Rhea Co. Executive: COVID-19 cases in county to rise “from 13 to close to 180” by May 21 (WTVC)

WTVC (Tennessee): Rhea Co. Executive: COVID-19 cases in county to rise “from 13 to close to 180” by May 21. “Rhea County Executive George Thacker is telling residents to be careful this Memorial Day weekend, as he says the county will soon see a drastic increase in the number of reported COVID-19 cases.”

Tennessee State Library and Archives: Welcome to the Stories from the Sixteenth State podcast!

Tennessee State Library and Archives: Welcome to the Stories from the Sixteenth State podcast!. “The Tennessee State Library and Archives is happy to announce the creation of a new podcast called Stories from the Sixteenth State. The title references Tennessee’s 1796 admission to the Union as the 16th state. The podcast will examine the people, places, and events that have shaped Tennessee’s history.”

Tennessee State Library and Archives: Mapping the Destruction of Tennessee’s African American Neighborhoods

Tennessee State Library and Archives: Mapping the Destruction of Tennessee’s African American Neighborhoods. (This link leads to a Facebook post.) “The ‘Mapping the Destruction of Tennessee’s African American Neighborhoods’ story map project details the often destructive impact of urban renewal and interstate projects of the mid-20th century on Tennessee’s African American communities. The project combines GIS software and primary sources to create an interactive exhibit whereby users can visualize the direct effects of these public works projects in cities across Tennessee.”

‘Rising from the Ashes’ | UT library begins project to document Gatlinburg wildfire experiences (WBIR)

WBIR: ‘Rising from the Ashes’ | UT library begins project to document Gatlinburg wildfire experiences. “Nearly three years after the Gatlinburg wildfires, University of Tennessee librarians have started work on a special project to archive that history. It’s expected to take up to three years to complete. The purpose is to speak with people who were impacted by the fire and preserve their experiences for the future.”

University of Tennessee Knoxville: New Website Catalogs 26 Years of Eyes on LaFollette Photojournalism Project

University of Tennessee Knoxville: New Website Catalogs 26 Years of Eyes on LaFollette Photojournalism Project. “Each spring, professor Rob Heller from UT’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media in the College of Communication and Information takes his advanced photojournalism students to LaFollette, Tennessee, to find and photograph stories in the Campbell County community of 7,000, about 45 miles north of Knoxville…. A new website chronicles the history of the project and the amazing body of work it’s yielded over the years.”

Tennessee Virtual Archive (TeVA) adds images from Department of Conservation Photograph Collection

From the Tennessee State Library and Archives Page: We’re celebrating summer by releasing over 6,000 images from the Department of Conservation Photograph Collection on the Tennessee Virtual Archive (TeVA)!. “This collection is a treasure trove of images documenting Tennessee people, places, and things from 1937-1976. The photos cover topics such as art, agriculture, fishing, folklife, cities & towns, wildlife, historic sites, nature, people, and industry.”