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Tennessee: State Resource Guide

This guide provides access to digital materials related to the state of Tennessee at the Library of Congress, as well as links to external websites and a selected print bibliography.


Tennessee was the 16th state to join the union in 1796. Tennessee is home to the most visited national park in the United States, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The state's capital Nashville, is known as the country music capital of the world.

The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with Tennessee, including manuscripts, broadsides, government documents, books, and maps. This guide compiles links to digital materials related Tennessee, that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on Tennessee, and a bibliography containing selected works for both a general audience and younger readers.