Volunteer Voices

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Volunteer Voices is a state-wide digitization project that will provide access to primary sources that document Tennessee's rich history and culture.

Audience: Public

Volunteer Voices provides access to digitized primary sources, such as photographs, letters, diaries, oral histories, and other artifacts, documenting the history and culture of Tennessee. The collection includes materials from archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums from across the state. The original database for Volunteer Voices: The Growth of Democracy in Tennessee was funded by a National Leadership Grant (2005-2008) from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The following institutions were partners on the grant project:

  • Brentwood Library
  • East Tennessee Historical Society
  • Knox County Public Library, Calving McClung Historical Collection
  • Memphis Public Library and Information Center
  • Middle Tennessee State University Library
  • Tennessee State Library and Archives
  • Tennessee State University Library
  • University of Memphis Library
  • University of Tennessee Libraries
  • Vanderbilt University Library