The following books on local history can be found in the Vanderbilt Libraries. For Special Collections titles, since some titles are located off-site, please use the request form in the library catalog to request books several days in advance of your visit. You may also email requests directly to Special Collections at firstname.lastname@example.org. Book titles are linked to their record in the catalog; see the item record for more information about the title.
Please note this this is a sampling of the sources available. Search the library catalog to find all of the printed sources available in our collections.
Allen, Jim Lee. The Bertha Fensterwald Social Center / by Jim Lee Allen. Thesis (M.A.)--Vanderbilt University, 1929.
A Brief History of First Baptist Church, East Nashville : 1866-Present. Nashville?: 1983.
Capers Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 1832-1991, One Hundred and Fifty-Ninth Anniversary, Sunday, February 24, 1991. Nashville: 1991.
Fancher, Evelyn P. A Directory of African American Churches, Their Ministers and Historians in Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville, TN: Kelly Miller Smith Institute, 1992.
Frank, Fedora Small. Beginnings on Market Street : Nashville and Her Jewry 1861-1901. Nashville, Tenn: Fedora Small Frank, 1976.
Greatwood, Richard Neil. The Church of the Advent, Nashville, Tennessee, 1857-1893 : a Study of the Founding and Growth of the Parish, Its Rectors and Their Relationship to Major Issues of the Protestant Episcopal Church During This Period. Thesis (M.A.in Religion)--Vanderbilt University, 1970.
Lee Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church ... Reverend Edward Lee Thompson, Pastor. Nashville?: c. 1990.
Lovett, Bobby L. The African-American History of Nashville, Tennessee, 1780-1930 : Elites and Dilemmas / Bobby L. Lovett. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1999.
Overton, Sadie Whitlow. The House of the Lord : Lake Providence Missionary Baptist Church, Nashville Tennessee, 1868-1996 / Sadie Whitlow Overton. Franklin, TN: Providence House Publishers, 1997.
Roseman, Jean. Shalom Nashville : a Jewish History / Jean Roseman. Nashville, Tenn: Eveready Press, 2010.
Waller, William, and Horn, Stanley F. Nashville in the 1890s. William Waller, Editor ; Foreword by Stanley F. Horn. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 1970.
Waller, William. Nashville, 1900-1910. William Waller, Editor. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 1972.