Organization & arrangement of materials
Arrangement: Alphabetical by institution name or type.
Materials housed in Special Collections Division of the Main Library, Nashville Public Library.
Restrictions on Access
In library use only. Available by appointment.
Scope and content: A variety of materials, mostly brochures, booklets, or similar items, concerning various group homes typically providing institutional care, such as orphanages, old age homes, retirement homes, children's homes, and similar facilities. Most folders contain less than five items, and often only a single item. Contains some photocopies.
Materials include: Small booklets containing histories of: the Protestant Orphan Asylum in Nashville; the Tennessee Orphans Home in Columbia and Spring Hill; and the West End Home for Ladies, formerly known as the Old Woman's Home in Nashville. Other items include: a fundraising brochure for McKendree Village; and photocopies of brochures from the 1940s for the Tennessee Children's Home Society with offices in Memphis and Nashville.
Please note: None of these materials are registers of names of people who lived at these facilities.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials
Cite as: [item description or institution name], Group Homes Ephemera Subject Files, Special Collections Division, Nashville Public Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Some items may be restricted by copyright law or donor restriction.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Intentionally assembled by staff of the Special Collections Division, beginning at an unknown date, probably in the late 1960s, and collected on an ongoing basis.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Related materials: Some strictly church-based institutions, such as the Church of Christ Girls Home (which was not an orphanage, but rather provided assistance to widows with children, young women, and girls) may be found in the Churches Ephemera Subject Files. Researchers may also wish to consult Buva College Records (1944-1953), which was a privately operated charitable home for Negro children. Extensive records of the Fannie Battle Day Home (ca. 1905-ca. 1998) document a significant charitable institution in the Nashville, Tenn. area, which aided women and children, although it was not a residential facility. Other materials relating to a wide variety of charitable organizations in Nashville may be found in Organizations Ephemera Subject Files and elsewhere throughout the holdings of the Special Collections Division of the Nashville Public Library.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use
Additional accruals are expected.