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Metropolitan Nashville/Davidson County Archives

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Metropolitan Government Archives

The Metropolitan Government Archives, a division of the Nashville Public Library, collects and preserves the historically valuable records of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County, as well as other records of historical or documentary significance reflecting the history of our city. The Archives has ongoing programs to maintain and develop its collections, and welcomes researchers to come explore its treasures. The Archives has over 5 million records dating from the 1780s to the present.

Upcoming Events at the Archives

In honor of World Drinking Water Month, Metro Water Services will be having a series of events here at the Archives during the month of May. Events are scheduled for May 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th.

First Tuesdays

Our "First Tuesday at the Metro Archives" is always on the first Tuesday of the month, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The Archives is located on the third floor of the Nashville Public Library Downtown, 615 Church Street, Nashville, TN, 37219. Please contact Metro Archives at 862-5880 or email for more information. This event is free and open to the public.

April 7th – "Dinah Shore" - Jean Roseman

May 5th – "Confederate Railroads" - Terry Coats

June 2nd – "Civil War Cavalry Operations" - Myers Brown

July – No meeting.

The Day the Whistles Cried        Tennesseans at War 1812-1815



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First Ward Democratic Club preparing to deliver Christmas meals, December, 1940.

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