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The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) is a great resource for teachers seeking primary sources for use in classroom instruction. Educators and students are welcome to utilize our website or visit us in person to access these primary source materials.  
The Tennessee State Library and Archives Education Outreach E-Newsletter features the most current education-related news from TSLA. For more information about education outreach at TSLA, contact Kelly Wilkerson at Kelly.Wilkerson@tn.gov or visit our website.
Primary Source of the Month
September 11, 2001 is a day forever marked in our nation’s collective memory as a day of tragedy.  While most of us remember the events that occurred, few remember the names of specific victims. 
One mother wanted to change all that.  Eleanor Salter lost her daughter, Catherine Patricia Salter, in the attack on the second World Trade Center. Catherine (August 24, 1964-September 11, 2001) was born in Wellsville, Ohio.  She graduated from high school as co-valedictorian of her class and earned varsity letters in basketball, volleyball, and track. Catherine earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Cincinnati. She was working in New York as assistant vice president/claims administrator for Aon Risk Services, Inc. when the attack occurred. In the aftermath, her mother purchased “Flags of Honor” to send to all of the governors in the United States. The “Flag of Honor” is a flag, designed and produced by John Michelotti of Greenwich, Connecticut, containing the names of everyone who died in the September 11 attacks.  
Mrs. Salter sent a flag to each U.S. governor asking that they display the flags in their states “in such a manner that the public will be able to view them.” Governor Phil Bredesen received the flag and requested that it be flown over Tennessee’s State Capitol on Flag Day, June 14, 2005, in memory of Catherine Patricia Salter.  The flag, along with correspondence from Eleanor Salter, a biography of her daughter’s life, and a copy of the certificate that Governor Bredesen’s office sent to Mrs. Salter, are all part of GP56, Governor Phil Bredesen Papers.   
The official papers of Tennessee governors form one of the most extensive collections at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.  The Governors' Papers begin with the territorial governor, William Blount (1790-1796), and extend through Governor Phil Bredesen. Materials contained in the collection include letters discussing both local and national political events of the day, petitions from Tennessee citizens, gubernatorial proclamations, executive clemencies, press releases, and commissions for everything from state militia officers to county sheriffs.            
To learn more about the flag of honor, please use our artifact analysis worksheet  found under Classroom Resources at our website. 
Want more?
To learn more about the governors of Tennessee, read the "Past Governors of Tennessee" section of the Tennessee Blue Book and/or look at some of the online Governors' Papers finding aids. 
Tennessee Electronic Library
Heritage Quest webinar on slave schedules  
 The Tennessee Electronic Library’s subscription to Heritage Quest gives teachers and students a place to look for the presence of enslaved persons in the census records. Heritage Quest can also provide powerful primary sources that showcase the history of our nation, including:  
  • Slave schedules from either the 1850 or 1860 U.S. Census, which included the number of enslaved people by state, listed by county and owner.
  • Freedman’s Bank records, where former slaves were able to open bank accounts. There were two such banks in Tennessee – one in Memphis and one in Nashville.
  • Historic records of Congress. Search by location or topic.
To access this short webinar, click here
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers
“Shelby County Social Studies Teacher In-Service”
When? July 31, 2014
Where? White Station High School
Contact your school district to register. 
Digital History at the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA)
This session will explore the various primary sources available at the TSLA website, including the Tennessee Virtual Archives, the Civil War GIS Project, the Civil War Sourcebook, historic newspapers, online exhibits, and more! Special focus will be given to how teachers may find primary sources that link specifically to the new social studies curriculum standards on TSLA’s brand new education outreach website.
When? October 25
Where? Tennessee Association of School Librarians (TASL) Conference, Murfreesboro, TN 
For more information or to register: http://www.tasltn.org/conference
June 2014
In This Issue
Primary Source of the Month
TEL Resources
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
Contact us!
Questions or comments about something you’ve seen in this newsletter?  Contact us at
education.tsla@tn.gov or by phone at 615-253-3469. 
Upcoming Workshops

Shelby County Social Studies In-service
Digital History at TSLA
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