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.
Recent Updates on the Website, February 2014
We've been adding more and more content to the site this past month! Check out our Collections page to see four new finding aids - we have processed collections for the Two Rivers Mansion, Lieutenant Horace T. Polk, the Lifer's Club of Tennessee, and Sheriff Gayle E. Ray.
If you look at our Photos of Nashville Locations, you'll find two new pages of photographs of Nashville local businesses and historic maps and plats of Travellers Rest and the Overton property.
In Memory of John Egerton
Please join us at the Nashville Public Library in celebrating the life of Nashville's own John Egerton. For more information on John's memorial service, please find it here: John Egerton Obituary
Also, please see Remembering John Egerton by Paul Clements.
First Tuesday at the Archives!
Our "First Tuesday at the Metro Archives" is always the first Tuesday of the month, 2:30-3:30 p.m. the Archives is located at 3801 Green Hills Village Drive, Nashville, TN, 37215. Please contact the Archives at 862-5880 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. This event is free and open to the public.
Schedule for 2014:
April 1st – Judith Broadbent, "Golden Days: Stories from the Middle South and Beyond"
May 6th –Sue Culbertson, "Tennessee Literary Luminaries from Cormac McCarthy to Robert Penn Warren"
First Ward Democratic Club preparing to deliver Christmas meals, December, 1940.
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