About Volunteer Voices

Volunteer Voices is Tennessee's statewide digitization program involving the state's archives, libraries, repositories, historic homes and museums. Its goals are to improve access to digital collections that document Tennessee's history and culture, facilitate use of these collections in K-16 classrooms and by the general public; and offer training opportunities for personnel to learn digitization standards and best practices.

This new Volunteer Voices website offers a single access point for searching digital collections across the state. The current site searches the following collections:

  1. The Growth of Democracy in Tennessee, the collection that most Tennesseans associate with Volunteer Voices.
  2. Digital collections from these institutions:
  3. The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture