Index to Brief Biographical Sketches of 30,000 Tennesseans
The Tennessee State Library and Archives has a wide range of books that contain brief biographical information on many Tennessee politicians, clergy, military leaders, businessmen and craftsmen. It can take some time, however, to search through the individual books to see if there is a listing on a particular person of interest. TSLA staff members have indexed over 90 books, including WHO'S WHO IN TENNESSEE (1911 and 1961 editions), TENNESSEE: THE VOLUNTEER STATE, LAWMAKERS AND PUBLIC MEN OF TENNESSEE and PROMINENT TENNESSEANS 1796-1938 and compiled these listings into a searchable index of over 30,000 names. A complete bibliography of book titles and authors (with links to available online copies of the books) has been posted on our web site.
TSLA will, for a fee, copy up to three (3) separate listings for names located on this index. Please see the page Ordering Materials > Biographical Sketches for instructions.
Updated October 9, 2014