Gordon Belt

Information Professional, Author, and Public Historian in Tennessee

Gordon Belt

Information Professional, Author, and Public Historian in Tennessee

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I am an accomplished department director and a dedicated project, personnel, and information management professional with more than two decades of experience leading archival repositories and special collections libraries in Tennessee.

I served as Past President of the Society of Tennessee Archivists and currently work as the Director of Public Services for the Tennessee State Library and Archives where I lead the reference and research section, facilitating public access to state historical collections and government records.

I am also an author and public historian. My most recent book, John Sevier: Tennessee's First Hero, published by The History Press, examines Sevier’s extraordinary life through the lens of history and memory, shedding new light on this remarkable historical figure.

  • Work
    • Tenn. State Library & Archives
  • Education
    • Middle Tennessee State University
    • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga