Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Tennessee Archives

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

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

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