Archivists want to see, scan your Civil War documents

Posted on: May 24, 2011

Civil War RecordsBRISTOL, Va. – Once the home of some Civil War skirmishes, historians from both Virginia and Tennessee will visit the Twin City to see if Mountain Empire residents have some records from that era they’d be willing to share.

Archivists from the Library of Virginia, Tennessee State Museum and the Tennessee State Library & Archives are scheduled to be in the Twin City on Tuesday and Wednesday to digitally copy private collections. They will be at the Bristol Public Library.

The archivists will electronically scan documents and take digital photographs of the artifacts, which will be added to the historical collections in both states, according to a written statement. Both states are working on legacy projects to mark the 150th anniversary of the conflict.

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