In part, history for the State of Tennessee is preserved in the Tennessee Library and Archives Building located in downtown Nashville. The Library holds a great deal of information from years past. At the end of each two year General Assembly, the House Clerk's Office forwards to the Library, the originals of all legislation and resolutions which have been filed in the House, as well as, the Rough Journals of the House. Still, unless you are able to travel to the Library and Archives Building this information is largely unavailable for review.
However, the advent of the internet has made it possible for the Tennessee House of Representatives to make both, current House information, along with House information from previous General Assemblies available to the general public.
The House began archiving information on the Internet in the Fall of 2002. At that time composites and member pages were made available online, as well as House Journals from 1971 to 2004. With this task in hand, it is the intent to provide information dating further back, by updating information as it becomes available.
A large portion of the information that was put on the Internet by the House of Representatives is the Archives section. The Archives section is comprised of certain information that pertains to the House from a particular General Assembly. It includes a House composite picture, the Speaker's remarks, House Members' Information, Committees Assignment, Caucuses, and Publications of the Clerk's Office.