Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole.Tennessee State Library and Archives40 ft. +Consists of records kept by the paroling agency on paroled inmates in Tennessee. Also contains information used to make recommendations to the governor on pardon requsts. Records in boxes date from 1904-1925 and include information on the inmate's offense, county of the trial, race/sex, prison number, year incarcerated, year of pardon/parole, name of prison, petitions, newspaper clippings, official pardon/parole forms, and correspondence. Volumes date from 1840-1967 and contain much of the same information. Later volumes also contain commutations, final discharges, Governor's Warrants, reprieves, and respites.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Tennessee. Dept. of Correction.Tennessee State Library and Archives20.5 ft.Consists of eight series arranged in order of their relevance to the Grubbs Lawsuit. The lawsuit was a class action suit filed by numerous prisoners complaining about living conditions and services provided to inmates in state penal custody, the lawsuit eventually resulted in a federal take-over of Tennessee's prison system and the closing of the Tennessee State Prison. Types of records found in the collection include court proceedings; orders and exhibits; legislation; audits; reports concerning Department of Correction activities and facilities; correspondence; and meeting minutes. The collection also contains a number of photographs taken by court-appointed consultants during inspections of facilities. Also included are a number of over-sized print outs containing detailed facility reports. Much of the information contained in the collection is incomplete.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Hutchings family.Tennessee State Library and Archives550 items.Personal papers of the Hutchings family, primarily relating to Christopher Hutchings (ca. 1774-1854), his brothers John Hutchings (ca. 1770-1817) and Stockley Donelson Hutchings (ca. 1780-1821), his son-in-law, John H. Cross, and his nephew, Andrew Jackson Hutchings (1813-1841). Includes correspondence pertaining to plantation business and family news; accounts and plantation records for the plantation of Christopher Hutchings in Madison County, Tennessee and that of John H. Cross in Poinsett County, Arkansas; legal documents, including the 1817 will of John Hutchings in the handwriting of Andrew Jackson; and genealogical notes on the Hutchings, Donelson, Dyas, and Coffee families.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Tennessee State Library and Archives2 v.Consists of two volumes of notebooks of unidentified origin containing speeches, essays, and poems. Many items are repeated throughout the books. One volume contains the name "W.H. Haywood, Paul & Douglass Co., Memphis, Tenn." There are, however, numerous references to Carter County, Tennessee as the author's home. Both volumes include writings on East Tennessee history.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Crockett, Caroline Clark, 1867-1959.Tennessee State Library and Archivesca. 6,600 items.Genealogical files for approximately 450 Middle Tennessee families, compiled by Caroline Clark Crockett.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Lawrence, William Porter, 1930-Tennessee State Library and Archives2 items.Consists of the Tennessee state poem Oh Tennessee, my Tennessee, written by William P. Lawrence in 1973 while a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, and a biographical sketch of Vice Admiral William P. Lawrence, USN.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Smith, William Wrenshall, b. 1830.Tennessee State Library and Archives1 v.Consists of a transcription of the diary of William W. Smith, containing information on events in Chattanooga, Tennessee during the Civil War.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Sloan, Grace A., d. 1972.Tennessee State Library and Archives1 v.Consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings kept by Grace Sloan of New Albany, Indiana. Some of the clippings relate to Congressman E.H. Crump of Memphis, Tenn.Contact InformationCatalog Record
To expand your search, put an upper-case OR between your keywords.
For example, dust OR bowl retrieves records containing either dust or bowl.
How do I make my search more specific?
Put quotes around your keywords to find records with an exact phrase.
For example, "dust bowl" retrieves records with the words dust and bowl together).
What is a proximity search?
That is when you decide how close together you want your keywords to be in search results.
Simply put a ~ and a number between 1 and 4 at the end of your exact phrase to tell ArchiveGrid
how many other words are allowed to separate your keywords. For example, "dust bowl"~4 retrieves
records where dust and bowl appear within four words of each other.
What are finding aids?
Finding aids are records that describe collections and what they contain.
People who work at an institution that owns collections write the finding aids, and the
institution contributes finding aids to ArchiveGrid. We provide links to websites
for the departments which manage their institution's finding aids, so you can contact
them when you read a finding aid and want more information about something inside
the collection that interests you.
What is the difference between archives, manuscripts and special collections?
An archive typically stores and preserves material created by its parent institution,
while manuscripts and special collections typically store and preserve rare materials
and donated collections. Please explore our website to learn more about the world of archives!