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Metro Archives Opens In New Location At Main Library

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Metro Archives Opens In New Location At Main Library

By Tiffany Johnson. CREATED Jul 31, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – City officials celebrated the grand re-opening of Metro Archives at the Main Library in downtown Nashville.

Mayor Karl Dean joined Library Director Kent Oliver and Metro Archivist Ken Fieth for the event Thursday morning at the library on Church Street.

Metro Archives, which houses five million documents that help tell Nashville's history, recently relocated to an 8,000-square-foot space on the third floor of the library.

The public now has access to city memorabilia, photos, film and audio recordings, some of which date back to the 1780s.

For years, it has been in the Green Hills branch, but archivists said they are happy to be right in the heart of Nashville.

They hope the new location will make the hunt for research a little easier since it's less than a mile from the State Library and Archives.