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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.

PLEASE NOTE: The Metro Archives will be closed during the last two weeks of May while we move to our new space downtown. We will not be able to take or process any requests during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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 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"

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

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