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Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Archives


Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Archives
3801 Green Hills Village Drive,
Nashville, TN 37215
Phone: 615-862-5880
Fax: 615-862-5883

Organization type: Local government archives
Access: 9:30-5:30 Monday-Thursday; 9:00-5:00 Saturday
Total Volume: 15,212 cubic feet
Holdings

TYPES:

  • Original documents,

  • photographs/negatives,

  • microfilm,

  • prints/illustrations,

  • maps,

  • audio tapes,

  • video tapes.

DESCRIPTION:

  • Selected records include county government and the old City of Nashville records;

  • deed instruments, 1781-1955;

  • will books and original wills, 1781-1925;

  • marriages, including licenses and bonds, 1789-1981;

  • court minutes, 1781-1955; birth records, 1881-1912;

  • death records, 1874-1912; naturalizations of citizens, 1789-1905;

  • photographs, 1936-present;

  • motion pictures of Nashville events, 1960s;

  • video and audio cassettes, 1976-1980;

  • Metropolitan Council sessions on audio cassette, 1976-1995;

  • manuscript collections, early 1840s-present;

  • Chancery Court case files, 1840-1955;

  • Nashville Merchant's Licenses, 1894-1922.

  • Special collections include:

    • Civil Rights Collection;

    • Formation of Metropolitan Government;

    • Nashville Banner Newspaper Photographic Collection.

DATES: 1780-1991

Staff: 7
FTE: 4; PTE: 3; Volunteers/Interns: 12 Annual Budget $50,000-$100,000
Contact Person:
Kenneth Fieth, Metro. Archivist for Nashville/Davidson County

Website: http://www.geocities.com/metroarchives/


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