Archives Mission Statement
The Meharry Medical College Archives is a repository for inactive records that are of archival value both evidential and/or informational; that document the history, mission, operation, and function of Meharry Medical College. Our mission is to preserve and make available to the Meharry community and the public, records and information pertaining to the history of Meharry Medical College, including medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy and the allied health professions.
The Meharry Medical College Archives collects, preserves, organizes, and provides access to archival and historical materials documenting the history of Meharry Medical College and its presidents, alumni and faculty. Our collections include catalogues, class bulletins, photographs, institutional records, artifacts, and personal papers of notable individuals in the history of the College from its inception in 1876 such as past presidents, former deans and department chairs, departmental records and personal collections including the Matthew Walker, M.D. Collection, and the Hubbard Hospital and Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital merger. Other holdings include a biographical collection of Meharrians and outstanding African American health professionals, pictures of early faculty and early buildings on the South Nashville Campus and the North Nashville Campus.