Flood 2010 Collection

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Flood 2010 Collection

About the Collection

The Flood 2010 Collection chronicles the historic flood that took place in Nashville and Middle Tennessee from May 1-2 in 2010. During this time, the Cumberland River rose 12 feet above flood stage, resulting in damage to countless homes and businesses. Immediately after, more than 25,000 volunteers assisted in rebuilding the city. In the collection are photographs, relief posters, personal written narratives and videos detailing the experience from various points of view. Also included are oral histories from first responders, city officials, musicians, artists, and others who were affected by the flooding. The topics discussed include volunteerism, rescue efforts, the rebuild process, and disaster relief pertaining to the flood.

Finding Aids

Flood 2010 Oral History Collection (pdf)

Access / Restrictions

In library use only. Access is available in the Special Collections Division during regular library hours. Some materials may be protected by copyright (Title 17 US Code). Some materials may be restricted. Please inquire with Special Collections Division staff for more information about specific items.  


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