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Back in the Day Podcast is a series of interviews with historians, related to Tennessee and Middle Tennessee history. It's produced by Metropolitan Archives of Nashville & Davidson County. 

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Back in the Day Podcast is a series of interviews with historians, related to Tennessee and Middle Tennessee history. It's produced by Metropolitan Archives of Nashville & Davidson County. 

    Mark Chee, Assistant Professor at The University of Tennessee Southern

    Mark Chee, Assistant Professor at The University of Tennessee Southern

    In this Back in the Day podcast installment, Ken and Sarah interview Mark Chee, an undergraduate educator in biology and public health at the University of Tennessee, Southern.

    Sandra Shelton, Former Owner of Hillsboro Village Shop, Pangaea

    Sandra Shelton, Former Owner of Hillsboro Village Shop, Pangaea

    Occupying the corner of 21st Ave S and Belcourt Ave for a little over 20 years, and on Belmont Blvd before that, Pangaea was a beloved business by many Nashvillians, tourists, and even celebrities. Sandra Shelton was its proprietor, and she sat down with us to tell us the story of her shop and her life. 

    Dr. Elizabeth Taylor, Curator of "WWII POW Exhibit: Friend, Enemy, or Frenemy?"

    Dr. Elizabeth Taylor, Curator of "WWII POW Exhibit: Friend, Enemy, or Frenemy?"

    In this episode, Ken and Sarah chat with Dr. Elizabeth Taylor, the curator of "Camp Forrest, TN - POW Exhibit: Friend, Enemy or Frenemy" that resided in Metro Archives from fall, 2022 through February, 2023.

    Dr. Taylor is a best-selling author and retired higher-education administrator. For more than a decade, she researched topics such as WWII, the U.S. home front, and American government. Her research led her down the path of Camp Forrest and the P.O.W. camp that existed there during WWII. Learn about how her research turned into collecting valuable artwork, ephemera, and stories, and ultimately led to the interesting exhibit she curated. 

    John Zuccarello, Nashville History

    John Zuccarello, Nashville History

    In this episode, Program Coordinator for the Archives, Sarah Arntz officially joins the podcast team with Ken to interview native Nashvillian, John Zuccarello, about growing up in the Music City, its plentiful history with baseball, his research work with the local cemeteries, and various other Nashville-related topics. 

    Back in the Day: Jim Zapp - Nashville Stars Baseball Team

    Back in the Day: Jim Zapp - Nashville Stars Baseball Team

    In 2006, the Archives opened an exhibit entitled, "Play Ball" featuring interviews with some of Nashville's baseball greats.  In honor of Black History Month, Back in the Day presents Jim Zapp. 

    Born in 1924 in Nashville, his baseball career began after his enlistment in the US Navy during World War 2.He joined a segregated military team while stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. His coach, impressed with his ability,  transferred him to the white team, becoming only one of two African-American players in the integrated line-up. After the war, he signed with the Baltimore Elite Giants, returning home to Nashville in 1946 and joining the Nashville Cubs. Later he went to play for the Birmingham Black Barons, the Morocco Stars, the Nashville Stars and finally returned to the Elite Giants.

    At the conclusion of the 1955 season, he retired from baseball.  Mr. Zapp passed away on september 30, 2016.

    Back in the Day: Tennessee's Connection to the women of World War II

    Back in the Day: Tennessee's Connection to the women of World War II

    Historian DeAnn Killon discusses some of the Tennessee Women that contributed to the United States victory in World War 2

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