Featured Collections

Photo of a school damaged by a bomb

Civil Rights Collection

Details the Civil Rights Movement in Nashville and across the country.

Flood waters at Opryland Hotel and outlet mall

Flood 2010 Collection

Chronicles the flood that took place in Nashville from May 1-2 in 2010.

Three soldiers in the desert

Veterans History Project

First-hand experiences of Davidson County veterans from World War I to the present.

Performers on stage

Digital Collection

Digitized historical photographs, recordings, and oral histories related to Nashville history.

Autographed picture of Mae West

Naff Collection

Ryman Auditorium program booklets, photographs,and posters, from 1901-1955.

Nashville Banner Collection - women on a fire truck

Nashville Banner Collection

The Nashville Banner was a daily run newspaper in Nashville, Tennessee, from April 10, 1876 to February 20, 1998.

Whaleship from Moby-Dick

Wilson Limited Editions Collection

Includes over 800 books, dating from 1929 to the present, most published by the Limited Editions Club and Arion Press.

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Government Documents

Nashville Public Library participates in the Federal Depository Library Program.

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BoomBox highlights Nashville musicians from a variety of genres. Stream or download music from your friends and neighbors in town and truly make this Music City USA.

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