The State Library & Archives Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS). The climate-controlled chamber stores books and archival materials retrieved by robots, reducing the building’s footprint by 100,000 square feet and saving $54 million.
Former Library & Archives staff member and former president of the Friends of the Tennessee State Library & Archives, Mrs. Virginia Gooch Watson, cut the ribbon during the grand opening ceremony on April 12, 2021.
Tennessee State Library & Archives building under construction in 1953 in Nashville, Tenn. Shows records being moved into building. Clinton Parrent, architect, and Dr. Dan Robison, State Librarian & Archivist are pictured in the foreground.