About the AVHC

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.

The audiovisual collection and preservation program is founded to conserve, preserve, and make accessible the moving image and sound collections in the Metro Archives and to collect and care for audiovisual records vital to the history and culture of Davidson County and Middle Tennessee. The archive seeks to preserve and increase awareness of Southern history and culture, create positive partnerships with other archives and the public, and support and contextualize artifacts and documents under the care of Metro Archives.

Support us: There are so many ways that you can support the preservation of our audiovisual heritage. If you would like to support the preservation of a film or support our ongoing project to create an online catalog of the collection, please write us at Kelli.Hix@nashville.gov .

This project is generously supported by the NEH, IMLS, NFPF, the Al Larvick Conservation Fund, NPLF.