Virginia, Tennessee teaming up on Civil War archiving project
Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 8:18 am
BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Tennessee and Virginia are teaming up in Bristol to collect Civil War documents and artifacts brought in by residents of both states.
Archivists from the two Civil War battlefield states will be in Bristol Tuesday and May 25 at the public library, which is on the Virginia side of Bristol.
Virginia and Tennessee are collecting records from residents in their respective states, part of an effort to create digital records from the Civil War years. In Bristol, they’ll scan documents and artifacts brought in by residents of both states.
The Tennessee State Library and Archives, the Tennessee State Museum and the Library of Virginia are behind the archiving project.
Both states are amid projects to document diaries, records and personal stories from the war.
Published in The Messenger 5.18.11