Tennessee. Department of General Services. Publications Committee.
Tennessee State Library and Archives
4 microfilm reels ;
Consists of the operating records of the Publications Committee. The earliest document in this collection is a copy of the 1974 Senate Joint Resolution Number 109 directing the Fiscal Review Committee to conduct a study concerning the rising cost of state publications. The bulk of the collection begins in 1976 and continues through May 31, 1990. The last record is a collection of memos from 1989-1991 approving requests for publications from various state agencies. Audio tape recordings of seven meeting were included and added to the Legislative History Department of TSLA.
Consists of a record of the names of individuals qualified to hold the office of notary public and notary public at large in Tennessee. Notaries attest to and certify certain classes of documents in order to give them credit and authenticity. in general the office is ministerial and not judicial. Notaries are elected by county commissioners and commissioned by the governor. The process is carried out through the county clerk and secretary of state. Notary Publics at Large are empowered to operate in all counties after posting an additional bond. Three gaps exist in these records, from 1/18/1963 - 6/27/1966, from 8/11/1967 - 1/26/1971, and from 9/26/1974 - 4/19/1977.
Consists largely of military records centered around Raphael Semmes (1809-1877), naval officer and author, and his first cousin, Benedict Joseph Semmes (1823-1902), army officer of the Confederate States of America.
Photographic prints, negatives, films, documents, and ephemera of Verne and Nonie Rhoads Sabin of Union City, Tennessee and Raymondville, Texas. The Sabins operated photography studios in Union City, 1919-1924, and in Raymondville, 1924-1935. The collection includes images produced by the studios as well as family and personal photographs. Subjects include various locations in Texas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee, Mexico, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.; members of the Fox, Karweil, Nelson, Miller, Ralph, Render, Rhoads, Sabin, Taylor, and Yeats families; post-World War I Europe; the Sabin's daughter, Lela Sabin Karweil, who was often used as a model in their photography work; and World Wars I and II. Of special interest in the collection are numerous images of the Reelfoot Lake area in Tennessee.
Consists of one scrapbook dealing with the political career of N.N. Cox, who served as United States Representative from the 7th District of Tennessee from 1890-1900. Cox resided in Franklin, Tennessee. He served in Forrest's Cavalry during the Civil War and was the father of P.E. Cox, who later served as keeper of the Archives and State Archaeologist, Tennessee.
Consists of photographs of Vice Admiral William P. Lawrence in his plane while a lieutenant in 1958 and the last picture of him taken while on active duty. Also includes copies of the Tennessee state songs My Tennessee and When it's iris time in Tennessee, and recommendation letters to Ann Toplovich, executive director of the Tennessee Historical Society.
Broadside advertising a campaign to identify veterans of World War I who were eligible for benefits. The sheet describes those eligible for government aid in the form of vocational or medical assistance.
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