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Film Preservation in Metro Archives: James Kilgore Collection

Welcome to the sixth post in Nashville Metro Archives’ Audiovisual Conservation Center’s blog mini-series about film preservation. Throughout this series we have taken you through the process of identifying, conserving, and rehousing over 400 rare and unique films from our collection. In this post we will highlight the content of one of our larger film collections. Thanks for joining us!

Robert Churchwell: Nashville's Pioneering Journalist

Exploring the holdings of Main Library’s Special Collections, I stumbled upon a local figure I hadn’t heard of before—Robert Churchwell. Hired by the Nashville Banner in 1950, Churchwell was the first black journalist and full-time reporter for a Southern newspaper.

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Warm Up with a Good Book

When it’s cold outside, the sun refuses to show, and no amount of hot tea is enough to cure your winter-time blues: it might be time to warm up from the inside out with a good book. 

Best of 2018

The year’s not quite over, but here are my top 5 picks in fiction, nonfiction, and movies, in no particular order:

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World AIDS Day

This December 1st marks the 30th annual World AIDS Day. Help break down stigma by checking out some library material on HIV/AIDS health information, its history and early activism, and the personal experiences of people living with and affected by this virus. 

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Film Preservation in Metro Archives: A Day in the Life

Welcome to the fifth post in Nashville Metro Archives’ Audiovisual Conservation Center’s blog mini-series! In this series, you are invited in for a behind-the-scenes look at our year-long project to conserve and catalog the archive’s rare and unique film collection.

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Holiday Bingeing

The holidays are here! Which means we all have plenty of time to binge watch our favorite TV shows.

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