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Department Locations

  • Metro Archives
    3801 Green Hills Village Drive
    Nashville, TN 37215
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday, Closed
Phone: 615-862-5880
Email: Ken Fieth - Metro Archivist

Metropolitan Nashville/Davidson County Archives website, sponsored by Friends of Metro Archives

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.

View the Metropolitan Nashville/Davidson County Archives website, sponsored by Friends of Metro Archives

First Tuesday at the Archives!

Abe Lincoln StatueThe "First Tuesday at the Metro Archives" for September 4th, 2:30-3:30 p.m. will feature Robert DeHart. Mr. DeHart will discussing "Surviving behind the Lines, Civil War Medicine in Middle Tennessee."

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 ken.fieth@nashville.gov for more information. This event is free and open to the public.

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

Matchbook cover for the mayoral campaign of Thomas Leon Cummings. Mayor Cummings won the election with 7,923 votes.

Metro Nashville Archives