colored
Orphan Asylum, Memphis.TSLA Photo Database
43
The Earl S. Miers River Photographs are part of
the rich TeVA Collection.
http//www.tn.gov/tsla/
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Roustabouts
http//www.tn.gov/tsla/
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This is a favorite from the Miers Collection.
http//www.tn.gov/tsla/
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The Fisk University scrapbook of W.H. Fort Jr.
contains many historically valuable images.
These photos show Langston Hughes on campus and a
Nashville flood in 1926.
47
Our photographic database, accessible from the
TSLA home page, contains a wide variety of
historic images.
http//www.tn.gov/tsla/
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Images from TSLA Photo Database
Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954)
Ray Perkins Calvert photo, 1899
Sumner County, 1950
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from Photo Database
http//www.tn.gov/tsla/
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Pikeville School for Colored Boys, 1930s
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Did you know that Tennessee did not ratify the
15th Amendment until 1997?
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Visit us soon we have many more surprises!
__________________Tennessee State Library
Archives 403 7th Avenue North, Nashville 37243
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